Home Remodel: Where to Save and Splurge

As you can tell from this blog, I have remodeled just about every room in my house—from installing hardwood floors, to new kitchen countertops, to building a custom bathroom vanity, I’ve done it all! Over the years, I have learned some lessons on what is worth spending the extra money, and where you can save some cash!

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My Return to Running After an Injury

A few months ago, I shared that I had to take time off of running due to an injury. I ended up having a stress fracture at the top of my tibia, as well as swelling in the fat pad of my knee, that was causing my kneecap to move around and pinch when I ran (ouch!). After 11 weeks off of running, physical therapy, and a steroid injection, I was cleared to rebuild running.

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Ottoman Refresh DIY

One project hat I have been meaning to redo for a while are a pair of bright coral ottomans that I bought a few years back. I got them for a good deal and used them at the end of my bed for a while, but they have been sitting in my guest bedroom for a while, covered in a throw blanket. The bright color isn’t really in style anymore and definitely don’t work in my home anymore.

I wanted to reupholster them, but because the cris-cross legs are also fabric covered, it wasn’t as easy as just covering it with new fabric. One day, I was playing around with how I could cover them and realized it would pretty easy to remove the legs and just replace them!

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Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

Spring is a great time to renew your house. From a total overhaul to just updating a few new pieces, you can transform your room to feel fresh and new. If you’re not in for a big update, there are a few key pieces that are relatively easy and inexpensive to change out.

The great thing about a lot of these items is that they can last through the rest of the spring and summer, so you only need to shop and update one time! Keep reading for my top items to get the most bang for your buck to celebrate the spring season.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, its nice to take some time to refresh your life. For me, this also means taking some time to reduce clutter and clean my home. After putting holiday decorations away, its the perfect time to tackle a major cleaning list.

My advice is to go room by room, maybe doing only one room per day in order to break it up. This way you can really focus on a deep clean and reorganization. Taking time now will only set you up for a less chaotic and stressful year ahead!

To help you with your spring cleaning endeavor, I’ve made a handy printable checklist! Nothing feels better than checking off a list as you accomplish your tasks! Click the download button to get the high res file!

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Gentle Resolutions for 2021

2020 didn’t turn out the way any of us had planned and my guess is that you have at least one goal that had to fall by the way side. Ask me how dating this year went LOL! I think that its really important to give yourself grace and pat yourself on the back for just surviving the year. The new year might seem like the time to make aggressive goals to get yourself back on track, but those life changing resolutions often fail.

Instead, I like to make small changes that I can build upon over time. I think of it like tiny bricks– one brick doesn’t make a big difference but adding brick by brick can build anything! Instead of a crash diet you force yourself to do for 30 days before going back to the same eating habits, what if you tried changing what you eat for breakfast each day to a healthier option? This change is much more sustainable and can end up making a greater impact over the course of a year than a few weeks of extremes.

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Start with one or two of these gentle resolutions, and then try to build upon them each month. You’ll build better habits that will only grow with time!

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