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  • Our Favorite Rugs under $200

    Our favorite cheap rugs are something that we have wanted to share with you. Area rugs can change the entire look of a space. First of all we love rugs because if you don’t spend a ton of money on them you can change out your rugs often which is really fun. It can total make a space feel brand new. Although we do love a good expensive rug, changing a rug is just a easy change that we like to do when we are wanting to change up a room a bit. So these are a few of the rugs that we already have in our personal houses. We love all of these rugs and all of them are less then $200. Also, most of these rugs we have in at least an 8x 10 rug. Our Favorite Cheap Rugs Although the picture above is a small 4×4 rug, I have recently switched it out. Now I have the 6×6 rug and I love it so much more. And you can see more of this space HERE. Round 6′…

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  • Easy DIY Sharpie Wall Tutorial

    I am finally writing up this Sharpie wall tutorial for you guys! I drug my feet for months because I didn’t take process photos (bad blogger!) so I’m going to show you on the wall already completed and do a lot of explaining in the process. I promise, it’s so so so sooooooo easy! Materials: Sharpie Paint Pen (I used gold in medium tip) Level Pencil Ladder or step-stool (depending on ceiling height) Level: Beginner Time: 1-4 hours (depending on size of wall) First, I started from the bottom and measured and marked (with a pencil – lightly!) every 12″ both vertically and horizontally. Then, using a the straight edge of the level, I drew a giant grid of 12″ squares on the entire wall with a pencil. I started at the bottom left corner and worked my way up then over to the right. I did this because I don’t care if there is a halfsie or less square at the top but I didn’t want the bottom one to get cut off if I had started at the top.…

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  • Decorating Your Home For The Holidays: Holiday Decor

    This article is sponsored by Walmart and SheKnows Media. Decorating Your Home For The Holidays: Holiday Decor. Thank you guys for all of the incredibly sweet comments on my living room reveal! When you pour your heart and all your ideas into a space, it’s SO nice when you all love it too! So, thank you!!! Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought I’d show you my living room’s holiday makeover I did with Walmart! I have always had holiday decorations from Walmart in my home so I was thrilled to see that they carried literally everything I wanted for this year’s decor! I found all these items in store but you can find a number of them online too. I knew I wanted a snowy, traditional look with layers of white and pops of red. I haven’t used red in my holiday decor since 2010 and my husband always says he misses red because it “feels more like Christmas”. So, the red is back and it totally FEELS like the holidays in our home now! I wanted to…

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  • GIFT IDEA: DIY Photo Display Hoop

    This article is sponsored by Walmart and SheKnows Media.  GIFT IDEA: DIY Photo Display Hoop My in-laws are always asking for updated pictures of my kids to have in their home. For Christmas this year, I thought it would be really fun to give them a gift that will give them those updated pictures they’ve been asking for!   I got all my supplies for this DIY gift including the Fuji Film Instax Mini Camera at Walmart. During the hectic holiday season, it’s always a win when you can make one trip to the store and get EVERYTHING you need. And Walmart is definitely that one-stop shop that has literally all of your holiday needs in one place – from fresh groceries to toys to craft supplies, home decor and more.   If you’re not familiar with the Instax Mini Camera, you should be! It’s the perfect under $60 gift for the photography lover in your life. It’s adorable, compact and comes in a few fun colors. This camera is super fun to have at parties where guests can snap fun photos…

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  • Park Home Reno: Living Room Makeover

    Park Home Reno: Living Room Makeover I’m so excited to share this space today! I decided to take a few photos before I got my Christmas decor up this year. We still have a few things to do in this room but here it is for now! This is what the front room looked like when we first moved in. It’s literally the exact view right when you walk into our house. First, I painted all of the walls Behr Frost (satin) and the navy wall is Behr Starless Night (flat), my FAVORITE navy right now. We installed Reverie Sputnik Chandelier from Lucent Light Shop. I built the mantel using the same method as I did in my old house. You can get that tutorial here. DIY Fireplace Mantel. I’ve linked all of the sources for where I got everything at the end of the post after the photos.   I love my blue/white glass collection and I actually have a new place for the collection to go soon but I’ve loved collecting these lamps, jars, vases etc! Sources for…

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  • Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Tablescape

    Blue and Orange Thanksgiving Tablescape I honestly can’t believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving! It has really come so fast. I know everyone always says that but still! I sort of got “last minute” thrown into hosting a few family members for Thanksgiving and I’m a little nervous! Cooking for other people gives me some mad anxiety. Luckily, my hubby is a great cook and he’s totally taking charge of the turkey. I think I can handle the rest… ish… Our dining room isn’t quite “done” but I got it ll painted and my favorite light hung up. You can find the Linear Cage Chandelier here. I still need to get my window seats reupholstered, find some pillows for them and maybe do something fun/creative on the walls. Since I’m not a big “hostess” I wasn’t sure if/how I should decorate the table but then I saw this gorgeous thanksgiving tablescape from Pizzazzerie and since I had all of the blue and white glassware, I figured I could pull something similar together! I basically assembled some of my glassware and added a…

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  • DIY Christmas Wreath and Front Porch

    This post is sponsored by JOANN. All opinions and ideas are our own. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I am SO excited!! This year Christmastime will bring so many gifts to my family and I! During the Christmas season we’ll be welcoming our fifth baby boy into our family and I will finally get my boot off of my broken foot and be able to walk again! YAY! How’s that for an eventful Christmas!? To get into the spirit, I headed to JOANN and grabbed some festive items to give my front porch a makeover! I wanted to make a new wreath to compliment our newly painted, red, front door! We painted our house navy blue over the summer and I have been itching to paint the door red and it was perfect timing for the holidays! For the wreath, I was leaning toward something traditional but we wanted to put a unique, modern twist to it so Savannah and I decided to make a wreath out of a picture frame! I absolutely LOVE the rectangular shape…

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  • DIY Fall Entry Way

    This post is sponsored by Krylon® Brand.. All ideas and opinions are our own. DIY Fall Entry Way Fall is by far one of our favorite times of the year.  It seems like we wait all year for the temperatures to drop down to an enjoyable level. This year, I decided to give my entryway area a fall refresh to bring that feeling I love into my home with Krylon®) Brand. My old entry table was starting to look tired and worn but I absolutely love this piece so I knew it was time for a makeover. I used 3 cans of Krylon® ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer in Hunter Green It took 2-3 coats to cover the previous paint color. I absolutely love the vibrant green that is so on trend right now in home decor and interior design. I finished off the piece by painting the knobs with 3 coats of Krylon Premium Metallic in Copper Foil. I used less than a can for all of the knobs. I always like to do an extra coat of paint on things that…

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  • How to decorate a Christmas Tree with The Home Depot

    How to decorate a Christmas Tree with The Home Depot This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Hi friends!  Today is my turn to share my Holiday Style Challenge Christmas Tree with The Home Depot!  I am so excited to share the full reveal over on The Home Depot Blog, so be sure and check it out!  You can also check out the other amazing projects from our friends and fellow Holiday Style Challenge participants! For this year’s tree, I used a 12 ft. Noble Fir Quick-Set Artificial Christmas Tree with 1450 clear lights. I am so excited to finally have my “big” tree I’ve waited so many years for! So excited that my new house’s ceilings allow for a 12 foot tree!  Here are some of the trimmings I picked from Home Depot! 10 inch Christmas Bells Decoration 130mm Ornaments Set in Gold (9-count) 12 inch Snowflake Decoration Set 80mm Assortment Ornament in Gold (75-Count) 2.5 in. Pepper Berry Lane Wired Christmas Ribbon Ornament Ribbon Assortment (20-Pack) 20 inch Assorted Decorative Sprays I absolutely love how it turned out!…

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  • Park Home Reno: Master Bedroom Reveal

    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…

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  • Park Home Reno: Laundry Room Makeover

    Park Home Reno: Laundry Room Makeover Hi friends! Mallory here! I’m still alive and I am excited to finally be sharing a Laundry 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…

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  • Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

    This post is sponsored by our friends at Elkay. All opinions are our own. Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover 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…

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