Thursday, July 31, 2014

Friday Favorites

 our house now a home
Two creative blogs coming together to share even more creativity!

It is Friday Favorites time again! I am co hosting with Laura from I'm not a trophy wife. She is such a great co host, and has really let me shine and do things my way with this link on my blog. Amazing of her to do.  She has also asked for me to co host through August, which is so surprising and exciting! We have had some amazing linker's again this past week. I always leave the week feeling inspired to try some things out.

So now the features, I feel like this is the hardest part. I can't feature everyone but I always want to!


S'mores Bars
These look amazing. I have not featured a food post yet and figured all of you foodies need some feature love too. I know my kids would be in love with this. I can only imagine how yummy this is. Smore's are a big thing in Our home and this is a oh so yummy twist to that. Life with Garnish is a great blog to get recipe ideas. There is also some home decor tips and other tricks. But these recipes are mouth watering just looking at the pictures. Anyone else hungry now?


This ladder I had to feature. It is a DIY project, which I love. She made it by using pieces of a old desk, what?!!!! That is a sure fire way to my home decor heart. Beck with treasures has some amazing ideas. Her home is beautiful, I love her blogging style and ideas. I kind of sort of blog stalked her when I happened upon this. Looking back in her archives and seeing one amazing thing after another. So talented!


So onto the new Friday Favorites for this week, I am eager to see what pops up on this link party!

Happy Linking up, and I hope you really take the time to visit others too. Otherwise you are missing out on the best part of linking up. Seeing, sharing, and supporting others!
Rules-
Rules sounds a bit strong for a link party and there is no micromanaging going on! But,
 I would love for you to:
* Link and linger a bit on 1 or 2 blogs
*Link 1-3 of your favorite posts, older posts are great too!
*Link back to this party
*Follow me Emily here at Our house now a home and Laura at I'm not a trophy wife or give a shout out on social media for the party

Grab a button if you were featured!
I'm Not a Trophy Wife
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

who needs neighbors?


Back before we ever even thought we could one day purchase a home Dale and I would discuss our dream home. I wanted it on a tree lined street, with a white picket fence, and kids and neighbors conversing with each other. Yes, I wanted to take a time capsule to the 1950's apparently. Dale wanted land and isolation. I love that man, he is a big softy with me and the kids. But the rest of the world, well. He could do without. His dream would be to not hear or see anyone once he got home. Other then his kids and wife.... I think...I hope. So we chose a home in a suburban small town with neighbors surrounding us. It was a compromise, sort of. I got a picket fence, not white. Neighbors and kids. He got to not be in the city, no traffic sounds. Just lawn mowers, people, and other 'burb sounds.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Home....

Home is...
... where you lay your head

Monday, July 28, 2014

nothing to report here....

Just a normal weekend with mattresses in the hallway and a air compressor. All being put to use and out of the way of one of our projects in its final stages. 

Well it is Monday, again. I feel like it came way too soon. Our weekends are busier then ever lately. All Saturday I thought it was Sunday. So I was more then pleasantly surprised when I realized it was just Saturday. It was like finding $20 in your pants pocket you forgot about or something. A pleasant and wonderful thing to realize. But Sunday, the actual Sunday flew by. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Friday Favorites

 our house now a home
Two creative blogs coming together to share even more creativity!

I have enjoyed co hosting Friday Favorites. There are so many amazing people that link up. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to meet new blogging peeps and also allow people who follow me to discover new blogs too! I am enjoying this run with Laura from I'm not a trophy wife.

I am featuring two very talented people who linked up last week. There was so many favorites for sure but these two stood out to me.


I chose this because first of all. How cute are these boxes? But then when I clicked on it I love seeing what they were for. They are for kids to keep little trinkets and treasures they want to keep just for them. And when I say treasures I mean any and all weird and random thing kids fall in love with. I love that Steph thought to make this for her kids. Anyone who wants to encourage kids to be kids is my kind of person. a time for season's, is a great blog that has so many tips and ideas. I plan to check it out further and see what I can learn from her!

And the other feature is the charming farmer, cane chair makeover
The Charming Farmer

I love everything about this. I am into blue, nautical, coastal, I adore redoing cane chairs, and just redoing furniture in general. It has so many checks of my favorite things to do. This chair is wonderfully done, and so beautiful. Charming Farmer has so many great things going on. There is furniture redo's like crazy there. And all of them are done so well. This is another blog that I am so excited I discovered from this link up. 

Happy Linking up, and I hope you really take the time to visit others too. Otherwise you are missing out on the best part of linking up. Seeing, sharing, and supporting others!

Rules-
Rules sounds a bit strong for a link party and there is no micromanaging going on! But,
 I would love for you to:
* Link and linger a bit on 1 or 2 blogs
*Link 1-3 of your favorite posts, older posts are great too!
*Link back to this party
*Follow me Emily here at Our house now a home and Laura at I'm not a trophy wife or give a shout out on social media for the party

Grab a button if you were featured!
I'm Not a Trophy Wife
 



bright lights



I shared on Monday that I finally found a ceiling light for my dining room. I spoke about it here. I love it, it is everything I dreamed of when I had not one clue what I wanted. But, BUT, turn the thing on at night and you get a tan. Seriously, I have tan lines from this bright light now. I know it is because of the bulbs we put in, 60 watt by the way. So, instead of dealing with the sun on at night inside our home. No one likes a person who wears sun glasses inside. Including people in my dining room. Or instead of getting different bulbs we decided to add a dimmer to the light switch.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Home.....

Home is.....

.....Where everyone needs some cuddles, and dog piles. We call them love piles here at Our Home