Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Our Farmhouse Bathroom details...

I get questions multiple times a day about our bathroom. Our bathroom is easily my favorite room in our house.  Probably because it was the only one we totally renoed. The space before was so cramped, awkward and was a one sink vanity.

I knew when redoing this space I wanted a double sink and that was super important to me because we only have one bathroom in our farmhouse. Our new layout created so much more space and made the space appear and feel so much roomier. 

Details of our space:

I always get questions about it. What color did I paint it, where did you get it etc. When I saw this vanity I knew it was it and the price was amazing. Our room was very neutral which was my goal and originally wanted a white or grey vanity. After finding this I knew it was the one. Such a soft vintage blue that was so neutral but just enough color to make the room pop. The vanity came with silver knobs And cut out holes for the sink. I knew I wanted more of a farmhouse feel so my handy hubby added the ones that sit on top by cutting a little of the marble so they fit right in the other hole. I'm obsessed with how it turned out. We spray painted oil rubbed bronze on the knobs and it looked perfect.

Farmhouse Drop in Sinks:
These totally helped make our vanity feel more farmhouse and it was one of my must haves in our bathroom.

The Floors:
I wanted the plain little hexagons but no store around us had any. I'm SO glad we decided to go with this pattern instead. I ADORE it and plan to use it again someday!!!

The shower curtain:
I get asked like 272618 times a day (not exaggerating 😝) where is it from... It's one of my favorite stores world market. It actually wasn't what I had in mind at all. I looked for something white with lace or ruffle and just couldn't find the perfect one. Then I walked past this and knew. It had that blue from the vanity in it and I love everything floral. I feel this piece really took our room and completely finished it off!!! Im sad to say but they don't sell it anymore. I'll be hoarding mine forever now 😭

The Mirrors
The mirrors are from World Market (along with basically everything in this bathroom lol). I was actually looking for circle mirrors when I walked passed these and knew these were it. I prayed they would fit our space and when I brought them home they seriously fit like a glove. I knew they were meant to be ours!!

The Rugs:
Loved how simple these were and the fact that they were round and fit perfect in front of each mirror.

The Vanity Lights:
These were one of the first things I bought. I loved how they had a farmhouse feel and knew I needed them. When I got them home I realized the bulbs in them were VERY orange. I think it was for the antique feel. But if your a girl you know you never want to have orange lighting when getting ready LOL. I went and got some longer bulbs that were White and it was way better!

Towel Hooks:
Another one of my first purchases. I knew I wanted some wood and rustic feel to bring in some texture and farmhouse feel. These turned out to be perfect in the space!

Laundry Basket:
I love having this rolling basket in this space. Its perfect to toss dirty towels and our clothes at the end of the day. Each day Rosie rolls it over to the laundry room and we empty it and bring it back!

Chalk Board:
I still haven't even wrote on it yet because I haven't figured out what to put LOL.

Flower Jar Vases:
When I saw these I knew it would be perfect right on the back of the toilet!

Blue Clock:
I grabbed this knowing it matched the vanity and hoping I could find a place for it. I tend to do that a lot. Just find things and wing it. I think that is just my style.. winging it LOL.

I hope you all love our bathroom. This truly was such a fun project for josh and I and its something Im proud of!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Instagram Huge 30K GIVEAWAY...

OH MY GOODNESS I am so excited to share with you this amazing giveaway!!!!!
There is so many amazing items from amazing shops that I can't wait to share with you all!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!

I just first off want to say a huge thank you to all my followers and anyone who follows along on instagram. I still can't believe there is over 30,000 of you now. Holy crap!!! Also  and a huge thank you to all these amazing shops for giving away some incredible items.

So, Lets get down to the good stuff.

Here is how the giveaway is going to work. There will be 3 winners that will be chosen at random.
The bundles will be listed below and I will choose a winner for each.

Monday October 3 at 9am EST and ends on Wednesday October 5th at 9pm EST.
Winner will be drawn Thursday morning.

How to enter:
-On instagram you will be needing to follow each shop that is listed below ( I also will have each tagged over on that ig post).
- You will need to tag at least 5 friends on the instagram post. Every additional 5 tagged will be another entry. So the more you tag the higher your chance of winning.
- If you share the giveaway picture on instagram and you must tag @alliemboss you will get another entry.
- You also must LIKE the instagram post.

Thats it. It's super easy!!

Here are the bundles:

-$280 shop credit to Stikwood Design.  AMAZING wood walls that come in planks that you stick to your walls. SUPER fun for accent walls.
- Gorgeous GATHER sign from Feather and Birch wood sign.
- Super cute Farmers market pillow from So Vintage Chic
- Adorable Happy Fall Yall sign from Between You and Me Signs
- Amazing farmhouse bench from HoneyHomb Market

- $100 shop credit towards the gorgeous "These are the days" sign from 2540 LOVE
- Stunning farmhouse pillow from  Farmhouse On Boone
- AMAZING framed painting from Hammmade Furniture

-Cute " I like long romantic walks down every aisle at target" Mug from Summerlane Designs
- AMAZING cow oil canvas from Ruthie Carlson Art
- Stunning Botanical Prints from KBelt Designs

* PLEASE NOTE if you win and you live OUTSIDE the United States you will be in charge of paying shipping for each product.

SO excited and can't wait to get this giveaway started!!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Decorating for Autumn...

My house needed a little autumn love so I went out  Junkin today with my mom and Rosie. It was all fun and games until my jeep wouldn't start and we had to wait for my dad to come get it going. But I scored some amazing things. I got some dried flower arrangements, some old books, pumpkins, wood crate things, an amazing new yellow floral headboard for Rosie when we transition her to a big girl bed and a couple other things. I got home and quickly started redecorating and arranging this little space first.
I posted a little before and after picture below.. I Didn't realize how boring it was LOL. 
Now to go add some fall love around the rest of my house. Isn't this just the best time of the year!!!
Happy First of October Friends!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I love dutch doors...

I've been on pinterest way more than I would like to admit lately ;) Every time I swear I type farmhouse kitchen to go scope the latest and greatest kitchen inspiration this picture of this gorgeous farmhouse kitchen with amazing wood beams on the ceiling pops up and there it is. That gorgeous dutch door. I decided one day I will have a farmhouse with a dutch door in the kitchen. I mean seriously how amazing would it be with it open on a nice summer or fall day.. breeze coming in, fresh country air, the sound of kids playing outside. Alright but really.. its on my list of must haves for our house one day... until then Ill just sit here pinning some for inspirations LOL! Do you love dutch doors?
Whats one thing on your dream house list?
pic cred/source: Pinterest

Monday, September 26, 2016

Our Fall Porch..

This year I decided I wasn't going to go out and buy a bunch of fall décor. I was going to use what I had and try and make do. The only thing I did buy other than the pumkins, decorative kale and mums was the home sweet home mat from target because our other one was ruined.

I started digging through my old "junk" as my husband would call it and started pulling out the old buckets, crates and such. It was a fun challenge to use what I could find even though I wanted to go splurge on a million new things to completely redo my whole porch.

Here is what I came up with..
Not exactly what I had in mind but its fun and was super cheap. Im sure I will be out there a million times rearranging and redecorating it before winter comes :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cleaning with a toddler...

So I've gotten the question a lot lately how I keep our house so clean. First I can assure you we have our days. Toddlers are messy and I only have one so I know it couldn't be way worse haha. I wanted to write this out and share some things that work for me. I'm no pro but since I had people asking I figured I would share what we do!

This past month I have been having Rosie help me a lot more with "chores". I found out shes actually a pretty good help and she really enjoys it. I know our biggest issue is her being naughty lately. Keeping her busy I found is best. These little activities have kept her happier and in less trouble.

I am always pushing her in laundry baskets, counting each piece of laundry that goes in or out of the dryer. We play music while we clean and sing and dance along.

If your child is small enough and you have things to put away, clean or organize that are not for little hands there is a couple ways I do this depending on the task. If I need to mop the floors.. I wait til nap time or bedtime. If I need to fold some laundry without little hands undoing everything I put her in her high chair or booster and give her a snack to entertain her time. If I need a little more time I give her some coloring crayons and book and let her keep busy!

I know cleaning with your little ones makes things a lot slower and sometimes just way more frustrating but be patient and involve them. I know I'm not only keeping Rosie busy and out of trouble but I am also teaching her lessons in responsibility and helping out! Plus I've actually learned to enjoy cleaning myself as well now that we make it fun!

Do you have any good tips on cleaning with kids? I would love to hear them below!! :)