Dream House Project // Backyard Inspiration + The Skate Ramp 

One thing that both Jeff and I must have in our Dream Home is a backyard skate ramp! Yep, that’s right! This fam jam is going to be full of shredders one day. So, once the babe(s) grow up, we are going to need a back backyard to fulfill our little rippers dreams. That means half pipes, dirt bike tracks, trampolines and a pool for this family! Here are some ideas and inspiration that I found! 

#1 // OC Ramps

This 16ft ramp not only looks nice, but it’s the perfect size. If we are going to build a half pipe on our yard, it’s not going to be less than 6ft. Where’s the fun in that? My main concern is making it look nice and flow with the overall backyard landscape and design. I like how this one is tucked in.

#2. // Pinterest

This ramp built in with a deck is totally rad! It could be pretty expensive but totally worth the entertainment! Although, I would go with a dark wood stain, not red. 

#3. // Shawboard Company UK

I love this ramp! The dark glossy stain is perfect. It’s exactly what I want. I’m not a fan of the landscape design, but the chiminea can stay though!

#4. // OC Ramps

The same dark colored glossy stain as the previous ramp in #4 and the right landscaping would make any ramp look amazing next a pool! 

#5. // Inside Out

Now this ramp is the definition of a little shredder! These people really nailed it Styling this ramp. It’s a little small but perfect for the little ones. These are the exact colors and textures that I want ours to have. 

#6. // Skate-Home

Sand equals five stars in my safety book! Add palm trees and grass and it’s a little shredders oasis! 

#7. //  Skate Dad

This one is bazaar! A half pipe in the trees! I wouldn’t do this but it’s such an awesome idea for the dare devil at heart! 

#8. // Pinterest

This ramp is another one that’s tucked away just like I would want it. This one matches its surroundings perfectly and is totally feasible! 

#9. // Tony Camp

Call me crazy but I think this bowl looks awesome!  It’s the kind of ramp that reminds me of my childhood or one that you would most likely find in my neighborhood growing up. 

# 10. // Pinterest

This one must have cost a fortune but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a skate ramp as cool as this one! 


Storyboards // First Bathroom Design Concept 

I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret… So far, I haven’t once used my computer for this blog. Yep that’s right! Everything you see has been done straight from my phone. Since we are moving this month we decided to go ahead and cancel our cable and internet. I’ve been dreading not being able to use my computer, but as you can see, I’m making it work and getting by just fine!

Today I put together my first bathroom storyboard/ design concept. Speaking of, does anyone know the difference? Haha. All the “boards” I have made so far have been for fun. The last Storyboard post I shared, I mentioned that I was starting to get a feel for my style. Well, after I made this one that feeling progressed! For this being my first bathroom design concept, I am really stoked! The fact that I’ve made these designs without any computer design software is kinda keeping the faith going. What do y’all think? I’m anxious to hear some feedback!

Best of Headboards

DIY Headboard Inspiration 

I’ve been searching for some inspiration to help me get started on another headboard project. The last one I made turned out beautiful! If you haven’t seen my DIY headboard project you can check it out here. I am so happy with the results that I’m saving it for Sage’s bedroom in the future. I have a feeling that this headboard project will turn out even better than the last. With these 5 ideas marinating in my head, the ideas have really started cooking! 

Source//  Vivaterra

How simple and gorgeous is this one!? It’s totally DIYable too. All you would really need is a large peice of wood, dark stain finish and a jig saw!

Source// Urban Outfitters

I was surprised to see this one was from Urban Outfitters and not a diy. It looks very similar to one I’ve seen in either Target or TJMax, except the shape is different around the trim. Anyways, this one seems like a great diy piece for all you wall-hanging loom-weavers out there! 

Source// Amber Interiors

This one comes from one of my new favorite design blogs, Amber Interiors. I love the colors and the paired authentic textile choices. It reminds me of my last DIY headboard but it’s not cushioned. 

Source// Pinterest

I love this boho natural beauty piece. It might be a little tough to make but the overall shape and design is just blissful and a great inspiration!

Source// Pinterest

Last but not least, here is the most inspiring piece of them all! Isn’t this bed dreamy? Scratch that… it’s heavenly! If you’ve been following my blog then you might have noticed my love for some detailed woodwork. This one, I am swooning over!
I can’t wait to share with you all what I finally come up with! 

Etsy Favorites // Tribute Designs 

Ya’ll, I have found the jack pot! While browsing Etsy this morning for upcoming project supplies I came across the most brilliant and beautiful idea and creation I think I have ever seen. If you saw my recent post Stairways to Heaven, then you will understand my love for decorative stairs. Well, Cheryl with Tribute Designs now has the number one spot on my favorites list! 

As an alternative to the viynl sticker and painted designs, Cheryl makes and creates the most beautiful wooden carved detailed stair risers that I have ever seen! Want to know the best part? All you have to do is place and attach the panels on top of your existing stair risers! This could be a great solution for renters or perfect if you are planning to sell your home one day because you could make them removeable if you needed too. What I also like about Cheryl and her work is that she seems to be either honest or just plain genrous with her pricing, compared to most money hungry people these days. I don’t know about you guys, but $35 per panel for these beautiful and brilliant creations is totally fair in my book! Do yourself a favor and Check Tribute Designs on Etsy out! If you do decide to purchase, I’d love to see your pictures of the final product! Here below is 4 of my favorite panels she offers.





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Storyboard // A Neutral and Eclectic Cottage Bedroom 

I’ve been having SO much fun playing around with the App. Polyvore! This week I started making storyboards for my dream home. This is what I came up with for my dream bedroom. I’ve always wanted French doors opening up to my backyard in my bedroom, and a white iron bedframe. I have a tall boy dresser with beautiful carved details and it would be gorgeous if I painted it white and distressed it. I want to find a small dresser to use as a night stand because I need the extra storage.  Having the dark wood panel walls and white accent wall with French doors bringing in lots of natural light will make the room feel dreamy and natural. I would like to find a large salvaged panel piece to hang over our bed, if not try and make something like it. I am really happy with this first design but as time goes on I want to see what else I can come up with!  

Do you like this design? Get the Look! Shop the collection here

Etsy Favorites // Zazous Online 

This week I added a new Etsy shop to my favorites and guess what this shop offers? My favorite tile trend -Traditional Moroccan Tile in vinyl! If you are in love with this trend like I am, then Zazous Online is an Etsy shop well worth checking out! 

They price the viynl in a roll per square metre (1 square metre being roughly 11 square feet). For $25.59 plus shipping, you can cover about 10 square feet. Compared to a similar tile design on Overstock but in ceramic, for $51.99 you can cover the same amount space for more than half the price except it’s vinyl! If you are like me and are scraping penny’s for remodeling funds, this is a great solution! 

Zazous Online Etsy Shop

Source// Zazous Online

For the Love of Tiles & Textiles

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I hope to bring to you all a little inspiration to fall in love with. This Valentine has a theme, and it’s red! Here’s 5 ways to style your home with red -enjoy! 
1. Embroidered
Source// Belarus Guide

These towels from Padniaproue set heart on fire! Do you see the embroidered trim?! If only I could hop on a plane right now…

2. Quilted 

Source// Country Living

This quilt-like patterned tile just warms my heart! It’s so vintage but yet, so modern. 

3. Traditional Embroidery 

Source// Urban Outfitters

This Romanian traditional embroidered pillow is just so charming! 

4. @ihaveathingwithfloors

Source// Instagram

Ok, so I just discovered @ihaveathibgwithfloors and I am in love! If you love tile like I do, follow them! Anyways, I love this tile! It looks like it’d be easy to stencil?! 

5. Suzani 

Source// Eclectic Living Home

This suzani is so romantic! Now, I’ve thought of using a tapestry for a headboard before but never thought of using the whole thing! Talk about a statement peice!