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Happy Friday!

I finally wanted to share our latest home improvement with you guys. 

When we first bought our house two and a half years ago, we were excited to have a sunroom but didn't really know what to do with it. We didn't love all the wood paneling (not huge fans of too much wood everywhere). We had a big list of things that needed done so this project went on the back burner until we finished my dressing room, sitting and dining room, bar, Theo's room, and many other odds and ends. 

The before:

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The after:

When it was time to finally do the sunroom I knew I wanted green. Duh. It's only been my favorite color forever. But what about the wood? There was no way we could look at it any longer. After speaking with some people who knew what they are talking about, we decided to cover it in drywall and paint. I wanted to keep it very fresh feeling. The green we chose was a bright earthy one. So even in the winter it will still have a great bright cozy feel.  

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The wood on the ceiling had to say so we decided to go with a dark stain since the room has so much light. The floor we chose pulls in the dark stain making all the colors come together. Not only do MK and I share a love of a good home reno, we also deeply love lights. Especially chandeliers. Once we chose the light, we came up with the idea to add greenery to it. This was my favorite part of doing this room. 

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Next to furnish it. MK found the day bed and I coudn't get the words out of my mouth fast enough "GET IT! GET IT RIGHT NOW!". I could just picture all five of us cozied up out here watching a movie. I really liked the addition of grey to the color pallette we had going on. It breaks it up a little. This day bed was well worth it. It's so perfect for writing, napping, or just relaxing for a minute...you know while the baby sleeps. We also wanted a table to sit at but wanted nothing bulky. We found the perfect skinny table to eat at, have fresh herbs, or if need be a champagne bar like I did for Theo's Baptizim.  

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Since we made this room basically from scratch I felt like when it came time for pillows they needed to also be from scratch. So I chose a fun floral pattern and a more cozy matchy one and got sewing!  

Now on to this week's cocktail!  

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Peel the cucumber, cut it, and remove the seeds but save a couples slices for garnishing. Blend the rest of the cucumbers and strain in to a bowl. Then combine cucumber, sugar vodka in your shaker. Pour over muddled mint leaves and lastly garnish with mint and reserved cucumber slices. The perfect fresh martini for a sunny Spring day. 

DIY

After all that I'm sharing a very easy DIY to add some color and freshness to any room you may have. We had a hook that was already there and I wanted to do something floral there that wouldn't need watered for obvious reasons. Here is what you need:

Flowers of your choice

Moss

Any circular ball

String

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I put purple moss in the green ball and green in the brown. Add the flowers, string, and just hang!  No reason to not utilize a hook right?

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Have a great weekend! Ours is jam packed! So give me all the coffee...then wine.

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Life Enhancments

Happy Monday!

I like to consider myself a pretty organized person and have always been pretty obsessed with trying to maintain as stressfree a day as possible. In my opinon, that starts as soon as you wake up. If you start your day with a clear head then your day is more likely to be smooth sailing from there. I wanted to share with you some things I do every day before I go to bed and before I actually "start" my day. 

My first thought in the morning: COFFEE. Having the coffee maker set up to brew before I even get downstairs makes my morning so much smoother. One less thing I have to do. But before coffee, water. I know you've heard it before but it's important for your body to have water before coffee so when I set up the coffee the night before I also have my lemon water ready for the microwave in the morning (I don't have time for the kettle).

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Side note, there are so many benefits of drinking lemon water in the a.m.
  • Detoxes
  • Great for your skin (antioxidants, vitamin C) 
  • Builds up your immunity...Its flu season!
  • Enhances digestion

Clean the kitchen before bed no matter how tired you are. This one is huge! Not only does it help me sleep better knowing that I don't have a mess waiting for me but it is also amazing to wake up and cook breakfast in a clean kitchen. 

Now I know you may not have a roomba but let me tell you it is life changing!! One of the best investments you could make. I was skeptical at first but just the same as the kitchen, running the roomba when you go to bed and waking up with clean floors is fantastic. Especially with my husky Perla Blue and her never ending fur that is everywhere.  

Have an idea of what's for dinner the next day. Doing this like some of the other things leaves room in my head for other things. Sundays are all about food. I always try to grocery shop, meal prep, and get ideas for dinners for the week. When I go to sleep knowing what I'm making for dinner the next day gives me a sense of feeling like I at least have it together a little.  

How do I know these things work? Because of all the times when I do literally none of this and feel like an absolute hot mess who's ready to pull her hair out. Ha! Don't do any of these? Try just one and see how it improves your day and night.

Enjoy your day, I hope it moves along swiftly! 

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