shiplap0002Today I want to share an interior design detail that I am totally in love with. A brother to beadboard: shiplap. It feels so cozy and modern, but a little bit rustic as well.

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Don’t you just want to put up some shiplap walls in your house? I do.




We have a bed, we have closets!! (I’ll post some pictures tomorrow once they’re more put together) The next step is filling in the room with some lighting. We have a golden flying saucer light on the ceiling (very 80′s and nothing next to our beds. We have one table lamp in the room that we turn on at night when we go up to bed but that’s it. I’ve been scouring the internet for some dreamy, yet affordable options and here’s what I’ve narrowed it down to. What do you like best?



1. Color Cord

2. Ikea

3. World Market

4. Shades of Light

5. Shades of Light (young house love collection)

6. Shades of Light


Our bedroom is a disaster. Seriously, a cluster cuss. Our office is in there and we have only one tiny closet to share between the two of us so all of our clothes are on clothing racks or in a dresser that’s too big for our bedroom. Our kids come in all the time mess with everything and make it feel even more messy. It’s time to change things. I have plans. I need a place that’s peaceful and organized and more serene. Chad needs the kids to stop touching his stuff and so do I. When we moved in (not that long ago, I know) we decided we wouldn’t really put any effort into our bedroom. But I can’t deal with the chaos any more. Time for a solution.

Here’s my inspiration:

Neutral tones with a rustic, but modern feel.

dff5858a2bd77b17bfe221a95f263ee6We need some pictures up on our walls. There’s nothing for poor Chad to look at in there except my ugly mug. a0d67ba3020a2d25bd8bb4e3ea9c52dfClosets!! Built in PAX wardrobes from IKEA, which is what we’re going to go with. f2160f530ba3659192da00b5c977f774b60cdcaa3fdb4d5df12e353aeb882576A bedside table! We’ve had nothing since we moved. Everything just gets tossed on the floor next to the bed…and then subsequently stolen or stepped on by children. 43a3727b60958a70f6e9ca7f5d5153f5

Here’s the progress so far: Closet building materials have been purchased, the giant dresser has been sold (which means all of our clothes are now on the floor, and I bought a new bed, something I’ve been dreaming about for 5 years. I’m excited for everything to come together in the next couple of weeks!

I’m on the hunt for some nice rustic picture frames, anyone have a good source?



Summer is in full force here. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

lots of gardening! Pots for the porches, vegetables in the garden and flowers in the yard.

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Enjoying all of the flowers that are in season, some from the yard, some not.

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Taking Buckley for walks and vet check ups. Buckley is in obedience class right now and is doing really well.

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And lots of trips to the beaches.

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