My Parent's New House Tour

If you missed our announcement on Instagram, my parents bought a new house! They are moving 2.5 hours north of where they currently live (and where I grew up) in California, to a beautiful suburb of Sacramento. This past week I've been in CA to see their new house, then go back to their current house so I could say goodbye to my childhood home. It's such a bittersweet time! If you've gone through this, I'd love to hear how got through it (it feels so emotional for me!) and what things you did to commemorate your time in your home. Thankfully we were able to get a family picture together in front of the house!

Next week I'll share some photos of the house I grew up in, but today I wanted to give you a little tour of the NEW house! You'll need to look past the paint swatches and the random stuff in all these photos because work had already started by the time I snapped these pictures, but you'll get the idea ;)

All the walls have been painted since these photos and we're actually going to see how it turned out today! We went with a nice, lighter greige color. We're hoping to take the home "coastal farmhouse" to bring in their love for the water!

Come on in...


When you walk in and turn right, you head into the dining room. The coffered ceiling is so beautiful in here! 



The main living space is what we're calling "the great room" and it has sliding doors that fully open to the backyard. The fireplace mantle that you see will be completely redone in a few months, so I'll be excited to share that renovation with you!




The kitchen overlooks the great room and has a nice, big island! To the right of the kitchen is the breakfast nook, then through there (where my dad is standing on a cabinet in these photos haha!!) is his office.

I'm standing in the breakfast nook taking this picture looking into the kitchen. 

Here's a peek into the breakfast nook and office. We're getting doors put on this opening into the office to help with sound when my dad is on a call. We're either doing barn doors or french doors! The shiplap ceiling in the breakfast nook is a favorite feature of mine.

Here's the office with pretty builtins. Can't wait to style these ;)

Off the kitchen is a small nook with the door to the laundry room to the left. We're making this their wine bar area and will be installing a wine fridge with some wine racks. It's going to be really fun!

Laundry room is going blue! I tried to convince my parents to do blue cabinets, but they wouldn't go for it ;) So blue walls it is!

This is the powder bathroom that's located to the right of the great room mantle. This is getting a major facelift with wallpaper, a new vanity and we're also adding a can light in the ceiling because it's super dark right now.

This is the guest room with an attached bathroom. It has a pretty bay window looking to the front of the house.


The Master is at the back of the house and has a slider out to the backyard. It's a really spacious room! We're getting new carpet in here.

The bed will be centered between these two windows. And all new light fixtures are going throughout the house!

Here's the master bath:

We'll be framing out these mirrors, changing the light fixtures, paint and if we need to change the floors later, we will, but we're hoping to make them work. I didn't get a photo, but there's a soaking tub and a tile shower on the opposite wall of these mirrors. 

The backyard is really lovely! They have this covered porch area that's called the "California Room" which will be nice for an outdoor sofa, table and chairs. 

There is also some gorgeous landscaping! Good thing my mom has a green thumb :) 



I'm really excited to help my parent's make this feel like home over the next several months (stay tuned for updates!)  and I can't wait to make some new memories here with them!

xoxo



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Two Easy Summer Styles

I hope you're having a great week! I'm still here in California visiting my family, seeing my parents' new house, and saying goodbye to my childhood home. I fly back to Michigan on Friday and it's bittersweet! 

I'm excited to share a couple fun, easy-to-wear summer styles today. To me, these feel so effortless and put together! Just what we want in the summer months.


First up is this really lightweight, embroidered top. I LOVE embroidery! A couple years ago when I took some time to think about words I wanted to describe my style as a way to help with my buying decisions, the phrases "special detail" and "feminine" both came to mind. I love a special detail, whether it be a bow, an eyelet material, ruffles, or embroidery. This one stood out to me right away!


I'm also sporting the headband from last week's post again because that's how cute it is. This time I styled it differently and left some hair out in front of the headband. Which look do you prefer?! 



For the second look, I paired a super simple racer back tank with a cute pair of high waisted pull-on shorts. I love this waistband's ruffly detail! This outfit can be paired with sneakers like I did here, sandals or even wedges if you want to dress it up! (Cameo by Lincoln's tail ;))


I threw on a denim jacket with it as well. Cuffing the sleeves gives it a finishing touch!



SHOP THE LOOKS

Outfit One:

Outfit Two:



Have a great day!
xoxo






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Summer Fashion: Midi Dress & Headband

Summer weather is here and I'm the happiest girl! I love being outside whether it be walking around the lake, dinner on a patio, out in the garden, or working on my laptop from the back deck. Warmer weather also means it's dress season, my outfit of choice! At the bottom of this outfit post, where I'm wearing one of my favorite summer dresses, I'm rounding up all my favorite midi dresses for you.

I'm all about the midi length these days! It's casual, yet sophisticated and I love that you don't have to worry when you bend over ;) And you know anything with a ruffle gets me, so this one had my heart!

Easily toss on a denim jacket over a casual summer dress! I love this one (linking a similar wash, but it's a slightly different style), but I've had it for 6 years, so I did also get another one this year. I love the dark wash so much!

When I was in high school I wore headbands all the time. One day some girl told me that I should only ever wear my hair in headbands because that's how I looked the best (ha! Who says that to someone?!) Anyways, I'm really glad they're back because I think it's such a sweet accessory. This woven one is nice and comfortable. 







Dress (I size down in Madewell dresses!) / Shoes / Headband 



SHOP OTHER FAVORITES:


Happy first day of June!
xoxo



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Memorial Day Sale Finds 2021

Happy Memorial Day, friends! I want to take a second and acknowledge how incredibly grateful we are for the men and women who have given their very lives to serve our country. There are no words to express my gratitude for the freedom we have because of them!

I hope you're doing something fun and relaxing this weekend! We are seeing some friends today, but before we head out, I wanted to share some favorite Memorial Day Sale finds with you. There's a list of all my favorite sales below as well!


SHOP:






CLOTHES

American Eagle: lots of sales including shirts, shorts, skirts and more.

Aerie: $20 swimsuits.

Athleta: up to 50% off markdowns 

Anthropologie: sale is 40% off + home furniture is 20% off

J.Crew: extra 50% off sale styles with code WEEKEND

LOFT: 40-50% off + free shipping with code SUMMER


Nordstrom: Half Yearly Sale! 


HOME:


CB2: outdoor event 15% off

Crate & Barrel:

Pottery Barn: ware house sale up to 50% off

Rejuvenation: warehouse sale up to 70% off

Serena & Lily: 20% off everything with code DIVEIN

Target: outdoor home sale

McGee & Co: 20% off site wide with code HELLOSUMMER

West Elm: warehouse sale up to 75% off




Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo





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