Growing up in New York City, I knew that unless I had Rockefeller money, moving to the neighboring ‘burbs was my only option of owning a house. Yes, “house.” Not an apartment. Not a studio. I wanted a multi-level, detached H.O.U.S.E. I was fine with selling my city girl soul for some much needed living space (indoors and outdoors).
In April, 2005 (months before our wedding), Chris and I bought our first and current home in the ‘burbs……… read more here
Can you believe tomorrow's officially the start of spring? Although we're not in the temps that would be ideal for spring (currently high temps in the 40's), I've decorated our mantel (aka sideboard) with spring in mind! Since last year, I've been participating in the...
Before this past weekend, I've never hosted a birthday sleepover party at our house. Our oldest has been asking for sleepovers with her friends since she was around 7 but I've wanted to put that off as long as I could. Last year, I promised her that I'd throw her a...
Remember my recent post about repainting our living area a different color? Well, before I can get to the main living space in our home, I have to address the hallway situation by our bedroom upstairs. Unless you've been inside my house, chances are you've never seen...
It's Reveal Day for this fall's One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home and I'm nothing short of estatic for completing another space in our home! This is the 3rd bedroom I've revamped in the 4 times that I've been a guest participant of this challenge. If you're...
We're at the home stretch with just ONE week away from the completion of this fall's One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home. Normally at week 6, I'd be revealing my finished space but with the 1 week extension provided, I'm able to procrastinate take my time...
Happy November! This can only mean 2 things... Lauren's Hipster Chic Bedroom makeover is just about done and we're moving ahead to the holiday rush! Okay, maybe I should slow down a bit and just focus on the last few weeks of my guest participation in the One Room...
Is it me or has October been one of the busiest and craziest months this year to date? I know I say this every time October rolls around but this year seems to even top last year! Why so busy and crazy? To start, we're now into the 4th week of my guest participation...
There's been a whole lot of painting since last week's update on Lauren's Hipster Chic bedroom makeover. If this is the first time you're hearing about my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home, please catch up on my previous...
It's Week 2 of The One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home and I'm still in my "Planning" Mode. If this is the first time, you've heard about the ORC or my guest participation in it, please catch up with last week's post. Although it's been consuming my...
It's happening again...Fall Edition of The One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by the lovely Linda from Calling It Home. I can hardly believe it's already my 3rd consecutive fall season joining as a guest participant! What can I say? While some people are hooked on...
A few weeks ago, we hosted some friends over at our house for an “end of summer” gathering. Having seen so many updates to our backyard in recent years, one of our friends asked, “Is there anything else left to do in this backyard?” My eyebrows raised and I couldn’t...
There's a core element to Beauteeful Living that has been brewing for some time. After taking the summer off to enjoy uninterrupted family time, I cannot even begin to write about everything on my mind right now. In truth, I always feel like I have a lot more to say...
I'm happy to kick off summer by joining blogger friends of mine in a special "Garden Tours and Outdoor Spaces" blog hop! It's no secret that my family and I practically live outdoors during the summer. How incredible is it that our living space immediately doubles...
Remember my master bedroom makeover I shared last fall? I'm so thrilled to share with you the news that my headboard (a DIY project I did for that makeover) was highlighted on Joss and Main's website! You can read all about it here. Joss & Main chose 10 bedroom...
It wasn't long ago that I shared how our mantel was decorated for spring. Guess what? It's already time to decorate our mantel for summer already. No, no... I'm not drastically changing things around. In fact, I usually do a simple decor transition from spring into...
This spring edition of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling It Home has been an eye opener. A pretty big revelation developed last week. I no longer will allow myself to obsess over getting a summer vacation home. Who knew that in the midst of updating...
It's Week 5 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home and I'm pretty much at the home stretch! In case this is the first time you’re hearing about the ORC, please catch up on these previous posts here: Week 1 // Week 2 //...
Welcome back to another edition of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC) hosted by Calling It Home. In case this is the first time you're hearing about the ORC, please catch up on these previous posts here: Week 1 // Week 2 // Week...
It's week 3 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home, and it's definitely the week when panic starts to set in! How are we are already halfway through this challenge? That's part of the thrill and insanity of doing a...
Welcome to week 2 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home! If you missed last week's post, you can catch up here. As I'm writing this, I'm actually on spring break with my kids. No, no, we're not away in some fabulous vacation...
Brace yourselves --- Beauteeful Living is diving into another "6 Week Short Makeover" and you’re all invited to witness the mayhem! In all seriousness, I'm thrilled to be a guest participant in the spring edition of the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Linda of...
Today, I'm excited to join some blogger friends of mine in a "Spring Mantel Blog Hop," organized by the lovely Amy from My Life From Home. It may not feel like spring with the cold temperatures lately but today's post and blog hop should get you thinking about warmer...
You know spring is near when you see St. Patrick's Day decor all around stores. I am definitely not complaining! I really love the spirit of St. Patty's Day and today, I along with some blogging friends, are all sharing DIY projects that we created to celebrate this...
I had so much fun doing a workshop at the Philly Home Show last year (recap here) that I decided to do it again.
It’s already February and I’m especially excited about today’s blog post. Not only do I get to share
If you started this year on what feels like a snail’s pace, don’t worry. You are not alone.
In today’s post, I thought I’d walk down memory lane and share my Top 7 Holiday Posts
When I think of my bedroom makeover for this fall’s One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home
For the past week, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into my bedroom just staring at the details
Somehow we’re already into Week 4 of the One Room Challenge (ORC). Can’t believe in just 2 weeks
It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge (ORC) and that means we’re halfway through to the finish line
It’s all about “CLOSET PLANNING” in my One Room Challenge (ORC) Week 2 Update.
The One Room Challenge is back and I’m really excited to again participate in this popular
If you haven’t started decorating for Halloween yet, don’t fret because in today’s post
With the drop in temperature lately, you can definitely tell fall has arrived
Last year, Halloween fell on a Saturday. Being that our Lauren was a October baby
On the blog today, I’m excited to share 5 Simple and Beauteeful Entertaining Ideas
It’s hard to walk into a store these days without seeing any Finding Dory licensed products
Today’s summer home tour is a continuation of my recent outdoor patio tour.
I’m excited to introduce you all to one of the many talented creatives I’ve gotten to know
Today’s the day of Beauteeful Living’s outdoor patio tour as part of the Summer
Ever since we purchased our home over 10 years ago, I’ve wanted to have an inground pool
Lately, I can’t seem to get enough of projects using silk flowers. My fixation continues on the blog
One of my favorite things about spring is seeing the beautiful blooms blossoming on trees this time of year.
Are you one of those people who loves decor items hanging from ceilings? I certainly do. In fact, if I could insert an emoji right now of a girl raising her hand up high, I totally would. 🙂 It's the event decorator in me! On the blog today, I'm sharing a floral...
With it being March already, the need for some serious “spring cleaning” is floating in my mind.
I had the best time last Friday hosting my first workshop at the Philly Home Show.
I won a decorating contest at last month’s Philly Home and Garden Show!
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and if you’ve been following along
You may recall back in this post, a group of my blogger friends and I participated
Valentine’s Day must not be far away because it’s already time for another edition
On the blog today, I’m sharing a tutorial of the jewelry pegboard DIY
I recently joined a group of fellow Decor and DIY-loving bloggers
I’m so excited that the day is finally here for the full reveal
Earlier this week, I shared a Winter Holiday Wreath project on the blog
I love decorating for Christmas. This year holds a little more meaning
It’s been a full week since I last revealed Ellie and Lauren’s shared bedroom makeover
The BIG REVEAL of my Modern Girl Chic room makeover is finally here!
Today, I’m sharing an easy tutorial on how I created
Hi friends! If you’re following my posts on Instagram, you’ll notice
It’s week 5 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge and I’m excited
For most of week 4, I’ve been doing a lot of organization and purging.
It’s time for another update on my guest participation in the One Room Challenge
I’m excited to share a simple DIY project I did as part
I’m back to report on the progress of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge
Being that Halloween lands on a Saturday this year, my husband and I decided
Hi! I am Carrie over at Curly Crafty Mom and I am a DIY/crafting blogger
I’m really excited to be participating in a popular design challenge
Since I’ve wanted to make embellishments to my pendant chandelier for Halloween
As if I haven’t posted enough fall-related decor posts …
I’ve wanted to make changes to our foyer for at least 2 years now.
I’m excited to be sharing an elegant tablescape I created for the fall season.
Welcome back to the third day of our Holiday Craftacular! I’m Becky and I blog at The Dempster Logbook.
Hi! I am Carrie over at Curly Crafty Mom and I am a DIY/crafting blogger
Welcome to the First Ever Holiday Craftacular Blog Hop!
Today’s a special day on the blog for me. I found out that my recent appearance on the Dr. Oz show
Being able to read the paper while I drink my coffee in the morning has to be …
How is it that we’re into August already? Didn’t it seem like summer just started?
The day is finally here for me to share all the details from the past weekend’s
With summer in full swing the past few weeks, I hope all of you are enjoying these warmer days and evenings.
Rounding out this week’s “Summer Entertaining Blog Hop” is a simple and incredibly useful DIY project from Reesa,
I’m so thrilled today to share how I decorated our dining room and created a tablescape for summer entertaining.
As mentioned in a previous post, I along with 2 blogger friends are doing a “Summer Entertaining Blog Hop”
We’re only a few days into summer and I’m already wishing the days to proceed on a snail’s pace.
I’m so excited to share photos of how our kitchen looks today… 8 years since our kitchen renovation!
I feel like I’ve been living in a flower shop for the past week and a half.
Today, I’m sharing photos from one of the first major renovations we’ve done to our home since purchasing it
One of my closest buddies, “G” did the sweetest thing for me recently.
There’s been some exciting things happening behind the scenes on the blog lately.
I’ve been meaning to share this upcycling project with you guys since last spring.
Earlier in the year, I stated in this post that I was inspired
You probably heard about the recent “Lilly for Target” collection…
I am officially experiencing spring fever.
Pennant banners are among my favorite elements in party decor.
Our sweet Ellie turned 7 over the weekend.
Valentine’s Day has been on my mind for a couple of weeks now.
I did it! I sewed my first pillow cover…an envelope pillow cover
I have always loved noodles and soup. Combine them together …
In my last post, I shared with you this Paper Fortune Cookie craft I did for a blog hop.
If there’s a word I want 2015 to represent for this blog, it is “INSPIRED.”