Fall Family Room Design Ideas

I absolutely cannot believe that we are headed into September! This year has been such a blur. Do you feel the same way? With the world basically coming to a halt in March, all of our habits and activities have changed, and most of this year has felt like groundhog day if I’m being honest. … Read more

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Backyard Decorating Ideas : Our Patio Furniture Design

When it came to remodeling the 1987 Fixer Upper we worked at lightening speed. In 4.5 months we knocked out a complete remodel inside and out of a 6200 sf home. That was FAST! It had a lot to do with the fact that my uncle and I lived on site throughout the remodel and … Read more

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Living Room Ideas & Decor

30 Gorgeous Spring Living Room Ideas & Decor

With all this craziness in the world right now it has been a few weeks since I’ve blogged. Yesterday getting a post up with Easter ideas, and now today, being able to participate in Marty’s fun spring home tour has sure felt good! It’s brought some much needed normalcy into my life that feels like … 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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DIY Front Yard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

John and I were sitting outside last night around the fire, chatting about some recent yard improvements we’ve done and what’s up next on the list, when it occurred to me that I haven’t shared our updated front yard here on the blog yet!  When we bought this house the landscaping was neat and tidy, … Read more

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Awesome boy bedroom ideas

Awesome Boy Bedroom Ideas

A month or so ago when Andy was away at camp, I finally had a chance to get in to that room, deep clean it and decorate it.  Ever since we moved in it’s just been a hodge-podge of junk.  His headboard wasn’t attached, he didn’t have a bedskirt…no window coverings…it was looking pretty rough. … Read more

Awesome boy bedroom ideas
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How to Decorate Shelves

Ever since we completed the renovation on the 1987 Fixer Upper, I have been amazed at how little space I have to actually decorate.  Our house in California, which is 1/3 of the size of this house, has many more spots to accessorize.  I decided it’s time to start adding some shelves and built-ins to … Read more

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Kids bathroom design ideas

Kids Bathroom Design Ideas: Kid’s Bathroom Makeover Reveal

I am so excited to finally reveal the kid’s bathroom design ideas and completed project today!  There are so many rooms in this house that are 80% of the way there and have just taken me forever to get that last 20% done!  The kid’s bathroom is definitely one of them.  I never go in … Read more

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Pantry Ideas : Our Walk in Pantry Makeover Before and After

Anyone that has done a major remodel before I’m sure can relate to the fact that there are just some things that take forever to truly finish.  In the case of the 1987 Fixer Upper pantry, it was the fact that we were waiting on a doorknob.  I know.  It sounds pretty ridiculous, but it’s … Read more

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Kitchen Remodel Before and After : Pictures of Our 1987 Kitchen

The kitchen truly is the heart of the home.  When it came to designing the 1987 fixer upper kitchen remodel it really needed to be the center of everything in this formerly 1980’s style house.  It had been a very nice, functional kitchen, but one that was also a bit cut-off from the family spaces … Read more

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Current Home Tour – Our 1987 Fixer Upper

Hello and welcome to our 1987 Fixer Upper.  We purchased this home in April of 2017 and immediately began a total remodel.  The home was in good shape, and had good bones in a great neighborhood, which is what drew me to it, but it was dark and closed off and needed to be modernized … Read more

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Christmas entry way decor ideas

Easy Christmas Entry Way Decor Ideas

As it gets closer to Christmas, I am starting to get a bit sad about having to start to take down the Christmas decorations in under a week.  Yesterday I realized that I never shared my easy Christmas entry way decor ideas this year.  I wanted to put together something SUPER easy and pretty in … Read more

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How to Accessorize Kitchen Countertops

A once in a blue moon occurrence happened at our house the other day…a clean kitchen. 😉 So, being the blogger that I am, I figured I better capitalize on that rare moment and take some pictures right before Hurricane Mitchell came home from school for the afternoon.  I’ve had some questions about how to … Read more

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Pretty Fall Entryway Decor Ideas

Temperatures are still in the 80s around here, but the last week or so I have seen colors starting to pop up on the mountainside, which can only mean one thing…colder temps are definitely on their way!  Getting the living room decorated for our fall home decor tour last week, got me in the spirit … Read more

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Beautiful Modern Coastal Design Ideas for Living Rooms

It has been a little while since I gave an update on the living room design ideas here on the blog, and since we’ve had a little bit of progress over the last couple of months, I thought it was about time I showed you something! 😉 Even thought this house is in the mountains … Read more

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Modern Coastal Decor Living Room Decorating Ideas

Ever since nearing completion on the 1987 Fixer Upper, my thoughts have of course turned to the fun part…decorating!  It is fairly daunting to decorate your own home…I totally understand that!  It can definitely be costly, and if you are anything like me, you are much more indecisive when selecting something for yourself, than you … Read more

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Guest Room Must Haves- Tips for Creating the Ultimate Guest Room

I am so excited to be a part of this year’s Summer Home Tour hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.  If you are visiting from Marty’s beautiful home tour, welcome!  I always love participating in her fun tours, but this year is extra exciting for me since we have spent the last year … Read more

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Master Bathroom Remodel Ideas : Master Bathroom Before and After

When you launch into a major renovation, it always takes longer than you think it should.  I planned on having these pictures of our master bathroom remodel up long ago…but life happens.  So, despite the wires still hanging from the ceiling over the tub, I hope these pictures give you some fun master bathroom remodel … Read more

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Bunk Room Plans : Our Bunk Room Design

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the Beautiful Bedrooms blogger home tour.   We were so excited for spring break this year because we had a slew of visitors.  It was great to have a reason to put the bunk room plans into action and finalize the bunk room design.  I always love any excuse to … Read more

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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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Rooms We Love- Blogger Home Tour

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the Rooms We Love blogger home tour.  I hope you are having a wonderful long holiday weekend if you are lucky enough to get today off of work or school!  The kiddos are home and we are snuggling up inside by the fire to combat the snowstorm outside. 😉 … Read more

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Designing with a Color Palette | The Fixer Upper Design Plan

Ever since construction came to an end about a month ago…and actually even before then, I have had kind of a hard time envisioning the 1987 Fixer Upper decorated.  It’s funny, because I had no problem designing all of the renovations…it was like they were in my head before I even found the house…but now … Read more

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1987 Fixer Upper: Home Exterior Before and After

Whew!  When I look back at 2017, all I can see is a blur of craziness…which has everything to do with our cross country house hunt, move and remodel of our 1987 Fixer Upper.  You can read about the process for finding this house here and a mid construction progress update on the exterior here.   There … Read more

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Cyber Monday Sales and an Update on the House Exterior

Happy Cyber Monday!  Are you all shopped out yet?  I’m guessing not, because today is supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year! 🙂  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with friends and family and that there was a lot of relaxing and over-eating involved. 😉 I’m glad that we … Read more

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Kitchen Remodel Update on the 1987 Fixer Upper

I am so excited to share the kitchen remodel progress with you all!  It’s hard to believe, but we actually cooked some dinner in our kitchen this week!  We have a functioning oven, a microwave, and a fridge all working and boy does it feel good!  This kitchen remodel included taking everything down to the … Read more

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1987 Fixer Upper : Basement Remodel Before and After

When we bought the 1987 Fixer Upper, the plan was to move into the partially finished basement while the rest of the house was under construction.  It had two finished bedrooms, one finished bathroom and a couple of finished storage closets.  My uncle Dave, who was helping us with the construction, moved most of the … Read more

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