Family Letter to Our Host Daughter

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Happy Friday!

I wanted to share with you an update about our host daughter this summer!

We are hosting her through Project 143.  It is a wonderful program that brings HOPE to orphans through hosting. 

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We are hosting a sweet little seven year old girl, (who looks ridiculously like our little Eli) and we are super, super excited about it!

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She will be staying with us the whole month of July!  

As part of our paperwork, we are asked to write her a letter, and I wanted to share it with you. 
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We would be honored if you would pray for us as we prepare for her visit.  And we would also love for you to pray for her.  I know it will be a little scary for her to travel over to the states at her age, although she will have a chaperone.  Pray that the Lord would keep his hand upon her until she is safely in our home. :)

There are still more orphans that need a host family this summer.  

I found this information on the P143 Yahoo group board, and I wanted to share it with you:

What Are You Waiting For?

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
NOW is the time to choose a host child. As director of Project One Forty Three’s International Host Program for Latvia I can promise you that now is the best time to choose a host child.

Why? You may ask…
1. We are beyond the half way point in our photo listing summer hosting sign ups. This is the time when you will find MORE LARGE GRANTS and THE MOST SCHOLARSHIPS placed on the children!
2. You still have ample time without rushing to complete your paperwork!
3. There are still many, many wonderful children on our listing WAITING, HOPING to have a family with whom to share their summer!
4. There is still plenty of time to fund raise to offset the initial costs of hosting!
5. THERE IS NO OTHER TIME LIKE THE SUMMER to give as a family, open your home, share your beliefs and express your love to a child who needs this most.

The Ultimate Answer…
Giving is like a mirror… The blessing you give – you will receive…

…Give, and it will be given to you:
good measure, pressed down, shaken together,
and running over will be put into your bosom.
For with the same measure that you use,
it will be measured back to you.”
Luke 6:38

I myself I am a witness to the truth of this scripture from my own personal hosting experiences. But also, as the director, I see countless orphan children blessed… but I also hear the countless miracles of changed families who were also unexpectedly blessed by their hosting experience.

Won’t you be blessed this summer?
Host An Orphan. “Give, and it will be given to you:”

~Angie S.

 

If you would like to prayerfully consider hosting a child this summer, you can find out more information by clicking the button below. 

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And of course you can email me at [email protected]

 

Have a blessed weekend!


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Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

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It’s Ruthie from Cooking with Ruthie and I’m so happy to be back to share one of my very favorite breakfast recipes.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are the perfect way to start your families day!

I love this recipe because it uses fat free greek yogurt instead of oil so they’re healthier for you but still taste Ah-mazing!! Yay.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes by www.cookingwithruthie.com are made with greek yogurt and taste amazing!

If you happen to have a few leftover- just freeze them in a plastic freezer bag then on those busy mornings just pop a couple in the toaster and your out the door with a quick and easy breakfast in now time!

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
 
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Ruthie
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Cook time:
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 banana, halved and sliced
  • pure maple syrup for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sea salt, coconut sugar; mix to combine.
  2. In additional small mixing bowl combine cooled IC Dark Choffy, greek yogurt, eggs; whisk to combine.
  3. Make a well in center of dry mixture, add wet; mix until just incorporated- do not over mix.
  4. (small lumps are expected)
  5. Add mini chocolate chips and banana’s; gently fold into batter.
  6. Coat griddle with cooking spray, place griddle over medium heat, once pan is hot add 1/3 C batter per pancake, when small bubbles appear flip to cook other side.
  7. Remove from heat and repeat for additional pancakes.
  8. Serve with pure maple syrup and additional banana slices if desired.
  9. Enjoy!
 

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes by www.cookingwithruthie.com are made with greek yogurt and taste amazing!

You’re whole family will love them. This recipe is so simple to adapt- if you’ve got fresh blueberries in the fridge just replace the chocolate chips and bananas with those. You get the idea… the options are endless!

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes by www.cookingwithruthie.com are made with greek yogurt and taste amazing!

Here are a couple of other fun Spring-time treats that you’ll enjoy baking and eating too:

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars on www.cookingwithruthie.com you need this deliciousness in your life!

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Cadbury Chocolate Chip Cookies by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Cadbury Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Strawberry Pie by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Homemade Strawberry Pie

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Thanks for having me~ I’ve loved coming to share some of my kitchen creations with all of you.

You’re more than welcome to come by my place anytime… catch me at www.cookingwithruthie.com or connect with me on Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram !

xoxo~ Ruthie

 

 

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DIY-ing our Basic Brick Ranch into the Cottage of our Dreams {Part 8}

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Hey guys!  I took a little break from my home renovation series, but I am back today with Part 8.

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If you missed the previous 7 posts in this series, you can check them out by clicking on the links below:

Part One:  Our Exterior

Part Two:  Our Addition

Part Three:  Kitchen Makeover

Part Four:  Guest Bathroom Makeover

Part Five:  Office Makeover

Part Six:  Master Bedroom/Bath

Part Seven:  Boys’ Rooms

Today, I am going to show you the progress we have made in our den!  It has been a looooong work in progress!

You can see the where our den is located in the picture below, and how we made changes to the rooms to the right of the den to make room for our new addition.

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 So you can see in the picture below how we began to tear down the wall in the dean.  The white door led to the old bathroom (which eventually became a part of our master bathroom.)

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Once the wall was completely torn down and the doors to the bathroom and bedroom “walled in,” it began to look like this…

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We also installed new hardwood floor in the den (for the second time,) but that’s a whole other story! :)  

(The first time happened HERE.)

 

One of the biggest changes we made to our den was our Fireplace Makeover.

This is what it looked like the day we moved in…

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This is what it looked like after my talented hubby built a new surround on it…(you can see that we also painted the back of our front door to match the fireplace.)

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 And this is what it looked like after my talented friend, Layla, styled and photographed it.  :) 

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Truthfully, since our den is still a “work in progress,”  I’ve never taken pictures of the whole room.  But I have written several posts that show parts of the room, so I will share those now.  

I showed you some of the room when I did my first coffee table makeover...

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Here is a sneak peek of the other side of my den this past fall when I showed you my second coffee table makeover

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You can see that I added a large jute rug to this space.

The corner to the left of my fireplace has become my favorite spot in the den because of this sign!

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I got it from Between You and Me, and I adore it!  

You can see it again here in my Christmas Home Tour…

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To the right of the fireplace is our front door, and I showed you a little industrial coat rack I made for that corner in this post….

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Like I said, this room is a work in progress!  We are actually working on building some custom shelving behind our love seat, and I hope to have that ready to show you by next week.  I will try and take some wider shots of the room at that time.  :)

I still have two more posts left in this series.  The boys’ bathroom and our future plans for our home.  Yay!!

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I also wanted to tell you about a special facebook event this week!

 

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Hosted by ME, Cyndi Spivey from Walking in Grace and Beauty, and Edie from Life in Grace!

 

If you are a female over 30 suffering from fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, low libido, headaches, depression, insomnia, or just not feeling yourself, then this informative 45 minute class is for you.

Wednesday, March 25th at 8:30 pm (EST)

We will briefly discuss the hormonal basis for this symptom complex and then give practical solutions THAT WORK for balancing hormones the natural way.

You will not want to miss it! The videos and graphics will be available ONLY for those who RSVP by joining the event.

Join Here!


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Spring Style {Go Big Blue!}

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Howdy, friends!  So the stomach bug made an appearance at our house this week, so I haven’t been on my computer much.  :(  Eli stayed home from school yesterday, and I enjoyed some extra “mommy and Eli time.”  He’s growing up so fast!

But before the bug showed up, I was able to spend some time with my sister Sunday night, and I had her snap some pictures of me in some of my new items from Stitch Fix!

So, I got my Stitch Fix box this past week, and I loved a few of the things that I got!

My favorite were these gray Danny Knit Pants!  They are super comfy, and I loved the length too.  If I wanted to roll them up and create a cute cuff, I could.
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And my next favorite was this beautiful blue purse!  I was wanting something bright and “Springy” feeling, and this purse definitely fit the bill.  (This is me doing a “fashion pose” while my sister was taking pictures.  We were cracking up!!)IMG_3648

This purse is called the Rex Hardware Detail Crossbody Hobo Bag.  Isn’t it adorable?!  I sure didn’t feel like a hobo carrying it.  hee.hee.

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And of course, it couldn’t have come at a better time!  It’s March Madness, and if you live in Kentucky, you better be wearing Kentucky Blue on you somewhere!  GO CATS!!!

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I received  three knit tops in my fix as well, and although they were cute, I decided to pass on them.  Sometimes I keep everything in my box, and sometimes I don’t, but I LOVE getting my surprise Stitch Fix box each month.  I love being able to tell my stylist what I am looking for in my next fix too.  I have requested bright colors and maybe a shirt dress.  I can’t wait to see what she picks out for me!

 

Have you tried Stitch Fix?  If not, you can sign up by clicking on the button below.



 

And if you want to learn more about how Stitch Fix works, you can read a more detailed post HERE.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave a comment, or email me at [email protected].


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March Madness Buzzer Beater Brownie Sundaes!

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We are going to talk about two important things today…Chocolate and Basketball.

I love watching the Kentucky basketball games during March Madness, but I love EVEN MORE eating chocolate while watching those basketball games.  Smile

Agree?

So here is a fun recipe to make for YOUR favorite team during March Madness!

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Filling up your party table with the colors of your favorite team makes the event even more fun, right?!

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Traci’s Buzzer Beater Brownie Sundaes!

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Boxed Brownie Mix {I used Betty Crocker’s Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix with Hershey’s.}

Egg, Oil, Water {for brownie mix}

1 pint Whipping Cream

1/3 cup Sugar

Approximately 12 Small Canning Jars

Reese’s Pieces

Reese’s Mini’s {unwrapped}

REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures

Vanilla Ice Cream

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Optional Decorating Items:

Paper Flags on Toothpicks (I just cut mine out of blue construction paper and hot glued them to the toothpicks.)

Candy Basketball Decoration  (Found mine at Hobby Lobby)

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Plastic Spoons

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Step One:  Prepare boxed brownie mix in a bowl.

Step Two:  Fill canning jars 1/3 full of brownie mix.

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Step Three:  Bake brownie mix in jars for approximately 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Step Four:  Let brownies cool.

Step Five:  Mix 1/3 cup of sugar and heavy whipping cream together with a mixer until light and fluffy.

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Step Six:  Layer canning jar in this order:  brownie, orange Reese’s Pieces, one scoop of vanilla ice cream, Reese’s Minis, and whipped cream.

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Step Seven:  Decorate the jars with string, spoons, toothpick flags, and candy basketballs {attached to bite sized Reese’s Miniature Cup}

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Step Eight:  Enjoy while cheering on your favorite team!

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Let’s just say that these were a HUGE HIT with my boys!  They gobbled them right up!  Smile  It will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth and give you energy to cheer on your favorite team!

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My Trip to Las Vegas with Lowe’s, Kobalt, and Habitat for Humanity {Part One}

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Oh my goodness, where do I even begin?!!! 

I just had the trip of a lifetime last week with my sweet hubby thanks to Lowe’s!  Here we are on the plane headed to our connecting flight in Chicago.

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We were headed to Las Vegas to help with a Habitat for Humanity build at the Kobalt400 Nascar event.  

I am EXTREMELY passionate about the work that Habitat for Humanity does for well-deserving families, and so is Lowe’s!

Lowe’s is all about TEAMWORK, and they have partnered with Habitat for Humanity for over a decade helping build homes for those who need it most.  They encourage and support their employees to volunteer at Habitat builds.  They also encourage their customers, like me and you, to get involved as well.  I love this slogan…

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If you would like more information about how to JOIN A BUILD

in your community, click HERE.

The cool thing about joining a Habitat build is that it changes your life as much as it does the family you are building the house for.  It’s a win-win!

Cy and I had the job of measuring and nailing the support board in between the studs in the walls..

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This cute old guy in the cut off white overalls was our “cutter” for the day.  We would take him our measurements, and he would cut our boards for us.

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Okay, so a site like this makes me giddy….brand new Kobalt tools!..

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The build was actually taking place on site at the Kobalt 400 race track.  We were located at the Kobalt booth and tons of Nascar fans traveled in and out of our space, many of them signing their names on the wood beams being used to build the house.

If you are a Nascar fan, then you know that Lowe’s and Kobalt sponsors #48, Jimmie Johnson.

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Jimmie and his pit crew were on the site on Friday helping to build the house.

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It was quite an amazing site to see!  A house being built right in the parking lot at a Nascar event! :) 

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The framed house will eventually be moved to the new property of the home owners. 

There were four other bloggers there with us.  Pete and Marty from Dadand, and Matt and Jacque from The DIY Village.

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On the other side across from where we were building, there were cool displays of Kobalt tools and even a place where you could “change the tires” on a race car.

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We also got to meet and talk to two other future home owners through Habitat for Humanity.  They were volunteering on the build, and it was so awesome to hear their stories.  They talked about what it meant for them to have their own homes, and it brought tears to my eyes.  There truly is “no place like home!”

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On Sunday morning before the race, Jimmie Johnson stopped by the site to talk about the build to his fans.  Here he is for some Q&A…

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Then he passed the “key” to the new home owners, 

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What a precious site!  The Camarena’s  are the parents to 5 beautiful daughters!

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I wanted to squeeze these two little ones!!! :)

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This video sums up DAY ONE of our trip!

(If you watch closely, you might see my hubby bustin’ some moves.)  :)

 
Next week, I will share DAY TWO of our trip, and if you are a Nascar fan (or someone in your family is) you will definitely want to read that post!  We got to experience the VIP treatment at the race and may have even walked the red carpet!  

FUN!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Healthy Living, Healthy Home (giveaway)

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Hey friends!  Today’s post is the last one in our Healthy Living, Healthy Home Series!  I hope you have enjoyed these posts. 

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I am still loving this “oily” journey I am on!  The more I use the oils, the more I am blown away by their effectiveness!

Last month, I tried some new Young Living products, and I wanted to share two of my favorite with you.

The first one is the Lavender Lotion!  This stuff is so thick and feels luxurious when I put it on my skin.  It has completely gotten rid of my “itchy” skin from this winter weather.

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Bring life back to your skin with this all-natural lightweight moisturizer infused with skin-loving lavender essential oil. Added nutrients such as wolfberry seed and jojoba oils fortify your skin’s natural moisture barrier to maintain long-lasting hydration.

 

 

 

 

And these Wolfberry Crisp bars are addictive!  I seriously CRAVE them!  I cannot believe they taste so good and that they are actually GOOD for me!

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Wolfberry Crisp™ bars are delicious, naturally-sweetened meal replacement bars. These delicious bars will satisfy your appetite, provide an antioxidant boost to your immune system and supply high-quality protein for muscle building. Wolfberry Crisp bars are all-natural and certified dairy kosher.

 

 

Calories: 240 per bar

Total Fat: 10 g per bar
Total Carbohydrate: 22 g per bar
Protein: 16 g per bar (4.3 grams of Whey protein per bar and 6.87 grams of soy protein per bar. There are approximately 5 grams of protein from other sources [nuts and wolfberries] per bar.)

Ingredients
Protein complex (soy: Isolated soy protein, rice flour, malt and salt – whey: rice flour, whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate and calcium carbonate); organic blue agave (A. tequilana) nectar; raw almond butter; Ningxia wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) fruit; raw pumpkin seeds; raw cashews; raw walnuts; unsweetened carob chips (carob powder, nonfat milk powder, whey powder, fractionated palm kernal oil, and soy lecithin); pure vanilla bean extract and natural banana flavoring.

 

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I also wanted to share with you an awesome article I found about the effectiveness of Thieves to “support a healthy immune system.”  This is the oil that helps me keep my family healthy throughout the year!  You can see the proof for yourself below…

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The author of this experiment (and source of these pictures) has a facebook page that you can find HERE.

Thieves is by far one of the most powerful and most popular oils from Young Living!  If you want to keep your family healthy in a natural way, you will love Thieves!

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This month, we are all giving away our favorite essential oil to 6 lucky readers!

Enter the rafflecopter below…

 

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You can also check out these other great oily posts

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Sign up in March and get this Special Offer!

 

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DIY-ing our Basic Brick Ranch into the Cottage of our Dreams {Part Seven}

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Hey friends!

I am back with part seven in my series. :)  I am thinking there will be a total of 10 posts in this series!  That’s crazy!  house transformation series

Today, I am going to share some pictures of Jonathan and Luke’s room in the upstairs addition.  Next,  I’ll share their bathroom and Adam and Eli’s unfinished room. Next week, I’ll finish up with our den and our future plans for our home!  

Here is a reminder of our floor plan…Our House Plans

 

Jonathan and Luke have a long room across the back of the house. 

We thought about putting bunk beds on one side of the room, and then having the other half of the room for a desk and dresser space, but decided since our boys are older it would be best for them to have their “own” space. 

I am in love with the industrial look, especially in a boy’s room, so I decided to build Jonathan and Luke their own set of shelves. 

Here are Jonathan’s shelves…

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I created a space for him to hang his guitars since he is our “music guy.”

Click HERE to see a detailed tutorial of how we made them.

It’s kind of hard to tell in some of the pictures, but we put brick paneling over the studs and painted them the same color as the walls. (Sherwin Williams, White Dove)

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You can see it in the picture below…

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Now for Luke’s side of the room!  I created his custom shelves a little differently since he doesn’t play the guitar.  :)  He has sort of an “explore” them going on…

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I also built the shelves around where his bed was going to be and hung a light above for reading.

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To create some more storage, I made some DIY Rolling Storage Crates.  These are perfect for Luke’s socks and other small items. 

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In the middle of the room, between the two windows, we built a DIY Sawhorse Desk.

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This has become a perfect spot for the boys’ to do their homework.  

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To see a video of how we built it, click HERE.

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We used some old lockers we found in the shed when we moved in our home and turned them into some clothes storage for my boys.  (The closet where they hang their clothes is to the right of those lockers.)

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So that is Jonathan and Luke’s room!  It has been a great space for them.  

Source list:

Bedding:  IKEA

Small rugs:  Ballard Designs Outlet

Large Rug:  Lowes

Lamps:  Home Goods

Blinds:  Lowes

Industrial shelves materials:  Lowes

Red Stools:  Garden Ridge

Arrow sign:  Hobby Lobby

 

Come back tomorrow for a look at their bathroom!

 


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DIY-ing our Basic Brick Ranch into the Cottage of our Dreams! {Part Six}

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Welcome to Part Six of my series!

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Today, we are headed back over to the new addition of our house.

 

 

 

 

I found some old pictures of when we were working on our master bedroom, and I think it will help you visually see where everything is.

This is what you see when you walk into our master bedroom…

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To the right is our sitting area and french doors that lead out to our “someday” wrap around porch…

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You can see the entrance to the master bathroom below…

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And there is the door leading out of our bedroom…

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Unfortunately, I haven’t taken a ton of pictures of our bedroom because there are so many unfinished parts.  And when I say “unfinished,”  I am referring to decorating instead of building projects.

But I have been able to spruce up parts of the bedroom for home tours I have participated in, like my Christmas tour…

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And my fall home tour…

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You can see the makeover I did on our bedside table HERE.

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I do not have any current pictures of our sitting area because it isn’t finished yet.  I basically have two chairs sitting in that area, and it usually is used to “store” items I don’t want to see.   (aka: junk corner)   It is my plan to finally get the sitting area decorated and finished this year!  #fingerscrossed

I also found this picture of our bedroom in our Kentucky Home Tour (notice the sitting area is not included.  ha!)  My friend, Layla, took this picture.

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For our master bathroom, we found a beautiful antique door that used to belong to a classroom in our alma mater, Asbury University.  We replaced the old glass with a new glazed piece of glass for privacy.

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For our vanity, I re-did an antique dresser.  Click HERE to see how we added the sink, and HERE to see how we painted it.

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My favorite part of our bathroom is our claw foot tub.  We found it on craigslist and re-did it.  

Click HERE to see how refinished the claw foot tub.

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To give our ceiling some character, we installed faux wood beams.
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You can see more pictures and a video of how we did it HERE.

Since our brick had an “orangey” color to it, I decided I wanted to white wash it. 

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You can see how we did that HERE.

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We went for a clean, timeless look in the shower by using white subway tile on the walls and Carrera marble on the floor.

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For more pictures of our master shower, click HERE.

Sooo, I haven’t really done anything else in the bathroom except we added this antique knob that we got at an antique mall for about five bucks. IMG_4191

 

I also found this rug that I loved at Home Goods, and it was the perfect size.  It also adds a little color to the space.

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We also added a crystal chandelier above the tub, but it is impossible to take good pictures of it!  UGH!  We got it at Home Depot, I think.  I’m not super crazy about it, but it is fine for now.  I am hoping to eventually find a beautiful antique brass one to go there.

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As you can see, I still need to add curtains and other decor.  When I do, I will be sure to share it here on my blog! :)

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So as you can see, we have built a NEW addition onto our house, but we have tried out best to make it feel OLD.  Are you feelin’ it?

Working on this part of our house caused me to write one of my most popular series on my blog…..

How to Add Old House Character and Charm to your Newer Home

For more inspiration in how to make your new house feel old, click HERE.

Next week, we will finish our series with the upstairs in our addition and our den.  Yay!!

HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!!

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DIY-ing our Basic Brick Ranch in the Cottage of our Dreams (Part Five)

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When I started this series, I wasn’t exactly sure how many “parts” there would be, but it seems we are already up to FIVE!  Whoop!

Let’s keep going!  :)

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This small 11 ft x 11 ft room is to the left of our guest bathroom.  It was Eli and Adam’s room when we first moved in, and then it became a junk room when the boys moved into the addition.

Here is what I am talking about…

office makeover

 

 

I knew when we converted this room into my office, that I wanted a lot of desk space and window seats under the windows.  So I showed my ideas to Cy, and he brought me dream to life!  (I love that man.)  You can see how we began building it HERE.

 

custom window seat

And more of the building process HERE.

custom diy desk

We gave everything a fresh coat of white paint…

It was looking better already!

diy custom desk

Once we finished the desk, it was time to add upper cabinets!

diy cabinet makeover

We reused some of the cabinets that we had left over from our kitchen makeover and added some open shelving in the middle of them.

diy cabinet makeover

You can see the whole tutorial HERE.

diy cabinet makeover

For the space below the cabinets, I built a large burlap memo board.

burlap memo board

 

I am so glad I did this!  I use this memo board like CRAZY now!  To see how easy it was to make, click HERE. 

burlap memo board

 

Below my desk, I had Cy build me a cabinet, and I turned it into a file cabinet.

diy file cabinet

I attached a metal file holder to a piece of wood that slides in and out of the cabinet.  You can see how I did this HERE.

diy file cabinet

 

I also made new cabinet doors for the old kitchen shelves I hung above my desks and the window seats.  You can see the complete tutorial of how I made them HERE.

diy cabinet doors

 

And you can see how I made my window seat cushions in less than five minutes each by clicking HERE.

diy window seat cushion

One of my favorite projects in this room was turning the old bedroom closet into my craft closet

closet makeover

This space has been a life saver!

craft closet makeover

 

It was even featured in an organizing book!  Yay!

craft closet

 

 

 

I also love my HUGE command center calendar!  It’s on the wall to the left of my craft closet.

giant command center

 

My most recent pictures of my office were taken when I did a makeover on a chair

 

office chair makeover

Believe me, my desk does not look this clean, nor do I always have fresh flowers on my desk.  :)  Although I wish I did!  

office makeover

This chair is not longer in my office.  :(  The boys broke one of the legs while twirling around in it.  Oh well!  Good thing I only paid $6.50 for it at Goodwill, right?!

As you can see in the picture below, I added some wood blinds and a sisal rug.  For now, this space is officially done! I do have a sewing station on the other desk corner, but I haven’t taken any pictures of it yet.  I will try to do that soon and show it to you. 

office makeover

If you missed the previous four posts about our home renovation,

click on the links below:

Exterior

Addition

Kitchen

Guest Bathroom

 

Thanks for stopping  by!

Come back tomorrow!  

We are headed over to the master bedroom in our addition! 

 

 

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