Hello hello everyone! I finally whipped our home into a little Fall shape, and can’t wait to show you a tour today! If you are visiting from The DIY Playbook welcome, I am so glad you are here! There are so many beautiful homes from all of these great bloggers participating in Lindsay’s Blogger Stylin’ Home […]
Happy Friday friends! I’ve been meaning to write this post forever now because I’ve used these anchors and screws for several years, and they are definitely the best! Forget those crappy ones that come with whatever product you bought (especially curtain rods!) and use these instead. Trust me when I tell you that when you […]
This homeschooling thing is definitely a crazy new adventure. But it is pretty awesome I have to say. I didn’t know whether I would hate it and dread every day, but I actually ENJOY it. And so does Emma. That doesn’t mean each day has been lollipops and gumdrops, because they haven’t. Here is Emma […]
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Today is the day! Say a prayer for us? :) Will keep you posted on how it goes! xxoo, Decorchick!®
Do you want to be the coolest parent ever? Then continue reading. I struggle sometimes with coming up for fun crafts and activities to do with the kids. And if I do have a brilliant idea, then it always turns out we are missing a few of the supplies needed so we have to go […]
Yes, you read that right. A prize in a candle, otherwise known as Prize Candle! I have never heard of prizes that come by way of candle, but what a fun treat! Want to see what came in mine? So pretty! No, it’s not real, but still a fun piece to wear. So this is […]
Get ready for an awesome giveaway y’all! We are excited to let you pick your prize with this giveaway, and they are amazing! ►3 winners ◄ ►3 prizes ◄ ♥Canon Camera ♥iPad Mini ♥Kitchen Aid Mixer…are all up for grabs! Enter away my friends! It’s going to be a fun one! Pick a prize giveaway!
I’ve been using essential oils now for about 9 months. You all know I love them in more ways I can express. So I thought it would be fun to show you all my collection! I know I’m always curious about what people’s homes look like, so maybe you are curious what my oil collection […]
Happy Friday friends! Today’s post is an informative one, so don’t skip it. Especially if you are already a Young Living member, because I am going to tell you all about essential rewards, a/k/a “ER” and explain it in an easy fashion since it seems to be a bit confusing in the beginning. First of […]
My sweet, rambunctious Ellie turned 2 yesterday! Can you believe it?! I really loved doing 1 month updates up until she was 1 year old, so obviously I stopped when she turned 1 last July. So you don’t see much of her these days on the blog. I guess it’s time to have another baby. […]
On the return of my trip from the Young Living convention last week, it’s hard to put into words all of the things that happened while there. But one of the highlights was hearing John C. Maxwell speak at our last general session. If you ever need a kick in the pants, listen to John […]
Decorating walls. It can be bliss, or it can be torture deciding what to put where. Accent wall or no accent wall? Gallery wall or no gallery wall but large pictures instead? See, torture I tell you. Luckily though, a fabulous company called Walls Need Love has taken all of the questions that run in […]
Ahhhhhh! Can you believe it? Remember that post I wrote back in February about homeshooling? Well, we are officially on board! That post generated so many helpful comments and suggestions, that I knew what was tugging at my heartstrings was meant to be. I’m so thankful to have you all to discuss them with. :) […]
There’s just something about Alabama. We were on vacation last week and got back earlier this week. We had a wonderful time, like we always do. It’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and flat land of Houston, and see beautiful greenery and hills. Like, real hills. If we ever move, it’d […]
I’ve been so excited to share this delicious Sangria recipe with you all, and it’s perfect for summer!! And I have the regular version with alcohol, and a non-alcholic version to share so this will appeal to everyone. Plus, I added a special ingredient… Yummo! And yes, the secret special ingredient is the Orange essential […]
Woohoo it’s Friday!! And hopefully summer by now where you live! Today I am sharing something so incredibly beautiful and unique with you all and I know you will love it. I was able to order some goodies from the one and only MacKenzie-Childs, and now I’m just spoiled rotten. Hate me. Established in 1983 […]
Summer is here and I’m already dreaming. Dreaming of lots of land. I’ve been dreaming about it for several months actually. I am just sort of over the master-planned communities, the HOA fees, and living right on top of our neighbors. I liked this idea at some point, but that was about 6 years ago […]
Well last year’s garden was so fun to have, that my mom helped me again with this one. We kept everything mostly the same this year as far as veggies go, just used a different soil. I’m not too sure on this soil though, it was one our nursery highly recommended, but it’s not as […]
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had a weekend full of parties but it was fun! We also had the chance to finally get on our back patio and clean it. And clean it the fun way! It was not looking pretty folks. I know many of you can relate to the sidewalk […]
So, I had every intention to show you all a decor post today. Had the topic all ready and everything. But then I started looking at pictures on my computer and realized that I haven’t shown off my girls lately, or my hubby. I really miss doing my monthly baby updates when I had Ellie! […]
Happy Wednesday! The week is half way over now. :) I’m back today with a fun giveaway from DecorPlanet who specializes in luxurious home and bathroom products including bathroom vanities, bathroom faucets, bathroom cabinets & mirrors, bathroom shower panels, and a variety of other contemporary bathroom items online at discount prices. They have a huge […]
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We are big coffee drinkers here. Are you? My husband is a coffee connoisseur and loves a good cup of joe. I do too. I’m one of those “don’t talk to me in the morning before I had my coffee” type of people. I’m not monster-like or anything, but I do NEED it. :) So when […]
Hope you all had a happy Easter! I am pretty excited to show you all a little trick we did in Emma’s room with her makeover. All along I knew I wanted some pretty sconces on either side of her bed. So I bought some. I was in her room getting ready to hang them, […]
Hello friends! I am back today with the EASIEST recipe you could ask for. Not a food recipe, but a recipe for Homemade Linen Spray! I’m excited to participate in another fun blogging series Myra from My Blessed Life is hosting, called Detoxing Your Home, and if you are visiting from Courtney’s Sweets, welcome, I […]
Want to know the best way to prepare easy weekly meal plans? Have them prepared for you! You are about to be inspired by Angela’s amazing story of how they became debt-free, and how she shares her passion with the rest of the world now by saving everyone a bundle on groceries, and doing the […]
I love a good bargain that’s not a secret. So when I started using LivingSocial for great deals, I was immediately hooked. LivingSocial is another daily deal site, and I love their interface and browsing is easy (done by metropolitan area). I like their coupon section too. I thought this looked like a fun deal too. And […]
Well this is kind of old school, but also kind of new school because of the equipment used, but stay with me here. As you all know, we have been working feverishly in my daughter’s bedroom trying to give her a makeover. We needed some art and I wanted something different, so that brilliant DecorMan […]
It’s one of those decisions every parent faces when their kids hit age 5 or 6. Which school will they attend? Do we send them to public school, pay for private school, or homeschool? And many people start thinking of these types of things much earlier, like when they are 3 and 4 years old. Especially if they know they want them to attend a private school because they need to get on “the list.” You know, that exclusive list that is ultimately going to cost a fortune for you each month.
It’s a tough decision. And one that we are facing here soon, like this Fall.
It’s funny because 10 years ago if you would have asked me if I would be a homeschooling mama I would have laughed in your face. Loudly.
Little did you all know I have been working on a bathroom makeover over here! I’ve had a lot of things going on actually. And on overload. But that’s a good thing right? Well anyway, I don’t think I’ve ever even shown you all this bathroom. It’s the powder bathroom (that is by the mudroom) that was still under the curse of builder beige.
Anyway, I am going to show you a sneak peek of the bathroom makeover now, and on Monday you will see this room in it’s entirety with plenty of before and afters and I’m so excited about it!
Here’s a peek of the new vanity, and you can enter the giveaway HERE.
Part of the goal for 2014 is to be sure and update you all on projects and other random things I have talked about here. I just want to be better at that. And one of the many questions I receive weekly is how I am liking the LG Wave HE Top loader machine!
We’ve accumulated a few pieces of IKEA’s furniture pieces as of late, and I needed the matching paint for it so I can do a few customizations to these pieces. A few secret projects up my sleeve. Don’t you hate that? Anyway, I decided to do the hard work for you and take a piece of the furniture into Sherwin Williams so they can color match it up. You’re welcome.
Call me crunchy, call me crazy, or call me cookoo. But I really can’t get enough of these essential oils. So much in fact that I agreed to participate in my bestie’s (Myra) Day in the Life of an Oiler blogging series! And if you are visiting from The Ordinary Chaos, welcome, I’m so glad you are here! Continue reading to see my daily routine and how I use my essential oils.
I hope you’ve all had a great week! It has been nutty around here, and I’ll just say we’ve been using our essential oils like crazy! Mercy. Anyway, I’m sure that one thing we all have in common besides pretty home stuff is good cooking! Ok, maybe not all of you, but some of you? Or maybe you want to cook more, cook better, or just have pretty cookware to make it look like you cook amazing food? Well, that’s cool too.
Cooking in cast iron is the best way to cook I think, and I just loooooove my dutch ovens. I have 2. And I wouldn’t mind having more. My dutch ovens are cast iron coated with enamel, so when I saw MyHabit had great sales on these for a few days, I had to show you.
I decided to ditch the new year’s resolutions because they will in fact be forgotten. But the one thing that won’t be forgotten are God’s promises.
I am sure most of you are not on the internets today as it’s the day before Christmas Eve, but I’m throwing up a quick post anyway, and to wish you all a merry Christmas! We had some family pictures taken back in November and I wanted to show you a few.
We had some silly ones…
This will be the last giveaway of this year, and it’s a goodin’ from The Home Depot of $200 + some cleaning supplies! Plus, there is also an amazing sweepstakes of $5,000 that you can enter to win also!
Hey guys, my hubby is posting today since he’s the genius behind making our garage amazing, so enjoy! Hello everyone. I’m Emily’s husband and she asked me to share with y’all my experience installing our Flow Wall storage and organization system. (Please see the makeover post for the before and afters) I’ll be the first one to tell you that I shudder at the thought of putting things together. I have spent countless hours putting together things like swedish furniture, shelves and entertainment systems, staring blankly at hundreds of parts that look NOTHING like the crude illustrations on the poorly written instructions I am trying to decipher. For an ADD/OCD person like me, I’m not lovin’ it. I am very pleased to announce that the Flow Wall system was the easiest, most well documented system I have ever had the pleasure to build. I was left with a sense of pride and accomplishment when I was finished, which is very rare for my OCD.
Hi all! I get to share some of my favorite things with you all today, courtesy of Melissa from 320 Sycamore’s ever popular My Favorite Things Party! I love sharing things I love at any time of the year, but I don’t talk about makeup and clothes here that often. And since I am a girl, I do love those things. I love a lot of things actually. It was hard narrowing down my top 10! If you are coming from Infarrantly Creative, welcome! I’m so glad you are here to see what I found intriguing this past year. :)
And now presenting my top 10 favorite things from 2013 in no particular order…
We have a lot of good shopping in Houston. High end to low end, you name it, we probably have it. Except we don’t have In and Out Burger. What a shame. I love shopping though, duh, and I love finding new resources on good places to do it at! You all know I love thrift stores and antique shopping, so when asked if I wanted to try out the Bing Smart Search app I said sure, sign me up!
I wanted to get inspired and find some new antique stores in the Houston area so that’s what I searched for. The interface was really easy and it came up with pretty results!
Down here in good ole Texas we don’t have crazy winters or anything. I wish sometimes we did, but then again I don’t see how people up north live day to day in knee-deep snow so it’s probably a good thing I’m in the South. That doesn’t mean though we don’t use our fireplaces every opportunity we get! I promise you the moment it hits 59 degrees here, all chimneys here in the South are just-a roaring.
With that said, most of you will know I don’t have a fireplace in our home, but my mom does so I went and did her a favor and cleaned out her fireplace that hasn’t been cleaned out in about 20 years! Yes, I am, quite the awesome daughter.
We’re kicking off the first of December with a new wreath I recently made and I think it’s one of my most favorite wreaths ever! Really! It’s a Christmas ornament wreath, and it’s all shiny and silver and makes me happy.
Hey Friends, I know it’s not Friday today, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great sales to be had from Silhouette! This just happens to be their biggest sale of the year, so I want to let you know about their great promotion.
Happy Thanksgiving all! I just wanted to pop in real quick and let you all in on some amazing sales from MyHabit. Lots of items (and designer items) are up to 90% off! I let you all know about MyHabit a while back, which is a flash sale site on Amazon. And I know you all love Amazon!