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Reviewing My Elite Screens Media Room Screen

So I’ve been sharing a few tidbits here and there about our media room, and today I’m super excited to share with y’all my review of our media screen. I even created a short little video for you guys to check out in case you’re in the market for a screen yourself. And even if you’re not shopping for a screen, no worries! The video is also a mini tour of the space, so you can see what it looks like in “real life,” not just through pictures. Also – As you can see in the YouTube preview below, I make really awesome faces throughout. So worst case scenario, you can always make fun of me while you’re bored at work 🙂  Ok, so let’s get to it! One of the biggest challenges in our media room was finding a screen that would react well to natural light. Since…

8 Pieces you Need from Target’s Vineyard Vines Collection

ONE – Straw Beach Bag TWO – Blue and White Midi Skirt THREE – Navy and White Stripe Two Piece — Top, Bottom FOUR – Chambray Popover Shirt FIVE – Off The Shoulder Bardot Top SIX – Navy Gingham Shirt Dress SEVEN – Pet Bandana EIGHT – Whale Print Corn Hole Game Who hasn’t been on their beach vacation, stopped by a Vineyard Vines Store and thought… I need that! Even if preppy/coastal isn’t your everyday style, it sure is fun to embrace seersucker and gingham during those hot summer months. Needless to say, I LOVE their new limited-time collection at Target that just dropped today. It’s super adorable and a perfect start to summer. AND it’s affordable. Sign me up, please. My absolute favorite item from the collection is that blue and white striped midi skirt. I WANT IT. When I saw the sneak peek back in April, I…

The Cutest Lemon-Patterned Dress You’ll Find For Just $20

2 Piece Lemon Dress  |  Rancher Hat  |  Boho Clutch I’ve been seeing so much of these lemon-patterned sets this season, and I’ve been keeping an eye out for just the right one. I wanted something that was affordable and comfortable all at the same time. Something I could wear on a date night, but also wear around the family and my kiddos. As I always do, I thought I would check Amazon to see if I could find anything worth buying, and that’s when I stumbled across this adorable 2-piece set. When I first got it in the mail, I thought “Ew, this looks cheap.” I wasn’t totally loving the polyester fabric, it was super wrinkled, and it came in a cheap-looking plastic bag. Overall, I just didn’t get the best first impression. I decided to go ahead and give it a chance and steam the wrinkles out and…

3 Must-Haves for a Media Room

If you read my recent post about our media room, you already know that it’s not exactly the “standard” media room that you normally see. I built it, not just so my husband could watch football or basketball, but for our entire family. I built it to be multi-functional. Hey, if you’re going to spend money on building out an extra room, you might as well make it as versatile as you possibly can, right? So here’s a little review from my last post… Last summer when Chad and I were choosing a floor plan for our new build, we  had a list of must-haves that we stuck to. One of the main features that was top on our must-have list was a media room. I didn’t want the stereotypical media room though. We have two young kids and making the space work for them AND us was very important.…

Media Room Design Board

ONE – Elite Screens Media Screen & LED Backlight Kit TWO – Brass 2 Light Wall Sconce THREE – Reclining Sectional from HomeZone Furniture FOUR – Round Coffee Table from HomeZone Furniture FIVE – Faux Yucca Plant SIX – Brass Vase SEVEN – Brass 1 Light Wall Sconce EIGHT – Hand-Tufted nuLOOM Area Rug (9×12) NINE – Accent Pillow (another similar style) TEN – Accent Pillow (another similar style) ELEVEN – Oversized Poster Frames TWELVE – Decorative Baskets THIRTEEN – Console Table FOURTEEN – Electric Fireplace by Touchstone Home Products Last summer when Chad and I were choosing a floor plan for our new build, we  had a list of must-haves that we stuck to. One of the main features that was top on our must-have list was a media room. I didn’t want the stereotypical media room though. We have two young kids and making the space work for…

A Bright + Bold Mother’s Day Gift Guide

ONE – Vertly Bath Salts TWO – Lago Woven Tote THREE – Coral Rafia Earrings FOUR – LED Lighted iPhone Cover FIVE – capri BLUE Candle SIX – Yellow Pom Tote SEVEN – Swan Creek Candle Co. Wax Melts EIGHT – Tom Ford Perfume, Black Orchid NINE – Red KitchenAid TEN – Rose Gold DIFF Sunnies Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I wanted to share some of the items that I have personally on my own wish list and also some things I already have, and love. The single thing I love most on this list is pretty hilarious actually. My husband and I are avid fans of the gas station, Buc-ee’s. If you don’t know what I’m talking about (then shame on you — HA, kidding of course), but REALLY… It’s pretty much the coolest gas station ever. It’s massive, with locations all over the country,…

My Favorite Spring Outfit on Repeat

White T-Shirt  |  White Distressed Jeans  |  Leather Slide Sandals  |  Straw Rancher Hat  |  Yellow Tassel Earrings  The weather has finally warmed up here in Texas, which means I can actually bust out my warm-weather clothes. This is one of my favorite times of year because (despite my awful allergies) I can finally get outside and enjoy the sunshine. The warmer temps also mean sundresses, white jeans, sandals and panama hats. And who says you can’t wear white before Memorial day? Pshh! Not me! As soon as it hits 70 degrees, I’m taking those babies out of hiding.  The other day I made my usual weekly Target run, but it wasn’t for groceries this time. I wanted to grab a few basics for spring and pick up some t shirts, jeans, shorts — you know, the works. I recently shared my dressing room diaries (HERE), so if you want…

Dining Room Design Board

ONE  |  Utica Sputnik Chandelier TWO  |  Flambe Blue Darkening Curtain THREE  |  Palmer Dining Table (HomeZone Furniture) FOUR  |  Palmer Dining Bench (HomeZone Furniture) FIVE  |  Costway Blue Fabric Chairs (Set of 2) SIX  |  Brass Gold Vase SEVEN  |  Navy + White Stripe Vase EIGHT  |  Stoneware Salt + Pepper Shaker NINE  |  Decorative Metal Tray Today I wanted to share with you the design board I created for my dining room. I pretty much knew the vision for the space almost immediately. I knew I wanted the shape of the table to be super simple, yet have a contrasting rustic finish to it. My vision was to pair a rustic table with an incredibly modern light fixture. Thats why I was so excited when I found this dining table (found here) from HomeZone Furniture. I was shocked at how affordable it was. A dining table for UNDER $500? Ok…

Dressing Room Diaries: Target Spring 2019

Jeans  |  Sandals  |  Hat Jeans  |  Sandals  | Hat Jumper  |  Sandals  | Hat Top (similar) | Jeans  |  Sandals  | Hat | Jacket Jumper |  Sandals Top (similar)  | Jeans  |  Hat Since messing with the build of our new home, I really haven’t thought too much about clothes. I’ve been pulled to the home isles of Target rather than the clothing isles. BUT the other day I made a special trip to good ole Target to grab a few basics for spring. I was looking for some high-waisted jeans, a few T-shirts, and easy jumpsuits that I could just throw on without having to think too much. With 2 kids, I swear my brain has disappeared, so having a few staple pieces for spring was a must for me. I can just walk into my closet, grab a few things without really looking, throw them on, and BOOM, still look put-together.…

My Top 10 Design Elements I Used When Designing My Home

I think it’s safe to say that I have a pretty specific design style. In each space I design, I always gravitate toward certain design selections and materials that end up pairing really well together. Those same design elements also come together to accomplish a look that is very much my own. When I describe my style, I have a hard time summarizing it into just two or three words. I start to ramble and my description of my “style” ends up becoming a novel rather than a short title. BUT if I had to paraphrase, I would call my style Modern Boho Beachy. I want more than anything for my home to feel like a HOME. Not like a showroom or staged house. I’m also obsessed with the beach. I grew up going to the beach and the lake, so water is EVERYTHING to me. If I could move…