Home Goals 2015

With the start of a new year, I’m making a list of things that I would like to accomplish as we begin 2015 with new beginnings and a fresh start.

2015 goals - New Year resolution concept - text in vintage lette

I feel like half of my home goals list from last year are on this new list, but at least I’m quite impressed with how many rooms I got finished in the new home this past year. So, where do we begin in 2015?

Luckily this big project is already underway. I’m hoping to have the final reveal this month if everything goes according to plan. This project was actually on my Home Goals 2014 list, but yeah… that didn’t happen.


I have an idea for this room, it’s just about getting over my fears of tackling new, larger projects. Big time moldings, wallpaper, maybe reupholstering some chairs… it’s going to be gorgeous but I’ll definitely be taking my time with this one.

I want to create lots of storage in the laundry room, plus a place to store extra coats and bookbags. Maybe something along the lines of my old laundry room?

laundry-room-makeover4. THE HALL BATH
This is the bathroom that Ellie uses. I want to add some fun color to this space, make it kid friendly. Right now the only thing I’ve added to this bland room is a shower curtain, and that is even boring.

This is the year I want to get organized. Every closet and drawer serving a purpose and junk free… well, a girl can dream, can’t she? I think my coat closet gave me the little push I needed to get started here.

coat closet makeover

So, what’s on your TO DO LIST for 2015?
Outdoors spaces? Organization? A little bit of everything?

2015 goals - New Year resolution concept - text in vintage lette

Fall Burlap and Flower Wreath

The last week of August is totally a legit time to bring up the Fall decorations from the basement, right? I know it’s 105 degrees outside but I just can’t help myself.

Well while digging through the basement boxes I noticed I needed a new wreath for our front door (I somehow lost our old one in the move). So here’s my first Fall craft, just in time for Labor Day weekend HA!

fall flower and burlap wreathThis wreath was SUPER EASY to make. Trust me.

  • Fake flowers
  • Straw wreath still in the plastic
  • Greenery pins
  • Roll of burlap
  • Fall ribbon


fall burlap flower wreath suppliesFirst thing I did was cover the straw wreath that was still in the plastic with a quick layer of burlap. I used greenery pins to keep in place.

burlap fall wreathNext come the cheap fake flowers. And here one of my secrets in making flowered wreaths… Separate the flowers from the stems. Then you then have the hole where the stem once fit inside the flower. Stick one side of a greenery pin through the flower hole and attach to the wreath. So much better than trying to hot glue!

burlap flower fall wreathAnd in no time your wreath will look like this!

flower burlap fall wreathNext I added the burlap. For this part I did not cut pieces; it’s just one long stream from the roll. I just twisted and bunched, then pinned in place every so often. You really can’t mess this part up, I promise. Just stand back every minute or so to check your work.

burlap fall flower wreathThe last thing I did was make a huge bow out of ribbon.  I’m not going to give you instructions on this since I’m not an expert, but I do find that mixing thick wire ribbon and a piece of thin ribbon together look pretty fancy.

fall burlap flower wreathAnd that’s it!
I bet this entire wreath took me less than 30 minutes.

fall flower and burlap wreathNow it’s time to start working on adding some Fall bling to my hearth room, then my front porch. LOTS of Fall projects coming down the pike! This might be the most wonderful time of the year in my book!

fall flower burlap wreath

Also, I’m visiting Chelsea today over at Two Twenty One for her mom series.
Head over there now for some fun Q&A!

flower wreath tips and trick