Happy Friday! This week has been a long year...amiright?🤪
Still swooning over this loft bathroom!
Black & white & warm wood will always be a favourite of mine. Add in double shower heads + hand shower + towel warmer and that = the perfect bathroom. 📸: @niamhbarryphoto 🛠: @mezcon.construction ✏️: @brittandcointeriors
Hey Instafam! It’s REVEAL DAY🙌🏾 My mom, daughter (@dr.tarynnnnnn), and I had so much fun doing this tablescape and making this video. This is hopefully the first of many videos. I was nervous as we had to cut and start over several times🤦🏾♀️ Then I had to trim the video so I could post🙄 🤷🏾♀️ Oh well...you learn as you. Enjoy!!! Thank you to my lovely videographer @dr.tarynnnnnn 😘
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Does anyone else move furniture around to make room for Christmas decor? 🤷🏼♀️
Our little set up under the window in the living room will be moving to the office soon to make room for our Christmas tree. I always wanted a big window in my living room where I could put my tree at Christmas time. This year our apartment has the perfect set up for exactly that. 🎄❤️
i haven’t had to take any of these pretties out back to my plant graveyard in a while...considering that a pretty big win these days. a good friend recently said “hey, you’re really killin it with your plant game lately”. clearly they know my history... 💀🌱😜
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Yesterday my Mother-in-law and I spent 12 straight hours in the sewing studio. Yes, I know she’s a SAINT! The truth is, it takes a small village to help run this small shop and between her, my husband and friends/family I couldn’t do it without them. I’m sure other small business owners can relate! That said, just know how much it means to all of us when you #shopsmall 💛
It’s Friday & we are excited to announce our 10th #cozycollectives feature guest host! Thank you to all that played along; we had a tough time choosing with so many gorgeous accounts participating however, we’d like to introduce the incredibly talented @fargofarmhouse as our new guest feature!
➕Little known fact about Lauren: What is one of her go-to things to style with?
White everything. If there’s color options for something, I always pick white. If white isn’t available, then black! I also think plants are a must have for every room, whether they be faux or real. They just breathe life into a space 🌿
➕To learn more fun facts about Lauren, be sure to check out all the other hosts’ feature posts!
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Second hand “market place” for the win! #noshame I needed it furniture for our tv room. But with the frequency of our moves, I didn’t want to spent a lot of money in something temporary. And I wish I could have find a white linen couch but they are almost non existent here😆 But found this huge (over 11’ long) sectional in like new conditions for less than half of what I was going to pay for an Ikea couch 😬 And also found the wood coffee table which I love! Patience paid big time this time...and even though it may not be my “dream” sofa , it’s perfect for us and for what it’s needed it. And I can’t wait for our family of five to spend nights here watching Christmas movies 😁 #priorities Happy weekend !
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SOLD Vintage ceramic hand / 7” tall / $34 + shipping
SOLD Vintage pink drinking glasses, set of 6 / 4” tall 2.75” diameter / $38 + shipping
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TGIF! I really didn’t wanna do the dishes last night but thank god I did ‘cause there’s nothing like waking up to a clean kitchen 🤩
I received a few messages about how to make a small kitchen look good on a budget so here it is... this is our condo kitchen. As you can see we had very limited counter space so meal prep was challenging if we were both in the kitchen. We also didn’t have a dining area anymore so my hubby @joesahota built us this beautiful waterfall wooden island. It helped create more space for us to chop veggies as well as sit and eat a meal properly. We simply used items we had laying around from our last home to style it up a bit without making it overcrowded. Simple wood tones, greenery and a few cook books brought it to life. You could add chopping boards and marble slabs, jars with different nuts to add color, even some lower open shelving to display cool/unique dishes. We still need to do our backsplash and we’re debating about hanging some pendant lights so this is a working progress. #hometakestime I shall update y’all soon 😘
This December we will have been in our house for 11 years! How did that happen!? Right now, with young kids and me staying home with them, the large renovation projects are on hold. However, there are so many ways to update your home with smaller projects to too! We were lucky enough to update and renovate several areas of our home before we had kids. All of those projects, big and small have helped to add value to our home!
Today on the blog I’m sharing large and small projects you can do around your house to add value to your home! Head to my latest blog post to read more and get tips and advice on how to get the help you need! Swipe for a before of our kitchen! 👉🏻 #kitchens#beforeandafter#roomrenovations#whitekitchens
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h a p p y 💕 f r i y a y!
Cafecito corner decked out with my favorite...🍩🍩🍩 I got that tiered tray at Target dollar spot to be fancy about it and hold tea time with Shaunie. BUT who needs tea time when u have cafecito and donuts?! 🤪
Woke up and poured myself some coffee this morning... who wants to take bets on how many times I reheat it before forgetting about it in the microwave? Actually, pretty sure yesterday’s coffee might still be in there! 🤪 .
But really, this before and after will never get old to me because I’m just so proud of how far this space has come. And every day I get to drink lukewarm coffee standing at this island.. you betcha I got a smile on my face! Even if the sink is full of dishes. .
One of my favorite elements are these pendants lights by @savoyhouselighting that we got from @capitollighting. They warm up this space so much and they are exactly what I had envisioned for our kitchen!
The puzzle pieces are slowly fitting together! At least one side of the A is clean! 🙊 We ended up going with solid surface from @eastcoastcountertops. Originally we were thinking laminate but thought this would be a better investment long term. More affordable than real stone, but pretty well identical 🤩 There are no visible seams which was a big concern for me and it is nearly non-porous aka super clean! You can easily sand out scratches too. I am so pleased! Our island top is from @redbeardrusticswc, I feel like it helps cozy up the space with those pretty wood tones. Its made from century old barn boards 🤩 Jerry went back to work for two weeks, but when he is off we’ll be getting that backsplash under control!! So exited! Also I think I have to paint the patio door trim white to disguise that heat pump, what do you think? It makes the sofa area so cozy and warm but it ain’t cute lol. Also the search for a rug has began and its proving to be quite an internet rabbit hole lol help. 🙈
Happy Friday! Here’s a shelfie that needs to be holidayized...I’m just undecided on how I want to attack this space. Tag your inspo today friends, let’s see your favorite holiday shelfies! #showthatinspo
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So we’ve been seeing eucalyptus in the shower all over Instagram so naturally we decided, we had to give it a go! And guess what... the hype is real... it smells so amazing and is now in 3 of our bathrooms!
Side note... it’s so crazy how you can take so much time picking out a piece for the house, like this bathtub... and it’s the most neglected spot in the house!
Staging children’s rooms has always been a favourite of mine, it allows you to be creative and let your imagination run wild. It’s always fun to add a touch of whimsy 🌸 like we did in this Kingsway home 🏠
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Still bringing on Christmas slowly over here. This is last year’s tree. 🌲Why oh why can’t I find a fake tree this dreamy? Just bought my first fake tree and it’s cute but nowhere near the character this silver tip has. Are you team real or fake? 🎄
Let’s kick it off by all of us simultaneously trying to pick our jaws off of the floor at the entryway. Those ceilings, that natural light, that door, that light fixture (which is a work of art in itself), and every other inch of it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Mr. Shoreworthy got home late last night, and the entire house was fast asleep. I try to keep the house cozy for a sweeter welcome home. This morning as I heard him get up, the first thing I thought was, “Thank you Jesus, for bringing him home safe to us.”
It made me think... As time goes on, I get better about standing in gratitude for God’s provision over the last few years, even though It takes Mr. Shoreworthy around the country every week. It would be so easy to be the maxed-out-bitter-wife when he walks in that door after a long week where I’ve been flying solo, but he knows my needs and we are a team. It’s so important that he doesn’t feel punished for being gone. While it’s not always pretty when he gets home or while he’s gone, we’ve grown...I’ve grown, and I’ve come to have my default be that of thankfulness and pride... for his hard work for us...and for the life we have built. .
If you know this life, or are in a season where you feel tired and defeated by what this life entails... I see you. I’ve been there. Sometimes I still go there. But I’m learning and growing and stronger than I was before. There is value in this season that will surely last a lifetime. You’ve got this. 🖤
we’d completely understand if you spent your entire weekend right here. winter weekends still available. also not a bad place to ring in the new year, just saying... head to our site to book your stay ❄️
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Scenes from #highpointmarket --where I get to immerse myself in the world of #interiordesign and #homedecor
For those who dont know, it's a wholesale show twice a year where literally the entire interior design/furniture/ homedecor industry gathers together for a week of inspiration, hard work, sourcing, and just a little fun. Sounds crazy, but I'm already planning pieces for the next show in April! I'm already excited. 🥰
My Santa rolls in style 🚗
Who needs reindeer and a flying sleigh when you can have a vintage car loaded with goods. 🎅✨
I don’t know what I’m saying.. it’s too early in the morning to be creative. ⠀⠀
HAPPY FRIDAY!! 💃
happy friday! honestly thought about moving the boys itty bitty shoes out of the photo but, that’s real life and they are only so cute + little for so long. love how much light all these windows bring into our kitchen. we have five windows total + the door just in our kitchen alone 😮 feels so cozy with all the snow and the windows let me see out over the entire yard.
linked up a few kitchen items for you all 🖤 wish i could link the trundle taylor made into a shoe storage bench for us (one of my favorite things!) but it’s discontinued 👎🏻 #LTKholidayathome#LTKhome#LTKsalealert http://liketk.it/2GRbi #email@example.com
If you’ve been around here for any period of time, you know that car problems tend to haunt us quite frequently.
Well, friends. We might be saying goodbye to the van sooner than we hoped. And we’re feeling really discouraged about it right now.
Normally when these things happen, I can have an optimistic attitude about it because I know God will take care of us — even if the timing is awful and we have no clue how we will make it work, I fully trust that He is good and He will provide.
But I am just really freaking tired of satan trying to steal our joy. It gets annoying after awhile.
Asking for all of your prayers this weekend — that the van will make it and this is just a little hiccup. And if it seems silly to pray for a van, pray for our discouraged hearts + that we will continue to lean on Him.
Enjoy your weekend, my friends! ❤️
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I’m ALWAYS asked about this plant when it’s in a photo. I’m also always asked what my favourite plant is and the answer is the same for both: the Rubber Plant! 🙌🏼
Dark green glossy leaves, fairly easy to care for, looks good anywhere and SO beautiful, I have three rubber plants and literally feel guilt every time I pass one by and don’t take it home! 🙈
What’s your favourite houseplant?!
Three fun facts about me😂. Because I’m sure you all care😜
1. I can blow bubbles off my tongue! Like legit bubbles that fly in the air. I learned it from my good friend @jeffkenjisloniker in high school😂. Thanks, Jeff. My kids will forever be grossed out, yet amazed at the same time...all thanks to you 😜
2. I don’t own an ironing board. I NEVER use an iron. I despise them. I use @downy spray on all my clothes if they get wrinkled. I’m too lazy to even take the clothes off me, so I just spray it right on my clothes while they are on 🤦🏼♀️ I know that’s soo not like me, as I hate chemicals, but I am just too dang lazy to deal with all the steps that ironing entails.
3. When Sean and I first got married, all of our furniture was black 😲🖤🖤. Even my bridesmaids dresses were BLACK!! Can you believe that?? Man, things sure have changed around here!! Anyone else get married at the time when black dresses were in for weddings? 🖤
Anyways....I’d love for you to share a fun fact about yourself!! I would love to get to know you all better 😘😘
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Confession: These shelves contain nearly every tchotchke and small decor item we own in this entire house. I just couldn’t bring myself to buy all new decor for this space so I shopped my home instead. Problem is, I don’t think any of it is going back now. 😂