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Fall Home Tour

October 28, 2018

Filed Under : Interiors - Lifestyle

Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com

It seems as if fall showed up here in South Carolina over night. One day it was 80 degrees, and the next day 60! We’ve been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival and have had the house decorated since late September. And just in time for Halloween this week, I’m sharing it with you guys here!

Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com

I love adorning the house with pumpkins. I grabbed mine from Trader Joe’s, and we have them in the entry way, on the dining room table, front porch, and little white pumpkins scattered throughout. I also grabbed some magnolia leaves from our magnolia tree for a pop of greenery in the entryway.

Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com
Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com
Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com

I found these string lights in the dollar section of target, and love the little touch they add to the mantle.  The bats are from hobby lobby. I’m obsessed with them!

Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com

Spider webs over our art and picture frames!

Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com

Here are a few of our seasonal books, displayed in Piper’s room.

Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com

I got this idea for creating a spider garland with your child’s handprints from Brittany Viklund. She always has the most creative, inspiring ideas, and I love how the garland turned out! Piper’s room is fully decked out with the spider garland, foam bats, spider webs, and halloween/fall books. So far, she loves decorating just as much as I do ;)

Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com
Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com

Another bat project we made using toilet paper rolls, some black finger paint, construction paper, and googly eyes! We watched a couple of youtube videos on bats too, and Piper loves to share how they “are black, fly at night, and hand upside down!” Piper loves animals, so I’ve made a point to use the season for learning activities about bats, spiders, etc.

Fall Home Tour | lovelolablog.com

I’ve always loved fall, but have never thought much of Halloween. Since having children, and as they get older, all holidays are becoming so much more fun. I’ve loved doing crafts, decorating, and creating experiences for the kids this year. Our home feels so festive, and I might be enoying fall more than I ever have because of it!

This weekend, we woke up and made pumpkin muffins with football on in the background, then drank coffee and watched Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin while they cooked. Scofield and his dad worked on our deck, and the air was crisp and perfect! All while the house smelled of pumpkin muffins and fall candles. It was glorious in all its simplicity.

To create an enjoyable space, we always look to Terminix to keep our home safe and sound in the cooler weather. You can see a list of all they offer here, which is so much more than just termites. As a home owner, I have so much excitement for things I never thought I would!

This post is in partnership with Terminix Services, Inc., but all opinions are my own

Piper’s Big Girl Room

May 18, 2018

Filed Under : Interiors - Motherhood

Big Girl Room | lovelolablog.com

I’m finally sharing Piper’s big girl room today! We took these pictures when Fields was still in my belly, and we had the best morning playing together in her room, soaking up all of our one on one time together.

With a new baby coming, we wanted to transition her to her big girl bed before his arrival. We knew we would also be potty training her and trying to quit sucking her thumb, all while becoming a new big sister, so we wanted to have the big girl bed well out of the way. Plus, we needed the crib for his nursery. We thought about doing a toddler or even a twin bed, but since our home is only 3 bedrooms her room also serves as the guest room. Since it’s the only place for guests to stay (without blow up mattresses), we went with a double bed so we could at least sleep two people. Plus, it’s a bed she can grow into well into even her teen years. The bed is from wayfair and you can find it here.

She “helped” us move the bed in and we really tried to build up the whole process, telling her what a great helper she was. We also called it her big girl bed, and made a lot of hype around that. She was so excited to show everyone who came over her “big girl bed.” Even with her initial excitement, it took about 4 nights for her to really transition and start to feel comfortable in it. She cried the first couple of nights, and it reminded me of the early days when she was learning to self soothe in her crib…so sad!

We really tried to keep everything about her routine exactly the same, with the only change being her new bed. My mother in law got her a new pillowcase that we put on her pillow, and she was surprisingly SO excited to sleep on her pillow case. Another thing that I think could help would be letting your little one pick out their new sheets and/or comforter. Now that she’s transitioned, I think she actually sleeps so much better snuggled under the covers and with a pillow. But OK, now onto the room with a billion beautiful pictures by Jessi Nichols Photography

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Playroom Progress

May 16, 2018

Filed Under : Interiors - Lifestyle

Slowly but surely our playroom is coming together, and I wanted to share a little progress with you guys today! One of my favorite parts of our house is our large sunroom. For the longest time it was the dog’s space, since it was easy to put up a gate and contain him from the rest of the house when we needed. When he went to live with another family (still miss him so much!), we knew we wanted to turn the sunroom into our playroom. It is huge, so there is also a sitting space I’m working on decorating on the opposite end of the room, our laundry closet, and a separate nook that is Piper’s “kitchen.” Since there are so many separate spaces in this room, I’ve kind of been focusing on one at a time when it comes to decor.

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Kitchen Renovation Reveal: Before and After

March 14, 2018

Filed Under : Interiors - Lifestyle

Kitchen Renovation Before and After | lovelolablog.com

I am finally sharing our finished kitchen today! It’s been a long time coming. We moved into our fixer upper almost 4 years ago, and the first project we started was the kitchen. I’m going to share some before pictures, but go ahead and brace yourself…it was bad. Looking back, I honestly don’t know how I saw so much potential in it. But I did! This room was a labor of love, many long nights and countless hours to complete it. We did it all ourselves (and by we, I mean Scofield and his dad), and there were definitely a lot of learning curves as it was our first home renovation EVER. I’m not mad it took us 4 years (well, maybe a little), because my style has definitely shifted over the years and it is now hands down a space I love. If we ever do another project like this, I think it’ll definitely go smoother…and quicker!!

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