Monday, September 12, 2016

Our Third House-iversary

Time truly does fly when you're having fun. I cannot believe that we've now been in our sweet little home for three whole years! It truly has changed from a house into our home. I can't walk down the hall without happy memories of world series championships, birthday bashes, and finding out we were going to be parents. Our second year in our house was all about outdoor decor, a new guest room, and some small updates. And year three? It's been all about finally making upgrades I've been dreaming of, as well as finding ways to bring light into our rustic, oak-trim home. Here's what we've been up to this year!

Rustic Dining Room 

After multiple failed painting attempts (and a lesson in how fabulous paint samples are), I finally figured out how to get the rustic dining room of my dreams. After starting with a gold, deep brown, and modern patterned dining room that just felt super dark, I was finally inspired by a 49 cent curtain panel from Kohl's. Throw in some burlap canvases made from tea towels, a handmade centerpiece from my hubby, and the rest is history.

Rustic Dining Room

Dining Room Canvas from Tea Towels

Handmade Wood Centerpiece

Rustic Dining Room Centerpiece

For more on this look, paint colors, and how you can get a centerpiece of your own, check out this post!

Farmhouse Front Room

After finishing the dining room, I just felt like our front room didn't flow with the rest of the first floor vibes. I liked the gallery wall and cheap, unique decor, but it just felt dark, especially with all of the black and red. Solution? Some paint, new thrifty decor, and channeling a few Fixer Upper vibes! Here are the results!

Fixer Upper Magnolia Wreath

It's So Good to Be Home

White Rocking Chair, Ikea Shelving

Gallery Wall

Next on the List: A Nursery! 

The room that we plan to use for the nursery is already a pale blue, which should be fine no matter what gender our baby turns out to be (and personally, I'd like to do kind of a one and done gender neutral-ish nursery anyways). I've already started pinning lots of fun ideas on my Pinterest board, and I'll share a post soon with lots of my favorites!

It's safe to say that our fourth year will be my favorite year ever, as we bring a new little life into this home and life we've built together. I'll have to chill out a bit with how clean and tidy I like the house to be, but it will be worth it. This home is a blessing, and we are so grateful for all the memories, life, laughter, and friends who fill it with us. Year three, you've been a joy. From our house to yours, happy fall! 



  1. Love all the decorating you all have done!! Can't wait to see the nursery :) So exciting!

  2. Congratulations! I love seeing your progress and thought processes. Can't wait to check out the nursery!

  3. Oh wow how awesome! so cool to see all the progress! Can't wait to see the nursery!! :-)

    Rachel |

  4. three years in a place is awesome!! Love what you've done with everything! Excited to see what you do to the nursery!

    1. Thanks, Angela! We have had a great time so far in our home.

  5. Congrats on your home anniversary :) Can't wait to see what you're going to do with the nursery!

  6. Your house looks absolutely beautiful! So do you, by the way :) Can't wait to see the nursery!

  7. Very cute! Time flies, doesn't it?! And thrifted decor is where it's at! It'll be so fun to see what you come up with for the nursery! <3

    1. It does fly!! I love love thrifted decor. Thanks for following along!


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