A Simple Dresser Makeover

February 5, 2016

Filed Under : House to Home - Lifestyle

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Today I thought I would share with you guys one little corner of our room with a simple dresser makeover. This dresser has been around for quite some time and has served us well. When Scofield and I first got married we were both in college and we had very little, aka nothing, to our name. Instead of spending money we didn’t have on buying new furniture, we decided to give some old furniture from storage a little love. We painted this dresser and over time have added knobs that we collected from various stores, like anthropologie and michaels.

In our first little apartment we used it as a joint tv stand and dresser. We lived in a teeny tiny studio garage apartment, so we tried to make use of every little bit of space we had, without making it feel too crowded. Since then, we’ve moved into a few other homes, and finally settled into our first house a couple years ago. We are currently using this little dresser in our bedroom, and it is a nice reminder of the simpler days….the days of no dishwasher, one love seat, and a kitchen that could only fit one person at a time ;).

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I love what a simple, cheap, and quick makeover this was. It didn’t take a lot of time or money, but has a big effect. If you’re looking to touch up your dresser with some mismatched knobs, or even matching knobs, be sure to check out anthropologie, target, or any craft store.

We’re thinking that one day this dresser will be perfect for our Piper girl’s little room, and maybe we’ll finally invest in some pieces of our own ;). But until then, we’re loving it in our little corner.

Happy Weekend!

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Winter Walk

February 2, 2016

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Motherhood

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Luckily, winters in South Carolina don’t get too cold, so we’re able to take our girl and  bundle her up, while she stays nice and cozy in the stroller. We also recently found this lovely little park by our house with a playground, nature trails, and a dog park. Sometimes we take Sage and let him make new friends at the dog park after our walk.  I have a feeling we’ll be spending lots of time at this little park in the coming months, and maybe even years. And, of course, it’s always an extra bonus when daddy can come along ;).

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What I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Mom

January 25, 2016

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Motherhood

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It’s amazing how our little Piper doesn’t do much … eat, sleep, cry, poop … yet she has taught me so much in these past two months of being a mother…

I’ve learned how to function on very little sleep, and that it’s okay to ask for help and let other people see your mess…

I’ve learned how to eat with one arm, how to type with one arm, how to cook with one arm … well, how to do most things with one arm ;)…

I’ve learned to trust my instincts. I read the books that tell you what to do and how to do it, but I’ve found that the “perfect formula” doesn’t necessarily work for everybody. Maybe I don’t do everything “by the book,” but it’s what works for us and that is okay…

I’ve learned that things definitely do not always go as planned and babies will often time do what they want to do, even if it doesn’t fit in your planned schedule ;). So I’ve learned to go with the flow and take things as they come…

I’ve learned you can never have to many burp cloths, and what things really are a necessity with a little baby and what things you don’t really need…

I’ve learned that when you become a mom instinct really does kick in. All the worries and fears that accumulated over nine months just kind of fade away and you really do figure it out…

I’ve learned that my mom is superwoman in disguise, and I hope to one day have her house cleaning and laundry doing powers…

I’ve learned how blessed we are to have the wonderful family and friends that have reached out to help and love on us during this new season…

I’ve learned that when you lose your life, you really do find it. And that when that little baby is laid on your chest, your life changes forever, for the good…