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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Backyard Plans

    Super excited to share our backyard landscape ideas with you. I am so lucky that I have a crazy talented Dad. He owns a landscaping company called D&B Landscaping here in Mesa, AZ and he did a beautiful design for us. Before we start with a plan take a look at what we were dealing with. As I started my backyard I started by writing down all my backyard landscape ideas. Before/Move in day You can see our full Before pictures when we bought the house HERE This is what the backyard looked liked when we moved in. It was beyond overgrown. I can’t even believe that we could see past it all. I like to think that I have vision but this was so crazy! First, thing we had to do was clear everything out so that we could really see what we were dealing with. We hired some help and the poor guy was stung by several scorpions, several different times. Poor guys. Creating a Game Plan After everything was cleared out we walked the backyard several different…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: New Front Door and Hardware

    My front door was in need of a major makeover. At my last house I had a Schlage key pad lock and I loved it. When I say love it I mean LOVE IT! I could never ever go back to a keyed entry front door lock.  There is something very convenient about having a keyless entry. It’s so nice for friends and family that may need to get into my house. It is so nice when I have to carry in loads from the car and my 5 year old can unlock the front door for me. Then to top it all off this hardware that I used on my front is connected to an app on my phone and it sends me a message every time that my door is locked and unlocked. It gives me such a peace of mind. The second I moved into my new house I knew that it was one of the first things that I wanted to add to the new house. I wanted/needed a new front door to go along with…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: My new Article Leather Sofas

    Christmas came early this year for me when the most beautiful set of leather sofas from Article arrived at my house two weeks ago. I know it sounds so crazy and odd but I wish that you could smell how amazing these leather sofas smell. It’s really like heaven in my opinion. If you have been following along with my house you have known that my living room since we moved in has never quite worked. When we moved in we put my old sectional in the space and I did not love it. I wanted something a little bit more classic and little bit more modern. I have been wanting these Article Sven couches in the Charme Tan and Mahogany for the last couple of years and I can’t even believe that I actually have a pair of my very own. They are just so dreamy. Not only are they so beautiful they are so comfortable and I can’t get over how good they feel and also the quality of them. They are AMAZING. When I was ordering my couches…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Living Room Holiday Refresh

    I am a Brand Ambassadör for IKEA U.S. This is a sponsored post. We have decked the halls over at our house and it is already for the guest arrive. Getting ready for guest can be such a challenge. I have family coming in from out of town and because my house is so central to our families we usually host a few parties at our house during this busy holiday season. Before I was ready for the guest to arrive I really wanted to finish a few spaces in my house. I was also on the lookout for some beautiful living room chairs. I headed off to IKEA to get a few finishing touches to complete my family room to start. I fell head over heels in love with this STRANDMON Wing chair in Djuparp dark green. I knew adding a pair of these chairs to this space would totally complete the look I was going for in my family room. I love it whenever we are having guest over because it pushes me to get everything finished and looking…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Our sink is more than just a sink.

    Modern Ranch Reno: Our sink is more than just a sink. Our kitchen sink is just so much more than a sink. It’s the center of where everything happens at our house. I did this cute video of my family and the role that our kitchen sinks plays in our home. Our meal was nothing fancy and my kids were not always happy and having fun, but it is our life and I do love my life. Elkay is a family owned company with amazing values. When we went to Chicago to visit, I was so touched that the employees had all worked there for a crazy long time. When one of the employees that we worked with at Elkay was on Maternity leave and the CEO saw her at the event and he was so happy to see her there and greeted her a big hug and asked all about the new baby and all the changes that had happened in her life. I could tell that he really did care about his employees and about the people that…

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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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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room Part 4 The Backsplash

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine. I am excited that I get to show you the final part of my Modern Ranch Reno Laundry Room. My laundry room has been a major undertaking. If you have been following this laundry room renovation then you know that we came across some very unplanned things during this project. The Laundry Room has been in the works since July. But now that this space is done I can honestly say it has turned out even better then I thought it would. If you are new to this series you can see the laundry room Part 1: The Demo HERE, Part 2: Appliances HERE and Part 3: All the details on this stunning flooring HERE. After the flooring was installed I really fell in love this space! It was so beautiful and functional, but I felt like something was missing. I decided that I wanted another fun pattern and element in this laundry room and a decided a backsplash was…

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

    I really did need to do something to update a brick fireplace. Since 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. Never ever have I re-grouted anything before and I did not have any experience with brick but I really wanted to make it happen. So I was totally shocked at how easy re-grouting my brick fireplace really was. Using 4 bags of white mortar and a little bit of hard work I re-grouted my fireplace. The steps are very easy. Anyone with any kind of DIY experience can do this project. Although, it did take time for sure but that could be that I have very tall ceilings and it made it a bit more difficult to do the fireplace. You can see even more before picture of my Modern Ranch Reno HERE. I love how the white mortar really helped to soften the look in…

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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. DIY Fall Floral Wall Art and Centerpieces 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.)…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Laundry Room Reno Part 3 Flooring

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and words are all mine.   We partnered with one of our favorite companies Floor & Decor to transform our dated laundry room into a sleek, chic and timeless laundry room that is perfect for our family. My laundry room was very dated. It had some 80’s wallpaper and plain tile and old cabinets. We had to overcome a few unexpected hurdles that we were not planning and I talked all about it in the demo part of this Laundry Room Renovation in Part 1 of this project HERE But before we even started the the demo on the laundry room we headed to Floor & Decor to pick out the tile that we would be using for this space. Floor & Decor does not only have incredibly helpful and also very knowledgeable employees in the store, there are SO many in stock options and great prices. You can read all about our Floor & Decor Store Tour HERE. Now on to the dirty…

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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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  • 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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