Makeover Mondays

I'm trying to stick with the posting on my blog, and seeing as I got sick just in time for Christmas (as per usual) I figured I should use the time I'm laying around in my bed for more than watching all of The Gilmore Girls series.

green house modern

I am in love with this house. To me its the perfect combination of modern and classic, and I really adore the color as well. I showed Clay this house and for once, we both liked the same style of house. I actually found the builder, Culligan Abraham Architecture's facebook. Check them out for their other awesome designs!

reading nook lights comfy pillows garlands

This is the perfect nook. I can certainly imagine curling up on this bed and just reading the day away, which is seriously a dangerous idea. I'm actually trying to think of how to hang curtains or something over my bed at home to create a similar effect. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!

nursery yellow rug robin's nest benjamin moore

Even though the need of a nursery is very very very far away from where I am currently in life (or at least I like to think so) this is the most darling nursery ever! I found out from a blog it's been posted on, Charmingly Modern, that the color is Robin's Nest by Benjamin Moore. I also love the combination of prints and the yellow in the rug. Such a sweet space!

shower tub big bathroom tile walk in shower curb appeal rennovations

This might be one of the greatest things I've seen in bathrooms. I'm actually not that big of a fan of large bathrooms because I feel like all of the warm air seems to espace from the shower. So if this just had glass walls that extended to the ceiling, I'd probably like it just that much better. Or maybe I should just stick to small master bedroom bathrooms. You can check out the builder, Curb Appeal Rennovations, website here. They seem to have really unique designs and lots of other cool bathroom ideas! 

house with pool steps outside

This home is in Toronto, CA according to House & Home. I'm not sure what the weather is like in Toronto, but I hope its nice enough that they get to enjoy this gorgeous pool on a regular basis. My family has never had a pool, mostly due to the upkeep and the added costs, and because my parents were firm believers that if we couldn't enjoy it at least 70 percent of the year then there wasn't much of a point. I've pretty much inherited this mentality, so I could only imagine having a home like this if I lived somewhere warmer than Indiana (or most of the Midwest). Besides just the pool, the house is also amazing with all of the lovely windows and the upstairs deck. With or without the pool, I would love to live in this home. 

vintage 70s print sewing desk floral print

I never knew that I could enjoy vintage 70s prints as much as I am right now. I think this unique little corner sewing desk is just adorable, and I'm now trying to think of how I could incorporate prints like these into my room at home. 

built in shelves living room beautiful big windows

One thing every home probably lacks is storage, so I am obsessed with these built ins. We had lots of built in shelves and cabinets in our home and Ohio and they were so useful. Not only are the built ins awesome, but the windows look absolutely stunning. Add the window seats and I'm sold. I know that if I have the opportunity in my future home, I would gladly put in the time and effort to put build ins like this. 

Well, I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Christmas Eve with their families and friends. I need to start getting ready for my family and boyfriend to come over, we are actually serving 15 people tonight! Ham, green beans and potatoes here I come!
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Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

It's been ages and ages and ages since I've last posted, but seeing as its break and I have some free time why not share what I've been up to? My dear friend Becky reminded me of my blog just a few days ago, so this post is dedicated to her and her awesomeness. I am so thankful to have her back from her studies abroad in Peru!

I can not claim to have come up with the idea of a Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust at all, I originally stumbled across the idea via Pinterest. I didn't pay too much attention so I had my mom pick me up some canned cinnamon rolls from the grocery store. If you get anything out of this post let it be this: Don't buy cinnamon rolls. You only need pie crust. Yeah, so today when I finally looked at the recipe's video on Taste for Adventure I found out I just needed a pie crust, cinnamon and butter. Luckily my mom had some in the fridge so I just followed their recipe, the only alteration I made was adding cinnamon sugar on top of the cinnamon.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls Dough Recipe

Here are my mini cinnamon rolls! I had some leftovers so I decided to bake them as treats for my family. 

Mini Cinnamon Rolls Homemade Recipe

Back to the pie crust though, I just gently pressed down on the cinnamon roll dough until I had a somewhat flat layer and then I went about making my apple pie as if it was just a regular crust. 

Mini Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust Homemade Recipe

I forgot to take a picture before putting the pie in the oven, but here it is when it just came out from being baked! My family always does a crumb topping, to me it isn't an apple pie without the crumb topping.
Mini Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Crust Crumb Topping Homemade Recipe

So with tomorrow being Christmas Eve, I know with thirteen family members gathered together the pie will probably be completely devoured as soon as we cut it open. I hope you are all having a lovely winter break and are enjoying time with your family and friends. :) Merry Christmas!
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Things I love...


Happy Poster Whale
1. I love being happy, who doesn't? One of the things I always try to do is put those I run into during the day in a better mood, so this poster encompasses one of my life mottos. 
Bow Sandals
2. These shoes are SO darling, I've actually put them on my birthday wish list over at Pinterest. They are sold at Macy's in case anyone else is coveting them!
Fishtail Hair Tutorial
3. I am in love with beautiful fishtail hairstyles and tomorrow I am going to give this lovely tutorial a shot. You can check out the DIY video here and try it out with me!
Beautiful Curly Hair Black and White
4. Speaking of hair, I'm considering getting a perm again at the end of this summer and this is the perfect hair inspiration. I think if I do go ahead with another perm, I am going to take this photo in to show my stylist exactly how I want it done!
Gradient Nails Sunset Polish
5. Sticking with the beauty theme just for a bit longer, I have been trying to paint my nails more frequently this summer. I just painted these bad boys in a sunset style three days ago and I already want to try something else! This was my first time doing gradient style nails but I actually like how they turned out, not too shabby if I do say so.
Calvin and Hobbes
6. Clay and I have been thinking about good Breakfast Club costumes for this fall since we both will be 21 and one of our favorite ideas is Calvin and Hobbes! We both grew up with these hooligans in our lives and would love to have the chance to personify them!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
7. While I am lucky enough to be living with Clay this summer, I am also fortunate enough to have been sent back to West Lafayette with some of Mrs Patton's delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies! They are even yummier than they already look. 
8. I love the band Hellogoodbye and I love that they remind me of some of my favorite people and memories. I was blessed to have two amazing best friends when I lived in Ohio, Tay and Lizzie, and before I moved away we attended a Hellogoodbye concert with some of our other close friends. It was one of my favorite concerts I have ever attended and I am so thankful I got to spend at least a few months rocking out to Hellogoodbye with them. :)
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Makeover Mondays

Well would you look at that! Its been over six months since I last posted, life just got too busy for me there. Junior year was a blast in some ways, and in others a complete wreck. Just like high school, I feel like junior year was my worst year of college and I am SO glad it is over. Yay for summer being here! So I am going to try and get back into the groove of things again, and maybe I can post on a daily basis, depending on how much time I have. I am going to be working STAR, which is Purdue's Summer Transition, Advising and Registration Program for incoming new students and I will also be taking a summer class, but I miss blogging so hopefully I can post frequently enough!

Anywho, for todays post I wanted to feature some of the little things that I love in interior design. If I could have any of these details in my future home I would be the luckiest girl in the world!

hot pink front door with crystal knob
I adore the thought of having this door be the first thing guests see when they come to my home! With the hot pink paint and lovely crystal doorknob, I feel like my guests would have a good impression of my personality.
organized design desk
I wish my desk could always look this organized, especially since they don't even seem to be using drawers to hide all their things in! I love all of the design inspiration surrounding their work area, that is something my desk already has. 
baseball wall in nursery
What an adorable nursery, no? I think this is an awesome idea for a children's bedroom, no matter how old they are. 
rainbow painted window shades
Can I have these in every room please? :) Realistically I think they would look best in a kids room, but I would like a set put in my office someday. 
hidden room behind bookshelf
I must do this! Haha I want one to hide things from my (future) children or maybe one that leads to an entire room that is a play area for the kids. I would never have to worry about nagging them to clean it up before guests come over! (I've heard that some fraternities on campus have rooms like this, I only wish Shoemaker did!)
wooden fence with marbles
I am really not a big fan of fences. As in, I never want a fence surrounding my yard, ever. Butttt if I had to have one I would want to do something as darling as this, I'm sure it makes an ugly fence look a lot better!
star lights in ceiling of nursery
I've always had glow in the dark stars on my ceiling, but this is taking it to the next level. I think this looks so absolutely wonderful, I would go as far as putting it in the basement area were we could watch movies and dim the lights so only the stars shined.
neon painted sliding pocket door
I think this is such a creative use of color, and in a way I would have never thought of! My grandparent's house in Florida has some of these, and I bet they would look awesome if I painted them a nice shade of red or hot pink!

So lets hope I remember to post back here again tomorrow, I really would like to get back into a habit of posting again! For now, time to watch The West Wing with Clay!
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