A New Year can be a time when people are super pumped and motivated to be a new version of themselves that they envision. Unfortunately, so many of us get so “gung ho” that we burn ourselves out after 2 weeks. My biggest belief is that the best way to stick to your New Years’ resolution is by finding simple steps to create lasting change. Take it from a girl who did the whole daily scale, never skinny enough bit. There are better ways and I’ve narrowed them down to my top 10.
I don’t know about you, but my kids are disgusting. After dropping them off at Grandma’s for a week, I finally snapped when walking into their bathroom. Because they share their bathroom with all of the guests that enter our home, I knew I needed to make some changes. Not only was the bathroom looking outdated, but our son had ensured that everything smelled like ammonia as well. That’s just what you want for a guest bathroom, right? No. I knew this small bathroom makeover would be a challenge in trying to make it both guest and child-friendly, but something had to be done!
Confession: the main reason I decorated our master bedroom the way I did was that I wanted it to look like a Loews Hotel room. Tom and I have worked to have more weekend getaways without the kids and there is something so relaxing about a well-designed hotel room. The thing is, I believe that we can easily create an inexpensive hotel room right here in the comfort of our home. I’ve compiled 13 simple and inexpensive changes you can make to your room to make it feel more like a hotel suite.
As a teenager, I used to rearrange my room
There are so many things that our family has benefitted from after downsizing. However, I’ve decided it’s time to open up and get honest about a few of the downsides of living in a smaller home. If you are considering small house living with a family, these might be a few things you want to consider.
Who doesn’t love spending a weekend in a hotel? Tom and I loved our romantic getaway at the Loews Hotel Minneapolis this past fall and when we came home our bedroom felt, well, a little underwhelmed. After downsizing our house we set out with the intention of creating a home rather than a well-decorated house. We wanted each room to have a purpose. A living room should feel cozy and welcoming, a kitchen should feel warm and open and a master bedroom should feel relaxing and tranquil. Unfortunately, our dated comforter (that was literally filled with holes) and our too-small discount sheets left us feeling more frustrated and grimy. Now that we are debt free, we have finally been able to give our small master bedroom a makeover that it needed. Here are 10 tips on how you can give your bedroom a makeover even on a tight budget.