• Drought Tolerant Landscape

    Drought Tolerant Landscape

    Today I am sharing our drought tolerant landscape design.  Becoming drought tolerant is easier than it seems.  When we first moved into our 1950’s fixer upper the first thing I noticed was the dead grass.  Living in sunny southern California I know the only way to go is with a drought tolerant landscape.  At first I wasn’t sure where to start.  We have a small section in front of our front window, so I decided to start small. I found a photo on Pinterest of some black pots sitting on white rock. I quickly decided that I wanted to emulate this photo for our front yard.  It seemed simple enough…

  • Minimalist Family Home Tour

    minimalist home decor and house tour

    Welcome to our minimalist family home tour.  We have lived here for 6 years!  Before and after photos included. When we moved into our home we weren’t minimalists and we had never decluttered.  Now we live in what I consider a minimalist family home.  Slowly we fixed up each room in our home to our liking, but it wasn’t until I started the decluttering process that I really started to love our home.  I noticed having less decor actually made our place look better. Kitchen When you enter our home from our patio you will walk straight into the kitchen and dinning room. I decided on a black, white, and…

  • $5 Goodwill Challenge – Spring Decor Ideas 2019

    $5 Goodwill Challenge - Spring Inspiration

    This Spring I have joined the $5 Goodwill challenge!  I am trying to buy more second hand items and decorate with what I already have.  The goal is to be less wasteful.  The Challenge This $5 challenge is super easy.  All you have to do is pick out some seasonal decorations that are under $5.  Making sure you buy them from a second hand store.  It doesn’t have to be the goodwill!  You can buy something that is already ready to go, or you can make a craft for your home.  I opted for the already made item.  Lately I haven’t had a lot of time for crafts.  Maybe it’s…

  • Cheap and Easy DIY Headboard

    cheap and easy simple headboard

    Learn how to make a cheap and easy DIY headboard with this tutorial. We wanted a simple way to decorate our bedroom while keeping a minimalist vibe.  Our room use to be very colorful.  As a result I wanted something light and bright.  This headboard was the answer.  A cheap and easy DIY is the way to go.  The transformation is amazing! Watch it here: Step 1 – Lumber Choose the lumber you want to use. I was able to salvage some reclaimed 2×6 foot douglas fir for the frame.  For the slats I bought a 1x 6 foot douglas fir.  If you don’t have the tools to process wood…