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Mallory & Savannah

  • Mallory’s Prescott View Home: Bonus Room Makeover

    I’m so excited about today’s post! We’re gonna chat about our Bonus Room. I think people call it a “flex” room? Yeah, flex room. This room was used by the previous owners for a family/tv room! They had comfy sofas and a little desk and office space in here. I wracked my brain for how to use this space best for our family! Since I decided to frame in a pantry (more on that later) I used the space where the previous owners had their dining table… which meant, this needed to be a dining room or… part dining room. It’s awfully long to use only for a dining room and perhaps as our family grows, we will use it primarily for dining someday. For now, it’s our flex room that is our kiddos tv room + dining room. Weird right? Well, it TOTALLY works wonders for us! It was one of the reasons I fell in love with the house (the windows!!!) and the fact that it had so many possibilities! First, I removed the carpet and installed new flooring. I…

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  • 13 Quick and Easy Bathroom Organization Tips

    January means full fledge organizing mode right? Time to purge, organize, declutter and clean! I always get the urge to get my home in order after the holidays. I’m going to be working on my bathroom makeover (phase 1) this week. I have big plans for my full bathroom renovation but that won’t be for a few months so I’m going to try a few temporary techniques (like I did for our master bathroom in our last house!) for upgrading our bathroom to make it look fresh and updated without spending a bunch of money until #demoday comes! Mostly I’m repainting everything existing just until we begin the full renovation. We plan on expanding our bathroom to gain space for a bathtub and some more storage. Until then, I’ll be using these organization tips to utilize the space we have! PS. Did you catch our kids bathroom renovation and reveal? It’s one of my favorites! How to organize in 3 easy steps How to organize a small bathroom Organizing a Bathroom 15 -Minute Drawer Organizing DIY Bathroom Organizing 35 Bathroom Hacks…

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  • Mallory’s Prescott View Home: Tips & Tricks for keeping your laminate flooring looking great

    Hey friends! Just popping in real quick to tell you that I’m guest posting over at Quick Step Style again sharing my Tips and Tricks for keeping your floors looking great! Also, click over to see a progress update on my office makeover and see how we turned this 3rd car garage into the office of my dreams! Check out the transformation here. Be sure to enter the RoomUP Sweepstakes going on now! Quick•Step is giving you a chance to win up to 500 square feet of FREE flooring for your home. They have styles and options for every home so head over and enter the RoomUP Sweepstakes now! You can use the Quick Step Style My Floor tool to help you choose if you win! There are also 3 other bloggers who are transforming their own spaces with their favorite Quick Step Flooring. Be sure to follow the Quick Step Style blog for the next couple months to see what everyone is up to! Don’t forget to enter the RoomUP Sweepstakes now! Follow Quick Step on Facebook and Pinterest!…

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  • Mallory’s Prescott View Home: My garage to dream office conversion!

    Hello friends! I am soooo excited to finally be sharing my office makeover process with you! When we moved into our new house, I knew that I wanted to convert our 3rd car garage into a fully functioning office. I wanted to be sure to make it NOT look like a garage anymore. I had a great idea of bolting the garage door closed (we never used it for vehicle storage anyway and there are two other entrances). We removed the tracks on the ceiling and built a partition wall to hide the old garage door. This also helped to keep the room climate controlled since we added insulation and drywall. My super talented husband also added electrical in the wall for what I have planned for this wall. The next step was flooring! We were approached by Quick•Step to complete a room makeover as part of their RoomUP Blogger Challenge and it was literally the perfect timing because I was definitely in the market for great flooring! I can’t wait to show you more so click over to Quick•Step Style…

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  • Home Improvement: How to update a light fixture

    We are so excited to be sharing another DIY project with you guys! With the holidays lasting over a month, most people aren’t in house project mode. We usually switch gears and focus on holiday projects and I’ve missed sharing DIYs over the last month or so! That being said, we are so psyched to be back at it in full DIY mode! I’m currently helping a family redecorate their home and suggest some DIY projects. Funny story, this is the family I bought my house from! They just moved a few streets down and we bought their old house! It’s been so fun to have them follow along our renovation of my house and to be able to help them get new ideas and decorate their new house! Their new home is gorgeous but had a few random dated things throughout the home. The lighting was something they weren’t crazy about but as we all know, lighting can be crazy expensive; especially when you’re redoing a huge house like theirs! I’ve helped them paint some furniture and today I’m going to show you…

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  • 21 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

    Every year in the excitement of the new year, Valentine’s Day always seems to creep up on me without notice! It’s like I don’t know it’s coming every year, haha! One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is indulgent treats! We’ve rounded up 21 of our favorites for you to try in the coming weeks! Leave us a comment and let us know which one is your fave or which one you want to try first! xo, Mallory & Savannah Easy Oreo Truffles Pink Hot Chocolate  Red Velvet Cake Bites Valentine Brownies White Chocolate Wafers Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Raspberry Buttercream Valentine’s Day Oreo Pops Peppermint Kiss Thumbprint Cookies Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddies Pink Sugar Cookies XOXO Rice Krispie Treats Conversation Candy Heart Pretzels Sugar Cookies Red Velvet Donuts Strawberry Brownie Kabobs White Chocolate Bark Bites Heart Macarons Pink Valentine’s Day Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hearts Cherry Almond Bread Raspberry Mousse…

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  • Updating My Curb Appeal by Painting My Front Door

    So with the New Year here I am getting things done around the new house. The house is coming along and I have notice that the smallest details and updates are making the biggest difference. With that being said my front door was in pretty bad shape. I hated the green trim around the door and black door was in major need of a fresh coat of paint. Who ever painted the door in the first place did not do that great of a job. There was a lot of wood showing through the black paint. The paint was also chipping off on parts of the door. The whole door needed a facelift. I decided to use the DecorArt Outdoor Living paint in Iron Gate to update the look and giving my front door a fresh look for the New Year. The paint is super smooth and has a great finish. The Green trim was the first thing to be painted. I taped around the whole door and the windows to make painting a bit easier.   The before and…

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  • Mallory’s Prescott View Home: DIY Wood Shutters and Front Porch Makeover

    You guys, it’s Mallory! Hi! The holidays are officially over (well, except New Years!) and it’s finally time to start blogging about home/DIY projects again! YAY! I just organized my photos and I have thousands of pictures to sort through, edit and post for you! For an update on what we’ve done to our Prescott View home, check out the posts we’ve shared so far here. A few months ago, I got a wild hair and decided to paint the exterior of my home. I’m 99% sure everyone thought I had officially lost my mind taking on a huge project! The house was recently painted so it didn’t need any crazy repairs or anything. I went to Home Depot and bought some exterior paint and went to work! The house was a light tan color when we bought it. PS whenever I hear light tan, I think of Nacho Libre. haha!! Anyone else? I’m going a teeny bit out of order here since I haven’t painted the back of my house since it got too cold now but I will take…

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  • How to make finding flooring easier… Floor and Decor

    Finding flooring can be really difficult. When we bought our new house in October we planned on moving in then down the road redoing the flooring. As we started working on the house we knew that we wanted to do the flooring before we moved in. Since the new flooring would be in the main rooms of our house we knew that doing the flooring while we lived there would be harder with us living there. Now the challenge was finding the flooring that we wanted and finding it fast. What I did first was I put together a must have list. Which included: Light colored Something that would look good next to my pre-existing hardwood floor because the hardwood was in good shape and it was in the entryway and the kitchen. We were looking for something very durable because the new flooring is in the formal living room, dining room, living room, nursery, and hallway. Because it was going next to real hardwood I did not want a “wood looking” tile even though I loved a lot of…

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  • DIY Holiday Wreath Gift with Fiskars

    We are so excited that it is finally the best gift-giving season! The holidays are such a wonderful time to serve others. One of our favorite ways to serve is to create handmade gifts and hand-deliver them. This year we thought it would be really fun to make handmade, fresh wreaths for our friends and neighbors. We love the look and smell of fresh greenery around the holidays! You just can’t beat it! Today we’re going to show you how to create your own fresh wreath using products from Fiskars and challenge you to gift it to someone special this holiday season! Fiskars is one of our favorite brands and is known for its innovative cutting tools which can be used for crafting, gardening and more. Materials: Fresh holiday branches Wire wreath form Floral Wire Fiskars PowerGear2 Pruners Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors Fiskars Tag Maker White Cardstock First, use your favorite fresh branches and trim the branches to form bunches. Using a variety of sizes branch for a full looking wreath. Use the floral wire to attach the stems of the garland to the wreath form. Wrap wire…

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  • Unique Gift Card Gift Idea with The Home Depot

    Hello dear friends! The fun holiday projects continue! Today we’re partnering with The Home Depot to bring a really fun twist on gift card giving! We would honestly be thrilled out of our minds to receive a Home Depot gift card for Christmas so naturally, we want to give them away too! Look at all of the adorable holiday designs on the Home Depot gift cards! They also have a ton of cute designs for eGift cards if you’d rather email one to someone; always a good idea! PS All gift cards are reloadable. We had this idea to do a play on numbers by using a combination lock.  We got our padlock and checked the combination on the back of the lock and bought 3 gift cards in those denominations. Our combination used the numbers 27-33-13 so we got a gift card for each of those amounts. Here’s how we did it! Materials: 3 Home Depot gift cards (mix up the designs for fun!) 1 gallon empty paint can metal chain combination padlock vinyl numbers tissue paper (optional) First,…

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  • DIY Hot Cocoa Bar with Keurig®

    It really is the most wonderful time of the year. I love everything about winter, the smell of the crisp air, fires, Christmas lights on every corner and most importantly Hot Cocoa!   Hot cocoa has been a part of this time of year since I was a little girl. I hope to pass along the same tradition to my own kids. This year we got the Keurig® K55 brewer and it has changed how we do Hot Cocoa in our house. It is so easy to use and it has the ability to brew three single-cup beverages in under a minute. How amazing is that?! We are all so in love with it at our house. We got the black brewer but it also comes in Rhubarb which is just so cute.   Since we all love our Keurig® K55 brewer so much we decided to have a Hot Cocoa Bar and invite some of our friends and family over to enjoy some yummy hot cocoa and help celebrate National Hot Cocoa Day which is on December 13, 2016. We have a lot of…

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