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Kitchen Trend: Tin Ceiling Tiles

Long before the #sochichome broke ground and way before Chip and Joanna Gaines created the modern farmhouse craze, I’d been dreaming of a large kitchen with vintage inspired tin ceiling tiles. Our entire kitchen was designed around two panels accented with tin ceiling tiles that would be installed above each island. I’m not kidding when I say – this […] Read more…

How to Make Melted Crayon Hearts

Repurpose old crayons to make a cute non-candy DIY project Microwave Melted Crayon Hearts for Valentine's Day!

Looking for a few more non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas? Nothing says “I love you” more than melted crayon hearts! Repurpose old crayons by melting in the microwave for a cute non-candy DIY craft. So easy to do with the kiddos and minimal mess. I don’t consider myself creative but other than hitting the dollar store for […] Read more…

DIY Valentine’s Day Box + Other Non Candy Ideas

DIY Valentine's Day Box and Non Candy Valentine's Day Ideas

Is it just me or have schools taken some of the fun out of Valentine’s Day? Our school has gone to a no food or no treats of any kind policy because of allergies – even in classrooms that don’t have allergies. I feel so bad for all the kids. Can you imagine growing up without […] Read more…

Foyer Design Reveal: Before & After

If someone would have told me the foyer design would be one of the most challenging spaces in our home, I would have thought they were crazy. Since moving in almost two years ago, it has taken this long with several trials and lots of errors just to finish one small (but very impactful) area. Can someone […] Read more…

Powder Room Reveal: Relativity Textiles Wallpaper

It’s been a few months since we added Relativity Textiles wallpaper to our powder room and I’m so excited to share the results. Wallpaper is my jam and it’s such a great way to add texture to any room. It was alway my intention to do something special to the walls of this tiny space, but we ran out […] Read more…

Home Trends: Wallpaper Inspiration

Looking for Wallpaper Inspiration? So many beautiful choices but I’m loving Relativity Textiles Wallpaper!

Wallpaper has made a serious comeback and adds such an interesting layer to any room. In our previous home, we added wallpaper in our master bedroom and grasscloth in the family room. It was amazing to see how much it transformed both spaces. Our bedroom was actually a little too large and we never really got around to purchasing the […] Read more…

9 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Living Room

9 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Living Room

If you are anything like me, you know that sometimes you just need to freshen up your living room. It doesn’t need to be anything major, but a few design changes can make the world of difference and have your living space feeling totally different. So if you are looking for some easy ways to […] Read more…

33 Pretty DIY Easter Decoration Ideas

33 DIY Easter Decorations

With Easter fast approaching, I’ve been on the hunt for Easter decorations that are creative but not overly complicated and something fun to do with the girls. It was no surprise to find over 33 pretty DIY Easter decoration ideas around the web but I did manage to narrow down my top picks. From unique […] Read more…

Farmhouse Chic: Sliding Barn Doors

Big Sky Barn Doors Review

I’m truly obsessed with the farmhouse chic trend and incorporating the rustic charm of sliding barn doors into a home’s design plan. What’s not to love? It was this image that inspired me to swap a traditional door with a barn door for our guest bathroom. We’re still working on decorating pretty much every room in the house and there […] Read more…

5 Adorable DIY Printable Valentine’s Day Cards on etsy.com

Superhero Printable Valentines Card via So Chic Life

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Like most families we’re preparing cards for classmates. Last year I was running out of time and shared 5 printable valentine’s day cards on etsy.com.  Based on the blah designs I’m currently finding in stores – Princess, Hello Kitty, Cars, etc -I’m headed back to etsy for more unique […] Read more…

Bathroom Trends: Farmhouse Inspiration Ideas

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It seems everywhere you turn {design shows, online and magazines}, farmhouse inspiration dominates home design trends. You can find almost any type of decor or home accessory from mirrors to side tables and artwork to lighting and even interior doors that resonates farmhouse chic. There are many ways to incorporate the farmhouse trend, but not everyone wants […] Read more…

The Dream Bed Unboxing

Dream Bed Unboxing

Have you ever seen a bed in a box? This technology was completely new to our family and I was thrilled to work with Dream Bed to share our Dream Bed unboxing experience and help spread the word about their unique give back program. When you buy a Dream Bed, they donate a bed to a child or […] Read more…

Family Room Design Sneak Peek

Arhaus Flanders Sectional Family Room Design

Now that we’ve been in the new home a few months, slowly unpacking boxes and acclimating to having more space, it’s become profoundly obvious we’re in desperate need of furniture. Most of the items from our city condo are either outdated, the wrong color or not to scale. The space where we spend most of our time has a loooong […] Read more…

Space Planning a Family Room

barn wood mantle stone fireplace

Now that the home building process is over (YAY!!), it’s time for the fun stuff – decorating! Prior to the dry wall being installed, our interior designer recommended space planning the family room. Based on the layout and dimensions of this particular room, we weren’t sure where to place the TV – over the fireplace or on the adjacent wall. […] Read more…

Front Door Trends

front door trends simpson door company

You’d be surprised how much impact the front door has on your home. I am truly in love with our Simpson Door. Everyday I walk up the front steps to our porch and this beautiful entrance greets me. If you are in the market for a new door be sure to read my Front Door Inspiration post […] Read more…

Garage Door Trends

garage door trends

Have you ever given much thought to how a garage door can impact curb appeal?  Living in the city, most garages (if you are lucky to have one) are located in the alley and serve no purpose other than securing this extension of the home or building. Now that we are moving to the burbs, […] Read more…

5 Easy Green Tips for Earth Day

green tips for earth day

We all know that recycling has a huge impact on the environment and Mother Earth but with just a little bit of effort and a few changes around the house, your family can really make a difference. To celebrate Earth Day I’m sharing 5 easy green tips that our family has implemented to help reduce […] Read more…

Dream Kitchen Inspiration

We’re in the home building trenches but nothing has made me happier than designing my dream kitchen. Obsessing over gorgeous kitchens that grace the pages of Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home and Houzz,  it wasn’t easy restraining myself on just how much we were going to spend. I decided long before we broke ground […] Read more…

front door inspiration #sassymombuilds

front door inspiration

Oh the joys of building a home. Things are moving right along. The structure is up – there are roughed-in walls. And a roof. So here’s where we are.  Not the greatest photo but you get the idea. Now comes the fun part – designing and making the house our home. To be honest the decision making […] Read more…

protect your devices, protect your bubble

love your devices protect your bubble

Not so long ago I was hosting corporate meetings and events for Fortune 500 companies – blowing and going at a non-stop rate. It’s what I love to refer to as the good ole days… And then one blistering cold February night after hosting a dinner party downtown, I threw my work bag in the […] Read more…

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