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Thanksgiving table: Decorating on a budget

Thanksgiving table: Decorating on a budget

It’s that time of year- turkey and sweet potatoes and pecan pie! Before our family Thanksgiving, I wanted to have our friends over for a Friendsgiving and celebrate the friendships we’re so lucky to have. I love hosting, and I love decorating my house for […]

My obsession with affordable rugs

My obsession with affordable rugs

One thing my wedding registry— and my house— is full of is rugs. Lots of colorful, interesting rugs always makes a house feel like a home to me. My parents’ house is absolutely packed with Turkish and Persian rugs. I grew up going to flea […]

Spring cleaning your closet

Spring cleaning your closet

Spring is here, and nothing gets me more in the mood for warm weather than cute tanks, shorts, and swim suits. The problem is when you have accumulated so much junk in your closet that you can’t even see what you own! To me, getting […]

What I’m registering for

What I’m registering for

If you’re planning a wedding, you know your registry is one of the most fun things to think about. We haven’t officially registered yet (fingers crossed we’re going tomorrow!) but we have a list of things we know we want so the process can go […]

Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

I love the holiday season for so many reasons, and one of my favorite things is shopping for that perfect gift for my friends and family! Nowadays, there are so many products shoved in our faces that sometimes it’s tough to figure out what the […]

Top IKEA must haves

Top IKEA must haves

IKEA is a massive, amazing, headache. It just is, and there is no other way to describe it. There are millions of products that the store has you thinking you need (you don’t) but also several that you do need… and you end up buying […]

Storage solutions that are cute enough to keep out

Storage solutions that are cute enough to keep out

If your house is at all like mine, there isn’t a whole lot of storage space. I also really hate (visible) clutter, so it can be hard to figure out where things should belong. When I started moving things from my parent’s house to my […]

How to: Office makeover

How to: Office makeover

You always want the places in your house that you’re in most often to look, and feel, the best. My favorite spots in our house are where we gather with our friends and families– in the kitchen, the dining room, and the living room. But, […]

Building a walk-in closet from a spare room

Building a walk-in closet from a spare room

Our closet is a mess. It’s a tiny, dark room that requires me to stand on a step stool anytime I walk in there. Recently, my fiancé and I decided that we were taking drastic action… and making a walk-in closet. Now, we couldn’t really […]

How to tile when you have no idea what you’re doing

How to tile when you have no idea what you’re doing

This weekend I went a little home improvement crazy… but I got so much done! Something I have been wanting to do forever was tile the fireplace surround in our bedroom, and I finally did it. No, I had never tried tiling, but I watched […]