• A line drawing of my home. It is one story with 9 windows with black shutters. The house is a light colored stucco with a black roof and there are many large bushes in the front.
    Blog,  My Home

    Tour de Palmetto | A First Look at our Super Dated Home

    One of the reasons I started this blog was to take you through my renovation journey so that we can both learn to make our homes Pinterest-worthy and magazine-ready. My boyfriend, Taylor, bought his grandparents home 2 years ago and let me tell you my mind was going crazy with all the possibilities. Once Taylor talked me down from my lofty ideas to expand the upstairs and take down half the walls, we started getting some renovations started.

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    How to Install Mosaic Tile

    A Step-by-Step How-to For Installing a Classic Cafe Style Tile in your Bathroom This tile project almost did me in. I had never installed tile before and I made a LOT of mistakes. But you know what, that’s part of the DIY process and I learned a bunch so that I could teach you how to install mosaic tile too! This room was previously covered in linoleum. Below are the powder room ‘before’ images. This tiling project is just one step in updating this bathroom. If you want to see more of my home before all the renovations, check out this Tour de Palmetto. I was so ready for a…

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    Blog,  Food

    Holiday S’mores Popcorn Recipe

    AN OOEY AND GOOEY, EASY AND DELICIOUS S’MORES-INSPIRED SNACK I cannot express to you enough how deep my obsession with s’mores is. I honestly can’t get enough and am super excited to share one of my favorite (and super messy) sweet snacks. My favorite of my smores inspired snacks is this s’mores popcorn! If you are joining me from Sarah’s blog at The Love we Give, WELCOME! Moscow Mules are another love of mine, and this Holiday Cranberry Mule Cocktail is so dang good! My name is Morgan and I am DIYing my own home renovation. I aim to inspire others to DIY and learn to create their dream home…

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    How to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

    HOSTING HACKS FOR WHEN YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS COME TO VISIT The holidays can be STRESSFUL. Now, add taking care of the needs of a house guest. You want to create a welcoming atmosphere while in your home but… how do you do that? I want to share with you a few tips on how to prepare for holiday guests. You won’t have to think too hard about what they’ll need so can focus on the fun parts of the holidays. HOLIDAY DECOR If you’re hosting family and friends for the Holidays, your home is going to already be full of holiday cheer in the form of home décor! Honestly,…

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    5 Christmas Gift Wrapping Inspiration

    IDEAS FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY PRESENTS If you are coming from Chica and Jo’s Modern Dipped Christmas Ornaments, welcome! Weren’t those dipped ornaments so pretty?! I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Morgan and I am making over my 1989, super dated home room by room, complete with wallpaper, paneling, and a different colored carpet in every room. I love getting creative with holiday gift wrapping! I’ve created 5 gift wrapping inspiration designs for you to use as your Christmas gifts! OHMYSTARS I love these little star bursts! They are the same shape as the star that I like to use as a Christmas tree topper. I think using these vinyl…

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    Easy & Quick Magnolia Wreath

    YOU CAN MAKE AN EASY DIY A BEAUTIFUL MAGNOLIA WREATH This quick magnolia wreath is so stunning! The deep green of the leaves and the gorgeous copper tones on the back of the leaves give a beautiful contrast to my black door. If you are coming from Lindsey’s Christmas Countdown, at the Lindsey Kate Home blog, welcome! Wasnt her Easy Christmas Countdown made from a linen towel super cute? I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Morgan and I am making over my 1989, super dated home room by room, complete with wallpaper, paneling, and a different colored carpet in every room. Right now we are making a quick magnolia wreath for…

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    One Room Challenge – Week 3

    HOW IS IT ALREADY WEEK 3?!? Remember that thing I told you about? The one that said that I am really bad at anticipating how long a task will take? I was feeling so good about being on top of this project that I let it slide right out from under me! Don’t forget to check out all the other participants of the One Room Challenge here: www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog If you want to catch up from the beginning, Week 1 of my One Room Challenge can be found here. My plan for this past week was: Finish removing wallpaper adhesive Sand down ceiling texture Clean/Wipe Walls Purchase board and batten and…

  • Powder room vanity before and after. The before has cabinets and green wallpaper, the after only has a pipe coming out of the wall and no wallpaper.
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    One Room Challenge – Week 2

    One Week of Demolition Progress For my Powder Room Remodel This week should be named “It is Going to Get Worse Before it Gets Better”. I do my best to keep my ‘construction zone’s clean and to clean between each step so that I don’t get too overwhelmed with how chaotic a renovation can be. I also have pets and if I leave the door open, I don’t want them trailing wallpaper adhesive throughout the house or to eat something dangerous. So I clean. Don’t forget to check out all the other participants of the One Room Challenge here: www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog Be sure to catch up with Week 1 of my…