Thank you!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our New Addition…

We have an announcement to make…

Big Canoe Update 1

We have an addition to the Hayes family…  our cabin!  Our closing was pushed off a week- Boo!  However, we successfully closed this afternoon- Yay!  With that delay, it puts us one week closer to the Holidays- Yay!  But, it’s even harder to reschedule our contractors this time of year- Boo!  The renovations ARE moving forward this week and although it may not ALL be completed as quickly as we’d hoped, my hubby is hoping to have the majority of the renovations done by Sunday!  I hope you will follow along on our #projecthayesdreamcabin makeover AKA Hayes Extreme Cabin Makeover.  Check out my “Cabin Tour” blog feed link for all of the before pictures and details.

Big Canoe Update 1A

We have been designing, planning and scheduling over the last two months getting ready for our cabin overhaul.  To say that we have our work cut out for us would be the understatement of the century.  Here are just a FEW of the items we found in the home today.  And no you are not jetsetting back to 1976…

  Big Canoe Update 1B Big Canoe Update 1C Big Canoe Update 1D

So, what’s the plan consist of?  Tearing out a wall, fixing a wall leak, laying 1,000 square feet of wood flooring, creating a 13′ wood plank fireplace facade, gutting the kitchen from top to bottom, gutting three bathrooms, all new paint, all new lighting…  And that’s just a bit of the work.  Yes, we are crazy.  For some reason, we both thrive on working hard and playing hard.

Want a little sneak peek of the decor?  Well, here you go!

Big Canoe Update 1Big Canoe Update 2

Oh, and here’s my crazy handsome hubby who will be working his booty off this week.  I’ve entrusted him with my camera for the week to document the construction.  I can’t wait to share more!  Stay Tuned!

Big Canoe Update 3

XOXO, Brittany Hayes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Home Tour

Part One

With only 10 days to go, I guess I am a tad bit late in posting my Holiday Home Tour.  Well, that’s the story of my life these days.  Better late than never!  I always think to myself, okay next month will be better.  I will be less busy, more organized and will be on top of it.  Umm, I am still waiting on next month I guess.  I can’t say my Holiday Tour is too terribly exciting but I did want to share what I did get around to doing this year.  The last year has been a little nutso.  In some ways it flew by and in other ways, I feel like we’ve lived here forever.  The crazy thing is that this time last year, we hadn’t even closed on this home yet and of course had not even begun our renovations.  And now one busy, crazy, awesome year later we are about to close on another home and start renovations which I will share an update on tomorrow.  So when it came time to decorate for Christmas, I simply found a home for some of the decor we already had and just added a couple of new touches.  Enjoy!

Addison’s Room


Dining Room

For all of the design details on this room, check out “Our Dining Room Reveal”



For all of the design details on this room, check out “Welcome Home”, “Stairway to Ombre Heaven” and “The Foyer Finale”


Part Two is coming later this week!

XOXO, Brittany Hayes

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

Well, it must be a happy day for a Saturday post, huh?  I am not a ceiling fan loving kind of girl.  No way.  No how.  Yes, we do live in the South but I can do without a ceiling fan in every room except our bedroom.  So, a fan in one of the prettiest and largest rooms in our house was a big no thank you!  When we first moved in, I had ever so slightly maxed out our lighting budget so we put a ceiling fan in the living room for the short term.  Maybe it was the short term to me and the long term for my hubby but the lighting fairies came to my rescue.  You see, for some unknown and ever so wonderful reason, our less than a year old ceiling fan quit working.  Maybe the elf on the shelf really is real?!?  Because that is most definitely what this momma wanted for Christmas!  So, one day my hubby said “fine, buy you a chandelier.”  LOL.  I had my eye on this beaded beauty for quite some time so it was a quick click and purchase!  Here is what I chose…

Beaded Chandelier- Horchow


Here’s the true before of our living room before we moved in.  I PROMISE to blog a full detail on our living room transformation once our Holiday decor comes down.  Until then, there’s a quick shopping and paint color reference if you scroll way on down.

Before Den 1


And now here’s the after but really the before now.  Make sense?

Living Room BP 1

After- Christmas Style

Last Night…

Chandelier 1 Chandelier 2

This Morning…

Chandelier 3 Chandelier 4

Shopping Links…


Teal Chairs: JOSS & MAIN

Sectional: MACY’S

Pouf/Ottoman: TARGET

Chandelier: HORCHOW

Blog References…

Wall Color: “Ponder-ing” Your Wall Color

Trim, Ceiling & Window Colors: “To The Window… To The Wall…”

Now, let me know what you think!  Love to you all!

XOXO, Brittany Hayes

Friday, December 12, 2014

Day on the Town

Guest Editor, Maghan Sisk

Anthro Cardigan 1

I absolutely love the small town I live in! I have lived here for two years now and I love walking through downtown and browsing in all of the shops. The best part…NO traffic!  The weather has been so off and on lately which is why I love wearing cardigans and this one is from one of my favorite stores!

I am also wearing this lace trimmed top again and it seriously goes under anything. I am pretty sure I have worn these jeans out this season as well as these booties! I am so sad this pearl necklace sold out but I have linked a similar one below that I actually ordered for a family member for Christmas…and I really want to order it for myself! I am so bad about buying gifts for others and then wanting it for myself. Am I the only one that does this? I think my husband is tired of hearing, “Ohh, I want this for Christmas too!”

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Only TWO more weeks!!

Anthro Cardigan 4

Aztec cardigan (on sale!), Lace Top, Jeans (on sale for under $40!), Booties – Similar & LOVE!, Similar Necklace

Anthro Cardigan 3

Anthro Cardigan 5

Shopping Links

Yours Truly, Maghan Sisk

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wallpaper Me Crazy

I recently admitted to having a bit of a rug obsession.  Now I’d like to add one more item to the mix…  WALLPAPER.  Are visions of floral kitchens dancing in your head?  Well let me set the record straight.  We are not talking about your grandma’s floral china pattern splattered onto the walls.  Wallpaper has made a serious comeback and I am loving every second of it.  Here are my faves…

1.  Hygge & West

Petal Pusher Gold

 Petal Pusher (Gold)

In My Home…

Read “Be Our Guest” for more on this room…

Guest Room 2A

Daydream Green

Daydream (Green)

In My Home…

Read “Our Dining Room Reveal” for more on this room…

Dining Room 11

Diamante Turquoise

Diamante (Turquoise)

In Our Camper…

More on our camper coming soon!

Camper Bedroom

Others I LOVE…

Rosa Indigo

Rosa (Indigo)

Otomi Pewter

Otomi (Pewter)

Carved Ogee Gold

Carved Ogee (Gold)

2.  Spoonflower

Gray Ikat

Gray Ikat

In Our Home (back of bookcases)…

Visit “Tour” for more info on this room…

More on this room coming soon!

Living Room BP 1

Emerald Ikat

emerald ikat

In Our Home…

More on this room coming soon!

photo 5(3)

Others I Love…

Classic Black and White Quatrefoil

Classic White and Black Quatrefoil

Emerald Ikat in Soft Plum

Emerald Ikat in soft plum

Ikat Navy

Ikat Navy fabric by fat_bird_designs on Spoonflower - custom fabric

3.  Anthropologie

Ones I LOVE…

Watercolor Peony Paper

Peonies Wallpaper

Paeonia Paper

Blazing Poppies Wallpaper

XOXO, Brittany Hayes