Bathroom makeover

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know by know that I am a DYI girl! I love doing big projects mainly although at times I do get involved in the arts and crafts realm as well.

Well one of the areas of my house that was a little nerving was one of my bathrooms. I wanted to try something different to the boring walls and boring color. So my favorite spot to go with Pinterest as always and I got into Wainscoting walls. I love the look of that. My style is normally modern and chic but the traditional look of wainscoting caught my eye.

There also was a cabinet in there that had long tall doors attached. The cabinet doors were antique however I felt that this cabinet should be the focal point in the bathroom. So I removed the doors and opened up the appearance of the cabinet. I wanted to stay with soft color tones so I painted it a pretty gray.

To say the least I am happy with the results. Now if I can save up some more money I can hopefully get the deep soaker tub and backsplash I that I want.

Me + Flowers

  • Gardenia
  • Roses
  • Lilly flowers
  • Hydrangeas
  • Peonies (gorgeous flower)
  • Tulips
  • Snapdragon (love these!!)

I l.o.v.e them all! My husband will surprise me every now and then with flowers because he knows I love them but sometimes I shower myself with fresh flowers.

I will admit that I have at times had floral arrangements all over my house in different areas with no special occasion planned. 😊

There is something about fresh flowers that makes me feel calm and fresh. The only drawback is that I want them to last a lifetime and they don’t! Lol. Fresh flowers can also be pretty expensive too. So I often opt for white Baby’s Breath. When they are full enough in a vase they add a very nice touch to any area.

Why wait for someone to buy you flowers? Treat yourself…you deserve it!

Curly updo

So last week (or two) I spoke about one of my bad hair day styles (the wavy hair). Well here’s another one – my curly hair updo.

I use my flexi rods 🙂 to achieve this look and I do this pinup/Mohawk hair style. I love this style and have received many compliments about it. So if you’re having a bad hair day try skipping the pony tails/scrunchies and hair clips and experiment with flexi rods!

For more information on flexi rods see my ‘Wavy hair girl’ post!

I’ll do laundry!

I’ll do laundry!

Another DIY Project

I’ll be posting a lot of pictures here so my post will be short.

Before I personally and physically demo’d our laundry room it was a pretty decent area. However, being the person that I am…I saw that there were areas that needed some TLC.

  • The entry door forever swung into the washer machine  (urgh!)
  • The storage closet sliding doors was in the way of fully accessing my cleaning supplies
  • The wall paint color made the room look smaller than it appeared
  • There was a big empty space in the corner of the room that looked odd
  • I wanted the laundry room to also be the mud room

And I think my original list went on. Well just like I demo’d and renovated our master closet this laundry room was next on my task! In about 2 months the laundry room was complete. I got the furniture, shelving, and decor from many different places so message me if you’re interested in knowing.

Now that our laundry room is up to part… I am honestly motivated to say “I’ll do Laundry!”

Enjoy the pictures! 🤗

Before:

After:

Speaking of wine

A continued post from my California trip I’d like to talk about Napa Valley wine country {my heart goes out to all of the families who suffered loss during the fires}.

Napa Valley is gorgeous! The wineries are so refined. To make sure we got the most out of our trip to Napa I booked a Wine tour on the Napa Valley Wine Train. They have a lot of different tours but I decided for my hubby and I to take the Ambassador Tour.

As soon as we boarded the train we were served delicious lunch! It was amazing. You could select from different menu options and get the chance to meet others from abroad. We then had dessert and more. We stopped at two wineries. One was Charles Krug Winery and the other Raymond Vineyards. If you ever decide to stop in Napa visit the Wine Train!

That type of day…

That type of day…

I know we have all had “that type of day” at least once in our lives. The type of day that leaves you feeling drained and worn down. Well that was me about a few days ago. Thankfully in addition to having my husband’s consoling presence around I also had a few cozy and relaxing ingredients as well.

First up:

I absolutely love my Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman. I’ve had it for about 2 years now and it has done right by me. It definitely cradles you like a baby.

Second:

Since the weather is changing to a little cooler I take advantage of pulling out my faux fur throw from RH. {I am not just saying that because I am a valued customer either lol}

Let’s not forget the wine, candles, and a good book.

We’ve all had that day that makes you feel a little down…just remember to keep the things that brings you back up around.

Brandis Theodore

 

Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Kind Wine candles – Pomegranate Moscato

This candle has such a relaxing scent. I bought mine at TJ MAXX. You may be able to find it online.

Organizing Nature

or·gan·ize

ˈôrɡəˌnīz/

verb

1 1.
arrange into a structured whole; order

Yup that’s me! I organize everything – my thoughts, my clothes, my cabinets, even batteries. I just can’t seem to help myself. I have to have order and straight lines. I see things in blocks and squares [if you dare to understand what that means]. Just know that it is my nature to place things in a very systematic type of way.

Enough said on that. Today’s post covers one of my entertainment cabinets. So the very thought of CDs just thrown about and games tossed around makes me cringe. I absolutely love this CD/DVD organizer from The Container Store . It was a bit pricey but worth every penny.

What I love most is that I can get rid of all the plastic casings. Some people prefer to keep the casings but I found the sleeves to be less space consuming.

I like to organize my DVDs according to genre.