We Lived Happily Ever After

Monday, April 11, 2016

Our DIY Kitchen Remodel, Pinterest Style!

I am a huge procrastinator when it comes to posting finished spaces. Maybe it's because I have a lot of self doubt. I find it hard to post my work because I look at all the other spaces and talent out there, and think, "Who would anyone ever want to see what little old me did?" And then there are the excuses like "But I don't have carrara marble countertops, and barn wood flooring in this house."

Guess what, not everyone is filthy rich and able to have the house of their dreams automatically. And when it comes down to what matters, I have a beautiful family, an amazing husband, and love my life. I wouldn't have it any other way. Heck, my husband and I started off living in a cabin... without a bathroom... yeah, I did not just say that, did I? Lol. SO I am grateful for what we have now, and you know what? We didn't spend a fortune doing it.

Comparison is the thief of joy. This is MY home, the little fingerprints on the windows are from MY kids, and this is MY life. We have created a life that we love, and that's all that matters in the end. 
With all that said, I am sure I will make many more changes to my home, as our house is a living remodel, but here is our kitchen up to date. :)

So here is a little reminder of what the ugly before was...

Honey golden builder-grade blah.

Don't worry, there is a light at the end of the tunnel:


Thursday, April 7, 2016

My Ugly Kitchen... The Before...

Hey, hey, hey! SO I have a special post coming to We Lived Happily Ever After soon. Here's a reminder of the "before" space I am showing.

Don't mind the new fridge, I promise, this is the same space as the photos with the white fridge. Haha!

Okay, who's ready for the after already?


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

My Favorite Ways to Organize in an Open, Pretty Way

We live in a small house, with barely any storage. We don't even have linen closets for our bathrooms. Maybe it's all because of the military moves, but I am proud to say that my husband and I have been really good about condensing & getting rid of stuff we don't need. 

But with two kids, in a house under 1000 square feet, we still need to become creative with our organizing. Here are my "stylish" ways to create storage in clean, pretty way.

Disclaimer: This is what works for me- how clean you like your house is up to you. These are just some tips that have helped me be happier & more productive, because a clean house = a happy mommy which = a happy family. :)

We have a good amount of books, and they are all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. I really hated how they looked aesthetically with their mismatching colors. I didn't want to (and probably wasn't allowed to) rip off the binding, or recover them all with brown paper... So a quick fix to hide "The Football Coaching Bible" and all the other books, was to flip them on their sides, and display the bottoms of the pages

Monday, March 28, 2016

How To Make A Social Media Banner

Cover photos & banners are an excellent way to make your page, whether it is professional or personal, look high caliber. It may seem a little intimidating to do this yourself, but it's actually quite easy to DIY in photoshop.