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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 Thermostats and a Colorful Breakfast Nook

    This year we are converting our homes to be smart homes and it has made our lives so much easier! I recently add a smart thermostat and I am loving it. We have been partnering up with the Home Depot this year to convert our homes into more of a smart home. If you missed Mallory’s backyard post that was one of the first things she did and I have the exact same locks. Then Mallory also installed her new light bulb and garage door opener which you can details all about that HERE. I just recently just added in these new Emerson Sensi Thermostat. But before I get into all the details of the thermostat I first have to reveal the space where my thermostat is. And that is my breakfast nook right off the kitchen. Breakfast Nook The breakfast nook is a space that needed to be brought back to life. I wanted to have a pop of color and for it to be a fun space. When we moved into our house the cabinets were a painted…

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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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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Phase 1 Backyard Reveal and How to Install Pavers

    A backyard renovation can be a big undertaking. We totally transformed our backyard by laying some new pavers. I am going to show you exactly how to install pavers and how much of an impact pavers can make. We have partnered with the Home Depot for this project but all opinions are my own. Today is a really big deal! We have been working on our backyard for MONTHS. I am so excited to say that phase one of our backyard is done!!! The backyard renovation was a big DIY project. Like SO SO BIG we have transformed our backyard by Doing it ourselves and we have done some major backyard upgrades. We have made some major changes and how to install pavers was the biggest project of the backyard so far. Our Pavers and How to Install Pavers The pavers we choose for our backyard renovation were these amazing Pavestone Taverna Bluestone Pavers. These pavers are perfect. They are such a great color and I loved that they are a bit larger of a paver especially because we had…

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  • How to choose and How to install a ceiling fan

    Ceiling fans make a big difference. It can be very hard to choose an fan, especially an outdoor fan. I am going to going give you a few different tips on how I ended up choosing my ceiling fans and how to install a ceiling fan. This is a sponsored post with Hunter Fan Company but all opinions are my own. I have been working on my backyard renovations for months now. I am so close to being done. The finishing touches make such a big difference and my outdoor fans were in need of a facelift. My old fans have not working for a while now and now that my house is painted white I wanted something that popped a bit more. Today I am going to show you how to install a ceiling fan and I am going to show you exactly how easy the ceiling fan installation can be. But first, how to choose a ceiling fan is very important.  When I was choosing my outdoor fans for my back patio I wanted something sleek and bit…

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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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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Concrete Sidewalk

    When our backyard layout was not working we had to come up with how we could use our backyard to its full potential. A concrete sidewalk was our answer. We have been working on our backyard for months now. You can see our backyard game plan HERE.  When we were talking with my dad (he is a landscape designer, he owns a company called DB Landscape here in Arizona) we went over our hopes for our back yard.  Backyard Goals A place to entertain For the kids to use the whole backyard For it to feel like a retreat A place where the kids can be and play for a long time. Why the backyard was not working In the backyard the pool is right off the back patio. There is also a good amount of backyard behind the pool. That space behind the pool was just waste space that no one ever used. In the landscape plan we have a full concrete sidewalk going around the so that we can use the entire backyard. We are wanting our backyard to…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Wall Decor

    Wall decor can be a bit tricky and can also be expensive. I wanted a large scale wall art in my backyard and I also did not want to spend a ton of money. So I did this awesome DIY Wall Art. The best thing about this DIY Wall Decor is that it can be as big as you want it to be. You can also put this DIY Wall Art anywhere. It can be amazing for a DIY baby shower decor, DIY wedding decor, DIY bedroom decor or any DIY Home Decor.   This is a very quick and easy DIY Wall Decor that anyone can do. Supplies: All different sizes of Embroidery Hoops (Down below I have all the Sizes I used) Black Spray Paint Matte or Semi-Gloss Drop Cloth  Floral Wire Wire Cutters Greenery or Floral Stems (Down Below I will list out the different Stems) Tips when buying the Embroidery Hoops When I was buying the Embroidery Hoops I thought I had to buy a million different hoops. I was totally wrong! Did you know that…

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  • How to organize a pantry

    Staying on top of grocery shopping can be a difficult task, especially when you have a disorganized or dysfunctional pantry. Today, I’m sharing my tips for how to organize a pantry and my pantry makeover. How to organize a pantry in 5 easy steps Today I’m going to show you how to organize a pantry. I’ve done several pantry makeovers now and you know I love a good DIY project more than most. Nothing makes me more giddy than when a great DIY project meets pretty, functional organization! I have finally nailed down a full proof method on how to organize a pantry. My recent pantry makeover has seriously made me SO happy! I am loving it all and it functions approximately one million times better than before. Here’s how it looked when we found the house for rent online. This was before we moved in, as in, this is not our food nor do I have any pets so this photo basically just shows you the size and boringness that I was working with. When I moved in, we had…

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  • Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover

    This BEST tutorial on how to paint a dresser quickly and efficiently! This amazing Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover is so fun!                                     Today’s tutorial is how to paint a dresser. we will show you how to finish one of their raw wood pieces, the Harper Campaign Dresser. Ave Home has a line of furniture called, AVE Raw which is their line of unfinished furniture. This line was created for the DIYer (thats us!!!) or designer who wants high quality pieces with their own custom finishes. Isn’t that amazing!?!? How cool is that!?  This gorgeous campaign dresser arrived at my house ready to finish! It was complete primed and ready to paint! Supplies used for the how to paint a dresser: Ave Home Larger Harper Campaign Dresser Screwdriver Paint Sprayer – this is our FAVORITE!!! Paint – I used an interior Semi-gloss (Behr Tutti Frutti – Update: Behr Tutti Frutti is being discontinued so choose Behr Diva Glam for the closest match!) Polycrylic How to paint a…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Colorful Baby Girl Nursery

    I am really excited to share my baby girl nursery with you guys today. Since I have three little girls, finding the right girl room decor can be a bit of a challenge. With my daughter’s nursery I wanted it to be colorful and fun and I also wanted it to have character and be special to her. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shutterfly. The opinions and words are all mine. Designing a nursery or any room for that matter can be challenging. There are so many amazing and beautiful nurseries and rooms for inspiration. Today I want to show you how and why I decorated this nursery the way I did. I want to walk you through the different steps I go through when deciding on the decor of any room in my house. Bedroom and Nursery Decorating Room Tips Define a space theme or vibe for the space Come up with a room color scheme Find room decor you love Find artwork or a statement piece for the space Nursery Theme In…

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  • Park Home Reno: Master Bedroom Decor Refresh

    I’m so excited to share my master bedroom decor refresh! I added a touch of drama to my master bedroom decor with a moody accent wall in my own custom color that I mixed MYSELF to help kick off Ace Hardware’s Neighborhood Paint Party this Saturday! This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A few months ago, I chose our master bedroom decor for our new house and started decorating! I shared that makeover with you back in November on our Master Bedroom Reveal. I wanted to keep my same bedding, nightstands and dresser but wanted to refresh our master bedroom decor from our master bedroom at our old house. Our old house had a dusty blue shiplap wall and I absolutely loved it but I wanted something different in our new house. Move in day Phase 1: Master Bedroom Decor I really love this space but I went back and forth about a million times deciding if I should do an accent wall or not. I brainstormed accent wall ideas for weeks.…

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