Custom Built In Closet

March 24, 2015

Custom built in closet 1

After taking my sweet time to put the finishing touches on the custom closet my father-in-law built for me, it’s finally done! I really love how it turned out. It’s plenty of room and it’s so organized.

Custom built in closet 2

I wanted to be able to see my necklaces and such, so the middle area became a vanity of sorts. I had to have lots of hooks… The earring frame and the bars on the sides are DIY and the 3 hooks in the back are from World Market.

Custom built in closet 3

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Kitchen Island Inspiration

February 6, 2015

Our kitchen is one of my favorite rooms in our house. It’s big and white and perfect. The only problem is that there’s no island. Initially, I liked how open and welcoming the kitchen felt without an island blocking anything, but after living in it for almost a year, I really want the extra work surface and additional storage underneath. Out kitchen is also big enough to hold our dining table that usually holds 4 and can accommodate up to 8 easily, which I love. But I can’t have both a big workhorse island and a lovely dining table in the same space. So… What’s a girl to do?! We’ve been looking at islands and brainstorming sizes.

kitchen island inspiration

I love this white, chunky, “pull up a bar stool and hang out in the kitchen” look. Except I don’t want our family to eat at a bar, I want a place for Allen and I, and our future kiddos or couple friends, to have an easy place to sit and enjoy a casual dinner together without walking all the way down to the formal dining room.

kitchen island inspiration

White countertops, white backsplash, white cabinets and… BAM, a gorgeous chunk of butcher block. I love this look.

kitchen island inspiration

Not so much the colors in this one, but the open shelving. Gotta have a little place for cookbooks and stylish platters.

kitchen island inspiration

Are you sensing a theme? Love the white and butcher block combination on this one.

These island ideas get me all excited, now I just have to work in the dining surface somehow. Any suggestions?! :)

Silly Valentine Cards

February 3, 2015

Happy February! This month is one of my favorite months, only sort of because of Valentine’s Day, but mostly because February means that the cold and yucky month of January is over and we’re that much closer to springtime and warm weather. But Valentine’s Day is fun, too! And these silly cards from Emily McDowell are just hilarious. I can’t decide which one is my favorite!

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See all Emily’s cards in her Etsy shop.