Entryway Makeover with DIY Mirrored Windows

This post is all about being flexible and going with the flow. (What started as a project for the bedroom, ended up as a project for the entryway.) I had a vision in mind for our master bedroom update, and I’ve had a hard time bringing that vision to life.  Originally, I wanted mirrored windows to flank the bed above each bedside table.  I wanted something that was a little distressed looking...

Madewell Transport Tote Diaper Bag and Essentials

Recently, I had a friend ask if I had any “mom hacks” now that my second daughter is here.  I was a little caught off guard, I definitely don’t see myself as a parenting expert. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a good response for her, no amazing tricks or tips came to mind.  I feel like I’m just figuring this whole parenting thing out as it comes, just like everyone else. ...

Must See Kitchen Island Lighting Update

Being at home on maternity leave has given me plenty of time to study my house and my décor while I sit around with a sleeping baby on my chest.  Those middle of the night nursing sessions have also given me plenty of time to scroll through Pinterest and dream of things I want to do around the house.  Combine those two with being a little stir crazy and you get a...

My Top 4 Postpartum Must-Haves

The postpartum period is a hard one.  It takes awhile to find out what works and what doesn’t when settling into a routine with a newborn.  Over the past month, I have found a few items that have made life significantly better and I’m so excited to share a few of my favorite products with you! Simply Sublime Nursing Bra by Kindred Bravely First, I want to talk about the postpartum body, it’s changing...

A fresh look for tired nightstands

So let me start out by saying maternity leave has been amazing.  I’ve spent lots of days parked in the bed snuggling my little sweetie. And to think I was legitimately worried I couldn’t love another child as much as love my 4 year old…. Its unbelievable how your heart explodes all over again.  And there is something about watching my older daughter light up over her baby sister that makes me...

Dresser Makeover in Nursery Nook with Valspar Chalky Finish Paint

I’ve finally finished my last project before baby arrives! I got a last-minute spurt of energy and decided to do a dresser makeover in our master bedroom nursery nook.  When we moved into our new house last summer, my in-laws gave us a very sturdy bedroom set; it consisted of a large dresser, an armoire and two nightstands. The wood is beautiful, but we didn’t love the matchy-matchy look of a...

Easy Old Window Decor with Vases and Greenery

I know posts have been few and far between lately, preparing your house and life for a new baby can do that 🙂  We’ve decided to room share for a minimum of 6 months, but more likely plan on having baby in the room for us for the first year based off the AAP recommendations.  This means our master bedroom will double as our nursery.  Luckily, our current home gives us plenty...

How to Add a Little Life to Your Blanket Ladder

I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday!  It’s still chilly here in the Midwest, but the sun is out and it’s starting to look like Spring outside.  I think today is supposed to be the last day it doesn’t hit 60 degrees in the 10 day forecast and for that I am grateful!  I’m going a little stir crazy in the house today, so I thought I would show you guys...

Vintage Shipping Crate Coffee Table with Saltwash

I’m so happy to finally be sharing this project with everyone!  I’ve been working on this shipping crate transformation since last October, and here we are 6 months later with the final results.  I have to say, I do have a bit of an excuse for neglecting the basicallyLiz part of my life 🙂  Shortly after starting this project I found out we were expecting another baby!!  So I chose not to...

DIY TV Mount over Mantle

It’s only been a month since my last blog post… YIKES!  I promise I have a good reason, but we’ll get to that later.  I’m excited we were able to update our “TV over the mantle” look over the holiday break.  We got a hand-me-down TV from my parents, and it was quite an upgrade for us.  We finally committed to the idea of hanging our TV, and I’m happy...