Monday, August 11, 2014


We started with the huge wall in the living room, which we had no idea what to do with (and still a little clueless.) We did wait about two months after moving in to paint because we really wanted to be sure it was a color we loved. We found the color, Avocado from the Valspar line, in the Lowe's magazine. The magazine used it in the entire living room, but we thought that would be a little crazy for us so we decided on an accent wall--the HUGE wall. So Grant got to work!

We taped off the base board, outside walls, and ceiling. Then Grant rolled the wall with an 18"inch roller, which made it less than an hour project!! :)

And TA DA.....

We absolutely love it! Now....Just have to add our recently taken family pictures (Coming Soon!) to the wall.

The next project was a Chalkboard Wall! I have been eagerly wanting one for a while, and it took some persuading with the hubby. In the end, he loves it!

{Stay Tuned for the Command Center on the Chalkboard Wall!}

Now on to the next paint project....a Chevron Accent Wall.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

We've Moved!.....Glad it's over!

Moving...This one single word involves so many emotions!

If anyone has ever moved, you know our pain! :) It is such an exciting, nerve racking, busy time--so my emotions were a hot mess! Glad we survived, and our still here to enjoy it! I do not know how people move with multiple kids, across the country, with years & years worth of stuff--more power to you! Luckily, we were just moving across town. During the process, I was looking for anything to make the move easier or definitely the most organized it could be! Here are some ideas that we used:

We had tons of paperwork to deal with and I also had many ideas for the new house--paint colors, furniture, etc. that I wanted to keep together. We created a New Home Binder. While we were looking, it contained properties we liked, bank information, paperwork from our Realtor. After we made an offer, this binder turned into contracts, moving documents, insurance, etc. We found an awesome source at Sweet Tea and Saving Grace. It has awesome printables to put into your Home Binder!
{Photo: Sweet Tea and Saving Grace}

Click here to check out the New Home Binder! 

After moving our binder consists of warranties, companies we used & their contact info, paint colors we chose, etc. It is definitely something you will use for years to come!

What else could you include in your binder??

I chose to organize our rooms by a color so every list, label, and box would have the color on the room to help organized were ALL of our STUFF (as my husband would say) went! Bowl Full of Lemons has a great use of the color coding system. I found an awesome printable at The Project Girl with rooms listed already--I took these labels, and printed them on a full sheet of label paper. Then I wrote the contents with the color's room. 

{Photo: The Project Girl}

Click Here to get the Moving Label Printable!

So I needed: Label Paper, Printer, Colored Pens/Markers, Room Color Code---to organize all of our stuff!

(If you don't feel like using label paper, you can always print them on normal paper then cut & tape them to your boxes.) 

Now, you have arrived in your new home after a successful, organized moved! WAHOO!! That's how I felt until I realized all of the boxes had to be unpacked, and once again organized into their places! We're still working this--2 months later! :) 

When moving into a new neighborhood, we definitely wanted to get to know our neighbors. We decided to bake cookies (quick, easy, cheap), and of course I looked up a printable to find to attach to our cookies. Thanks Craftaholics Anonymous I loved this tag because it could be attached to anything: baked goods, wine, small gift, whatever! 

Click here to get the printable! 

Here's to Happy Moving, Homes, and New Neighbors!