Saturday, July 28, 2012


Katie@creatively living. I'm not even sure if you intentionally entered the giveaway based off of your comment, but my 3 year old random generator picked your number. And I can promise you, he couldn't possibly be more random.

In fact, when I asked him to pick a number, his first response was "Ramen Noodles". Then I said "No, a NUMBER" and he said "12". So... lucky for you and thanks to Dora, he can count higher than 10.

I'll contact you Katie, to work out the details. Thank you for all your advice on where to go in Savannah. I will definitely be hitting up some of those places.

Also, on an unrelated note, I have been getting a TON of e-mails from people asking about paint colors I've used. I'm happy to announce there is now a button on the top of the blog that has all of that info in it.

In the mean time, and because I can't leave you without a picture, here's one that will make you go "Huh?"

Yes, that is a 15 foot trampoline in my living room. Yes, my husband has been gone for training for 3 weeks and I've gone slightly mad. Yes, I can still do a back handspring, back flip. But not without peeing a little.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Giveaway time...

I'm making a trip to Savannah, Ga in August and I'm really excited. My best friend I met while our husbands were at flight school for the army lives at Fort Benning and we're taking a girls trip into Savannah. I can't wait to see all the amazing architecture there!

I did a giveaway on this blog from the last time I went to see Katie. We went to the Canton Flea Market and I brought back a personalized gift. I really liked that giveaway and I'm doing it a similar one now!

Leave a comment here, post it on your blog, become a follower, post on facebook, or all of the above! Each action will get you another entry into the giveaway. Just comment here and let me know what you did. I'll pick the winner in a week and contact you to get to know you a little better. Then I'll shop all around Savannah looking for the perfect gift for you!

Good luck! And just for fun, here's a picture of my dear, loving, crazy eyed friend Katie. Please don't kill me for putting this one of you up. It was this or you 9 months pregnant...

Also, if you have any advice on what the best historic tours, best antique shopping, or best beach in Savannah is, we'd appreciate it!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wood look tile

Let's talk flooring. If you didn't notice from the pictures on my home tour, my carpet looks like a bunch of mechanics had a picnic on it. I pretty much have a standing appointment once a month with my carpet cleaners. We've been in this house for a little over a year and I can assure you it looks like 5 year old carpet.

So... my sweet, loving, gracious husband and I have been going back and forth about what to do. I loved the engineered wood in our last house but it dented and kind of pulled away because the house wasn't level. My husband wants to do tile everywhere but I want it to look like wood.

Wood Look Tile. That's right. I'm not sure if I'm the last person on earth to know about this but I found out about 3 months ago. Porcelain and ceramic tiles that look just like real wood.

The only problem is it was out of my price range (the one's I liked were $4.00 a sq ft). So after about 3 months of searching online, craigslist, and tile stores, here are my favorite cost efficient choices.

From Build Direct. $2.89 per square foot. Here's the link.

This tile from Lowes.

But in the end we decided to go with THIS tile from Floor and Decor. The price in store is actually $1.99 a square foot even though online it says more. I bought a sample of it and brought it home. It looks AMAZING with my paint, cabinets and furniture. We are going to start installing the middle of August so forgive me if I'm not around for a while.

If you've ever installed wood look tile before and have any helpful hints, PLEASE feel free to tell me. I will be doing most of the installation myself and I'm so excited to be rid of my disgusting carpet! And don't even get me started on how excited I am to use a wet saw.

Also, I didn't get paid for this, nor do I get a discount. Unfortunately.

Featured home tour

My home is being featured at The Painted Home. Take some time to browse her blog. I love the light fixture above her dining table. Click here to see her blog!

I also had some really great news this week. Something is about to go down that I've been dreaming about forever. Wish me luck that it all works out!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Next barn sale

The next barn sale is in ONE WEEK! I'm excited about this one. It will be a way smaller scale but will have all of my favorite vendors there. Click HERE for more info and directions.

See you there!