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  • DIY Fall Centerpiece

    Summer vacation is officially over and the weather is cooling off (slowly but surely in Arizona!). We are loving the crisp mornings and cool evenings. That being said, it’s finally that time of the year for all things Fall! We’ve partnered with JOANN to teach you how to make this super easy, super cute DIY Fall Centerpiece that is perfect for Thanksgiving and all season long. DIY Fall Centerpiece Step 1: Layer your table with a table runner (or two!) I used a white table runner and the Simply Autumn Decorative Mesh Ribbon in Natural Jute from JOANN. S Step 2: Add height and to help create your overall shape of the centerpiece. I used the Simply Autumn Bamboo Wood & Iron Candle Holders in Small and Large. Step 3: Begin to layer pumpkins using your larger pumpkins first. I start with the larger pumpkins to create the overall shape of the centerpiece.   Here are the pumpkins I used (all from JOANN): Glitter Pumpkins White Carvable Pumpkins Dipped Copper Pumpkins Navy Woodchip Pumpkins Copper Striped Pumpkins White Woodchip Pumpkins…

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  • Park Home Reno: Main Floor Rug Round Up

    Hey guys! A lot of you have asked a ton of questions about my rugs lately! I thought it’d be easiest to direct everyone to the same spot and answer some of the questions publicly versus in 100+ direct messages and emails. Dining Room Rug This rug in my dining room is from Overstock.com. You can get it here. I get an 8×10 rug. Your table and chairs should sit on your dining room rug. I love this rug for dining rooms because the color, pattern and movement in the rug hides pretty much any stain! It’s easy to clean and has a low pile so your chair lets slide easily across it. Living Room Rug The rug in my living room is the nuLOOM Vintage Perisian Distressed Pink rug from Overstock. I got the 8×10 but could have even gone up to 9×12′. I used my favorite rug tape (found here in our Amazon shop) I have (wood looking) tile and this tape is great for helping to hold rugs in place. I am not sure how it would do…

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  • Smart Home Ideas: How to Create a Functional, Smart Garage

    This year, we are on a mission to create the ultimate Smart Homes. We are going through virtually every space and creating convenient smart home features. If you missed my backyard post, I talked about how we added smart locks our exterior doors and they have been awesome!! I spent a few weeks working on every single detail of our garage and making sure it was functional and “smart” to make my DIY life more convenient (and pretty!).   How to make a smart home – garage The lights and the garage door opener were super dated since the house was built in 1994. We left the fluorescent lights on the ceiling and replaced the flush mount light at the top of the stairs. I used my favorite gold flush mount light and installed the Phillips Hue personal wireless lighting so we can control the lights remotely. I love this feature because if we are out of town, we can set up routines on the Phillips app to turn the lights on and off so it appears that someone is…

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  • Park Home Reno: Back Patio Ideas and Patio Progress

    This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are 100% my own, always. Time for an update! We have been dragging you guys along our backyard journey’s over the past few months and I thought I’d take the time to answer some questions and give you an update on our back patio that we recently added to our home. A little background, our home sits on 1/2 of an acre and we have a large backyard space but besides our deck, had very little space to entertain. Rewind back to March, this area was dirt and a tree. The tree was beautiful but as it grew, it became too close to the window/house and had to be removed. We took the opportunity to make a full backyard patio that this backyard was really lacking. When we designed this space I had several must-haves for this space. Our must haves included: Easily accessible from inside the house Awesome “floors” Relaxing Hot tub/Pergola space Fire pit lounge area Dining Space Outdoor kitchen/grilling area First, we cleared out the trees, bushes,…

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  • How to install floating shelves over tile

    Today we’re going to show you how to install floating shelves. Installing shelves over tile can be especially tricky but with a few tips and tricks, it’s really not very difficult at all! How to install floating shelves over tile The shelves I got are from Ikea (LACK) but since I don’t have an Ikea near by, I ordered them on Amazon Prime. They’re more expensive but it would have cost me more to drive 2+ hours to Ikea and pay for gas and a babysitter. It saved me a lot of time too! Sometimes the convenience is worth the extra cost. haha! If you have an Ikea they’re only $15 each! SCORE! Installing Floating Shelves Materials: Ikea LACK floating shelves Level Painter’s Tape 2″ wood screws Diamond Drill Bit Installing Floating Shelves Instructions: Find your studs in the wall – Before I tiled the backsplash wall in my kitchen, I marked where the studs are on the ceiling. If your wall is already tiled and it’s not an exterior wall, you can find the studs on the back side…

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  • Park Home Reno: Kids Room Ideas – LEGO Room Makeover

    I’m always looking for awesome kids room ideas! My boys requested a LEGO room for their room makeover so we gave them a colorful space packed with LEGO themed decor and accent pieces! You guys ask for kids room ideas so often so I’m excited to share a new one with you all today! As many of you know, I have five little boys! They range from 2 months old to 9 years old and they are the light of my life! What mom doesn’t say that? When we moved into our new house, the boys requested a LEGO themed room. Oh freak. That’s going to be quite the challenge I thought. I knew I wanted it to be colorful, geometric (mostly square and rectangular shapes) and feel fresh and modern. Everyone asks how we manage to keep all of our kids in one room so I’m going to share my tips and tricks of what I’ve learned over the past few years. How to design a kids room When designing a kids room, I first consider the necessities. So…

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  • Park Home Reno: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard

    Easy DIY Project: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard This post is sponsored by Krylon® Brand. All ideas and opinions are my own, as always. Hey friends! I’m excited to share my gym organizer with you today! I LOVE organizing and exercising so this gym organizer was so fun to make! It took about 3 hours total (including drying time for the paint) to make this gym organizer. Supplies: 3 – 8′ x 1″ x 2″ boards 1 – 4×8′ pegboard 3 cans of Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue 2 cans of Krylon General Purpose Metallic in Silver Metallic Assorted pegboard accessories several 1-1.5″ wood screws – I used 1.5″ wood screws that I had on hand. Instructions: In a well ventilated area, spray paint the pegboard with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue.  Make sure to read the label for safety and application instructions.  I did 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly in between coats. This took about 2.5 cans of spray paint. While…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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