Christmas bedroom decorations

15 Beautiful Christmas Room Ideas : Our Christmas Bedroom Decor

I am SO excited to be sharing some of our Christmas home with you today! With Thanksgiving falling so much later this year, it has thrown me for a loop trying to hurry and get things ready for Christmas.  I don’t know about you guys, but I need that extra week in between Thanksgiving and … Read more

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Fall Home Decor : Fall Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Fall decor in our house doesn’t get a ton of time to really shine.  Between Halloween and Christmas, there just isn’t much time to enjoy it as Christmas seems to creep closer and closer to Halloween each year…not that I’m complaining. 🙂 (I might be one of those crazy people that starts listening to Christmas … Read more

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Christmas Decorating Ideas 2019 : Christmas Decor Trends

One of the biggest decisions in our house this time of year…what will our Christmas tree look like this year?  How do we want to decorate for Christmas.  I have to admit, that being a blogger, it’s a bit hard to stick to traditional Christmas decor every year because there is always something new and … Read more

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Pretty and Affordable Walmart Home Decorations

I don’t know where I’ve been, but with all the home decor shopping I’ve been doing lately for the Midway Modern Farmhouse, I have literally been leaving no stone unturned…which means I have checked out some places looking for home decorations that I have sort of forgotten about until recently.  As I searched the internet … Read more

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Cute Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas

I love to decorate for Halloween almost as much as I do for Christmas. We are about to break out all the Halloween decorations around here this week and things will start to get a bit creepy.  The weather has really taken a turn and it is definitely cooling way down, which makes Halloween decorating … Read more

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Wall art for teen girl bedrooms

Wall Art for Teenage Girl Bedrooms

I feel like things are moving at a snails pace around here, but I am happy to say that Ashley’s teen girl bedroom is finally coming together!  I feel like I have spent months looking for the perfect girl bedroom sets, and teenage girl room colors…and now it is starting to happen!  While it’s not … Read more

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Heart Shaped Decorations to Make : Wood Button Heart

It’s that time of year when we are all looking for red and pink decor and fun heart shaped decorations to make.  This wood button heart craft is my three favorite things: fun, easy and cute.  In only a matter of minutes and with just a few supplies, many of which you probably already have … Read more

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20 Beautiful Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

It is time to deck the halls and I couldn’t more excited to kick off the Christmas decorating ideas with these 19 other talented bloggers to share all of our Christmas kitchen decorating ideas.  The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, and especially at the holidays when it is full of baked treats … Read more

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Family Room Christmas Decorating Ideas

After yesterday’s Christmas living room decorating ideas post you are probably wondering just how I think I’m going to work red into that color scheme…am I right?  Well, that is precisely what had me going back and forth for so long too.  I am determined to add red because I just love it at Christmas, … Read more

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Christmas living room design plan

Christmas Living Room Decorating Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to unearth mounds of boxes and rubbermaid tubs full of sparkly decorations and transform the house into a wonderland.  I might like Christmas a little bit…can you tell? 😉 Last year we were still very much in transition into this house in UT.  Construction wasn’t even finished … Read more

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The Best Wall Mirrors For Your Home

This time of year always just makes me want to mix things up a bit around the house and create a fresh, new look.  One of the most affordable ways I’ve found to make a big impact on a room is to add a new wall mirrors.  They don’t cost a fortune, add a great … Read more

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Small bedroom ideas

Small Guest Bedroom Ideas that Make a Big Impact

We love having guests at the 1987 Fixer Upper and lately we have been hosting lots of fun friends and family.  In an effort to have a comfortable space for everyone, I have been re-thinking the smallest room in the house.  When we did the remodel I opened up what was once a closed off … Read more

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Spring Table Setting Ideas : Blogger Home Tour

There are only a few more days until Easter and that means it’s a perfect time for some Spring table setting ideas.  I made a goal this year to make the blog (hopefully) even more useful than it has been in the past by teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers each month to … Read more

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Pedestal Tables for Every Kitchen and Every Budget

I have been on the hunt for the perfect pedestal table for out kitchen nook. It is more than time for us to get something new. The cute little table we currently have has been our table for the last 8 years. I picked it up for free as payment for a photo shoot for … Read more

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Holiday home decor tour

Meaningful Spaces Christmas Decor Home Tour

I am so excited to be a part of this year’s Meaningful Holiday Home Tour.  Laura from Meaningful Spaces is kind enough to put this together every year.  I was lucky enough to live just minutes from her in OC, one of the reasons I can’t wait to return home to So Cal before too … Read more

Holiday home decor tour
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Buffalo Plaid Black and White DIY Temporary Wallpaper

At the risk of looking like a crazy lady, I am going to show you my family room Christmas decor. 😉  I LOVE a ridiculous feature wall, some of my favorites are the Halloween wall I did out of old medicine book pages, and last year’s snowflake wall.  To create something fun doesn’t cost much … Read more

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Tips for hanging a garland

Tips for Hanging Garland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to deck the halls! It is fun to have some new halls for me to deck, that’s for sure!  With everything freshly painted and new this year, I am extra sensitive about making sure I don’t damage anything while I’m having fun making things pretty.  You know … Read more

Tips for hanging a garland
Pink peppermint prints

Do You Know About Pink Peppermint Prints?

I don’t really talk about it much here on the blog, but I’m about to embark on something exciting that I’ve been wanting to do for a LONG time, so I thought it was about time I introduced Pink Peppermint Prints here.  I have owned the Pink Peppermint Prints Etsy shop since 2011 and been … Read more

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The 20 Best Flush Mount Lights Under $100

When we first started the renovation of our 1987 Fixer Upper, we had a budget (of course) but there were a few things I may have overlooked. 😉  One of them being the fact that we would need 22 new flush mount lights (not including the fun lights for rooms like the dining room, kitchen … Read more

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Fixer Upper: A 1980’s Kitchen Remodel : Week 1 Progress

I cannot believe how much progress has been made on this 1987 Fixer Upper in just one short week! It is incredible you guys! There were demo guys and electricians and plumbers, oh my! To see where this project has come in just a few short days is exciting. I’m up in Utah again today … Read more

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Rustic Gold Leaf DIY Succulent Pots

These DIY succulent pots are so cute and easy to make and they are the perfect addition to every upcoming wedding, Easter dinner, party, Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Mother’s Day brunch, bridal shower…you name it, they are perfect for everything!  I whipped these up in about 5 minutes and you can too! Let’s get one … Read more

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Thoughts on Moving and an Update on the House Hunt

I’m so excited to be heading to Alt Summit today in sunny Palm Springs, but I have to say part of me wishes I could just stay home and snuggle my babies.  January has been a super wild, fun and emotionally draining month.  Between trips to NYC for an amazing, dream meeting with HomeGoods, (more … Read more

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Console Table Decorating Ideas: Beautiful and Functional Decor

About five years ago I decided to turn our more formal living room into a second family room.  We don’t have a big house, and the biggest room in our house (the living room) was sitting empty and unused all the time.  I bought a black distressed console and a big TV, and had visions … Read more

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Interior Design: Creating the Perfect Paint Color for Your Home

It’s hard for me to believe it, but it’s been almost two years since we painted our house.  We were making the transition from brown to gray, since it had been 10 years and I wanted a fresh new look.  I never realized how tricky gray can be! The granite in our kitchen has a lot of brown … Read more

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Mad for Plaid : Cutest Plaid Products for Your Home and Your Closet

When it comes to plaid anything, I *might* have a slight obsession. Plaid ties, plaid scarves, plaid throws, plaid pillows, plaid plates…I am a bit mad for plaid to say the least. Something about this time of year just makes me want to drape the house (and myself) in plaid. Remember the plaid wall from … Read more

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Halloween home tour 2016

Halloween Home Tour

Can you believe it’s October already?!  Where does the time go?  I feel like I was just lamenting about summer ending and school starting, and now, here we are nearly two months into school and the holidays are upon us!  Starting around the middle of September I start getting the itch to break out the … Read more

Halloween home tour 2016
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Fall Home Tour : Beautiful Home Decorating Ideas

Welcome to our Fall Home Tour!  I was so excited when Marty from A Stroll Thru Life reached out to see if I was interested in participating in one of her wonderful home tours this year.  She is such a great hostess and I enjoy looking at everyone’s tours each season, so I am doubly excited … Read more

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