Friday, February 28, 2014


Happy Friday! I am currently in the process of having my 2nd floor patio converted to a sun room with windows. The demo of the old screens is done and the windows will be installed on Tuesday. Cue to me in total design mode, imagining a little corner chair to read and doze in, twinkle lights hanging from the ceiling, bright flowers as a center piece. I've been dreaming about making this room a reality for over a year now and I am so excited that it's happening.

Here are some before photos of my patio, I will be posting after photos once completed!

Before the ratty screens were removed

Post screen removal, current state is an open air patio for a few days

Check out these beach-inspired sunrooms at HGTV if you are looking for inspiration for your own outdoor/indoor oasis. My finished project will be smaller than these but I'm still inspired by the colors and furniture pieces implemented in the designs. I especially love the coziness of the 3rd slide. I could browse HGTV to get ideas for hours ...

What home projects are you currently working on or dreaming about?


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Breaking New Ground

First thing is first, I made a promise to myself that when I hit the "other side" of my mid twenties, I would give blogging a go. I have been engaged in the blogosphere for years now and if not now, when? That is actually going to be the theme of the next and last four years of my twenties and of this blog; doing things I've meant to do but made excuses not to or put off until another day. So without further adieu ...

Hello! My name is Michelle, I am 26 today, and welcome to my blog. I'm not going to have any restrictions here but the main theme is to document the changes I want to make in my life for a positive interior impact. You can expect to see that here through healthier living habits, maintaining my home in the way I've always dreamt, and finding happiness in my day to day life.

I also just started the 100 days of happy challenge (seen here) and will be documenting a lot of it on this blog but the whole journey will be on my instagram.

Today's happy photo came easily (because .... cake!)

Double/Triple/Quadruple Chocolate??
Sunset on my way out to dinner tonight
My coworkers know how much I like RDJ!

Have a happy weekend