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Nursery Reveal on a budget

Nursery Reveal on a budget

Aaron and I are super proud of being able to fix up and decorate our house on a tight budget so of course, this knowledge wouldn’t be lost on our baby boy’s nursery.  I’ll reveal our completed nursery here and list prices and how we put it all together. *I also want to put a … Continue reading

Master Suite Updates

Master Suite Updates

I’ll admit we haven’t shown many (or any) pictures of our master bedroom in our house, on this blog or otherwise.  That’s because it’s rarely 100% clean or neat.  Not that we are very messy people, but it’s just very lived in.  So you’ll get a rare peak at part of it today.  We love … Continue reading

Preparedness

Preparedness

I just posted this pic to my Bumpdates page – 24 weeks along!  Looking a whole lot less like Princess Kate and a lot more like Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian, but at least it’s just for a few more months.  And, while we were at the beach this past weekend with friends, a lady … Continue reading

Boring, but productive

Boring, but productive

I keep telling people that the Gouldings are pretty darn boring lately.  And we truly are – but I am loving this season right now.  We have much craziness to come and much to look forward to in the coming months and year so while we are pretty boring, it’s been so good to rest … Continue reading

5 Updates

5 Updates

Just  a few little updates on our lives… 1. We painted the nursery!  Well, when I say “we” I mean Aaron.  My pregnant self isn’t allowed to paint.  But, we were able to get a good low voc, non-toxic paint from Lowes that didn’t smell up the house at all, so I was able to … Continue reading

A Cheap Chic Chandelier

A Cheap Chic Chandelier

You may have read about my first early birthday present waaay back in this post about our hallway light.  Well, Aaron was gracious enough to let me have one more thing for my birthday in February so for over a month, I had been scouring the internet for a new chandelier for our dining room. … Continue reading

A little switcharoo

A little switcharoo

When we moved into this house almost 3 years ago, I tried to be super practical. I tried to anticipate our needs over the next couple of years so I instructed Aaron to put furniture in rooms that made the most sense. What I didn’t anticipate was me changing my mind. More specifically, I changed … Continue reading

Updates the sequel.

Updates the sequel.

And we’re back with another round of updates that Aaron and I completed over the holidays.  This time, the theme was paint.  And more paint.  And more paint.  I don’t know that I’ll ever get the white paint out from under my fingernails.  But it was all worth it – we made some amazing changes … Continue reading

Her favorite color is…Chrome

Her favorite color is…Chrome

Thanks to Trace Adkins for that title.  And thanks to some generous Christmas gifts, I was able to add quite a bit of chrome to our house after Christmas this year.  Here are the updates we’ve made so far (more to come!) Since our budget for home upgrades is generally nada right now, I was … Continue reading

The Campaign

The Campaign

2 and a half years ago when we bought our house, our living room looked like this: I had a whole design idea board going on in my head before we even moved in, but when I mentioned the part about how I was going to “paint that fireplace white” – I think I gave … Continue reading