Home Depot Patio Style Challenge

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With all of the personal changes that have come my way with divorce, so have the decor changes. Thanks to Home Depot, my patio got a fresh start, and I’m in love. I got this high-quality, stunning 5-piece Highland Point Patio set with Sunbrella cushions from Home Depot just in time to enjoy the gorgeous 75 degree weather.


I chose this beautiful teal color called Charleston to complement the pool water. You guys know I love a pretty blue-green (hello, bedroom design). I think my favorite part of the set is that all of the chairs rock, and I find that so soothing when I’m sitting with my kids. My kids’ favorite thing about the patio set is the fire pit. They love roasting ‘smores on it. I should say i do too.

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To see more, make sure to check out Home Depot’s blog and see the beautiful rug and plants I got as well.

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

2018 Home Projects


This post is sponsored by Home Depot.

A new year has dawned. I’m being gentle with myself this year by not trying to makeover a gazillion spaces, but, rather, focus on three main rooms of my home. My master bathroom, my kids’ bathroom, and my laundry room. (Okay, I may have a guest room in the mix too, but that’s icing on the cake). In 2017, Home Depot helped me create the guest bathroom of my dreams and the family room of my dreams, so, naturally, Home Depot is my source of quality tile, decor and fixtures for my upcoming projects. I already have some ideas. You want to see?

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For my master bathroom, I want to echo the design elements of my master bedroom by creating a luxurious escape from the world. Long hot showers and baths always feel better when you are in a space you enjoy. After this year, especially, I want to feel like I’m on an exotic vacation when I have 15 minutes of alone time. To create that space, I want to combine some southwest elements, some glam elements and some natural elements.

I’m currently loving terracotta tile and clay tiles overall. You see that style a lot in Arizona and California. Living in Arizona and being a lover of Spanish architecture, I would like to incorporate the southwest essence into my bathroom. Teal is a hot color right now and complementary to the warmth of the terracotta. It also just so happens to be the color of my bedroom wall. This beautiful penny tile and ceramic patterned tile is the perfect touch of teal. Wouldn’t you agree?  

The bathroom vanity and fixtures, however, would be where I would bring in the modern design. With a teak vanity, white counter tops, a clean white stand-alone tub and chrome faucets. I think it creates a beautiful juxtaposition and eclectic feel for the space.

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I’m not going to lie...This bathroom is currently ooooogly. We’re talking old linoleum that is curling and an almond colored tub. Yikes! A renovation is long overdue.

This bathroom will need to have two sinks to suit Elle and Levi. Home Depot has some beautiful vanity options. I fell in love with this white one that even comes with a large framed mirror. It has plenty of storage for each kid, and even a spot to place baskets underneath.

I chose white black and blue as the color palette because it’s gender neutral. I also chose patterns to play with to make it feel more like a space for kids. This black and white watercolor gingham wallpaper feel masculine so I balanced it with a blue and white floral ceramic tile for the floors. The white geometric tile with black grout will be perfect for the bathtub and shower.

I am still loving gold and brass fixtures for bathrooms. Aren’t you? Home Depot has so many cool options. I particularly love the industrial look with black and brass. I thought this industrial metal and wood shelving unit would be great to further tie in that theme and provide storage.

Which bathroom do you think I should do first and what bathroom trends are you loving right now?



This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

I mentioned earlier this year that one of my home project goals was to makeover a bathroom, and I’m happy to tell you that I have completed that goal. And not only did I complete my first bathroom renovation to date, but it has turned out just like I wanted it to thanks to amazing products from Home Depot and some helping hands like my contractor and my father-in-law.


When I saw this picture of a kitchen on Pinterest my eyes got huge, and I knew this was the direction I wanted to go for my bathroom. I had always written off shiplap and wainscot as being too farmhouse for me, but when it’s juxtaposed with modern finishes and installed vertically it looks anything but traditional. It looked really intimidating to try to install until I did a bit more research and learned that The Home Depot carries easy to install shiplap online and in-store.


So, in conjunction with revealing my new bathroom you can head over to Home Depot's Blog to get a full step-by-step tutorial on how to apply shiplap to any wall in your home.


I wanted this bathroom to feel like it was a luxurious hotel bathroom for my guests. I kept the colors similar to what you would find in the guest room and family room. Though I’m a huge fan of patterned tiles, I kept everything soft, modern and simple. I can’t wait to shower in this bathroom even though it’s my guest bathroom. Haha! I guess that just means it’s time to re-do my master bathroom and turn it into a woman’s sanctuary.


Photos by Rennai Hoefer

Pallet Project Reveal


A couple of weeks ago I shared some pictures of my Father-in-law, Rich, doing some handy work on some pallets (see post), and now I'm ready to reveal our little Pinterest-inspired project. pweb2

Ryan and I have spent a lot of time and money this past year redesigning our backyard. It's still a work in progress, but completing little DIY projects one at a time gives me enough fuel to keep going. All I can say is that we are starting love being outside more and more, and this little garden wall is my favorite spot right now.


After sanding the pallets, staining them with a clear water-proof stain and mounting them on the stucco wall we fastened metal brackets that you can find at your local Home Depot. I bought 14 small metal pots from Ikea so that the metal bracket would blend in a bit more.


Trader Joe's has the most affordable plants. So, I bought some herbs ($2.49) and some mini roses ($1.99) to put in the pots.


Now we're ready for spring and the next DIY project. I'm thinking it will be a picnic table of some sort.