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  • Modern Ranch House: Formal Living Room

    My formal living room has changed several times since we moved into this house. If you have seen the before pictures of my house then you have seen that this front room space has been changed quite a bit since we bought the house. But so you can get an idea of just the space here are some of the before pictures.  The Formal Living Room Before Our formal living room was the room right off of the entryway. It originally had a wall that is now a way more open space to the family room. It also had a step down and you can see all about that HERE. Up until recently I had the formal living room right when you walk in the entryway still and it connected with the family room. My only conflict I had every once in while was I didn’t necessarily love the sofa backing up another sofa in the family room. After the kitchen remodel which you can see HERE I really wanted to hang out space that connected to the kitchen so…

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  • Modern Ranch House: Dining Room Reveal

    Dining rooms are made up of a very few pieces of furniture. Two keys pieces of furniture for a dining room are a table and chairs. Because you don’t need a bunch of different pieces its very important the you select the right pieces. I want to share what pieces I chose for my dining and hopefully give you a few dining room ideas. What my Dining Room looked like before My dining room has been changed a few times since we have moved into this house 2 1/2 years ago. When we bought this house my dining room was just off the kitchen. If you are new here or if you want to see what the house looks like when we bought the house you can check out this post HERE. You can also search the hashtag #savannahsmodernranchhouse What is different about the my Dining Room? Since my kitchen remodel, which you can see HERE, I have wanted more of a hang out space just off the kitchen and so I put a living room set up next to…

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  • Kitchen Remodel Tour Video

    This post is Sponsored by Elkay but all opinions are mine. Our kitchen has been by far the hardest, most expensive, most rewarding, most challenging, and biggest project in this house. A few weeks ago, we revealed my kitchen in a blog post and now I want to take you on a video tour so that you can get a better feel of the lay out and also you can see how we use the kitchen and how well it is set up for our family. I had an Elkay Quartz sink in my last kitchen you can see it HERE and I am so happy that I have this Fireclay Farmhouse Sink  in my new kitchen. When I was selecting my sink for the new kitchen I knew I wanted a white, double bowl and a farmhouse style and the Fireclay Farmhouse Sink[ is so perfect for this space and I love that it truly is the center of our home. You can read more about this beautiful sink and the rest of the links to items in my kitchen…

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  • Modern Ranch House: Backyard phase 2- Painted Playset and New Pool Umbrellas

    It has been awhile since I shared an update on my backyard. The backyard has been a work in progress for awhile. If you want to see the very very beginning of the backyard transformation you can see the before pictures and details of the plan HERE, Our concrete path HERE, and how to install pavers HERE and now here we are. We still have a few more things we want to do in the backyard but we are loving every single part of it right now. Painted Playset We got our kids this Playset for Christmas. Don’t be like us and start the set up on Christmas Eve, that was not our best idea. And it really does take as long as the package says it will take to set up. HAHAHA. We got our play set at Costco. You can find it HERE. When we bought the playset we knew that we would paint it to match the house, you can see our paint colors HERE. When our painter came to paint our ceiling in the house he…

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  • Modern Ranch House Kitchen Remodel

    A kitchen remodel can be hard and can have challenges for sure. But now that it is over I can say it is all worth it! This post is sponsored by Home Depot but all opinions are my own. This kitchen remodel has been a labor of love that is for sure. When our kitchen flooded at beginning of November things got crazy really fast. When we bought the house we knew that we would have to do a kitchen remodel but we were not planning on it anytime soon. Especially since we had just finished our backyard. But when life gives you lemons and forces you to demo your kitchen right before Thanksgiving you go for it and boy did we! Our fridge leaked and we notice our hardwood popping up one afternoon. When we pulled the fridge out we then realized that the leak had been going on for awhile and it had ruined the cabinets from the fridge to the sink and also had ruined the wood all around. I will go into more details of the…

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  • How to install laminate flooring – tips for installing laminate flooring

    Installing laminate flooring is one of the more simple flooring options to install. Even beginner DIYers can learn how to install laminate flooring. Materials needed for installing laminate flooring Laminate flooring to cover square footage of your space + 10% extra. Underlayment (if not already attached to the flooring you chose) – Must use as a vapor barrier if installing over concrete. Underlayment also helps to buffer the sound after installation. Spacers for expansion Use 3/8″ spacers for expansion around the perimeter of your space. Rubber Mallet Tapping Block Pull bar How to install laminate flooring Step 1: Buy your laminate flooring. Always measure the square footage of your space PLUS 10% extra to allow for cuts and mistakes. It happens. Prepare your surface: Remove door and base moulding. If removed carefully, it can be reused in the space after installing laminate flooring. Remove carpet, carpet pad and carpet tacks. (if necessary) Laminate flooring can be installed directly over most existing flooring, except carpet. If you are installing directly over a hard surface (wood, tile, linoleum), you will want to…

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  • Elegant Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

    DIY Christmas Tree – Savannah’s Pink Christmas Tree

    I love to decorate Christmas Trees. Over the last few years I have decorated many Christmas Trees. Today I am going to teach you how to do a DIY Christmas Tree. I want to teach you a few simple steps that can help you decorate a Christmas Tree. This post is sponsored by At Home. All ideas and opinions are my own, always. Decorating a Christmas tree can be tricky. I am going to make it really simple and easy for you with just a few simple step. How to decorate a Christmas Tree professionally At Home has the most amazing Christmas Decor. It makes it really easy to do a DIY Christmas Tree. Step 1: Shopping for your Christmas Tree This year I wanted to do a flock Christmas Tree and I wanted to do a 12 foot Christmas tree and I found the perfect one. I got the 12ft Pre-Lit Keyser Flocked Pine Christmas Tree. I love this flocked Christmas Tree it is very full and the it’s a perfect size for this space. Step 2: Shopping for Christmas…

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  • How to decorate a mantel for Christmas

    Christmas is right around the corner and today I’m going to explain how to decorate a mantel for Christmas. Everyone does it a little different and this year, I focused on an elaborate garland to make a statement on my Christmas mantel. This post is sponsored by JOANN. All ideas and opinions are my own, always. Materials to decorate a Holiday Mantel 2 – 9′ Christmas Garlands Sparkly / textured Christmas Garlands – Cedar Pine, Berry, Pinecone Garland, Glitter Fern Garland Variety of floral stems – I used Dahlias and Phalaenopsis Several Holiday Floral Picks – Double Gilded Pinecone Spray Battery operated LED lights – 50ct LED Euro Lights (white on green) Candlesticks (Found on clearance in-store at JOANN) Candles How to decorate a Christmas Mantel Clear off your mantel and give it a good wipe down to remove any dust and to give you a clean slate to work with. I left my round mirror as I wanted to keep it for this year’s Christmas mantel display. Add a 9 foot garland to your mantel. I like to double my…

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  • Kids Christmas Tree

    This is my first year decorating a kids Christmas tree for my boys and we have all LOVED it! It’s really fun to decorate a kids Christmas tree for their bedroom and makes them even more excited for their favorite holiday! This post is sponsored by At Home. All ideas and opinions are my own, always. We are so excited to be participating in the Tree for Every Room campaign with At Home! We have a pretty fool proof method for decorating Christmas trees and this is definitely still true when decorating a kids Christmas Tree. I got this incredible Red Christmas Tree from At Home and my kids and I are obsessed with it! It is so unique and beautiful and it is exactly what we needed to decorate my kids Christmas tree! First, start with your assembled tree and spread out the branches.    Next, add lights! This tree is not pre-lit but even if your tree is pre-lit add more lights! We love to mix large and small bulbs to add interest. I used the White and Red…

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  • DIY Wall Decor

    You can make these cute oversized wood letter that makes the perfect DIY wall decor in just 5 steps and for around $50! For my kids playroom I wanted some fun on the wall for a big statement piece but I did not want to blow the budget on it. I came up with this awesome DIY wall decor and I thought it would perfect. The great thing about this DIY wall decor is that you spell out anything you want and you can also do whatever size you want. Tools and Materials: BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Drill and Battery Power Kit: https://amzn.to/2OFVmES BLACK+DECKER Sander: https://amzn.to/2qGERyu BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Jigsaw: https://amzn.to/2FgaVDt Hammer Tape Measure Nails 1/2 inch MDF Paint Paint Roller Step 1: Trace the letters Trace your oversized letters onto 1/2 inch MDF board. Step 2: Use the Jigsaw to cut out the letters Using the Black + Decker jigsaw cut your letters out of the MDF board. Step 3: Sand the edges until smooth Smooth out all the edges with a sander. You can smooth out any mistakes…

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  • Flocked Christmas Tree with Pink and Gold Accents

    This post is sponsored by JOANN. All opinions and ideas are our own. Do you need some White Christmas tree ideas? I have always wanted a flocked Christmas tree and this year I did a flocked Christmas tree with pale pink accents. I want to share all the details on how I did this White Christmas tree. I love having a flocked Christmas tree. This is the first time I have ever had one. I wanted to share my white Christmas tree ideas. When I was shopping for items to go onto my tree I kept my color scheme in mind and I went to JOANN and I found the most amazing stuff. Tips when buying Materials for a White Christmas tree I like to buy my ornaments and spray/picks in odd numbers. I normally get 5 of each item. Here is a list of everything I used to decorate my flocked Christmas tree. Materials: Blooming Holiday Christmas 21” Glitter Leaf Spray-Champagne Blooming Holiday Christmas Standing Deer with Fur Hoofs-White Maker’s Holiday Christmas Holiday Charm 33 pk Shatterproof Ornaments Maker’s…

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  • Modern Ranch House: Hallway Gallery Wall

    Do you have a hard time not knowing what to do on your gallery wall? Do you do artwork or photos on a gallery wall? At my house I have a little hallway that leads to my master bedroom and also my babies room. I was a bit unsure what I should do down the hallway.  Then I decided that a simple gallery wall is exactly what the wall needed. I did not want it to be crazy so I decided an oversized gallery wall would be great. My mom as Mother’s day gift to me had pictures of my kids taken by the amazing Abbie Martinsen. They turned out so cute and knew they would be perfect for that space. This is what the hallway looked like when we bought the house. It has come a very long way since this picture. I still can’t this is what it looked like. Now lets talk about how we transformed this space. Photo Shoot It was great because the photo shoot was very simple. I first had all my kids wear…

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  • A DIYer’s Garage Makeover

    This garage makeover is a DIY’ers dream come True! Mine anyway! This garage makeover features cute yet durable flooring, storage solutions and even decorating ideas for your own garage makeover. Y’all, I finally got the garage makeover done. I am from Arizona and spent most of my life there, besides 4 years in New York and a month long attempt at summer sales in Houston, Texas that was the actual worst. So, I probably can’t say Y’all but it just came out. Anyway, I am freaking done. My garage looked like what I’ve consider “normal” which means to most us, of our Monica’s closets of our homes. All the random things we likely don’t need or items that don’t “have a home” which is my number one rule of order in my home. After my garage makeover, this habit has been broken and I am so glad to know where my stuff is. Looking at before and after pictures are sometimes misleading. This did not happen overnight or even in the same week. I worked on it for three weeks…

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