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The Hallelujah Home Tour

How’ bout we kick off 2016 with a FULL home tour, shall we? Welcome to our new home! I’ve done a Christmas Home Tour and even a video home tour, but up until now I have not posted a full-fledged Old School Blogger home tour of our new house.
by Unskinny Boppy on Feb 19, 2016

Fall Gardening: It’s Bulb Planting Time!

It’s our very first Fall in the new house, and I’m DYING over the color of this Japanese Maple in my front flower bed right now. Even though our Alabama weather has been so warm that all the trees turned from green to brown within a few days,...
by Unskinny Boppy on Dec 8, 2015

It’s time for the Holiday Housewalk 2015

Hey guys!! I’m so very excited to be back for my fourth year with Jen Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk. This is always the most fun blog hop for me, and this year is extra special since we’ve partnered with Joss and Main and Good Housekeeping!  It’...
by Unskinny Boppy on Dec 4, 2015

State of the Nursery Address

Hello friends! I thought I’d hop on here real fast and give you a few nursery updates.  We are T-minus six weeks and counting until this little girl arrives, and finally we are making some progress on her room.  I know from experience that she li...
by Unskinny Boppy on Jul 1, 2015

A Dream Backyard Tour

Recently I realized that I have never blogged about my parent’s beautiful home.  They’ve lived here for 12 years, so I’m not sure why it’s never occurred to me to put it on the blog before now. Since my home is still not blog worthy (sorry,...
by Unskinny Boppy on Jun 16, 2015

Pass Me A Floppy Hat, English Roses Are Here

Before we moved into this house, the previous owner had all new landscaping put into the front flower beds.  As with any new landscaping, unfortunately some of it didn’t survive.  The house sat vacant for at least six months before we moved in, s...
by Unskinny Boppy on Jun 4, 2015

Giving our House an Instant Facelift

If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve seen several pictures of our new house already, including the patchwork quilt of a roof that we’ve been living under for a few months.  A new roof was the very first thing the inspector recommended that...
by Unskinny Boppy on May 15, 2015

Five Home Decorating Trends from the 2015 Parade of Homes

The 2015 Birmingham Parade of Homes is wrapping it up this weekend, so there is still time to get out there and see all the amazing home decorating ideas.  I have spent hours touring the homes in the Parade this year, and they are all stunning. Here...
by Unskinny Boppy on May 15, 2015

2015 Parade of Homes is Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least for decorophiles like me, anyway. The Birmingham Parade of Homes starts this weekend, which means I can snoop around perfectly appointed houses and get tons of decorating ideas without having to br...
by Unskinny Boppy on May 7, 2015

Finding Southern Romance in Mobile, Alabama

When Esther de Wolde decided to checkmark her dream of renovating an old southern home off her bucket list, I bet the idea of sharing her porch railings with a bunch of bloggers from across the continent wasn’t even a blip on her radar. But, that i...
by Unskinny Boppy on Apr 24, 2015

Learning A Lesson About Plantation Shutters

Hello, hello! I know you guys think that I have fallen off the face of the earth because I have been frantically decorating this new house and getting it blog-ready to take you all on the Grand Tour soon. But no. In reality, I’ve been laying on my...
by Unskinny Boppy on Apr 14, 2015

Everything I Own in a Box to the Left

Oh hai. ::peeks out from behind the tower of boxes surrounding my computer:: So, many of you have checked in with me to wish me luck with the move, and I wanted to let y’all know that we survived and have arrived at our new destination. The mov...
by Unskinny Boppy on Mar 10, 2015

Playroom Planning

Next up on the sneak peek tour of the new house is the attic space that we plan to turn into a playroom. It’s not much to look at right now, but I’ve got big hopes and dreams, folks. I’m totally envisioning turning it into something like this a...
by Unskinny Boppy on Feb 24, 2015

Where I Work: My Home Office Space

As I kick off the first week of the new year in my new job (aka a blogalicious full-time bloggedy blogger and Young Living essential oil salesman extraordinaire) I’m trying to get my affairs in order so I can think straight and get down to business...
by Unskinny Boppy on Jan 5, 2015

Simple DIY Evergreen Wreaths + the 2014 Christmas Card!

Welcome to the back porch! Today I’m showing you guys how to make simple DIY evergreen wreaths AND the most awesome Christmas card you will receive all year. But first let me back up. I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure ou...
by Unskinny Boppy on Dec 11, 2014

Five Simple Ways to Cozy Up Your Christmas

When it came to my Christmas decorating this year, I decided to scale it back and keep it at simple as possible. Today I am sharing four simple ways to cozy up your home for Christmas without going to too much hassle. 1. MIX LIVE GREENERY IN WITH THE...
by Unskinny Boppy on Dec 8, 2014

Welcome Home Christmas Blog Hop

One of my MOST FAVORITE vignettes from this year’s Christmas decoration was this one right here: It’s rusty, it’s junky, it’s vintage, it’s DIY-y AND it’s Christmas-y, all rolled into one little corner of my living room. Have I mentioned...
by Unskinny Boppy on Dec 5, 2014

Welcome to Stop 18: The 2014 Holiday Housewalk

Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Housewalk at my house!!  This is the day I look forward to all year long on my blog, and I’m SO happy you’ve joined me today! I am honored to be Stop # 18 on the tour this week, with a total of 33 AMAZING homes to see...
by Unskinny Boppy on Dec 3, 2014

How to: DIY Reindeer Moss Christmas Wreath

Who else is always looking for a unique, handmade Christmas wreath idea? How about a quick and easy DIY Reindeer Moss wreath?! Reindeer moss (aka lichen) is just begging to be turned into a big, beautiful, bouncy wreath for my front door. I made this...
by Unskinny Boppy on Nov 19, 2014

Blankenship Farms Backyard Tour

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Donnalee’s house, aka Blankenship Farms.  I first met Donnalee at a craft fair where I bought one of her burlap wreaths and Alabama shaped Christmas ornaments.  We have become friends, and lemme...
by Unskinny Boppy on Nov 13, 2014


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