~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

Thank you for visiting my blog, here you will find tons of before and afters and decorating tips all done with a small budget! I love being inspired, so I hope something on my site will inspire you. My husband and I have been working to transform our little house into a warm, comfortable, cozy and updated home. We are newly married 20 somethings enjoying life and livin it to it's fullest! Now we are on to lifes next adventure and having our first baby! Please follow us as we go through life transforming, creating and learning to be parents!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Getting Warm out....time for some online swim suit shopping!

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Today I spent my first morning of spring break sipping on my coffee clicking away though different online shops looking for some warm weather swim suit inspiration  I am in love with online shopping for swim suits because you get to order what you like and then try them on IN YOUR OWN HOME.  This way you don't have to come out of the dressing room looking for your husband who is way over on the other side of the store, trying to wave him down to come tell you what he thinks. Oh, that doesn't happen to you?
I got a little distracted and went to my favorite place to buy clothes instead http://www.express.com/, I shop at Express all the time, not only for going out clothes but also for teaching clothes.  Their clothes are classy, stylish, wash nice and last.  I had no idea they had a swim suit line!
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This one is my favorite.... I am lovin ruffles lately and this suit couldn't be more perfect for our trip to Vegas!!!   Hh

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My basement dweller husband...

Ryan is determined to get this basement done, especially with the mudding and sanding.  I am ready for it to be done too and I'm not even doing any of the dirty work.  We have drywall dust in every crevice of our house and all I can keep doing is whipping down the kitchen counters and saying "I'm ready for this to be over!!!"  Mudding isn't even the slightest bit fun, you cant see any change except for smoother white walls instead of dry wall (again, I'm talking like I'm actually doing the mudding) 
Tiling this weekend....which I will be helping with:)


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Framing in basement windows

This is something little, that will make a big difference.

Look at all that snow, we are lucky it didnt come through the window

till next project,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's been awhile....

It hasn't been on purpose by any means, I've just been resalin' my little heart out looking for new treasures for our basement! I can not wait to show you all the wonderful buys. I will defiantly do a whole post on all the things I have waiting/sitting in our spare bedroom to make over for our basement. Our whole goal is to only buy a NEW couch, everything else will be up-cycled:) With that said, I have been doing a lot of inspiration surfing lately. I want to make sure the basement goes well with the rest of our house. It is also important to Ryan and I that we base it around family even though right now it's just the two of us. We are constantly thinking about what we will need in the space once there is more then "us" in the picture. It needs to be practical and feel homey. Here are a few sites I've been checking stalking the past few weeks...

I like this one because it has a lot of random decorating, with lots of pictures (I'm very visual)

Basements, Basements, and more Basements!  These are all done by real people and not an amazing designer who has an unending amount of money.  I always check out the highest rated ones first:)

and who doesn't love Young House Love??  If you haven't checked out this adorable couple's blog, it's a must see. 

whelp, there you have it!  That's what I have been busy with, but I promise I will not be a stranger any more.  Keep checking back for new basement photos....there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Time for a Swap Party!!!

My favorite way to discover new fantastic blogs!!  Check out all the great creative ladies!