Tuesday, September 2, 2014

HOME UPDATE: THE BEFORE

I know I keep promising a home update and I finally (kind of) have one for you! This is not really the before since there have been about 8 "before"s but no "after"s because I keep changing my mind before I finish. But I figure you would only want to see one "before" so I picked the most recent one. 

BEFORE
This is right after I painted blue, got my sofa and got rid of the pink headboard.
Dresser under TV: Ikea Rast Painted: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
(I apologize for the horrible iPhone photos!)



Come back next week for a sneak peek and details on my new bedding!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

RECIPE: CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite things to make, eat, and give as a gift.
I have tried countless other recipes but keep coming back to the same one I have used for years. 
If you are in the market for a good recipe, I hope you will like mine.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 sticks of butter (melted.)
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups milk chocolate chips

Mix everything except chips.
Once the dough is completely mixed, add your chocolate chips.
(Optional: place your cookie dough in the refrigerator overnight.)

Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
Enjoy!

Photo by Hollie

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOME TO DO LIST

I love the idea of a home to do list! I got the idea from Mackenzie. One of my favorite things is crossing things off lists. I think that alone will help me finish my room. That and the fact that my mom wants to move in the next few months!

1. Finish the gallery wall. 
Let's not even talk about how long this is taking me. I have found some really great prints (here, here and here) and can't wait to add some more (here and here). Plus Shay is making me a custom piece and I can't wait until it's here. 


2. Hang up curtains.
These have been sitting in my closet for awhile since I have been avoiding the ladder. I am hoping to get them up later this week.

3. Build new coffee tables.
I have most of the materials, just not the time to put them all together! I decided on two smaller square tables instead of one larger table. 

4. Find a desk chair.
I am leaning towards finding a wingback chair and reupholstering it in this fabric. I like the idea of the wingback because it isn't a typical desk chair. The perfect statement piece that will last me for years! 


5. Get pillows.
I currently have one pillow on my sofa. I love this, this, and this.

6. New bedding.
I just ordered a new duvet and shams. Completely blew my budget on them but they make me happy. But now I need sheets (love these) and would love to layer in a patterned quilt (like this).


7. Find something for over the sofa.
I love the idea of a piece of art or a mirror above the sofa. I think this mirror may be my favorite. 

What is on your home to do list?