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The cutest baby swing you ever did see!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
I love creating spaces in my home that are not only beautiful but are also functional and fun! Like our playroom. Oh this little room of ours! This is our first home where we actually had a real playroom and even though my older two daughters don't really play in here much, my littlest certainly does. I've slowly been turning it in to a space that she will play in during the day while I try my best to get a little work done. As usual, I have big design plans for this room but for now its really all about what is in the room that makes it! And for me its this new baby swing from Hammmade Furniture! Oh my goodness, its the sweetest little swing I have ever seen and the fact that it is also made by this wonderful couple who own the company, well that makes it even more special! 
Oh you should have seen the giant smile that spread across her face when she saw it hanging in here for the first time! I think she enjoyed pushing her dollies in it so much she didn't even realize it was for her to swing in also. 
When I was little, I shared a room with my brother for quite some time and although it wasn't a terrible thing by any stretch, I would of loved a special room of my own. Giving each of my girls a special place just for them makes me so happy! 

We are so happy with the addition of the swing in to the room, its perfect in here. I love the way its finished to look a bit weathered which creates a vintage feel to it. There is a large selection of finishes to choose from which is really nice. I chose Restful White and I think that it came out beautifully! 
After receiving our baby swing and seeing the amazing quality of how it is built I had to look at all the other items this adorable shop has to offer and y'all (yes I said it) you are going to die when you see this.......
Is that the most amazing Swing Bed you ever saw!!! Oh my gosh, I want to sleep on this porch every single night of my life....no seriously, I do! I even may have asked my husband if he can build me a back porch to accommodate this beauty. Building a porch to have a swing bed sounds perfectly logical to me!! Yes?!? I could really gush on about this family and the shop they have built but you 
must go see for yourself. Not to mention the amazing farmhouse they are building! HERE



Organizing this little life of mine

Monday, May 18, 2015
To say my life has become a little busier over the past few months would be a major understatement. Its become so busy that sometimes I wonder how I can possibly keep up?
But then that little voice in my head whispers..."It's finally happening and you can do this!" 
I can do this! 
I can make this one precious life of mine exactly the way I want it to be with lots of hard work and reminding myself constantly that great things take time. They take time and they take organization...lots and lots of organization. 
The one thing I noticed over the past few months as my business has grown and my days had become filled with different tasks. I started to feel completely disorganized and that my productivity was slipping away from me. I would crash in to bed at night exhausted but I just didn't feel like I was accomplishing as much as I wanted to during the day. 
It was a lot of "Where did the day go?!!" 
But then I started to examine how I was spending my time and realized I was losing a lot of hours because I didn't have a plan for each day.  It went something like....
 Wake up, start a task, get distracted, feed the kids, go back to task, oops, forgot to put in the laundry, heard something brake, go investigate, clean it up.....wait what was I doing again? UGH!
This is exactly how 7am turned in to 11pm and I couldn't figure out why I hadn't completed the work I needed to for the day. I needed a way to organize my life- a simple way. 
Let me introduce you to the 2015 Day Designer by Whitney English
 This planner has changed my life. The simple four step process is so easy to follow and has helped me to focus on the important things in my life while at the same time moving forward with my business by creating a plan for not only each day but for the entire year! 
The Well Designed Day has been my life saver. This is your daily page to use however works best for you! I love the simplicity of the daily page by giving you a place to write down your top three goals for the day along with your To Do's and a column to plan out how you will execute those goals hourly. I'm not, what I like to call, a "super organizer". That's what I call those mom's who have those monthly spreadsheets with all their kids activities listed, the freezer meal dinners they have planned out for the year, doctors appointments, parties planned and whatever else goes on this massive list of To Do's and Must Do's! Oh my gosh, it makes my head hurt just thinking about the amount of highlighter fumes they must have inhaled! The thing is, it makes me slightly jealous that they can be so organized but then at the same time, I know that will NEVER be me, so when I found the Day Designer, I seriously felt like I finally found my answer.
It gives you a place for realistic goal setting by providing just the right tools to help you navigate your yearly, monthly and daily tasks. 
It's simply the perfect tool to assist you in living a well intentioned life. 


Farmhouse Love and Rust + Honey Home

Thursday, May 14, 2015
A few years back we lived in PA right in the smack dab middle of farm country and the best thing about living there were the barn sales. 
Have you ever been to one?  Oh, they're the best!
 Ton's of old treasures that have been hidden away for years and then one day this sweet old farmer couple decide to open up those giant doors and let you in! I mean it was the coolest thing ever but you had to pass by one to see one. 
They certainly don't advertise they are going to have a sale. It's usually just a painted sign on the road that they probably made some years back and every now and again they let a few lucky passer's by in to the barn to score some amazing loot! 
Well, since we moved back to IN those days are few and far between because even though we may live in the "country" to some people, its more like suburbia and the barns are few and far between with apparently not a thing to sell in sight! 
This is where Rust + Honey has saved me! No, seriously. 
It's like this amazing barn sale that I don't even have to leave my sofa to shop! 
 Lets talk about these mini cupcake stands.....OH...MY...GOODNESS!
They belong in my kitchen. I know I love them when I start thinking of the different parties I can have just so I can use them.
1820 Candles in scented Caramel
Check out this cutie pie birdie bottle opener. 



Um, possibly the cutest things ever! 
This ceramic measuring cup is seriously my favorite, like its the best and I want it! 
 I have this thing for tote bags...I just do! 


Now truth be told I never found a barn sale with anything close to this awesome because if I did, I would most likely just have moved right in. If you can't tell, I get really excited when I find a shop that speaks to the farmhouse loving soul inside of me. If you're anything like me then I really want you all to check it out for yourselves because I know you will love it too! Its kind of like one of those shops you find and you think "Oh, this is so good, I need to share it with EVERYONE but then immediately think, or do I because its just so darn good!

Now you can really jump for joy because Rust + Honey is offering 15% every $75 purchase 
with the coupon code RUST15 
{sponsored post, but all opinions are my own and I would tell you anyway}

Master Bedroom Makeover

Monday, May 4, 2015
You may remember our master bedroom here below. 
I decided a little over a year ago that I wanted to paint it grey. Oh this grey paint! Its been so popular and I have had so many inquires about it that it has earned its own image on the right hand side of my  blog with a link to the formula! Oh Mr, Grey paint, you are loved by so many but just not me anymore so its time to let you go....at least in this room.
My growing love for clean, airy and minimal interiors has lead back to my one true love...
White!
Then this happened and basically it just spiraled from there...new walls, new floors...new room!
Say hello to our new Master Bedroom!
Be ready for some photo overload! 
Our new white washed flooring, completly DIY'd by the handiest husband I know!
I did a happy dance the day we ripped all that yuck carpet outta here. 
These floors!! 
Gah!!
(this is simply not a word, but it does help me express my intense feeling for them)
These Caitlin Wilson pillows, swoon....it seriously doesn't get any better!!!!
We replaced our distressed mismatched nightstands with these new ones from Ikea. They ended up being the perfect size and height. I had been considering these for our room for a very long time but kept going back and forth. Now that we have them, Im super happy with the decision to purchase them. They have a ton of storage and of course the price is always a driving force behind any purchase, so these won out over everything else. I really couldn't find anything that could compare for what we needed. 
 The fluffy stools have a new home. Well, mostly because my sweet husband sat on one and sort of broke one of the legs....this is a safer place for them until it can be properly repaired. Well, that and they look pretty cute here, so that too! 
Oh my goodness you all, I could simply die over this acrylic frame from Highland Hardware!
If you follow me on IG you may have seen where I posted that I was looking for something to hold my Hermes scarf. This could not be more perfect for showcasing this super special gift and now instead of sitting in a box (where its been the past 10+years) its displayed beautifully in my room! 

Our old dresser..still makes my heart happy to see it.
 Our Turkish rug also has a new home. Its like it was meant for this space and against the new
 hardwoods (tutorial to follow) its so much better here than in the entry.  

Im so grateful for the way you all have encouraged me through this process on Instagram and my amazing friends at Caitlin Wilson Textiles are so kind to help me THANK YOU all with a 
GIVEAWAY!!! 
What!?!? 
Oh yes, you can have one of these gorgeous pillows for your bed too! Please, please, you don't want to miss this one so pop over to my Instagram feed right now and enter to win! 
The lucky winner will get to choose their favorite, so GO, GO NOW!! Heres the link and 
GOOD LUCK!!

{Source List}
Bed- Ballard Design
White Bedding- West Elm 
Navy Pillows- Homegoods
Plum Deco Pillow- Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Bridge City Blooms Pillow in white- Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Nightstands-Ikea 
Acrylic Fram Kit-Highland Hardware  
Gold Lamps-Target
Black Lampshades-Target
Task Lamp-Ikea
Fur Stools-DIY but originally from Target
Scarf- Hermes
Turkish Rug-E Carpet Gallery 
Fiddle Leaf Fig-Home Depot