HHI Condo Transformation: Entryway and Living Room

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend. We are in HHI for Fall Break and have had the best time. It’s our first time coming to our condo for “fun” verses “work” so we are soaking it up.

My kiddos are loving having their cousins here for a few days. They’ve had the best time hanging out, riding their bikes around the plantation and going on the golf course after it’s closed for the day. Joseph took all of them to play a couple of holes and he sent us this picture. The sky was beautiful!

I wanted to share a little more of our condo renovation today. Here are a couple of the before pictures of the foyer and living room.

In this next picture you can see the wall and the wet bar that we had taken out.

And now for the after pictures!

When Joseph and I began to look for decor we hit every store possible. We stopped by World Market and decided to walk into the Big Lots next door. We had not gone into a Big Lots in forever! I found the clock in the previous picture there and love the way it looks on the wall. If you are looking for a clock, check them out! This one was only $34!

I seriously love our new floors! They are water and scratch proof which makes it perfect for these two…

I love how taking out the wet bar opened up this space. We were a little bummed that the city made us add that column but now I think it helps define the space.

I decided to keep the sofa and loveseat. We looked and looked for new furniture for the living room and couldn’t find anything we liked. I also felt bad getting rid of these couches. They are from Havertys and for the most part were in great condition. The sofa is a sleeper sofa and those can be expensive! So instead of replacing them, I found a rug that would go with the space and replaced the throw pillows to match. I love how it turned out!

We found the TV console at Hobby Lobby for $180. It fits perfectly in our space. The center table and accent chairs, we bought from our clients and the two canvases are from Big Lots. The floor lamp is from Target.

I love all of the extra can lights we added. It helped brighten up the space along with the white walls. When my sister suggested doing white, Joseph wasn’t really feeling it. But after some convincing, he finally let us do white and now he loves it. Thank you Gabs for your suggestion!

And that’s our foyer and living room. I am working on a final post with all of the bedrooms and bathrooms. I can’t wait for you to see how they turned out.

As always, thank you for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. XO

Friday Favorites

Good morning friends! Can you believe it’s the last Friday of the month?  Where has the month gone?  I am looking forward to October and hopefully some fall-ish weather, please Lord yes!  This heat is awful!  Not to mention the pesky bugs.  The little bitty ones that you can feel but not see?  Ugh.  Anyone else feel like they are crawling up their nose and in their ears?

This Friday I am linking up with Erica, Narci and Andrea for this Friday’s Favorites. I’m calling them by name like they are my friends ha! But after reading their blogs for a couple of years and following them on Insta, I feel like I know them! Anyways. Every Friday they share their favorite things for the week. You can link up and join them too. It’s a great way to find new blogs to read.

ONE

Isn’t this the cutest little unicorn you ever did see? I think this is by far my favorite costume she’s ever dressed up in for Character Day at school.

Let’s not talk about the fact that this mommy almost forgot about book character day! Thankfully another mom posted something about it on Facebook and I saw it just in time. Wooo! Mackenzie is not happy when one forgets something. This girl knows how to turn on the waterworks.  She can be a little dramatic-not sure where she gets that from :).  Off I went to Target and found this adorable unicorn costume. #targetforthewin

TWO

My sister introduced me to It Cosmetics CC cream last summer during our beach vacation.  The coverage is amazing.  I don’t wear make up everyday, but still want/need something for coverage.  This works perfectly and is SPF 50.  I’ve been mixing two shades because on months when I am not tan the tan is too dark.  I mentioned this to my sister and she told me about their new shade, Medium Tan.  It’s the perfect shade.

THREE

These shoes!

During my unexpected trip to Target for a book character costume, I came up on these shoes.  Aren’t they adorable?  I love slip on shoes for everyday outfits.  I paired them with my J. Crew shorts I bought on clearance and a Gap T-shirt.  These Gap shirts are the best.  They are soft, light and come in a variety of colors.  I am excited to transition these shoes into my fall wardrobe.  How perfect would these be with cropped jeans and a cute plaid shirt?  Oh, and they were $24.99!  You can’t beat that!

FOUR

Two years ago when we first moved into our house I looked for two planters to put on each side of my front doors. My hubby, the frugal one, thought our money would be better served elsewhere. I was patient and waited on a better time…not my best attribute but I try!

While on a Home Depot trip to pick up paint samples, I asked Joseph to help me pick out some mums for our front door.  And there they were! The planters I wanted for my front doors! He agreed it was a good time to go ahead and get them, but he thought they may be too big.  Not me though, I knew they would be perfect.

I couldn’t wait to set them out. I was right, they WERE perfect. You know you are an adult when you get excited about planters ha!  Now to get some pumpkins-I love fall!

FIVE

I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook memories.  Yesterday it reminded me of this picture…

It’s me and my daddy doing what we did for so long.  He would preach in Spanish and I would interpret.  When I first started doing this I was probably in my early years as a teenager.  Honestly, I didn’t really like doing it at first.  As the years went by we started to get really good at it.  As he finished a sentence, I was already starting it in English.  We became in sync.  It became OUR thing.

SIX

If you knew me in my early years, then you knew me as Maggie with super curly hair.  Angels from heaven sang when I first discovered what a straightener was!  During the last 10 years I’ve worn my hair straight 90% of the time.   A lot of friends who didn’t know me back in my curly years didn’t even realize my hair was naturally curly.  My hair is thick, coarse, frizzy and has a mind of its own.  My sweet Mackenzie definitely inherited my curliness.  This morning as I was getting breakfast ready, AKA putting frozen pancakes in the microwave because balance, she says to me, “Mommy why is your hair so cray cray?”

This curly hair is no joke.  It is hard to tame and really it has a mind of its own.  My good friend Mary, who also does my hair introduced me to some pretty amazing products.  We call her “The hair whisperer” because she totally is.  Her hair is just like mine so she knows exactly what she is working with.  I mean we have to set aside two hours and sometimes more for my hair.  Thank you Mary for your patience! I get asked all the time, especially from ladies who knew me back in my curly days, what I use.  And this is it.  Y’all I have tried everything.  I’m telling you EVERYTHING.  These two products work amazingly together and keep my hair in place.  I put the Redken Frizz Dismiss on first.  And then I spray the Keratherapy on.  I comb it with a wide tooth comb and sometimes let it air dry through the night. The next morning I blow dry and straighten.  This morning I coached the 4:45am class so I didn’t have any time to fix it!

If you are looking for something to use for frizz, these are great!  Thanks again Mary for helping this girl tame “the beast!”

And that wraps up my first Friday Favorites!  What a fun way to reflect on the week.  I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.

 

-Maggie