It has been a year of both wonderful changes and horrible tragedy’s. Through it all I have worked diligently on proving you content 3 times a week, every week. SO. MANY. BLOG. POSTS! It’s always interesting for me to look back through the previous years posts and see all the progress I’ve made, all of our journey’s and adventures.
At the same time I love to see which posts are your favorite! So here are the 20 most popular posts of the year… also known as your favorite 20 posts!
Alright y’all, it has literally been in my planner for the last two weeks… that the new Happy Planner Girl RELEASE is today! I have been sooo excited all day! Especially because I only read 4pm and not 4pm pacific… so I was two hours early to the party.
Oh well, that was definitely my own fault. Either way I WAS SUPER EXCITED to see the entire reveal… especially after waiting an additional two hours.
There are four different collections: Glam Girl, Trendsetter, Day Dreamer and Goal Getter. Each one has two classic sized planners and a mini… along with all the matching accessories! I’m in love.
If y’all have been with me for a minute or two (or even if you’re brand new and have just glanced at my about page) you know that my little family is made up of my hubby and our three flurry companions. Our little yorkie and two kitties are always getting into trouble and half of that trouble involves food of some kind. Dinner time at our house is kind of like a wild stampede… which is crazy for a herd of small animals (none of which weigh over 9 pounds!).
We switched from glass food bowls to plastic (after Jasper broke the few glass ones we’d had for years). Then when he kept knocking the plastic ones on the floor we moved the bowls to the floor… which worked for a while but here’s the second problem. My hubby. I’d say Jasper takes after his daddy but ones a man and ones a cat… Trevor keeps stepping in the plastic cat bowls on the floor. Which completely shatters them seeing as he wears a size 14 shoe and has the gracefulness of a newborn gazelle! So allllll of this is to say… we need a new pet bowl stand.
One that holds non-breakable bowls off the floor but that can’t be knocked over.
Well the word is finally out, I’m putting a pegboard in the Craft Room! Pegboards are such a great way to add storage…. and as an added bonus they’re absolutely adorable. The best part is that while I was doing research for my pegboard I found more inspiration then I’ll ever need (31 Pegboard Ideas for Your Craft Room to be exact)! So I’m sharing it with you.
I’ve put together thirty-one Pinterest spectacular pegboards from my search on . I know there were way to many ideas for one pegboard so hopefully you’ll be able to find a few ideas for your pegboard too!
Wedding season is officially upon us! My best friend actually got engaged about 2 weeks ago… which means we are in full planning mode at the Smith house! Her wedding is scheduled for June 18th 2016 and if you’ve ever been part of a wedding you’re likely freaking out the same way I did when she asked for help planning her wedding in just 2 short months!
Luckily it wasn’t too long ago that I planned my own wedding… May 17th 2014! Which means it’s almost time for my very own second wedding anniversary! So in honor of my own anniversary and planning Ashley’s very special day I’ve broken out the wedding binder.
Yup I was that kind of bride!
Last year I spent a couple hours predicting the the most popular neutrals for 2016 based on the best selling colors of 2015! I know… smart right? We’ll predict where we’re going to by analyzing where we’ve been.
With that in mind I’ve rounded up our 13 most sold neutral colors from the good old Sherwin Williams to see where the trends are taking us! Last year was A LOT of gray and a little beige, according to the polls (the interweb, customers and sw itself) the new year will bring even more Taupe and Greige then ever before.
It’s been several months since we broke out the fabric and created new slipcovers for the chairs in out kitchen! I love the fabric we chose and the slipcovers turned out beautifully but they left one question… what were we going to do with the bench that completes our little seating arrangement? I looked at several complementary fabrics and then decided that using the same fabric would unite the bench and chairs together… so I started on my quick and easy DIY tufted bench cushion makeover!
Out of all the projects I’ve done for our little kitchen makeover I think this tufted cushion was the easiest. Thank goodness… I needed an easy project!
It’s been a few weeks since I finally put together my craft room and busted my brand new Cricut out of the packaging! I had a blast working on my first project (a stencil for my rose gold happy planner)(yes the rose gold part is important… I am on a very important mission to cover the world with rose gold after all!) but now it’s time to get to the good stuff. The reason I wanted a Cricut in the first place… learning how to cut glitter vinyl.
Cutting glitter vinyl… or any vinyl for that matter… gives me the ability to make new pillow covers, wine glasses, window clings, curtains! You get the idea… the list is literally endless.
The Happy Planner Girl Collection is here!!! I absolutely loved the video MAMBI put out explaining all the different products… and showing all the pretty new things!! Of course, as pretty as the video was it ran an hour and forty minutes long… which is almost two hours of amazingness but two hours of products can be difficult to keep straight!
So I made you a little Happy Planner Girl Shopping Guide!
Today we’re tackling the age old delima… what do I do when I have one room that needs to serve two purposes? How do I go about decorating a combined room?! Technically this could be a living room and dining room, living room and home office, dining room and kitchen… but for this little scenario let’s focus on the whole living room/dining room situation. Why?
Because a sweet reader wrote in asking about this exact predicament:
So last week I introduced you to my new Happy Planner… and the Life Planner printables I created to match my Free Wedding Binder! I’m using the classic sized Happy Planner but as you know planners are like people… they come in all shapes and sizes! Which means we need to learn how to resize printables to fit any planner.
My planner might be a completely different size from your planner… some people like little planners they can throw in their purse while others have the BIG planner they can leave open on their desk. I am loving the classic size… I guess I’m like Goldilocks it’s juuust right!
Last year I shared how much I absolutely adore all things blush… and you all know how much I love gray. It’s kind of the perfect paint color (especially sherwin williams light french gray… it’s kind of my jam)… but this year poised taupe is where it’s at.
With the downfall of beige in the last few years everyone has been falling in love with gray… it was everyone’s favorite new neutral. Don’t get me wrong gray is still hugely popular (heck it’s one of the main colors in my new kitchen makeover) but where do all of the beige lovers go?
Well y’all it’s officially the first week of the spring One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home. If you missed my neutral mood board from last week go take a quick sneak peek. Then it’s time to get our hands dirty with a little painted kitchen cabinet makeover!
Maybe you remember me gushing about how gorgeous our light gray cabinets were going to be… you know just last week with the mood board I put together for this space. Well y’all this week is proof positive that things happen and paint truly looks different in different spaces.
Our walls are painted Sherwin Williams Online so I picked Site White (the lightest color on the strip) for the cabinets. On the chip it looks like a light gray but on the wall… definitely white! Luckily I wanted white cabinets and had gone with gray because of the white subway tile we had picked out.
I spent last weekend working on a fun mood board for my cousin… that goes a little outside of my wheelhouse. It was fun but now it’s time to get back to basics with a few fun and easy Farmhouse DIY’s! I love the farmhouse look and definitely incorporate it into my own personal eclectic kind of style (hint: I own the same dish towels used in the first DIY! See? They’re hanging on my stove in my kitchen makeover!).
I realized I was loving it more than normal this month when I kept saving fun Farmhouse DIY’s to my Facebook page… and my Pinterest boards. Oops! So I thought I would take a look through all those saved pics and videos to share my favorites with all of y’all!
When we were planning our kitchen makeover most of the steps fell into place soooo easily… painting the cabinets, adding a gorgeous glass backsplash… especially my new chrome faucet. The one thing I couldn’t decide on was what to do with our hideous red counters!
I thought about replacing them but we weren’t quite ready for that large of a step… so we decided to go another route. We set out to do a fun little project… and now I’m here to share it with you! A fun, easy tutorial to paint kitchen counters to look like stone.
After a little bit of work our bedroom is this close to being finished! The last piece of the puzzle will be adding something over the bed… but I’m still figuring that out!
In the meantime we’ve hung the curtains, added artwork to the walls, brought in new lamps to our bedside tables and today we’re accessorizing the nightstands!
In the midst of our entire kitchen makeover I had a million big projects to finish but at the end of the day it came down to one tiny little project. Putting a bit of beautiful hand lettering on the chalkboard my hubby gave me for my birthday last year! Unfortunately I’m not the best with a piece of chalk… some ladies can free hand beautiful letters and intricate designs but my chalk looks like it was welded by a five year old. Which is why I learned one easy tip for perfect chalkboard letters!
It’s so easy, so simple, you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried it before… and the best part? I’ve included a free print file for you to try your hand at replicating the exact chalk design I used! Still not sure? I’ve included a printable for those of you who just want to print this baby out!
Well the craft room is definitely coming along. After organizing the entire space, building a new bookcase and adding new storage the next step is a little painted desk makeover! A coat of blush paint will add a feminine touch while giving this gorgeous old desk new life.
The best part of this little painted desk makeover is that it’s week 3 of our little room makeover… which means it’s almost over! Of course the vision board from week 1 was the perfect bit of inspiration for the entire challenge… and last week we tackled storage for the craft room.
Our house is sooooo close to being finished! In all the best ways, the kitchen makeover is finished, the craft rooms looking gorgeous, the living room could use a few touch-ups but for the most part it’s all set! I can walk from room to room and enjoy every space in my home which is a novel concept around here. The one space that hasn’t had any work is the master bathroom. It’s a little space and no one sees it but the hubs and I so I tend to close the door and ignore it… even though it would be nice to be finished!
So I re-routed my shopping trip from the toilet paper aisle to the bathroom decor aisle.