Camper Tour Video

So, I got this email from a couple who had seen our house ceilings on the blog and had questions. We exchanged a few emails and they told us we should have a YouTube Channel. My initial thought was “NO WAY!” I hate pictures of myself, let alone videos! Then, I thought about you lovely people. I wanted to update you on all the camper progress happening, and I knew a video would be the best way to really show you…Or it will be a total waste of 12 minutes of your life. It could totally go either way. I say “camper” waaaaaaay too many times, and it’s just a crappy iPhone video. If you totally hate it blame that couple, Tim and Erin from Michigan. It’s all their fault.

I’m definitely not committing to a YouTube channel, and if I did I’d put a lot more time and effort into it. This video was just about showing you all the camper since I know it’s kind of strange that we live in a camper for months at a time.

Disclaimer: In the video I forgot to mention the fact that the camper used to have completely different furniture in it. Campers come pretty standard with really hideous and bulky furniture. Ours had a different couch and a booth table. That furniture all got taken out years ago because it just wasn’t going to fit our needs, and it was ugly….really ugly.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we’ve actually already replaced the floor this past week! At least part of it. I recorded this video a few weeks ago and mulled over the posting it or not. It seems totally weird to post it, because why would you care?! Oh well, I did it anyway! I’m excited to show you the changes that have happened! It’s looking so much better!

Click the picture to be taken to the YouTube video.

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Maybe it’s because I’m creeping up on 30, maybe it’s because I’m a new mom, or maybe it’s because of the constant top knot and sweats, probably it’s all three, but I’ve been feeling a bit defeated in the fashion department lately. I feel like I’m loosing all of my hipness. Actually, now that I think about it, maybe I never really had any to begin with? Either way this plain Jane is getting even more plain! I have a closet full of clothes that I never put on, and when life calls for real pants, it’s straight to the jeans and a plain shirt. I’ve stopped caring A LOT. While I’ve mostly embraced this new total lack of caring about what I look like with open arms, I’m thinking putting a bit more effort into myself would probably feel good. I’ve entered into strange new territory and I just haven’t quite found the middle ground yet. I desperately want Jolie growing up watching her mommy be comfortable in her own skin. Hours and hours in front of a mirror just doesn’t say “comfortable with who I am” to me, but also being a complete slob maybe doesn’t celebrate who I am quite enough.

I’ve thought about doing a “fashion” blog here and there. (Honestly, I can’t even really call it fashion. I’m certainly not a go to person on what’s hot in the fashion world.) Just some pictures of clothes I’ve been wearing. Mostly, it would be a way to force myself into wearing real clothes. I want to have a reason to get dressed again, and maybe even push myself a little with something other than jeans and a t-shirt. The problem is forcing myself into taking a bunch of selfies and then put them out into the world for everyone to see!! The idea sort of makes me cringe. I guess we will see what happens. Maybe I’ll try it once? EEEEKKK!! I don’t know. Anyway, until then, I thought I’d share with you some looks that are inspiring me to ditch the sweats!

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Ok so it’s still basically jeans and a t-shirt, but what can I say?! I’m plain and it looks more put together than my current leggings and sweatshirt! Baby steps, people!

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I love this dress and sweater look! Of course my dress wouldn’t be nearly as low cut, but you get the point.

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I’m definitely a fan of all black, but add a denim shirt to the mix and I’ll likely never take the outfit off!

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I’m obsessed with a camel duster jacket with a casual look underneath!

So there’s a few outfits that are basically all the same! HA! I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m trying people! I already feel motivated to, at very least, shower and throw on some jeans!





Sunroom Dreams

It’s possible the winter blues have taken hold. Yes, we’re in Florida. Yes, the hight for the day is 84, but it’s still completely dark by 6pm. It’s the absolute worst part of winter! I NEED SUN, but the covered UV free type of sun. The short days have me day dreaming about sipping morning coffee in a sun filled room of wall to wall windows. I want I need a sun room in my life, where I can soak up as much vitamin D as humanly possible!! No such luck, though. So I guess instead you’ll find me under piles of depression pillows and blankets (they bring me comfort) waiting out these short days, and dreaming of a sun drench room to renew my spirits.

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Via The Pink Pagoda

Not loving the decor just the room.

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Via The Pink Pagoda

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Via Better Homes and Gardens

Now that we’ve got the vision for the room, let’s pretend fill it with furniture we pretend to own!

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Everything can be found at, and is super expensive, because why have a budget when you’re day dreaming?!

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Ahhh who feels better? Yeah, me either! Back to the pillow and blanket pile, where I pretend I’m sitting in this room!


We renovated the bathroom!!!! Say What?!?

It’s time for me to stop holding out on you. We’ve completed another major renovation! I honestly still can’t believe it… We renovated the bathroom!!!!

So this is what it was before…


There was nothing terribly wrong with it, I guess. The sinks were cheap, the floor felt dirty, and storage was terrible. All of our toiletries were in baskets on the shelves on the wall. It was less than ideal. The shower was also due for a major overhaul.

I have to say I went COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone with the bathroom. It’s not white. AT ALL!! Here it is…


Whoa, Right?!?!


Sometimes my style evolves and I never even saw it coming. I think I’m currently in a style evolution, and I didn’t even realize it until this bathroom came out of me. I’m heading to the masculine side of design. I have to say I’m not hating it, and I’m excited to watch it evolve. More on that later. Anyway…back to the bathroom…

We started by laying new floors.


Price is always a factor in this house. We’ve reached just about the top of our equity. These 12×24 tiles from Lowe’s are a seriously great bang for your buck. They are super cheap, but super nice looking. I’m still totally in love with them!

Next up was an insane amount of plumbing.

 Things got worse before it got better!

For the purpose of saving money we kept our existing tub and just tiled the surround.

Lucky for me Shane is an insanely good tiler!

The vanity is an IKEA purchase I made about a year ago for no other reason than it was an MAJOR sale and I knew we would use is eventually, if not in this house, I knew we’d use it in our next house.

Shane made a seriously gorgeous walnut top for it.

Here’s the final product!!


I’m oh so happy with it!

Etsy Love

Occasionally, I fall into a deep dark Etsy rabbit hole and get lost for days. There are seriously so many killer things on Etsy. I’m talking creme de la creme beautiful things that I want so badly, it hurts! I thought I should maybe share some of my favorites out there right now.

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Pendant light found HERE.  She’s gorgeous is she not? I love the simplicity, mixed with the fancy antique look of the base. LOVE IT!

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Pillow found HERE. This shop makes some of the most beautiful pillows I’ve ever seen. You have to check out all of them. I seriously want them all.

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Find vase HERE. No doubt I have a vase problem. I can’t help it. They’re so pretty! Especially this one!

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Weaving found HERE. I tried my hand at weaving once. It just didn’t hold my attention. I still LOVE them, though. Maybe someday I’ll pick it back up. Until then, Etsy is chock-full of beautiful weavings!

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Blanket found HERE. I’ve been obsessing over these blankets with the huge tassels for a while now. I love them all!

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Print found HERE. How pretty is this bright little print? I adore it!

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Necklace found HERE. I’m on the hunt for a delicate initial necklace. I wear a necklace that has Shane and I initials on it and a “plus sign.” You know because I’m in 4th grade. I need a necklace with my little baby Jolie’s initial on it!

That’s my round up folks. I could probably write a bazillion blogs on all the etsy stuff I love, but who has the time?!

Print found HERE. How lovely is this bright print? I Love it!

Good News!!!

Guys, I have some really great news! I found a cactus!! 

Shane and I stopped into Lowe’s to pick up a few odds and ends we needed for some camper projects, and we thought it would be fun to take a gander through the garden department! It’s fun to daydream about a yard full of tropical plants since in Indiana anything tropical is a no go. As we were “ohhh-ing and ahhh-ing” all the tropical pretties, Shane, having read my cactus blog, said “It would be cool if we could find a big cactus!” Right as we were discussing how we probably wouldn’t find one at Lowe’s in Florida since it’s not exactly the right climate we walked straight into this guy…

I wanted to do a happy dance! He’s a good 3 feet tall, and I love him! It felt like fate. As we were checking out the cashier said he had never seen a cactus that big at their store before. It made it feel even more fateful. I gave zero thought to the fact that there aren’t a whole lot of places to put a 3ft cactus in a camper. I was determined to make it work until we can take him home to our real house, where he will live happily ever after. I hope…at least that’s the plan. I will be sooooooo mad at myself if I kill this guy! 


Plant Obsessed Plant Murderer

I’m obsessed with plants. I love love love them. They make my heart happy. There’s nothing better than a house filled with beautiful plants in the dead of winter, when the world outside is dirty, sloppy, snow, slush, and ice. It wards off the winter depression and warms my heart. Well…I mean…it would…If I didn’t kill every plant I ever owned.

Remember when Shane got me all these for my birthday?

They’re all dead… Every. gosh. dang. one. of. them. They don’t even require soil! I still killed them all! I adore the look of plants, though. I’m determined to figure this plant thing out! The beauty is just undeniable!


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I mean do we really need anymore examples? I’m sold on the beauty of plants and I’m desperate for more of them in my house!

(Disclaimer: I feel like I’m not totally to blame. We do travel a ton. I.E. We are currently in Florida for 3 months. It’s too hard to line someone up every time to care for my plants. I’m bad at plants, no doubt, but also there’s some factors outside of my control.)

Being that I suck at plants, mixed with the fact that we are gone so often for long periods of time, I’ve decided to go the cactus route! I already have a few small ones and they have survived years. YEARS! It’s a miracle! I’m on the hunt for a giant one! Although, Indiana is exactly your cactus capital. So, I haven’t really come across any yet.

I’d love some like these!


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I rest my case. They are just lovely, aren’t they? I’m definitely on the hunt!




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