December 19, 2014

Baby Steps to our Southern Living Landscaping & Home

On our way to Southern Living landscaping

I’ve spent years celebrating with my friends as they buy their dream homes. Some have purchased perfectly ready move in gems, while others have done renovations to create just the look they desired. When I was a young mom with […]

Clutter Countdown: Easy Additional Storage Ideas

Love the versatility of this Sauder Chevron Storage piece

It’s half way through the month and our Clutter Countdown Challenge is well underway. While I haven’t hit 15 minutes of decluttering every day because of travel and weekend obligations, I’ve made such amazing headways and it feels wonderful. My […]

Questions to Ask When Deciding on Home Decor

Home Decor Ideas and Inspiration

I have mentioned this before, but I am the worst at large purchasing decisions. My husband is the same way, so for years, the joke with our extended family has been that he took less time in finding his wife […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane & Tips for Purchasing a New Home

Simple ideas for building a new Home

This post is sponsored by Lennar, the leading builder of quality new homes across the nation. At Lennar- Everything’s Included, offering the best value at an incredible price. Their homes demonstrate customer commitment by showcasing outstanding new construction and homebuilding […]

Free Printable Banner Templates: Alphabet with Different Styles, Shapes & Fonts

Free printable birthday banner template

I think it goes back to my first apartment in college. Overjoyed with the simple pleasure of creating my own space on a budget and finding such joy in the littlest of things, I fell in love with hanging words, […]

Our Before & After Family Room Floors

Tips for using an area rug to warm up a room

Enjoy the inspiration from the Mohawk flooring gallery Over the past two months, it’s been so fun to be able to give you a peek into how our downstairs has slowly been transformed by the addition of our beautiful Mohawk […]

Decorating on a Dime: All Things Globes

Decorating with globes

Last weekend, I had the joy of sneaking away for a few days to the beautiful beaches of Tybee Island. Located right across the bridge from Savannah, it’s a feast for the eyes, truly. And if you assume that the […]

Finding New Home Decor Inspiration

Coffee Table Styling

“Have nothing in your home that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris Over this past year, I’ve slowly been putting that sentiment into action. If this home is truly my haven, then creating […]

Indoor Home Goals: Check One (Finally)!

Carpet mess

I close my eyes and our home is filled. Filled with the sounds of laughter, music, hooting, hollering, football commentary and a host of other noises. It’s filled with the smells of chili simmering on the stove, a wintergreen candle […]

I’m the Black Sheep of the Family (+ 75% off!)

Garland over french doors

It’s true. I am the black sheep of the family and I have lived with their backlash for years. You see, I grew up with an artificial Christmas tree. As a little girl, I have fond memories of waiting for […]

Dayspring Blow Out Sale + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Dayspring Super Deals

As For Me and My House – Canvas Framed Print (may personalize with name) For three years now, I’ve had the privilege of being a contributing writer for (in)courage. I’ve met some of my sweetest blogging friends through that group […]

To Share or Not to Share a Bedroom? (Lessons from 18 years + Decor ideas)

Bunk Beds for Sharing Rooms

Traditional Home I sat across from my dear friend as she worried, “We must get a new house before the baby comes. They each need their own room.” Speaking candidly, as only good friends can do, I reminded her, “You […]

Finally Fall – Home Decor Ideas

Fall centerpiece

For years, our home was the place to be during the fall. With lots of land and a huge bon fire pit, hay rides, bon fires and s’mores welcomed our fall guests with all that autumn has to offer. With […]

Ditto DIY (Inspired Design for the Rest of Us)

Ditto DIY group

Have you ever looked at home decorating magazine or watched a design show on HGTV and wished you could make your own rooms look that good? Design is not always about expertise or even an unlimited budget, but more about […]

Paint, Paints, Painting

How to Paint Tables

I paint. She paints. I am painting. The grammar girl in me can’t help but express herself when she has spent the last few weeks painting away. If you’re following along on my Instagram (jenschmidt_beautyandbedlam) or facebook, you know I’ve […]