Apr. 8, 2016

Big Boy Bed Status

UPDATE: We have finally posted our “tutorial” so you can hopefully build a bed like the one below. Find the details HERE.

You can tell by Dax’s “long hair don’t care” appearance that this post is long overdue. I had hoped to post a bed tutorial first, but this on-again, off-again spring weather has our bed painting session on hold until it’s consistently warmer.

I think this post deserves a moment of praise for my handy husband took on the task of creating a lighted headboard (with a switch, y’all) from a dream in my head and a chicken scratch sketch on an old bill. Guys, he totally knocked it out of the park! We plan on painting the bed white soon, but in the meantime we are enjoying it as is. Dax absolutely loves being able to have a light above him at the flip of a switch, and although I was worried he may use it when he shouldn’t, we haven’t had any issues in the past couple months, thank goodness!

Stay tuned for more detailed DIYs from the bed, quilt and more from this project coming up. Enjoy.

IMG_0748-2     Lighted_bed    IMG_1127-9   IMG_1129-11 Target_pillowfort Spoonflower_custom_fabric IMG_1136-18 Mid_Century_modern_furniture Black_and_white_bedroom Gallery_wall    Clipboard_Picutre_Frame IMG_1133-15 Kids bedroom idea    Ladder_shelf_1 IMG_1137-19 Book_shelf

Although the DIY is to come, we’ve had interest in where we got the light on the headboard. We got it off amazon guys. It was so easy to install, the perfect size and such a great deal. :)


Feb. 23, 2016

Coloring our half-bath

Trying something a bit different with this update, a video! Click below to see our continued progress on our half-bath.

Shortly after finishing my post about our half-bath progress I finally found this light fixture! Let’s just take a second to be grateful for Overstock, cause this deal seriously calls for at least one emoji. 🙌😍💡 But I’ll use three instead. This light was under budget, modern yet sparkly, and Nace approved. That’s pretty much the purchase trifecta in our house.

I really wanted something that would coordinate but not compete or clash with our geometric mirror. In order to do that, I went away from a geometric detailed vanity light and chose a shiny chrome to match the many angles of the mirror instead. I love how the two work together. 
mirror and fixture closeup
Overall, I love the way it turned out. We wanted to keep it super affordable, while giving it a bit of a wow factor compared to where it was before. The bright pop of color we chose is called “Blaze Orange” and is actually more on the coral side than the pictures seem to depict.

before and after bathroom
We hope you enjoyed our little video, more possibly to come soon!

XO – Court


Feb. 5, 2016

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

Dinner Plate
Growing up I always disliked meatloaf. We didn’t eat it often, but when we did I basically doused the whole mess in ketchup to cover up what was surely something disgusting. Not that my mom’s recipe was bad, but as a kid MEAT LOAF is probably the least exciting food title there is. And honestly, that name is still pretty bad. But it has recently been revamped in our home to become one of Maddax’s favorites and our go-to for a quick and easy kid-friendly recipe.

I believe there are three secrets to the recent success of meatloaf relaunching its way into our home:
1. Use ground turkey—trust me.
2. Muffin size them—kids love kid-sized things.
3. Serve with Sriracha ketchup—amen!

Here’s how we do it:

There are only 8 ingredients in the recipe, and most of them you probably already have in your house, which makes this super easy to throw together at the last minute.

We use 1 lb ground turkey, but pay attention to the leanness, I feel the sweet spot here is about 85% lean, if you go much leaner than that the turkey will come out on the dry side, in any recipe. So remember, 85% is where its at.

Chop your onion and bell pepper and dump the whole mess into a mixing bowl. Combine it all together with a rubber spatula, or if you’re like me, just take off your rings and really just dig in with your hands until it’s well blended. I promise it’s the best and easiest way.

Note: If you don’t like onions, you can substitute for something else—yellow bell pepper, carrots, etc.—or leave them out. meatloaf mixture

Once the mixture is well combined, simply transfer into a greased 12-cup cupcake tin. (This also works really well in jumbo muffin tins.) Then drizzle on a bit of ketchup before baking. You can use regular ketchup or sriracha depending on how much spice you’re hoping for.


Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until meatloaf is cooked through.

Dinner Plate

For the adults, serve with a bit of Sriracha Ketchup on the side for a little added kick and enjoy!
Sriracha Ketchup

These little muffin sized meatloafs make great leftovers and freeze well too! Hope they are a hit for your family like they have been for ours.


Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcake portions

Serving Size: 4-6


  • 1 pound ground turkey - 85% lean
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • * Sriracha Ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Finely chop onion and bell pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, onion, bell pepper, oats, soy sauce, ketchup, oregano, garlic salt and pepper until well combined.
  4. Transfer evenly into a 12-cup non-stick cupcake baking pan and drizzle with ketchup.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, until the meat loaf is cooked through.
  6. Serve hot with ketchup or Sriracha ketchup on the side.
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Jan. 28, 2016

Valentines Desktop Download

Because I love you’re guts, I made you these desktop and iPhone backgrounds just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Also, if you haven’t checked out Valerie McKeehan’s The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering you probably should. It’s full of images and info to teach you all you need to know about chalk lettering. Seriously, go buy it. Then go to the dollar spot at Target and snag a couple super cheap chalkboards and get lettering!

imac and iPhone Layout iPhone-chalk





Dec. 17, 2015

Half Bath Progress

bathroom vanity remodel
This next DIY is still sort of a work in progress for me. I would really like to add a bit more color, maybe an accent wall or some wallpaper and new lighting, but I wanted to share the progress thus far with you guys. Half bath before image

The original mirror and pedestal sink were standard with our home, but after moving in we quickly realized this left us with no storage space, and it wasn’t exactly the style we had hoped to achieve before building. So we got a pretty new gray sink (cause we love ALL THE GRAY things) from IKEA and I scored this lovely mirror (obsessed) from Hob Lob for 50% off!

DIY Bathroom vanity

I styled the space by adding some pops of color with a geometric rug and polka dot hand towel and made some custom marble artwork using this DIY paper marbling technique. Maddax loved helping me with this, and we ended up adding a few pieces like this around our home.

Bathroom vanity update Coral Picture IMG_8754