Uncategorized / 01.03.2016

Welcome back to Home by Grace! I never knew how stressful moving from one house to the next is (especially with a not even 1.5 year old just learning to walk) and you never realize how much junk you have until you move. It's been a busy past few (or several) months. We closed on our new home on Thursday, July 2nd of 2015. That Saturday, we left for vacation for a week so really didn't do much until mid-July. After vacation, we cleaned the house and prepped for painting...

Uncategorized / 04.05.2015

Recently, my son turned one and I can't even tell you how fast that first year went by. If you have kids, I'm sure you can relate. Even if you don't, it seems time goes by faster as you get older. Anyways, we had a small family birthday party for him. We kept it relatively simple with easy crock pot foods like pulled pork and salads and I wasn't even going to do much decorating or have a theme. Well, the designer in me ended up having way...

Uncategorized / 12.02.2015

This month has been crazy! We've gotten around 6 feet of snow in the last month. I'm so glad we're halfway through February because we're that much closer to Spring! As if there wasn't enough grey outside, I decided to change out our curtains in our dining area with grey and white stripes. I've been really liking the striped curtain trend I've seen in several retailer's catalogs lately. Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, West Elm to name a few. They looked beautiful. But price...

DIY, Uncategorized / 13.01.2015

Okay, so I'm certainly not the first blogger to make one of these but I loved the idea and wanted to try making one of my very own. I've pinned a tutorial on my DIY Pinterest board on how to make one, but the one I went off of is over at The Idea Room. I built mine slightly different but used the same measurements. The employees at Home Depot are great about cutting everything for you too! :) Supplies: Two 5.5 inch, 1 x 4 poplar wood boards (ends) Two 31.5...

Uncategorized / 12.01.2015

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! We hosted Christmas Eve this year which wasn't our first year doing so but it was our first time hosting with a baby and it went much more smoothly than anticipated. The hubby was a great big help whether it was running errands, cleaning the house or just helping get the little guy napping. It was great having him around the few days prior to prepare! :) Christmas Day we got a bit of a break from hosting and...

DIY, Uncategorized / 22.12.2014

I always love receiving Christmas cards from friends and family this time of year. However, I never felt like I had a good, large enough spot on our walls to display them. I started thinking about how I often see them nicely clipped onto twine horizontally which I don't have room for so I though why not just hang it vertically? All you need is a long piece of twine, a tack/nail, and some mini clothes pins that you can find at any craft store (I got mine at...

Uncategorized / 15.12.2014

Welcome to part 2 of my Christmas home tour! If you missed part 1, you can check it out here. For this half of the tour, I will be showing you our second floor living space including our kitchen and dining area. I kept everything a little more neutral here using a lot of champagne accents with just a few touches of red. As you walk up the stairs, I added garland with lights, ribbon and champagne poinsettias to the banisters. On the back of our front door (which is...