Tuesday, December 29, 2020

I Carved Out a Work From Home Office In A Dormer

work from home nook painted sunny colors
I am back sharing another makeover that I tackled. This one was just a quick paint makeover using left over paint. The pink is Behr Retro Pink and the yellow is Luscious Lemon also from Behr.  Since virtual learning started in March, Zion started using my designated office for virtual learning, so I needed to find another location for working from home. I chose this dormer area in the "man cave." It gets lots of natural light and I love that I can also close the door if needed. However, it needed a little something extra so I repainted and on the back wall, I added a pop of yellow. 

Sunny spot to relax
pic- Lea Hartman for Glitter Guide

A before pic showing the before color

before pic of wfh nook
Painting in progress

Work from home nook painted sunny colors

 The table and chair are actually thrift finds I scored a few years ago. It's a simple, happy space, that I enjoy working from home in. xx

Monday, December 28, 2020

The Guest Bedroom Receives A Refresh-Again

Guest bedroom painted dark with mural

I did this refresh earlier in the year, but didn't get around to posting about it here. I figured now is a great time to showcase a few of the projects that I tackled this year before going into 2021. This is the 3rd refresh this bedroom has seen hence, the title. Things are always changing around here!:-) 

Before and after-guest bedroom
The pic above shows the before and after the first time I gave the guest bedroom a refresh.  It was a lovely transformation back then and then

Colorful guest bedroom

for this refresh version, I partnered with Minted to add that delicious mural. I loved it in each stage, but you know me, always having an itch to switch things up, so I decided to paint the entire room the same color as the back wall from the first refresh which was still in place when the mural was added.

Guest bedroom-before
So it was bye bye to the BM white dove  and hello to BM Soot

Guest bedroom before

I love how it turned out painting the entire room in Soot. I think little Ms. loves it too. Click here to shop for sputnik like light fixture featured in the bedroom. Lamps are thrifted and furniture was bought in Italy when we were stationed there. 

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas 2020 Mural and Merry Christmas!

Chalk art mural featuring the nativity story
As promised, here is a the Christmas 2020 of Dada's chalk mural. I've also included a video below to show a closeup of the details. I wish you all, peace, love, and lots of joy for the season. Merry, Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Chalk art mural featuring the nativity story


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Our Smart Garage Upgrade In Time For The Holidays

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We’ve been slowly and meticulously adding smart home devices to our home that not only enrich our lifestyle and help us to be more efficient, but also help to ease some of the stresses that come with busy parenting. 


I am never not multitasking and now because of the pandemic and working from home in addition to the children being home all day and virtual school, life hasn’t slowed down a bit. Now that we are in the Holiday season, things are even more hectic, so I was thrilled to partner with LiftMaster to help ease some of the Holiday stress and to simplify the Holidays! Our garage is now equipped with myQ smart access technology, thanks to the installation of the LiftMaster WLED Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener, LiftMaster Smart Garage Camera, and the Yale | LiftMaster Smart Lock. 

LiftMaster Smart Technology With MyQ app

What does this mean for a very busy Mama? 

This means I no longer have to worry that I left my garage door open and about my Amazon Prime packages sitting outside for too if I am not home because I had to make a Starbucks run or if I’m too busy helping my kids with online learning to go get it right away. LiftMaster’s myQ powered devices all work seamlessly with Key by Amazon In-Garage Delivery to provide Amazon Prime members with a secure, contactless and convenient place for all of their package deliveries. 

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An easy upgrade to an existing myQ connected garage door opener, the Smart Garage Camera can be quickly installed and connected for added convenience and peace of mind. The myQ app allows you to see and monitor what’s happening in your garage in real-time when you are not home, adding streaming video, recorded events, and 2-way communication to the myQ App. 

LiftMaster Smart Technology With MyQ app


This holiday season will be different than any other because of the pandemic but having a myQ smart garage can help alleviate some of this season's biggest concerns - like protecting your holiday packages against damage, theft and weather. 

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With a built-in wide-angle HD camera, I enjoy the convenience of being able to see as the boys play in the driveway. The real-time video monitoring lets me see if they are playing in the cul-de-sac as instructed if I am not readily able to go outside with them. 

Did I Close The Garage Door? 

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No more wondering if the garage door was left open. Receive alerts or check the status of your garage door from your phone—no matter where you are. We’re really loving having our myQ Smart Garage. 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Christmas 2020 Around Our Home

Orange Front Door Decorated for Christmas-Kids With Matching Jammies

Hi everyone! Here are some peeks of Christmas at our home. I didn't have any fancy photo shoot this year. These are just some pics that I snapped with my phone. 

Colorful Foyer Showcasing Gallery Wall with Cactus Wrapped With Christmas Light

Christmas Decor in Living Room

Mini Christmas Trees
I have a gazillion bottle brush trees! They are sprinkled everywhere!

Prelit Christmas Tree Decorated With Vintage Ornaments

Prelit Christmas Tree Decorated With Vintage Ornaments

This prelit tree was such a joy to put up! Easy peasy and all my collected vintage ornaments look beautiful on it!

Christmas Decor on Mantel

Fun Christmas Idea For Plants is To Wrap Them With Christmas Lights

Foraged Pine Branch is Perfect As Christmas Decor

Christmas Decor in Colorful Foyer

Fun Christmas dress in green velvet
Cheyenne's pretty dress is from Cuteheads

Colorful bedroom

Colorful Christmas Tree in Master Bedroom
This is the children's tree that I moved into the Master bedroom since they are always hanging out in here anyway.  All plush ornaments and diy garlands and some pom pom garlands adorn the tree. I added the colorful paper fan for an overload of whimsy and fun. Cheyenne's pretty dress is from Cuteheads

Christmas matching jammies
I usually hang colorful Christmas light above the map mural and love dressing them in matching pajamas. So cute!

Thrifted Candlesticks on Mantel
All my thrifted candlesticks 

Christmas details on mantel

Christmas 2020 Around Our Home- designaddictmom

Alternative Christmas Tree Made From Post Its
I made this alternative tree using colorful post its a couple years ago and decided to make one again this year. 

Brothers in matching jammies
They are growing so fast! 

Christmas details on coffee table

Fiddle leaf fig wrapped in twinkly lights
Of course, Glory The Fig has to have some twinkly lights too! 

Living room aglow at night

That Ikea light was made for Christmas time! I love the shadows it cast on the ceiling. The hubby has been working on a chalk mural and I am excited to share, so stay tuned for that. xx

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Pantone's Colors of The Year In My Bathroom

Bathroom with yellow door and grey marble tiles(Pantone's 2021 Color Choices)

Each year when Pantone announces their Color of The Year, I always jokingly say, "I bet I have that color in our home!" and usually I do! You know how much I have been crushing on yellow. Just take a look HERE, HERE, and HERE.  SO, it should be no surprise that yellow is sprinkled throughout our home. Our Master bathroom is definitely representing Pantone's 2021 Color Choices(yellow and grey). The walls are white but the marble tiles have grey and of course, you can't miss those yellow doors! You can check out the full renovation from last year's One Room Challenge. What do you think about Pantone's choices this year? xx