DIY Ikea Playroom Built-in Billy Bookcase


As many of you know, we recently moved into a new house. Even though it is a brand new house, there are a million things to do to get settled in. I’m not just talking about actual unpacking of boxes but trying to figure out where everything will go. A new house means a new layout and that means that every room needs to be designed with our current decor and new things I pick up … [Read more...]

Building a House with Pinterest: Home Office Edition

Home Office Ideas

Today is week 5 of our Building a House with Pinterest series. You may have noticed that we skipped last Wednesday for our weekly building a home update posts. Sorry about that. With returning from Disneyland and Easter preparations last week, we decided to hold off on posting our next update. No worries because this week we are back on track and it is all about the home … [Read more...]

Building a House with Pinterest – Laundry Room Edition

Laundry Room

Welcome to week 4 of our Building a House with Pinterest series. Last week was all about the playroom and this week we are focusing on the laundry room. I have to say that the laundry room is my least favorite room to hang out in because nothing fun is going on in there. With a family of five, laundry seems to be never-ending. I hate it. I don't mind the throwing in the washer … [Read more...]

Building a House with Pinterest – Family Room Edition

Family Room Curtains

It's week 2 of our Building a House with Pinterest series. In case you are just joining us, this is an 8-9 week series of posts giving you an inside look at my life right now building a house with Pinterest inspiration. This is the first house that we've actually had built and gotten to pick everything inside from floors and cabinets, to lighting and design details. This IS a … [Read more...]

Building a House with Pinterest – Kitchen Edition

White Counters

Some of you already know that my family is in the middle of a big move. After struggling to sell our Chicago home for over 3 years, this past January it finally happened! We had been living in a staged, for-sale home for so long that I overheard my 4 year old giving showings on his Fisher-Price Imaginext Batcave! Yeah, hearing that one afternoon didn't break my heart or … [Read more...]

15 Fun Kids Playroom Ideas From Pinterest


We just recently moved and our new house is bigger than anything else we've ever had before. We are used to small space living and don't quite know what to do with all the extra space we now have.  We have a playroom for my son in this new house and I have been trolling Pinterest looking for fun playroom ideas for him. I have had so much fun looking, Pinterest sure can be … [Read more...]

Home Decor Ideas from House Hunting


We've been trying to move for 3 1/2 years (darn you, housing market!!) so I'm super excited that the time has finally come! I've been house hunting lately and seen the most amazing rooms that I just had to share with you. No these photos aren't from my house or a house that I've bought or even one single house but they do give me plenty of inspiration of ways to bring a boring … [Read more...]

10 Eclectic Home Decor Items

Photo Source: Wine Country Craftsmen

We moved a couple months ago and I have had the time of my life decorating. We're usually just in temporary spots so I never want to paint or decorate too much because then I just have to pack it up and move it all a few months later. This has been the first home that I have really gone all out decorating, and it has been one of the most fun things I've ever done. I spent … [Read more...]

Cool Birthday Cake Inspirations


I am a die hard cake lover. Any excuse I have to eat a cake, order a cake, design a cake, or bake a cake, I will use! I'm constantly looking at Pinterest to find cool and creative cake ideas for my family's future birthdays and today I wanted to share 10 of them with you. Enjoy!   Lego Cake. Have a Lego lover in your house? Have you ever thought about making … [Read more...]

Fun DIY Party Favors

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If you're planning a party, then today is your day- I've rounded up 10 great party favors from Pinterest that are sure to be a hit with your party guests! Party favors are a sweet and thoughtful way of thanking your guests for coming to the party, and they are also a great excuse to get creative and try some neat DIY projects! Lots of these ideas would even allow you to get … [Read more...]

Fun Things To Do With A Pumpkin


Halloween is right around the corner and soon as that's over, Thanksgiving will be here and both holidays mean PUMPKINS! Last year we went to a pumpkin patch and came home with armfuls of them, but I was pretty stumped trying to figure out what to do with all of them. Truth be told, they just kind of sat around my house. I'm not letting that happen this year though! I've been … [Read more...]

12 Amazing DIY Home Decor Projects From Pinterest


I have an obsession and its name is Pinterest. Pinterest has it all. From recipes to fashion to DIY projects. If I'm looking for something, chances are my beloved Pinterest has it waiting for me. We just recently moved back to my hometown of Los Angeles and our new house is bigger than anything we've ever had before. I now have empty space that I'm looking to fill and several … [Read more...]

Top 10 Advent Calendars for 2012


The holidays are here! Okay, maybe not here but right around the corner and the countdown will begin before you know it. A very popular tradition in many homes is the 24 day countdown from December 1 through December 24 with an Advent Calendar. There are a ton of different Advent calendar options from ones you make to ones you buy and even ones you eat. Yes, the cookie and … [Read more...]

S’mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

smores stuffed cookie bars

While I’m sad that summer is ending, I’m pretty darn happy that the kids have gone back to school. Before we really get into the swing of school activities, we took a quick trip to visit family over Labor Day weekend as one last summer fling. As I’ve told you guys before, there are a lot of expectations for me to make something fabulous while I’m there. It’s a lot of pressure … [Read more...]

Just getting something off my chest…


Don't mind me while I get a little something off my chest. And don't worry, Twitter, you deserve some props too! xoxo, Hollie In case you want to follow us on Facebook - here is our Baby Gizmo Facebook Page. (Not that you'll actually see our status updates or anything!) … [Read more...]