Home Happenings – August ’14

AUGUST // I’m so not ready for summer to be unofficially over!  Summer has been good to us (hello, we have a new happy and healthy baby!) but I’ve yet to check everything off our summer bucket list (I pulled out the Padres onsie from storage so we need to make it out to a ball game as a family of four).  I’ve had to cancel our summer vacation twice now (military schedule…)  so it’s looking more likely that we’ll have a winter family vacation instead.  But I have a nice deep tan and that’s the badge of a summer well spent : ]

Here are a few snapshots of home around here:box of four donutsdried yellow flowerschildrens feetceiling fan onfiddle leaf and stack of booksheart shaped rockfixing jogging strollerpermanent markerscoffee groundsbaby with toy giraffeSee you back in September.  It’s one of my favorite months and one of the consolations of summer being over (think spicy candles, fall coffee flavors, maybe the return of pants) and I just so happen to be turning 30, too!  Have a lovely long weekend.  See you next week!

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The DIY’ers – Link Party #15

Welcome back to The DIY’ers!  The DIY’ers is a place for us all to share our DIY projects, renovations and home decor ideas. Bigger Than the Three of Us / Brave New Home / Home Coming / Simply Dream & Create Kayla chose her favorite projects from last week.Katie from Upcycled Treasures decorated a 5×7 rug and the whole project cost about 20 bucks!  She’s sharing a printable for it, too so you’ll want to click on over. (source) Anu […]

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A Little Window Dressing

DIY Vinyl Roller Shades by Brave New Home

Ready for another triangle vinyl decal project?  I’ve decorated walls with them, a jewelery box and this time I’m putting vinyl on vinyl. I genuinely dig this whole triangle trend.  They’re graphic, fun, and yeah, I guess trendy.  No shame in jumping on a decorating trend if it really speaks to you and fits within your design aesthetic.  I still don’t plan on doing a mason jar craft in the foreseeable future…We have this little window area in our master […]

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Blue Chalk Sticks from Clippings

allowing succulents to scab

Much like my mantra for the indoors, I started small outside to build gardening confidence.  I chose this tiny strip of yard next to the fence.See, not all of our yard is dust bowl from me killing the grass.  Some of it just started out as dirt! I started this project towards the end of my pregnancy (so over three months ago now).  I was hoping to share the “after” photos after tackling the area that houses the trash cans […]

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The DIY’ers – Link Party #14

Thanks for stopping by. If you’re new to The DIY’ers, welcome!  The DIY’ers is a place for us all to share our DIY projects, renovations and home decor ideas. Bigger Than the Three of Us / Brave New Home / Home Coming / Simply Dream & Create This week, Ashley is sharing her top three picks. Two of the three picks come from Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture. (source) As you can see, she makes some amazing furniture! (source) Elisha […]

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DIY Essential Oils Storage Box

1 - DIY Essential Oil Box - Brave New Home

I’m so relieved to finally be posting this project!  Have you ever had one of those projects that just went wrong at every step of the way?  I would have just scrapped this project altogether but I really needed a place to store my growing collection of essential oils.I bought a set of essential oils a few years back and have supplemented my set with an extra bottle of essential oil here and there.  I’d been keeping the bulk of […]

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That One Object That is Totally You

top of pair of cream and sugar containers

Do you have that one object, or maybe a vignette, that is totally you?  A physical manifestation of your style that perfectly sums up what your home aesthetic is all about?For me, it’s this pair of white ceramic containers that we use for cream and sugar for our coffees.  These are actually upgrades I bought a year or two ago to replace the first pair of containers I had bought when The Hubs and I first got married almost five […]

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The DIY’ers – Link Party #13

Who’s ready for another party?  I’m so glad to have you back for another week of The DIY’ers, a place for us all to share our DIY projects, renovations and home decor ideas. Bigger Than the Three of Us / Brave New Home / Home Coming / Simply Dream & Create This week I got to pick the highlights. I’m gonna break tradition a bit and share my top three picks but also one or two honorable mentions.  There were […]

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