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  • Park Home Reno: Master Bedroom Reveal

    It’s finally time for my master bedroom reveal in our new house. I was still loving our old room when we moved but when you move, you kind of want a fresh start sometimes so I made a few tweaks from our old bedroom and did a full refresh! Here’s what the space looked like on move-in day! I repainted the room in Behr Frost (the white I used throughout my house) and got a new rose gold canopy bed and that really set the stage for the makeover. PS. I’ll list all sources at the end of the post. 🙂 I have reused my dressers and nightstands in (now) 3 room makeovers so all those hours putting together Ikea furniture was worth it. I’m actually surprised at how well the Ikea furniture has held up. I really love how the space turned out! It feels clean, cozy and romantic which is the feeling I was after in this space. I’ve linked the sources for everything in the room below. Bedding: White Duvet – Jane.com Grey Sheets – Jane.com White/Grey Euro Shams…

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  • Park Home Reno: Laundry Room Makeover

    Hi friends! Mallory here! I’m still alive and I am excited to finally be sharing a room makeover with you all! This pregnancy and broken foot have really slowed me down! haha! The laundry room, as you can imagine, gets a lot of use in a family of 6 (almost 7!).  I have always felt that its easier to do tasks that you don’t particularly like when you enjoy the space you’re in. Luckily, this was not a huge renovation and mostly needed cosmetic upgrades to fit our style and a few changes for the function of the space.  The previous owners (and our dear friends!) installed beautiful wood-looking tile, new cabinets and a beautiful countertop which already provided an excellent layout and function to the space. We were due for a little upgrade, mostly regarding size, of our old washer and dryer! We worked with Home Depot and ordered a new washer and dryer online. Man, I love ordering things online and The Home Depot makes it so easy. If you follow us on Instagram, you saw our stories…

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  • Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

    This post is sponsored by our friends at Elkay. All opinions are our own. I am so excited to finally see this project complete! I got to do something a little different for this project and play the interior designer for one of my dear friends, Lindsay and her family. My sweet friend and her husband Ryan are super handy and fellow DIY lovers! For their makeover, we worked together to plan their makeover, pick finishes and decor! Funny story, Lindsay and her husband are our realtors for our last 2 homes we’ve purchased. (2 in 2 years!) Over the summer, they told us they found their dream fixer upper and were going to sell their current home… then asked if we wanted to buy it! I joked with them in the past that if they ever sold their home, I wanted it and that day actually came! So… long story short, I live in their old house (#mallorysparkhome) and they are renovating their dream fixer upper farmhouse about 2 minutes away! They purchased their new house as a big project!…

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  • DIY Macramé Wall Hanging

    This post is sponsored by Fiskars. All ideas and opinions are my own. I am so excited about this project! Many of you saw our sneak peek on Instagram stories and you were excited about it too which makes us EVEN MORE excited! We’ve partnered with Fiskars in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their iconic Orange-handled Scissors! The color of the scissors inspired us to create a bit of a throwback project to the popular 1960’s trend, macramé! And, Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors were also a product of the 1960’s! We are so excited to celebrate 50 years with them! Materials: Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors 400 feet of thin rope 3-4′ wooden dowel tape basic knowledge of macramé knots or watch our video (here) on the 3 knots needed for this piece. (Lark’s Head Knot, Square Knot, (Diagonal) Double Half Hitch Knot) First, cut a piece of rope about 1-2′ longer than your dowel and tie a knot on each end. This will be your string to hang your piece when you’re done. Next, cut 24 pieces of rope at 120″…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: How to Re-Grout a Brick Fireplace

    When I moved into my house one of the first things I was dying to get my hands on was this fireplace in our main family room. I wanted to try and re-grout the brick fireplace so that it looked more my style. I had never re-grouted before and I did not have any experience with brick but I really wanted to make it happen. I was shocked at how easy re-grouting my brick fireplace really was. I was able to re-grout my fireplace using 4 bags of white mortar and a little bit of hard work. I decided to make a video just for you to show you how easy it really was.   Here is a list of the materials: White Mortar or White Grout ( I showed the guy working at Marvel in Mesa, Az which is stone and brick store the size of the fireplace and he told me how many bags or mortar I needed.) Piping Bag Brick or tile Trowel Gloves  Bucket Grout Mixture Drill to use with grout mixture Water I love how…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: My New Kitchen Sink

    This post is sponsored by Elkay. All opinions are our own. My kitchen has been through many different phases. I want to take you through all the phases so far of our kitchen. Let’s start at the beginning. When we moved into the house the kitchen was dark and not the light and bright look I was wanting in a kitchen. The kitchen is such an important part of our home. It’s were our family starts and ends the day. The cabinets were painted to make them look like they are cherry wood so the first thing I wanted to do was to paint the cabinets white. I got to work the week that we got the keys to the new house. I wanted the cabinets to be painted and ready right when we moved in. The next step of making my kitchen more of what I wanted was a backsplash. The only problem with a backsplash is I could not choose one that I was ready to commit to. I found an image on Pinterest that I loved of an…

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  • DIY Fall Floral Wall Art and Centerpieces

    This post is sponsored by JOANN. All opinions and project ideas are our own. Fall is the absolute best time for entertaining! We love the crispness in the air, the fall festivities but mostly fall décor – that’s why we’ve partnered with JOANN to create some really fun fall projects! When we think of Fall décor, we think JOANN. They have the best fall decor, gorgeous florals and the supplies you need to make it all happen. Since entertaining during the holidays is one of our favorite things to do, we decided to create an inviting, fall inspired dining space to entertain family and friends. We created some beautiful floral wall art with different sized frames and an over-the-top centerpiece for the farm table. Today we’re going to show you how to create your very own Fall Floral Wall Art with some supplies from JOANN. Supplies: (all available at JOANN) Wall & Poster Frames (We used 3 frames – 16×20″, 18×24″ and 24×36″) Assorted floral stems in Fall colors (cream, red, yellow, orange, etc.) Pinecones Floral Cutters Wire Wire Cutters…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room – Part 2 Appliances

    This post is sponsored by The Home Depot but words and opinions are mine. When an appliance breaks it can be really stressful. It always seems to happen at the worse time. That is what happened when our washing machine broke. It was the middle of summer our kids were using a million towels because they were in and out of the pool so much and we had just returned from a family trip and we were leaving for a ten day camping trip. The timing was not the best. We had planned on doing a full laundry room renovation and when the washer went out we decided that now was a perfect time to start this big project. Before we even started the renovations my number one priority was getting a new washer and dryer. The center of any laundry room is a washer and dryer and getting the right appliance is always such a big decision. When we decided to redo our laundry room we decided that we were going to do two sets of washers and dryers.…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: Choosing finishes for a bathroom renovation

    This post was brought to you by the Delta Faucet Company. I received free product from Delta Faucet to write this post, but all opinions expressed are my own. Hello friends! I am so excited to finally be sharing more info about my recent bathroom makeover! It was my biggest undertaking to date but I am so thrilled with the turn out. For this space, I knew I wanted a primarily “white” bathroom. I chose white finishes, white paint and a lot of marble which had variations of white and grey in it. I knew I’d accessorize with a bit of color and I wanted a warm metal (gold, brass, bronze) to accent the space. When shopping for bathroom fixtures, I was drawn to Delta’s Champagne Bronze finish and this sealed the deal for my decision. I knew the warm metal finish would really pop against all of the white in the space. For the bathtub, I chose the Cassidy Roman Tub and Hand shower trim in Champagne Bronze, of course! I absolutely love the lines of this piece and…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room Reno Part 1 DEMO

    One of the things that I loved about the Modern Ranch Reno was the Laundry Room. In our last house our Laundry Room shared a space with the door leading out the backyard and also the pantry. When our laundry was clean or dirty it really had not place to go which means it would end up every where. I was pumped that our new house had a real and separate Laundry Room. With that being said I also knew that it was going to need a face lift. The laundry room started out with plain tile, weird wallpaper, cabinets and sink. At first I loved the thought of a sink but after we lived with the sink for a while we decided that we could use the space better if we got rid of it. I would still love a sink in the garage someday or something but for now the sink had to go.  First thing we did was remove the upper cabinets. These were not great cabinets and outdated so we decided to replace them. Then we…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Outdoor Swings

    This post is sponsored by National Hardware. All opinions and product selections are my own. My kids have been begging for some outdoor swings ever since we moved into our new house. At our old house we had a swing set and at our new house we had the idea of doing some swings underneath our covered patio.  We wanted to do them under the patio so that in the summer time and the very hot months in Arizona we can still enjoy them. We ended up doing 3 DIY Outdoor Swings on the covered patio and these were very easy to build, inexpensive and a one day project. Here are the things you will need to make a single swing. 2″x8″ douglas fir studs cut to 3o” long Random orbital sander with 80 grit sand paper 2- Swing Hook Kit 8- 1/2 Wire Cable Clamps Wood Stain Staining and wiping cloths 20′ of 1/2″ braided rope…we got ours here, we chose light grey. Spray Paint Impact Driver with 3/4″ deep impact socket, or a 3/8″ socket wrench with 3/4″…

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  • Park Home Reno: Entry Way Makeover

    This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions and product selections are my own.  Today is the first reveal of our new house and what better place to start than the entry way to the home! I started by painting all of the walls white (Behr-Frost) and the door a rich navy (Behr-Starless Night). Next I hung this amazing light from The Home Depot. This 6-Light Aged Bronze Pendant with Wood Accents is by Home Decorators Collection and it was my inspiration for the whole space. I installed these dimmable LED Clear vintage style light bulbs by FEIT Electric and they were exactly what this light and this space needed. The vintage feel of the lights really set the tone for the whole space. I love that they look vintage and have so much character but that they are also dimmable LEDs! Doesn’t the amber filament look so cool with the wood tone of the chandelier?  They compliment each other perfectly! These would also look amazing in a lamp or another fixture and they’re even cool to the…

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