Two blog posts in two days?! Who am I? I'll tell you who I am... The girl who deleted the Instagram app off her phone because she realized the insane amount of time she was wasting. And guess what! I finished decorating my living room because of it. Here are some updated pics! If you're … Continue reading Update: Living Room
Whew! It has been a minute! I tried to unplug a bit for the month of September, blogging included. BUT... I'm back and so excited to show you our favorite renovation project since we started this circus. Awhile back I posted some before pictures of our laundry room, and you can read about that here. … Continue reading Before & After: Laundry Room
We are finding "the new normal". Natalie is 4 months old, everyone sleeps through the night 95% of the time, and most weeks have some sort of routine. Andrew and I are loving the past few weeks, mainly because we haven't been here! We spent last weekend in Asheville celebrating my good friend's wedding. … Continue reading Sweet Summertime.
We moved into this new house last June and promptly started renovating everything in July. We have been here now for 9 months, completed a ton of projects, and are still plugging along. Overall the experience has been largely positive. I understand that DIY is not for everyone, but Andrew and I are having a great time working … Continue reading Before & After: A Full Home Progress Update
When we were looking for houses, a bonus room was on our must-have list. I instantly loved the layout of the bonus room in our new house because it is right off the den... Close enough to know what's going on, but I don't have to actually be in the room to supervise kiddos. When we moved it was one of … Continue reading Before & After: Bonus Room Makeover!
We made the switch from Mac's crib to a twin trundle awhile back. Overall, I would say it has gone really well! Mac is excited to be in his new room, and I think he likes the idea of having a "big boy bed like Daddy's". He keeps telling me that his old crib is for sharing with Baby Natalie, which … Continue reading Big Boy Bedroom
Happy 2017, y'all! We are in fully baby-prep mode around the Cotten house these days. Our "big" projects are finished... I am putting the final touches on decorating what we have in place... AND the nursery is done! No one tell my children that the first child's nursery was fully completed three months before he … Continue reading The Bunny Garden: A Nursery for Natalie
When we started renovating in July, we knew we wanted to start with the master bedroom. There was/is SO much to be done in the house that waking up in a fresh space was important to us (as opposed to opening your eyes and just seeing "more work.") Here is a reminder of what our bedroom … Continue reading Master Bedroom
There is something immensely satisfying about three fourths of a renovation. There is also something amazingly frustrating about it. When we started this whole process mid-July, Andrew and I drafted up a Before Baby List knowing we wouldn't be able to do everything we wanted prior to her arrival. We are close enough to the … Continue reading Three Fourths.
Happy Monday to you! I am hitting the ground running this morning... The last few weeks have been a blur of paint, sawdust, road-tripping, and family time! This week is shaping up to be a little more inline with our normal routine, and I am looking forward to that. I have a lot of laundry … Continue reading Project Updates: Kitchen, Foyer, and Study