Now We’re Stylin’!

I love spending time with my hubby. Whether it’s going out and doing something, working on a project, just sitting at home and enjoying each others company, it’s one of my favorite things. Unfortunately, with our current schedules, we don’t get to spend as much time together as we’d like. I work during the day and Ricky usually works more in the evenings. But that means when we have a day to spend together, we appreciate it so much more!

A few weeks ago, we had one of those rare days. I got off early from work and Ricky didn’t have to work that evening so we had an entire half day all to ourselves.

We decided to spend the evening doing some shopping, having dinner out, and going for some frozen yogurt (Yum!). After looking around a few thrift and discount stores (Gotta love a bargain!) and not finding anything, we had dinner, and then decided to look around Hobby Lobby. We hadn’t been to Hobby Lobby in quite a while and we really enjoyed looking around and brainstorming some decorating ideas for the house.

While we were looking around, Ricky was pointing out some items that I really liked, but I had no idea he would like them also! We only ending up buying a few things that night, but we got some really great ideas. Plus, we discovered that our decorating style is more alike then I knew!

Sometimes it takes some “window shopping” to discover your style. Take a little bit of time walking around a store, pointing out things that each of you like. Don’t hold back. If you like something just a little bit, say something! Maybe explain a little bit about where you imagine it, or if there’s something else it would go with. Then compare the items that each of you point out. Is there a common factor? Maybe both of you lean toward a more rustic/country style? Or maybe you tend to point out vintage-looking pieces? Or modern elements with clean lines and neutral colors? There are so many different styles out there, but try look for items you love and think about how they can come together in a space.

Once you figure out the ways that your styles compliment each other, you can start to design a space that BOTH of you feel comfortable in. It’s not just about making a room look nice, it’s about creating a living environment that makes you both feel comfortable and at home.

-Amy

We’re not paid or perked for mentioning Hobby Lobby. We just like to shop there.

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We’re back and we’ve got plans!

Hey! It’s been a while since we posted on here. Sorry we’ve been gone for so long, but we’re back and ready to jump into 2013 and get things DONE!

We’ve got some plans for this year, for both our home and blog, including expanding out some of the topics we’re going to discuss here. We still want to focus on DIY home decor, crafting, organization, and the like. But we also want to start posting some about things like recipes/meal planning, budgeting, and our lives in general. We’re looking forward to sharing!

In the meantime, we want to do something more for us. We’ve already posted plans for each room, but we wanted to get a “New Year To-Do List” together to get our heads in the right place. So here’s a list of what we would like to accomplish this year:

Living Room:

Paint gold accent on fireplace

Paint built-ins

Add mirror above fireplace

Find art for gallery wall

Create gallery wall down hall

Kitchen:

Paint wood paneling

Make roman shade for window (We already got the perfect fabric for it.)

Create command center for all the paperwork that ends up in the kitchen

Upstairs Bathroom:

Paint ceiling same color as wall (I’ve heard it helps a small room look larger.)

Hang wall art

Change out ventilation fan

2nd Bedroom (AKA Amy’s Dressing Room):

Choose paint color

Paint walls

Replace window treatments

Organize closet

Master Bedroom:

Stain bed frame

Stain end tables

Hang wall art

Move old headboard to guest room

Dinning Room:

Finish painting cabinet (I have been working on this project for far too long. It’s time to get-it-done!)

Move desk and shelves to guest room

Bring in dry sink

Florida Room (AKA Sunroom):

Replace window treatments

Family Room:

Add acoustic treatment (for Ricky’s recordings)

Find/hang wall art

Downstairs Bathroom:

Add wainscoting

Choose paint color

Paint walls/trim

Add frame around mirror

Replace ventilation fan

Replace towel bars

Laundry Room:

Paint new door

Paint walls and trim

Guest Room:

Bring in desk/shelves from dinning room

Bring in headboard from master bedroom

Organize closet

So that’s our goal…for now. We may end up changing a few things. You never know with us. But we’re excited to start checking off this list as we move through 2013!

-Ricky & Amy