Better Homes & Gardens Style Maker 2019

It’s quite the honor to be part of the Better Homes & Gardens Style Maker event. Last year I was invited but it was a bust…if you saw my Instagram Stories, you know that I became deathly ill with the flu, stuck in my hotel room. Cooper and Zoe got it before I left, and at 2 am, the day of Style Maker, I became the next victim. Couldn’t have timed it any better. This year I was bound and determined to stay healthy and make the BHG Style Maker event the highlight of my year.

Photo by David Keith Photography

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Kitchen Reno Update — It’s Demo Time!!!

Today is an exciting day because demolition is starting on the kitchen. Can I get a woot woot! While I might be snoopy dancing to the sound of sledgehammers and saws, I must admit, this renovation has been a bit of a learning curve. There’s no room for screwups and attention to detail is a must. So first and foremost, I have to send a huge thank you shoutout to MGT Stone of Barrington for hooking me up with MidConCo also of Barrington (and no, that’s not a sponsored shoutout…I’m just over the moon with the quality of work).

Demo has started on the kitchen. Sharing my tips for a smooth renovation and free PDF checklist.

While choosing finishes for the Cambria countertops, Nanette from MGT Stone recommended MidConCo as my general contractor and said, “if you want the best, you want Brian and his team”. She was right. Pre-demo Brian popped in to take a look at the project and pointed out details that never crossed my mind.



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It’s Feeling Like Fall…Decor

For me, fall decorating is tricky sitch. As you know I’m not a fan of bright colors…everytime I try to incorporate anything more than navy blue the fruit bowl effect happens…but yes, I’m reading this book for color help. If I were to combine orange and red with pumpkin spice and everything nice, clutch the pearls honey, I’d break my house. Remember the purple pig incident?

Now, I’m not the grinch who stole autumn, I just decorate for fall in a different way. Think plaids, buffalo check (this cute little black and white pouf), warm chenille blankies and can’t forget the faux fur. Rather than full out fall decor, I create cozy nooks to curl up in. To show you exactly what I mean, I wanted to share a room full of fall decor all from Walmart. Let’s break it down.

fall home decor and decorating tips - get cozy and warm without the pumpkins and leaves.

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Beautiful Distractions No. 15

Srsly, where has summer gone? It went from sunshine warmth on my shoulders to a nip in the air in a hot second. While the leaves are falling outside my office window, I’m in the midst of some ahhhhhmazing house projects. Stay tuned for a kitchen update (this week) and a while the entire main floor is ripped up, why don’t we tear apart the upstairs with a crazy spur of the moment bedroom project as well. So as I bang on my house with no pretty rooms to post, I’ve gone down some weird Instagram rabbit holes. Today’s Beautiful Distractions are beyond cool. Keep reading if you know what’s good for ya!

Beautiful Distractions No. 15

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