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Mallory & Savannah

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    My Little Boys’ Space Room Makeover

    It’s our first room reveal in my new house!!! YAY!!!! We are SO sad to retire the Superhero Room but we moved it to two different houses and this would be the 3rd house we reused it in. My Parker wants to be an astronaut and he really really wanted a space room. Now, themed rooms can go one of two ways. We can get all Winnie the Pooh, bright colors and honey everywhere or how I like to do it, pick a theme and go neutral and add some “themed” touches. I added a few more touches than I initially thought but I am obsessed with the turn out. Parker is beside himself. He can’t get enough and wants to show everyone his room. He shares with my 2 year old who would be happy to live in a cardboard box but I’m assuming he is just as obsessed. Totally fine. Oh, I photoshopped out some cheesy Cheetoh fingers on the newly painted white beds for ya. You’re welcome. When we moved in, here’s how the decor looked. Oh sad day.…

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    Our new house! #MallorysPrescottViewHome Tour

    Today is an exciting day here on the blog. The beginning of a long journey and surely the biggest project I have ever attempted. I say attempted because I’m sure there will be a lot of hiccups and redos along the way. I’ve already changed my plans what seems like a million times for a ton of different reasons. I wanted to share this little journey of ours with you from the beginning. We’ve lived in our new home for 2 months now and we have done an insane amount of work. If you’re following us on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a few sneak peeks! I’m excited to officially share our “before” tour of our new house. (MLS photo) Getting this house was the biggest whirlwind of my friggin life. I was moving two hours away from Mesa, where I lived while my husband did residency after dental school, which was only 10 minutes from Savannah. We were only there for a year and it went by freaky fast. When you move to another town and try to buy a house, it comes with a…

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    How to paint a nightstand with chalk paint

    You guys I am super excited about my new nightstands that I got from AVE Home. I am in love with them. They have amazing storage and the detail of the hardware is just perfection. The campaign style nightstands come in raw wood form so they are pretty much just primed and ready for a coat of paint. I painted the nightstands with Annie Sloan chalk paint and I finished it off with the clear coat of Annie Sloan wax. Painting them is extremely easy. I was able to finish two nightstands from start to finish including drying time in about 2 hours or so but that time is mostly just waiting for the paint to dry. I made this easy video to show you exactly what I did. You can find the AVE Home Nightstand HERE and be sure to check out all the rest of their amazing products HERE.…

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    Mallory’s (rental) Home Tour – Goodbye to Sericin Circle

    Well hello hello my dear friends! I am so beyond excited to tell you that we finally closed and moved into our new house! I thought it would be fun to revisit our “old house” that we rented for just a year. A little background, my husband and I are both from the Phoenix area in Arizona. Mesa, specifically if you’re familiar with the Phoenix area. We lived there for the first 5 years of our marriage attending school and starting our family with our first two little boys. In 2011, we moved to Buffalo, New York for my husband to attend dental school, 4 years and two more baby boys later…we moved back to Mesa for his residency program in April 2015. I lived about 12 minutes from Savannah and it was so much fun. We got together several times a week for projects, playdates and escapes. You know when you ditch everyone and everything and go out to sushi and sodas with your bestie? Yeah, we did that a lot. In that short year, we did countless projects, filmed…

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    Dining Room Refresh with ScotchBlue

    Hello, hello our dear friends! We are so excited to share Savannah’s dining room refresh we did recently! We are pumped because A. we painted a door our current favorite color, blush pink. Learn how to paint a door here. B. We got to do a project together since I moved. C. We have a new video for you! Yahoooo! Now, this living room “Before” is definitely not your typically before photo because obviously it’s gorgeous. Savannah just wanted a lighter, brighter feel and something that felt “new”. You know when you’re stuck in a rut in your house but don’t really need to change anything? A simple coat of paint on an accent wall or a fun colored door gives you a new, fresh feel without redecorating! We’re going to show you our tips for a quick room refresh. Let’s do it! Materials: All-purpose cleaner and paper towels Screw Driver ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape Putty Knife or 5-in- 1 tool Paint roller Paint brush Interior Paint Paint tray TIP: Be sure to follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for…

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    DIY Stars Wars Dresser

    Today I’m excited to share all the details on how we did this DIY Star Wars Dresser. Okay, so my little guy Ryder LOVES Star Wars so much! When I was redoing his room from his circus nursery into a big boy room I knew that Star Wars going to be the ticket. I love theme rooms because I feel like they tell a story about the person or in this case the child. I knew this phase and love for Star Wars would not really last forever and that is why I did not do anything to crazy expensive. You can read all the details about the room HERE. Now let’s talk about this cute Star Wars dresser. Its so crazy how we changed a simple and inexpensive dresser from Ikea into key element in Ryder’s new room. First, we stained the whole dresser with a light coat of grey stain. Next, we used the Silhouette Design Studio to create the tie fighter ship. Since the Silhouette Cameo cuts only up to 12 inches we had to cut it…

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    Top 10 Restaurant Copycat Recipes

    Since I moved to a smaller town than I’m used to, I’ve recently found myself totally missing some of my favorite restaurants! We have a whole lot of options here but its different when you don’t have your favorite, must have, craving once in a while, you feel me? I mean, we have really yummy food here but I’m missing some of my faves. Mostly Japanese! There is a ramen and a thai place I want to try soon but you know when you just need your comfort food? Well, these restaurant copycats will help you no matter where you live or if you’re stuck in a recipe rut! That Mongolian Beef (below) is totally calling my name tonight! Caprese FlatBread By Carries Experimental Kitchen Zupa’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese By My List Of Lists Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Dip (CopyCat) By That Square Plate Applebee’s Maple Blondie with Buttercream Sauce By My List Of Lists PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe By Jo Cooks Auntie Anne’s Copycat Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites (Nuggets) with Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce By Cooking Classy Copycat Chick-fil-A…

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    How to make Glow in the Dark horseshoes

    One of our favorite things to do as a family is going camping. When we’re go camping we spend a lot of time playing games, especially backyard games. We love corn hole, ladder ball but horseshoes is one of our favorites! One of the biggest problems we have when camping is that the adults like to hang out and play games after the kids go to bed. With that in mind we’re really excited that Krylon® has Krylon Glowz (available at Hobby Lobby!) a glow in the dark spray paint that we could use to make our game of horse shoes just a little bit better. We wanted to turn our normal horseshoes into something extra cute and special for our camping trips. We started out with normal horseshoes. We wanted the horseshoes to be awesome during the day and then stand out at night. To start we painted the horseshoes a similar color of spray paint to the glow in the dark paint. We used Krylon ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer in Blue Ocean Breeze and Coral Isle. After we painted the horseshoes and stakes a solid color…

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  • Bonus Room Makeover

    How to paint a dresser (inside the house!)

    I’m finally showing a project in my new house! A lot of our house feels like a reno zone but a few spaces feel “done” over the last week or so. We still have a few things to do in the completed spaces but at least it it is starting to feel like our home. Today we’re teaming up with DecoArt to show you another makeover using DecoArt Satin Enamels. This little dreamboat dresser was a yard sale find back when I lived in New York and has had a couple different makeovers. It has been used in my boys’ room and now they’ve outgrown it a bit since they’re bigger and have more clothes. (The drawers are not very deep so it doesn’t hold a ton of clothes, especially for two kiddos sharing a room.) The pulls are built into the drawers so I had to spray paint them first. I gave it 3-4 blasts of spray paint per handle to brighten the gold that was already there. Next, I used DecoArt Satin Enamels in Pure White. This paint…

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