May 22, 2017

Living Room Additions


We got our shelves in!  My friend designs and builds the most beautiful shelves and she asked me to collaborate with her to get her industrial farmhouse shelves on her site.  Her business is called Farmhouse Block Design and you HAVE to go check it out!  Look at how awesome these are:



Here are the shelves bare- almost too pretty to put things on!  The wood grain looks amazing and the color matches the rest of our wood tones really well!  The hardware is SO cool and makes them so much more interesting and just POP!


You can also go check out her facebook page here if you want.  As you can see I've been mixing things up and moving stuff around on the shelves...we have a different arrangement right now as I post this too haha!  Indecisive...




I got to meet the artist that painted this Christ picture.  It is from Yong Sung Kim and he does the most amazing Christ paintings!  Here is his site if you want to take a look.  This was my favorite painting and he even signed it for me in gold marker (bottom left)  I was so excited about it!




The painting below is a Jamie Clark original and it is a landscape of where we live!  I am obsessed!  She is so amazing!  Here is her shop if you want to take a look and here is her website.  You can also check her out on Facebook and she has a blog too!


These beautiful Olive Tree Branches are from http://www.commercialsilk.com/ and I am in love!  They are the perfect color green and look so good in so many rooms in my house.  I may even split them up since they are so big and add them to a couple spots instead of just one. 


I only have one complaint with http://www.commercialsilk.com/ and it is that the website is really hard to navigate.  The search doesn't work that well and their site takes a long time to load, but their faux plants are amazing so I guess it is worth it ;)  





Let me know if you want any other product info!  :)  

Apr 28, 2017

New House: Kitchen and Entry

Okay, so my house was clean for a minute and I grabbed my camera and got a few shots- HOWEVER, I have already moved some things around and my table is in now, and I have a few things I am changing...haha!  So take them for what they are ;)


Apr 6, 2017

House Update: What We Love About Our Lot and Location


Well, we have been in the house for a couple weeks now and I am SO HAPPY to have a house again.  We are SO not city people and SO not renting people...we love our space, we love having ownership of our own dwelling, we love having a yard, and we love being away from everything.  I thought I would share the things we love about our neighborhood and area because I know a LOT of people looking for lots to build on right now.



Mar 24, 2017

Four Products to Purchase to Make You More Comfortable During Your Pregnancy




Like I said in my previous post about baby shower gifts, I feel like EVERYONE I know is pregnant right now!  It is so fun and exciting, but can also be pretty uncomfortable. When you are pregnant, you need to do whatever you can to make yourself feel as comfortable as you possibly can. Many women feel pain in their belly, their legs, and even their feet because of the weight that they gain during their pregnancy. Fortunately, there are products on the market that can make you feel more comfortable during your pregnancy. The guide below walks you through a few popular products to consider investing in to make your pregnancy as painless as it can be.

Mar 17, 2017

House Update

I have been a horrible blogger lately...I don't know if that will change anytime soon.  I feel like Instagram is way more my thing and I find it really easy to update on a daily basis- so if you are wanting to follow my house progress and everything else home-related my instagram is @thehillsarelivin  and @jesshills for my lifestyle stuff.

I will probably update the blog a couple times a month still, especially if I need to post any tutorials on house stuff, cooking, etc...

Here is a quick house update though...

We are doing our final walk-through today!  I am so excited and I am hoping the cabinets will be done..there were lots of mix-ups with the cabinets and so they have been left undone waiting for completion for over a month now.  I will go into more detail about those later if I need to..

The last 2 1/2 months have brought a ton of change!

January:

Picked out the marble backsplash at Floor and Decor

Got a roof

Mar 9, 2017

Baby Shower Gift Guide

I feel like everyone I know is pregnant right now!  I can't keep them all straight.  It's so fun to buy baby shower gifts because I feel like you just need anything and everything when having a baby...however, I also think new moms feel overwhelmed by all the stuff they get and aren't sure what they really need.

I am partnering with Baby Cubby today to give you some ideas and help when it comes to preparing for a new baby.  

Mar 7, 2017

New Year, New Skin


We have had some crazy weather here in Utah this last year.  We went from 72 degrees mid November to the 20's in a matter of a week!  Then had a very cold and gross - lots of inversion - December and January.  This did a number on my skin and since my skin has been having issues - acne, dryness and oiliness- I decided to go see my dermatologist about it.  I am so glad I did, because with the new products I am using my skin is 95% more clear and way more balanced!  Here are some things I have changed and some new products I am using:

First of all, I had to get over that feeling of having "squeaky clean" skin.  I was used to really scrubbing and using products made for teenagers that are really deep cleaning and harsh.  Now I use Cetaphil to cleanse and my dermatologist told me to just use my hands to wash for a while- no scrubbing.  

Jan 13, 2017

Happy New Year and House Update!

I just realized I never said Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I got to spend Christmas this year with my whole family in my childhood home in Seattle!


We got back from Seattle a couple weeks ago and have been pretty busy for the most part, but hating this cold snowy weather.  I'm ready for Spring!  I have been enjoying picking out lighting for the house right now.  And, speaking of the house- here is an update from the past 3 months: