porch makeover: peony wallpaper

peony-wallpaper-diy-2When we bought our home, our back porch was designated as the family room. Yet, the set-up that they had felt off. The large living room was nearly empty, and the back family room felt small and disjointed from the rest of the house. I knew immediately that I would be combining our living room with the family room, and that the back room would become a porch.

peony-wallpaper-diy-1Before photo.

Once we had moved in and I had turned the space into a porch/dog room/office, my next task was to make the room look nicer. With its grey carpets, low ceilings, and dirty white walls, the room felt more like a messy dorm than a nice area to study and a cozy space for the dogs to hang out. Sure, it didn’t need to be gorgeous. It did need to be different, though. I just didn’t know how.

peony-wallpaper-diy-4One thing about still having to get up in the middle of the night to nurse Remy is that I do all of my best internet searches then. After perusing Pinterest one night, I found the prettiest back porch. The layout from the kitchen to the back living space was almost identical to our home, it was actually quite startling. The only difference was that the Pinterest room had wallpaper. I knew that I was going to have to buy some as well.

peony-wallpaper-diy-6I lucked out by stumbling across nearly identical wallpaper at HomeSense. I didn’t even know that they sold it there, so it was quite a happy accident. It was so easy to install! I’m going to be returning to the store to get more (but different looking) wallpaper for our bathroom. However, one room at a time.

peony-wallpaper-diy-7We really only have a few hours each weekend to do renovations and DIYs, but I’m kind of enjoying slowly setting up the rooms. I definitely feel less pressure to have a perfect home, this time around. I’m thankful for that.

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Emory

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what i wore: swedish floral army

WW6-2Today officially marks my first outfit post of the year!

WW6-1I decided to pair a few of my favourite clothing items together to make what I call my Swedish Floral Army outfit. I chose my favourite Lotta from Stockholm clogs, Forever21 flower leggings, ThreadSence skirt, and my newest H&M crop top. I feel girly, yet badass, and ready to take on the world. Overall, a great attitude to have and outfit to be wearing upon entering the new year!

WW6-3So, 2015, show me what you’re made of! 

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Emory

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lace flower pot diy.

DSCN4968i first came across these lovely lace pots here. since then, i have sort of been obsessed with them.

they are so easy to make!

this is what you will need:

1. vase (of any size)

2. lace (any kind)

3. white glue

4. plant (optional- some of my pots are empty)

vase_01measure and cut the lace to your desired length. then add glue around the pot and apply the lace.

vase_02let set until dry, add your plant, and enjoy! :-)

DSCN7235DSCN7234DSCN7236 do you like the lace flower pot idea? if so, click ‘like’!

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