YOU GUYS!!! There’s nothing that I love more than the planning and creating process of transforming a space into something I adore. When we first moved into this home 5+ years ago, passion flowed freely as I thought about HOW much fun it would be to change up All The Things. It’s something that uses all my creative juices. I love a little modern, fun, contemporary, mid-century, romantic boho (the bold florals in the kids playroom and Avery’s room), simple, clean, bold, etc.. I love it all. I carry around bits and pieces of each style that flows into the next room. I’ve realized that I haven’t asked for much advice from anyone about our home because I want it to reflect everything I love instead of someone else’s style or trend. And honestly, I’m so opinionated about my funky style in our house that I’m afraid to hear that someone else doesn’t like it, haha. By making sure that I’m undeniably obsessed with everything I put in our home, it’s become a sanctuary that sparks joy. And thank YOU for popping over to this corner of mine. It’s because of YOU that I’m able to use my passions to redesign spaces and support my family. I couldn’t do ANY of this without your support. All the messages, comments, and love.. I read every single note you send and it melts me. I feel too lucky to have such kind readers!!! I pray and hope to be a place of encouragement and information. Have a question? Drop it in the comments below!
It’s that time of year to pull out all the spooky critters and tricks! We haven’t decided on halloween outfits yet but the house is decorated and the kids absolutely love it! The kids all love the idea of decking the house out in creepy crawlers. And if y’all saw on my instagram stories, the neighborhood kids all got a good scare when my hubby Aaron was hanging up the spiders when suddenly he was attacked by the BIG HAIRY SPIDERS. Half of the on-looking neighborhood kids were terrified while the other half were trying to convince themselves that it was all fake. haha.
I’m super excited to share this highly requested tutorial explaining how to hang these spiders on the exterior of a home! Y’all ready for it? It’s super complicated <wink wink>.
We simply hot glued the legs directly on to the brick and stone. Works like a charm! You can also use outdoor command hooks if you have a painted house.
To finish off our GERMAN SMEAR HOME project, I wanted to add black shutter on top of the white german smear. My husband built these for us. We weren’t sure the exact style we liked, but after visiting Waco with my sister-in-law and going to Magnolia Table, I saw shutters there that I loved! They had 4 wide vertical boards and 3 horizontal. We decided to do a similar design. Aaron did all the measurements to match the windows (same vertical height as the window and approx half of the width for each shutter). He bought cedar fence boards and cut all the wood in our garage using a miter saw.
The smaller window on the first floor was quite a bit shorter than the others, so we liked the look of 2 horizontal boards better for that window. We had the painters spray them with the same flat black paint we used for the garage. Aaron and his brother-in-law hung them with concrete anchor screws drilled into the mortar lines. It took about 4-6 screws per shutter.