Mapped @ Image Mapper


This might be what we are in for...

Woke up this morning to an icy/wintery/snowy mess and thinking it might end up looking something like this... 

I am not very happy about it because we are going to be driving today, tomorrow, and Sunday to hit 3 of my husbands family Christmas's.

Hopefully we make it back safe on Sunday and blogging can resume!

Happy Holidays,


Pottery Barn Leah Desk

I fell in love with this desk when I first saw it. I bookmarked it and go back to it every time I think about the current state of my office (not quite as tranquil as this one). I do have a piece of furniture that might be able to be transformed into something as beautiful. Here she is...

Excuse the computer junk. My mom picked this up for me at a garage sale a couple years ago (10 bucks!). I haven't done much with it yet, because I haven't decided where exactly it should go. I definitely think the metallic spindles will be the starting place. Color suggestions are most definitely welcomed! I will repost once the transformation is completed.

Orchid Love

Mine is looking a little sad lately, but I am determined to keep it alive! In my opinion, this beautiful flower acts like another piece of art in any room. It's height allows it to be used in spaces where other flowers wouldn't fill the space. If you find yourself longing for something to "fill up" space on a console table, bathroom vanity, or dining table...keep this in mind.


Someday, we will have a big decision...

When the time comes, I have no idea how I will choose. My sweet, darling husband is getting a taste of my obnoxious planning (needless to say, he thinks I'm crazy!). Although, this decision won't be made for quite a few years, I still find myself looking for house plans. Our next home will be our forever home and we will build it (I don't think my forever home exists out in the world, so I'll have to make it!). Here are 5 houses that I like (not love). It is hard to find one that has the right look outside and the right floor plan. My search will forge on and I will continue to update you as I find new "forever home" ideas. Thank you for bearing with me on this one..


In my dreams...

This is the office I would love to have someday. The desk alone would take up my budget for the entire room, but a girl can dream right? I will still use this mood board to put together an office someday. It might include some DIY projects instead of these expensive retail pieces.

Headboard Tutorial

Most have ooo'd  & awed over beautiful upholstered headboards at some point. Unfortunately, we don't have room for a big bulky headboard in our Master Bedroom. I had come to peace knowing that it just wasn't meant to be...


But, then I remembered! We have a guest room! YIPEE!

So here is what I did...

Step 1:

Bought a piece of plywood at HD (60" wide by 48" tall for queen bed). I used a tape measurer to create the circular cut outs at the top because I didn't have a compass. I used a jigsaw to cut out the design.

Step 2:

I had some mdf board lying around that I used to reinforce the edges (makes putting the nailhead trim much easier). I screwed them onto the plywood and moved on to step 3. 

Step 3:

I bought one roll of 1 inch foam at Hobby Lobby. I filled in the area inside the mdf board with the foam and put down a little hot glue to hold it in place.

Step 4:

I bought queen sized batting at Hobby Lobby. This actually gave me enough to rap the headboard twice for some extra cushion. I used a handy dandy staple gun to attach the batting the back of the plywood.

Step 5:

Now it was time to use the fabulous fabric I found. It is important to make it really tight (my husband helped me with this). Once again I used my staple gun to attach the fabric to the plywood. You can't really tell in the picture but the fabric is beautiful and has a subtle metallic effect to it.

Step 6:

Now for the fabulousness, but be sure to watch out for your fingers! I bought nailhead trim (every 5 holes) on ebay. It was much cheaper than anywhere else and really gives the headboard some umph. I had read on multiple tutorials that it was hard to keep the trim straight. I didn't have a problem because I took a 2 inch nail that I used to measure from the edge every time I had to nail in one of the nail heads. It took about 45 minutes and tadaaaa!

Step 7: 

I was getting impatient at this point and didn't take pictures. We attached some wooden legs to the back of the headboard after we decided on the height that looked the best. 

Here is the finished project in a very non finished room (please excuse the bedding, I know it looks blah right now. I will update with better pics when the room is completely finished).

Cost of project:

Plywood from Home Depot: $13
MDF Board: Free
Foam from Hobby Lobby: $11.99 (30% off) = $8.50
Batting from Hobby Lobby: $13.99 (40% off) = $8.50
Fabric from Garden Ridge (2 yards) = $5.99 on sale for $1.99
Nailhead Trim from Ebay: $10.50 + 5.25 shipping = $15.75
Wooden legs: free
Staple gun: free
Staples: $4.99

Grand Total: $52.75