This year I am trying to soak up every last minute that my sweet AddieBelle believes in the magic of Christmas. I just know that any day now she will start questioning Santa, the elves, the tooth fairy… Where has the time gone?!?! This year I want to make it extra special for her and my little Winter who is now two and will start really enjoying and understanding this time of year. Need a little help shopping for your little ones? Here’s a sneak peek at my shopping list…
XOXO, Brittany Hayes
Guest Editor, Maghan Sisk
Isn’t Miss Addison such a doll? I could cry at how fast she is growing up. Addie loved her photo shoot and was such a natural! She equally loved this spunky outfit! Her pants are to die for and this poncho…does it come in my size?? (: Shopping links below. Thanks for stopping by!
Yours Truly, Maghan Sisk
Welcome to my mess work in progress. Once upon a time, about six years and 11 months ago, I was an organized neat freak. Wait a second. That also happens to be exactly how old my sweet Addison is right now. I know all of my mommy fans know this all too well. If I’d have seen the inside of my car right now seven years ago, I’d have thought, clearly my husband took over this vehicle. Okay kidding kidding. But nonetheless, I’ve deemed keeping my home and car clean these days to be about as easy as brushing your teeth while eating oreos. Can I get an amen?!?
As you’ve seen in my posts, we’ve pretty much “finished” all of the rooms in our new home. We remodeled it from top to bottom in the last ten months and although there are lots of projects still in my head and on my honey do list, I will call every room complete. Wow that word is strangely difficult for me to write. As a designer, I think that is almost impossible to do. AND since my husband admits to be an avid AW blog stalker, I will say that no room of mine will ever be “finished”. Lol. Anyways, every room is complete except for one. And this room has been driving me ca-razy for the last ten months. It is my office. It is the first room on the right when you enter our home and right now it is a huge eyesore. It’s filled with boxes of who knows what and random shelving that I am hoping will eventually be a library wall.
Here is the room BEFORE…
I will keep my opinions about these color choices to myself and let you decide…
So, let’s focus on the positive and chat about what we’ve completed so far…
Walls- Ponder by Sherwin Williams (PLEASE read “Ponder-ing Your Wall Color?”)
Ceiling Stripes- Minute Mauve by Sherwin Williams AND
Really Teal by Sherwin Williams
Chandelier: See “#throwbackthursday Playroom Edition”
Desk: World Market
XOXO, Brittany Hayes
My Home Tour
I have to say that I am super duper pumped to be sharing my favorite room in our home today. Drumroll please… Our Dining Room! I am a dining room kind of girl. Although it is the least used room in our home, I do believe that it is one room I cannot live without. A home without a dining room was a definite “no” during our home buying process. I just love that when you come in the front door, you are greeted by a room that’s beautiful, clean 363 days a year (we host Easter and Christmas), and a true expression of my design style from top to bottom. Since it is rarely used, I felt the need to go a little overboard. I mean why not?!?
Above is an image from when we first purchased our home. It was a beautiful room before, just not my style. As you may have seen me mention on my Instagram page, I am NOT a fan of the color red so that was the first thing to go. The room had really great molding but the sheet-rock on the ceiling was in bad shape and the floors were extremely scratched and damaged.
Guest Fashion Editor, Maghan Sisk
I cannot believe how fast time is flying by! It is already time to get my Christmas shopping done! This is such a wonderful time of year but it can also be quite stressful trying to pick out just the right gifts for everyone. So, I have put together a fabulous list of gifts for under $50! Perfect for your co-workers, teachers, mother in-law, sister, mother, grandmother and even for yourself! Enjoy!