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12 Fabulous Christmas Mantel Ideas

November 19, 2018

Hi there!

I hope you had a great weekend! I spend my Saturday working on the built-ins and yesterday I went sofa shopping. I'm beginning to feel a bit anxious about all the mess I still have around the house. With Thanksgiving week right here and looking at all the beautiful Christmas decor everyone is already posting I feel like I'm so behind!

I'm planning on starting the painting phase on Tuesday/Wednesday and be finished with painting the cases and the room next weekend, so I can start on decor the following week. Fingers crossed.

Having that in mind, I went to my

Family Room Built-Ins - Building and Installing The Shelves

November 17, 2018

Hi there!

Things here in the family room are moving fast. I'm so happy to see this entire wall of shelves taking shape!

I didn't want to hold the building and installing of the shelves for too long, I tried to upload pics quickly and set a time to work on this post. There are so many things happening at this time of the year! This past Monday I was decorating our thanksgiving tables, then on Tuesday, I had a doctor appointment for my son. We got a big snow storm on Thursday and hey, I still need to go find some room decor! I'm sure's the same way for you too.

Family Room Built-ins - The Countertop and Base Cabinet Trim

November 13, 2018
This post is sponsored by the Home Depot.
base cabinets for wall of built-ins with wooden counter

Hey guys,

I've been working really hard trying to finish this whole wall of built-ins in our family room. During the weekend I did good progress, but I couldn't reach my goal of finishing the building part to start the painting.

As you probably have noticed, I haven't been good at keeping you posted. The thing is, at the end of the day I'm exhausted and the last thing I want to do is grab my computer and start uploading pictures. However it was about time, and here I am with the second part of this building project.

The first part that you can check right HERE ended with the picture below. When the carcasses for the base cabinets were done and placed inside the room.

A Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 08, 2018

The season for party ideas and beautiful holiday table settings is here and if you're looking for inspiration on the later one, you got to the right place.

Today I'm joining a group of blogging friends in a Thanksgiving table setting tour. We're all bringing to you 19 beautiful tablescapes that fit different decor and life styles in hopes of giving you ideas for your table setting this thanksgiving day.

Family Room Built-ins - The Base Cabinets

November 05, 2018
Empty family room

My last post ended with this pic of my family room looking quite empty and ready for the built-ins to be installed.

Ha, I had lots of stuff on that shelf that was there. It took me quite some time removing everything I  had on those shelves. Then, the picture frame moldings were also removed. Those were the first picture frame moldings I ever installed in this house... I used glue, which is a big mistake for this small molding, parts of the Sheetrock were pulled up thanks to the glue. :/ Anyways, not a big problem since everything's going to be covered with the new shelves.

The picture below is the drawing of the built-ins that I also showed you on my last post.  What I didn't tell you is

Bringing Change to The Family Room

October 30, 2018
mantel scape for fall

Hello there!

My last post ended with a wide shot of our family room. A picture I hardly ever take, because truth be told, I didn't like how our family room looked for the past several years.

The fireplace is the area that I'm always changing and it's the only spot I liked to decorate in this room. Of course, that's about all you got to see of this room.

But, let me tell you

Fall - Halloween Porches

October 26, 2018

Hey there!

Raise your hand if you're done decorating your porch for Halloween. Ha, you ladies are good!
Around these parts, not so much. Better yet. Not at all!

I like to see homes decorated for Halloween with all the scary or cutesy stuff, I think is lots of fun seeing all those displays with such striking colors. The thing is, the few times I tried to decorate the front of my home for Halloween, somehow it looked unfinished and I gave up decorating it long time ago. 
The only decor I've been

DeWalt Framing Nailer & Organizers AND My New Project!

October 22, 2018
This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
DeWalt storage compartments

Last week I was in organization mode in the garage. I finally brought down to the garage the final pieces of wood, lots of screws and little extras that were left over from the bathroom renovation. They were still there in my bedroom!

In the garage I also had those extra pieces from the old bathroom, you know... like the old lights, old pipes and outlets that we removed... They were all in a couple of buckets.  And that's a little tip if you're getting into a renovation... When you do the demolition, save most of the stuff, or those things you might need when you begin the building phase. Maybe you won't use them, but it's good to have them just in case. We used the old light sockets before installing the new lights and also reused some of the pipes.
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