8/28/16

Small Laundry Room Ideas

Wow this summer has flown by. I know I have been pretty absent from my regular blogging with the exception of our weekly Share Your Style party. All I can say is that A LOT has been going on and actually still is. I will have to fill you in later when things begin to settle down a bit. Oh and speaking of settling down my kiddos go back to school this week! Woo Hoo!!! That will definitely loosen up a few hours during the day so I can stay more connected with you my most valued readers.

So as it goes I am still waiting on Mr. Rosemary Lane to install our new banister in the entryway, and lord knows when my kitchen pendent lights will go up. But with that said I am already looking to the next two rooms I'd like to tackle before Christmas this year. That being our laundry room, which lies next to the kitchen, and the adjacent half bath. The laundry room space is rather small with 4 doors. Yes four!! One to the bathroom and one to the kitchen, one to the garage and one to the back porch, of which we totally do not need. At least that door does contain a window allowing for some natural light to come in to the space. So you know me...where do I go for some inspiration...the Internet!

Here is what the rooms currently looks like...




The first thing I plan to do is to remove everything attached to the room's walls. I think it will totally open everything up for me making the space seem much larger. I would like cabinets over the washer and dryer with some open shelving, and I love the idea of building a counter just above the two units to use as a work space.



Where that awkward brown pegboard door closet is, I would really like to create a place for the kids to store their school books, coats and winter boots, plus seating of some sort where then can sit down to put them on and pull them off.


I originally thought about just carrying the idea of the bead board and gray color of the kitchen into the laundry room, but then after looking around the internet for ideas, I thought the small space may end up being too dark for my taste. Quickly I began to realize I was drawn to white board and batten walls as well as the look of white shiplap. 



As for the bathroom off the laundry room, which is actually a large half bath, I am also considering board and batten or shiplap.


Although I do love the look of this half bath created by Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame. To me this space feels like it has a little Ralph Lauren influence happening.
Very pretty.


So my search goes on. I am definitely going to keep the same farmhouse feel throughout the laundry room and bathroom that I have kind of started in the kitchen. I really do like that look. 

Here is hoping your week goes wonderfully with lots of little nice surprises.

XO
Oh wait one more thing...you may or may not have noticed on my sidebar that beginning September 12th, and going to the 16th is my dear friend Marty's (from the blog A Stroll Thru Life) parade of homes Fall Tour. Don't miss that week because it is sure to be loaded with all kinds of autumn inspiration!!!


8/24/16

Share Your Style Link Party #80


Welcome to the 80th Share Your Style Party. 


 My name is Lynn, of The Vintage Nest blog, and I am your hostess this week.  Did you grow a bounty of veggies, herbs and flowers this summer?  I am still working on roasting 50 pounds of tomatoes for this winter's table.  The added garlic and basil has made the house smell delicious.

 Now on  to the party.  We are a group of 5 bloggers who host this party so when you join in with your link you will be seen in many places.  We adore seeing all your wonderful inspiration and love it when you join in.






Dagmar's Home  features a very pretty Autumnal coastal theme tablescape with no orange....very pretty.


What I wouldn't give to have a nice big mud room like this one.   Peonies and Orange Blossoms gives us a tour of a French Country farmhouse in her neighborhood.


A thrift store pick-up gets a make-over into this gorgeous frame art center. Slightly Coastal explains how she did it.


And finally, let's go to a party, A Roaring Twenties party.  Lincluden Cottage Life knows how to throw a party.  Scoot on over to her blog for some fun photos and great ideas


If you were featured today, please grab our button for your blog.  And don't forget to add a link back to the party in your post.  And visit, visit, visit other bloggers.  After all, it is a party and you want to meet new people.  :)  Have a wonderful day.


8/17/16

Share Your Style Link Party #79

Hi there party goers!! This week your party host is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane, and I am so thrilled to here. Have you been glued to the summer Olympics as I have? Whew wee they have been exciting! I am sure glad the games are only two weeks long cuz the late nights up are leaving pretty dang tired in the mornings. But hey they only happen every four years so I think I can manage for a few more days.
GO USA!!!
With that said (or typed) it is on to this week's Share Your Style link party.


Remember when you link up to SYS your are also sharing your amazing creativity on five other blogs...



Last week's party was filled with some incredible inspiration. Here are a few links that really caught my eye..
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First up is this beautiful Al fresco Tablescape from the blog Simple Nature D├ęcor.


The next feature is a lovely kitchen renovation from Katie over at her blog Preppy Empty Nester takes Boston.


Peonies and Orange Blossoms is trying to decide on just what type of windows and shutters she would like on her new French inspired Farmhouse.


Pamela, from her new blog BeColorful Coastal, shared with us how she created a pretty coastal bedroom. Love all of her colors!!!


And finally, this last feature not only appealed to my love of dark chocolate but also to the nurse in me. Just 2 Sisters linked up a post on the 6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate. Woo hoo!!!


And those are this week's Featured Links!
If you have been feature please grab our cute little "Featured" button to proudly display on your blog.



Now it is onto the party.
Make sure to have a link back to Share Your Style somewhere in your post and to visit other party goers so to make some new bloggy friends!

Have a great week!!



8/10/16

Share Your Style Link Party #78


Hi everyone!
Welcome to Share Your Style #78
I'm Des from Peeking Thru The Sunflowers and I'm your host this week.


When you link up to this party, it will appear  on all five of these blogs.


Here are some features from last week's party that caught my eye!

Shonee from Hawthorne And Main shared her new Fiddle leaf fig tree named Fiona.

A letter to a dear new family member, our fiddle leaf fig. What tips and tricks do you have to keeping on alive and well?

Lynda from Still Woods Farmhouse debates the issue of whether or not to add shiplap to her home.


Sara from Twelve On Main shares how to make butcher block counter tops.

How to make your own butcher block counter tops! Its easier than you think!

If you were featured be sure to grab the blog button to display on your blog sidebar!!!!


Now let's get this party started!!! Please remember to add a link back to this party in your blog post.


8/5/16

Beautiful Cape May NJ


This past week we have spent down at the good ol' Jersey Shore. We had time on the beach in Brigantine and then decided to take a trip down to one of my favorite summertime spots to do a little shopping...Cap May NJ.


Cape May is a town at the southern most tip of the Cape May Peninsula where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.



Cape May became the vacation spot for many Philadelphians in the mid 18th century and is recognized as this country's oldest seaside resort.




Cape May is also noted for it's amazing number of Victorian buildings. Some are residential homes, some hotels, inns and restaurants, and others are B&B's.


And then there are the beautiful pristine beaches...




"Shore" hope you all ware enjoying a wonderful week and wishing you a fabulous weekend!

XO
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