Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Decor

We have a special Christmas post for you just in time for Christmas!! I went around and took pictures of our Christmas décor. I didn't do a lot of decorating this year but I did focus on a few places and of course we had to put up a tree..

Friday, December 11, 2015

First Birthday Party!

Well Bjorn turned a year old! I can't believe it. It seriously feels like I was just in the hospital waiting those long 19 hours for him to arrive. He has changed our lives so much and I don't know what I would do without him. He's my best friend! Its been the most stressful, heartbreaking, emotional, wonderful year of my life and I wouldn't change a thing. So much has happened in 2015... good and bad. Having a child changes you and I know I've changed for the better. Even though some days I get stressed and aggravated, I know deep down I am a better person because of that sweet little boy that calls me "mama"...

Friday, November 27, 2015

Halloween Bathroom

Hello all! I know I haven't posted in a while... And I know its almost December and I'm just now posting our Halloween decorations.... And I know I'm not a very consistent blog lady... I'm sorry! I would like to say its because I've just been so busy with my super exciting, fast moving life but unfortunately its just because I've been a little lazy in the blog department... But no longer! I will dedicate more time to my little blog, I promise...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bjorn's Room : Part Two

Hello all! We've made a few changes over the past couple weeks and I wanted to share them with you!
We moved Bjorn into a bigger room...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Dining Room Table

I found my holiday décor box!!! Weeee!!! Of course it was on the top shelf of a shelving unit in the garage. I thought it was something different so last time I looked in the garage I didn't check that one. I found the box this time of what I thought that box on the top shelf was so I ran over to it and jumped as high as I could to grab it (it fell on top of me but I survived) and ran inside to open it. So naturally I had to do a little decorating...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Living Room

I finally took some time and put the living room up! Normally it's covered in toys and snacks and laundry but no one was home and it finally looked decent so I took some pictures to show you! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


So I've been feeling very un-inspired lately... I've kind of been in a funk not wanting to do ANYTHING. I don't know if its from stress or what... We've had a pretty rough year and lots of big changes but I finally forced myself to go out yesterday and paint. B was asleep and I had nothing better to do cause lets face it, painting is way better than laundry...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Master... For Now

As I said in the last post the WHOLE HOUSE IS DONE!! That means we get to sleep in OUR room!! No more sleeping in the once unfinished guest bedroom! Another plus we have a bigger bed!! Yay!! Let's go inside...


I had some pretty light coming through the window the other day so I thought I'd take some pictures of the kitchen...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DIY Kitchen Island

We built an island for the kitchen using an old dresser and some barn wood...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Dining Room

The dining room is done!! I've been decorating like crazy...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Window Pane Divider

We made a little divider for our living room. It's such a weird shape and there's 3 sliding glass doors! We definitely don't need three but we are using one to go out to the back deck. We put our small  couch in front of one and the other goes to the screened in porch which currently serves as our junk room..... Ah! Anyway.. We had just the couch there but I felt like it needed something more but I didn't want to block the view of the living room or make it feel closed off.  We had these window panes from a garage sale and I thought why not hang them from the ceiling!! Taylor thought I was crazy but ended up liking it :) Thanks Bruce and Taylor for hanging them up...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Simple DIY

I'm going to share an easy DIY project to cover up ugly things in your home! This took me about 10 minutes to do! For example I'm covering up our electric box. I hate seeing outlets, air conditioning controls, electric boxes, etc in my home... I feel like it draws your focus in and takes away from the beauty of the house. So here it is....

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Laundry Room

Well we're making more progress!! We moved a few more things and I decorated part of the laundry room/ mud room....

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Still moving

 We're still moving.... We're taking it slow because we don't want to have the stress of the move after what we just went through re-doing the house. We have just been bringing in furniture and a few boxes. Naturally when I saw decorations I lost it... Haha! I had to decorate a little something, so I put a few things around... Here is our dining room table.
With our stuff being in storage, I've forgotten what I have! Its so nice to see all of my stuff again!!! Do you remember that old light we found at Habitat for Humanity? We finally got it working.... Originally there was a fan there... I spent TWO hours trying to get that sucker down. Finally it fell down on me (HAHA) and unfortunately when that happened, I pulled out some wiring. Anyways I spent ANOTHER two hours trying to figure out what was wrong... I tried different connections... I'm surprised I didn't burn the house down. I tried the switches different ways, I cried, and finally I gave up. We didn't have a kitchen light for a couple weeks... Finally Taylor went into the attic and cut away some boards and figured out the problem. He hooked the light up and on it went!!! I was so happy!!! It seems so small but its one less stress we have to deal with. These lights (New) are around $30... I got mine for $7 and used a little paint... Here it is before....

And here it is after the spray paint and Edison bulb... I still need to paint that wire. It's driving me crazy... But every time I look at it I smile.. I cant believe its there!! :)
The ONLY room in the house that is COMPLETELY finished is the bathroom.... I decorated it (how I want it for now... It will change 100 different times).... The shower curtain rod is making me twitch, but it works for the time being....

Eventually I want to trim out that mirror or find another one.. Its just one of those builders grade mirrors and it wasn't doing much for me, so I hung up a large empty frame I had. It doesn't fit the mirror but it adds a quirky, country feel to the bathroom...

I just used some twine to hang it up...

I  added some flowers and decorations to make it feel more like home...

I made a little inspiration corner in the kitchen to keep me moving. I cant wait to live here and see it all come together!!
We just have to paint the baseboards in the guest bedroom and we will be LIVING in our house!!!
Have a great week!!!!
-xo Savanna

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Starting to move in

Yay!! We've started moving stuff in! We still have two bedrooms to go but we're going to finish the guest bedroom this week (hopefully!) and work on the master while we're living there. Taylor patched the huge holes in the wall in the guest bedroom. He put a new sheet of dry wall up and it looks so much better. No more looking at pipes!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Getting Closer

Well as usual things aren't going to plan! We're hoping to be in by the end of the month. We have some electrical issues and we need to replace some dry wall in the guest bedroom before we can move forward in there. But on the plus side I got the bathroom, laundry, and living room done! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Past Few Days

Well it's been an exhausting week already. And we definitely wont be moved in by the end of the month! We've ran into problem after problem the passed couple days. I don't even know how many days it's been so that's why I titled it the way I did. Haha! We're all so tired and overwhelmed. I wish we could just hire someone to do it all but that's not an option. So we need to keep pushing and remember how truely blessed we are. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Days Seven and Eight

We started on a bigger project... The floors!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Days Five and Six

Well the past couple days were basically spent fixing things I missed and fixing the paint color issue... Changing out hardware, Changing out the toilet seat... Can you believe out of all the things I've done the hardest thing was changing the toilet seat!? Sheesh! I hope I never have to do that again! EWWW. Anyways...  The guest bedroom is done.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Days Three and Four

We've been working pretty hard the past few days. Everyone's exhausted so we called it an early day today. Yesterday we went shopping for cabinet hardware and some decorations.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Day Two

We got most of the painting done! I never thought I'd see the day. It was such a good day and were so blessed to have such amazing friends and family to help. They all did awesome! We got the kitchen, living room, b's room, laundry room and most of the cabinets done. We just need to finish up the trim, finish the guest bedroom and do the bathroom and master. After that we will go through and touch up any mistakes or missed spots. We're taking a break from painting tomorrow and we're gonna go shopping! Yes just what I need! Here's how it's looking now...

Day One

Yesterday was cleaning day. We got a lot done. Taylor mowed the yard for 10 hours straight! I couldn't believe it. I told him not to complain because he's the one that wanted all the land!... Well let's be real.. I wanted it too but I don't have to mow it! :) I got all of the baseboards off and cabinet doors off and ready for paint today! My mom cleaned windows and wiped off the trim. Pop watched Bjorn and sat on the deck. He kept saying we needed to work harder... Thanks Pop! Today is painting day and  I can't wait to see it all painted! It'll really ease my mind and bring my vision to life. Here's the pile of stuff I pulled off the walls..... Nails, curtains, blinds, vent covers, baseboards, stickers, thumb tacks. You name it, it was on the walls! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015


We're FINALLY closing on the house TOMORROW! I'm so excited to get started on it. As much as I don't want to... I'm going to post some before pictures. This is what it looks like now....
Here's what you see when you first walk in. Our dining room.

Here is our kitchen...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Dreamy Bedroom

When I moved back home, I was itching to do some decorating. We didn't have a place of our own and I had already decorated the nursery. My parents asked me to do a couple rooms in their house. Their bedroom needed a makeover first so my mom and I went to Tj Maxx and found everything we needed for under $200! It was so fun to go through the store and pick out all the cozy things needed in a bedroom. Their room has a lot of windows and looks out to the garden and trees so I wanted something airy and natural. My parents favorite color is yellow so of course we needed to incorporate some of that into the room. I love to go with a neutral palate and add some color with throws, flowers, and pillows depending on the time of year. We were having a bit of spring fever so we added some greens with the plants and yellow in the pillows and throw blanket.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Nursery

Anyone who has gotten out of or knows someone who has gotten out of the military probably knows how difficult it is. We moved from California to Missouri with no where to live, no jobs, just a storage unit for all of our furniture. My wonderful parents were gracious enough to take us in. I was 8 months pregnant and very emotional. It wasn't my proudest moment haha! With my passion for interior design I always dreamed I would decorate my childs nursery and organize all of his little clothes in his closet, my husband would set up his crib and dresser... Well moving across the country at 8 months pregnant doesn't really allow for all of that. After I found out I was pregnant I decorated our guest bedroom on base with all of the things I had collected for our future child. I just couldn't help myself! it looked a little something like this...

A year ago today...

WOW I can't believe how fast time is flying by... Last year on April 9th we found out our lives were going to change forever. My husband and I had just gotten back from our anniversary cruise and my parents were visiting us in California.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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