{house tour} weston’s star wars room.

for a few years now, our dear son has been obsessed with star wars. toys, movies, shows, books, legos, clothes, shoes, you name it…he loves it. we knew without a doubt, his new room MUST be star wars themed. i had such a blast bringing this room to life.
IMG_8835sIMG_8892sbedding – target & amazon
far far away wall vinyl – new wave signs on etsy
stars and starships wall vinyl – piccadilly peddler on etsy
black nightstand, desk, dresser & shelf – ikea
music mp3 & lightsabers – target
how cool is this tie fighter mp3 player!? weston listens to music each night when he sleeps, so this was a must have christmas present for him. 😉
IMG_8895sthe lightsaber holder is a broom/mop utility holder for the kitchen! it works perfectly!
we were searching for awhile to find something rad enough to fill this wall space. we came across these blueprints and knew they were perfect. totally in love with how they came out.
nothing like a lifesize stormtrooper in the corner of your room.
weston’s been loving these lego characters, so we figured he needed a place to setup all his creations. 🙂 these floating shelves from ikea are the perfect thing!
thanks for looking. 🙂 next up – kenna’s girly girl room!

xo, marley.

{house tour} family room & kitchen.

i’m so so excited to be sharing our new home with you! we have been working hard and planning and DIYing like crazy! after being in the building process for 6 months, i had lots of time to envision and dream up a plan for each and every space in our home. one of the things that made us fall in love with our floorplan was the open concept. if you have kids, you probably completely understand my want for an open concept living space. i spend many hours in the kitchen and it’s always been one of my favorite places to be, so knowing we could have eyes on our family room, and babies playing at all times was a dream.
this is the view from our front door. 🙂
this gallery wall was another elaborate idea that swirled in my head for a few months. actually bringing it to life was quite a process, but in the end – it’s more than i even hoped for. i ordered the rad california and big c from craftcuts.com, then kyle and i stained them with an ebony stain. one of my favorite parts of this wall are the kids silhouettes. we did them ourselves on my handy cricut. 🙂 pretty obsessed.
paint color – sherwin williams ‘agreeable gray’
trim color – sherwin williams ‘extra white’
couch – ashley furniture ‘chamberly alloy sectional’
accent pillows – at home
wood california and c – craftcuts.com {unfinished}
white wood frames – cut it out {unfinished}
rug – ikea
not sure if you remember, but this was our old shabby chic white coffee table from our old house. we had a big black rectangle table in here, and i was planning to sell this one. but i felt so sad letting it go…then had a little epiphany, and decided to give it a facelift. i knew it would be the perfect pop of color this room needed.
forever our home. ❤

here’s the view from the kitchen.
i dream of a wall of white built-ins. but since it wasn’t an option, i thought i’d find something that came close.
another selling point on this floorplan, was the giant vaulted ceilings throughout the family room area and those big beautiful windows.
entertainment center – ikea
curtains – amazon

when kyle and i went into our ‘deco’ appointment for our house, we spent hours upon hours picking out every little thing…cabinets, paint, flooring, fixtures, hardware, lighting, granite, backsplash, appliances, trim, where each outlet was, what cables we needed, details…details…DETAILS. it was one of the most overwhelming days of my life. so surreal, so stressful, so wonderful. the whole house was dreamy…but the kitchen was going to put me on cloud nine. for me, it’s the heart of the home. i spend so much time in the kitchen, and i had this thing dreamed up in my head for all of my adult life. some of our options were a little limited, but we chose my white custom cabinets, black countertops, a white subway tile backsplash, black farmhouse hardware, stainless steel appliances, a swoonworthy black matte faucet, and the cherry on top…my farmhouse sink. {all the heart eyes!!!}
appliances – whirlpool
faucet – pfister
teal mason jar decor – world market
chalkboard, YUM letters and wood plaques – hobby lobby
still working on curtains for the dining room, but here it is in all it’s glory. 😉

welp. that’s it! hope you enjoyed your virtual tour. i wish we could have you all over for dinner. guess you’ll have to make a trip to texas! 🙂

i’ll have weston’s room up on the blog next week. get excited for some serious star wars love.

xo, marley.

{house tour} emersyn’s room.

slowly but surely, our little house is becoming a home. we decided to rock out the kids rooms first, and that seemed easy at the time….but definitely turned out to be a little more work than we anticipated.

i’m sure our home will never be ‘finished’, but the kids rooms are definitely good for now! 😉

first on the house tour, is miss emy’s nursery. as you all probably know, i’ve been dying for a pink and gold nursery…so that’s exactly what she got.

i’m pretty much obsessed…


emersyn wood name – craftcuts.com {i bought it unfinished and glitterfy and modge podged it}
crib – davinci ‘jayden’ from babies.r.us
bedding – three wishes bedding 
fabric banner – made by me with michael miller’s brambleberry ridge and glitz lines.
curtains – amazon



wall & ladder decor : hobby lobby, amazon, ikea & kates crafty heart.


thanks for looking. 🙂 i swear, i’m going to try to be better at this blog thing!

xo, marley.


today you are one.

oh my sweet emy jane. today is oh so bittersweet. today you are one.

it’s hard to believe how fast time flies. having kids just makes each day go by like a minute and each minute go by like a second. i swear, it’s true what they say…don’t blink. it seems like just yesterday i was surviving my {longest} labor and so impatiently waiting to see who our ‘blueberry’ would be. you came out kicking and screaming and ready to rock this world. things haven’t really changed.

in this past year i’ve learned so much about myself as a mom. and although i’ve had unbreakable bonds and unexplainable relationships with your big brother and sister, i’ve never been connected to a baby like i am to you. our hearts beat the same beats and we breathe the same breaths. we just need a little silent stare at each other and the world seems right.

i never knew what mommy’s girl meant until i met you. you are my baby kangaroo. the jelly to my peanut butter.

you are obsessed with your paci and love to rub your softies against your cheek. we call you turkey because you let your paci holder hang from your paci so you have something soft against your cheek. you still sleep swaddled and love to be snuggled. you never laugh as hard as when you are watching your brother and sister. they brighten your world. you were a little apprehensive about baby food, and now i know why. you just wanted the good stuff. real food! you like pasta and cheese and avocados and just about any fruit. but you loooooveee ice cream. {i have NO idea where you got that from! 😉 } i love to watch your {3} teeth chompin on whatever you can get your hands on.

your little three teeth smile lights up my world. your big hazel eyes make me melt and are a clear crowd stopper. i can’t go four steps at the store without someone stopping to talk to you. you give them a little ‘hiiiiiii’ greeting and a cheesy smile. i bet you’ve made people’s days with that smile.

i’m holding on to every second of you. every milestone and minute i get to hold you, squeeze you, help you learn and watch you grow ever-too-quickly.

i’m so grateful for you. you were made for me. and i can’t wait to be apart of your big beautiful world for all time.


now. let us eat cake!



it’s my birthday and i’ll cry if i want to.







and here’s a sneak peek at her room! i’ll start doing a house tour one room at a time next week! up first – emersyn!

xo, marley.

finishing touches…

each week the house feels more and  more ready for us to move into!!!! the house is practically finished! we have just a few minor things to finish in the next week, and it’ll be DONE!

with next week being a short week, i likely won’t blog, but they’ll just be cleaning up spots, patching and painting, and doing some random fixes around the house. we are set to start the Q/A process and first walk through the first week of December, and HOPEFULLY closing on Monday, December 14th! major fingers crossed for that!

this week they painted all of our trim, did our subway tile backsplash, installed our blinds, did another coat of paint, started spot treating the walls and perfecting everything.

sorry for the photos…with it getting dark so early now, my photos are all in the darkness!

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i hope your thanksgiving week is fabulous! i am thankful for you!

xo, marley.

{friday house day!} the finish line is so close……

this week was a big one. lots of people in and out, lots of stuff going on! lots of things getting checked off our list!

the shower and tub tile in the master was finished.
11.14.15 (2)we were also stoked to see that they installed all the carpet! for whatever reason, this made it feel so real! so ‘almost there’!!!
11.14.15 (1) 11.14.15 (5)all of our switches and outlets are in and rockin, and our electricity is even on!
11.14.15 (3)they installed our appliances also! now all that’s left in the kitchen is the final trim work and sink surround, and the subway tile backsplash!
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we’ll also be installing our new gorgeous black faucet and hardware before we move in!}

and the biggest transformation came outside…they finished our yard, grass, landscaping and fence…
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11.13.15 (3){front yard in progress}
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{and the finished yard!}
there are still a few things left to do outside – staining the pillar and accent wood pieces, and painting the garage and front door.

prettttyyyyy excited! they are estimating our close date for the week of december 14th. fingers crossed! ❤

xo, marley.