This post is sponsored by Wayfair. All opinions are my own.
Last week we were in Huntsville to check the new home construction progress. During our stay, much of the Tennessee valley received the most beautiful blanket of snow. It was unfortunate timing for us seeing as how it occurred on our travel day and we were left with no choice but to drive two hours through the ice and snow. Believe me when I tell you that my children would much rather have been playing in it than watching it fall outside the car window. Poor deprived little Arizona desert kids. Those of you in other parts of the country have probably already experienced your fair share of snow days, but I suspect old man winter isn’t through yet. If you’ve had your fill of hot cocoa and hearty soups and you’re looking for a way to pass the time on the next snow day, might I suggest DIY’ing a rustic winter pallet sign?
How cute is this project? Creating it lifted my spirits so much. I’ve been admittedly down and not feeling the least bit domestic lately all because I’m sick. and. tired. of living in transition. Ever since we decided to put our house on the market last February in preparation for our move, we’ve been living out of boxes. Almost all of my cute decor is stashed away and I’ve grown weary of looking at the same old boring white walls. Enter: this amazingly simple DIY sign project.
It began when Wayfair contacted me and asked if I had any crafty ideas to turn an ordinary snow day into a spectacular snow day. Given that we live in the desert, snow days are few and far between, but I can relate to the feeling of restlessness that I imagine might go hand in hand with being confined by winter weather. And so I dreamed up this super easy rustic winter pallet sign to add a bit of festivity to the snowy season. Better yet? This sign is as cheap to make as it is easy.
We just returned from another trip to Huntsville during which we got to see the construction progress on our home there. This was an exciting visit for me because several of the design aspects I was most looking forward to seeing had been installed. For starters, the lights are up! Here are a few of my favorites. This is a hallway off the kitchen. The doorways you see lead to the utility room, pantry, mudroom … Continue reading Farmhouse-style great room inspiration and ideas→
Progress on our house in Alabama has finally started to gain some momentum. It’s so fun to get texted photos from our real estate agent. Each new round of pictures show a ton of changes! Our cabinetry went in last week. With its addition, I really feel like it’s starting to look like an actual house instead of a construction site. Take a look with me. This one shows the wall of cabinets where the … Continue reading Farmhouse kitchen inspiration and ideas→
Remember how–last year–I said that we were moving to Alabama? Well, here it is 2016 and we haven’t gone anywhere yet. It’s not that we are dragging our feet on the move; we most certainly are not! The problem is that the builder is not making as much headway on our new construction home as we’d have liked. Originally they gave us a completion date of late December. When October rolled around and they hadn’t … Continue reading Farmhouse style dining room ideas and inspiration→
Just when you were beginning to wonder if I’d been kidnapped by aliens and beamed to a neighboring planet, I’m back. I had a really tough November but with the Thanksgiving holiday and a replenishing visit with my people under my belt, I’m trying to tiptoe back into normalcy this week. I hope you’ll forgive my absence. I’m sharing some photos of the new house today–only these pictures might not be what you expect. Jeff … Continue reading Writing Scripture on support beams of new construction→
One of the most tedious aspects of building a home in one city while residing across the country in another is the decision making. Trust me when I tell you that there are a LOT of decisions that go into building a new home. As the customer and future homeowner, we get to choose things like where we want phone and cable outlets placed. They ask whether our interior doors should have panels or arches … Continue reading The 28 Homes Project→
When last I updated with construction progress on the Alabama house, it looked like this. I snapped that photo on October 3rd, just before we headed to the airport after our last trip. The good news is that they are making significant progress on our home. The bad news is that pesky rain is forecasted for much of this week and next and may delay the next steps. Our real estate agent has been kind … Continue reading Late October construction progress→
During a recent ten-night trip, my family had the opportunity to travel through several states. Because we opted for standard hotel accommodations, we were left without the means to prepare meals and we did a lot of eating out. If you’ve been reading my blog long, you know that I am not a fast-food type of girl. When dining out with the whole gang, my preference is for casual, family-friendly restaurants that offer an upscale … Continue reading Best Restaurants for Families→