• Not Your Typical Ceiling Fan

    How do you know when it’s time to update your ceiling fans? I made a TikTok video asking this question and one of the responses was “when it stopped working.” When it stops working, you know it’s time! My husband and I knew it was time to update our ceiling fans because we’ve lived in our home over 15 years! These fans are OLD. First I want to tell you something about my husband, Darren. He has been working from home since March 2020 due to the pandemic. I thought I would die when that happened—him working in the house all day, wandering around and in my business occasionally. Anyone…

  • Revealing My DREAM Wall with DuraDecor

    After peeling and sticking lots of DuraDecor vinyl planks to the wall, the bonus/media room is COMPLETE! It really is the dream accent wall I was hoping it would be, and I could not be happier with the final result! Here are the things that I did to update this space: Added DuraDecor Peel and Stick Vinyl in Iced Barn (available exclusively at The Home Depot ) Painted the walls Replaced the old shutters with blackout curtains Replaced the 15-year-old ceiling fan Added a new couch BEFORE PHOTOS FINAL REVEAL PHOTOS The hardest part was measuring the wall and planning it out beforehand. After that, it was so easy to…

  • Drab to FAB with DuraDecor

    We have lived in our home for 15 years and there’s one room we have never changed. . . our bonus/media room. I’m talking never painted it or anything. It is still the original yellow color from when we moved into the home. Time for some changes! I am taking the wall in this room from drab to fab using Peel and Stick Vinyl Planks from DuraDecor! This room is mainly used by my husband, who spends time playing video games and watching his favorite TV shows. Occasionally, we will have family over to watch a movie. The Plan Here are the things that I plan to do to update…

  • Hyped up for HAVEN Conference!

    In a few weeks, I’ll be attending my first HAVEN CONFERENCE! Originally, I was meant to fly to Atlanta, Georgia, and meet up with home decor enthusiasts and influencers, but now we get the chance to meet virtually and learn together! I’m actually excited to learn from the comfort of my home. I get to stay safe and still learn at this conference! This year the conference will be handled by ZOOM. The Haven administrators have been so amazing to offer ZOOM help to those who need it. They have been performing ZOOM practice calls periodically throughout the past few weeks for people to participate in and it has been…

  • Good Housekeeping Feature!

    I could not let April slip by without thanking Good Housekeeping for our Feature in the Good Stuff this month. What a thrill it was to open and see our picture on the pages of this publication! I may or may not have gone out and bought a few issues for every room in my home but who’s to say? The feature is located on the third page and it’s called The Good Stuff. It’s a DIY simple floral arrangement of tulips placed in thrifted milk glass vases. I have been collecting milk glass for years. I find milk glass from various places such as yard sales, thrift shops and…

  • Baby Nursery Room Reveal!

    I’ve been working on something fun for a few months now, and we can finally reveal it! My oldest daughter is pregnant with her first baby due in November!! I’m a grandma to two beautiful girls from my son and daughter-in-law, so when I found out my daughter was pregnant after she had been trying for a while I was SO HAPPY. And of course I immediately dreamt up some plans for the baby’s room. Here’s our “vision board” my daughter and I put together before the room began! I partnered with some AMAZING businesses and brands to pull this room together, working with my daughter’s vision, of course. She…

  • Sweet Dreams with Emma Mattress

    SLEEP IS NOT OVERRATED!Many people don’t know this, but I have lived with back pain practically my whole life and it’s not fun. In fact, it is downright painful and can be very debilitating. I had to have back surgery about 13 years ago to remove a bulging disk. I had the surgery because I had no choice at the time—it affected me so much that I found myself not being able to walk because of this disk. Sometimes when I am lying down I have back pain. It’s just what I deal with. I know there are so many people that deal with back pain and the number is…

  • Sink Dreams Come True!

    Hi, I’m Sue and I live in Southern California in a town called Temecula. It’s about an hour north of San Diego. Many people do not know where Temecula is but it is nicknamed Wine Country and it’s a very beautiful place to live. My family has lived here for 14 years. Our home is a place that I love to be—in fact, I prefer to stay home many nights instead of going out! Are you like that? A homebody too?  There is no place like being home and I love my home. Our home is a work in progress I like to say I am always working on something, whether…