Updates Around the House and Blog!

Hey everyone!  Welcome to the new site!!  I’m hoping everything is working well and I’d love for you to click around and make yourself at home!

 To all my email subscribers, you should have received this post to your inbox… if you did, will you leave me a comment and let me know it worked??  I’m still new to this whole blogging thing,  so I’d love the feedback.

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Okay, with all that housekeeping stuff out of the way, onto some fun updates around the house!

Our kids were with their grandparents for the weekend, so we thought it would be fun to have a few surprises for them when they came back.  Our oldest has been needing a desk for a while now (you can see my post about his room here) and we found this great one at Ikea.  
Desk : The House of Figs

Another kids’ space that got a facelift was our playroom.  I shared this room on Instagram a week or so ago.  I’m always looking for creative ways to display our kids’ artwork and I just decided to start taping it up on the wall in here, almost like wallpaper.  We can just add to it now over time! I used this room for one year as a homeschool room but now it houses all of our toys, some books and art supplies, and we can use it as a guest room as well.  See a before picture of it in this post.

Playroom :: The House of Figs

Another great Ikea find over the weekend was this huge planter and split leaf Philodendron.  I hear this things are pretty hard to kill… hopefully that’s true!  I love the life and texture it brings to this spot! Split Leaf Philadendron : The House of Figs

I’ve never shared our master bedroom with you guys here before and one day I’ll do an entire post about this room with more pictures, but I did want to share a few iPhone shots I recently took.  We finally hung pictures above our bed- it used to be two large pictures of our oldest two children.  We do have a third… he’ll be two next month.  Yeah, the master bedroom has kind of taken a backseat, unfortunately!

Bedroom :: The House of Figs

Gallery Wall :: The House of Figs

Not to overdramatize, but it has been almost life changing to have this gallery wall in here now.  Its like a whole new room.  And it feels special and I keep it cleaner and more like the haven it should be. I will do a whole new post dedicated to this room and I want to share with you how I planned out and hung these pictures as well.  But really, I thought I needed all new bedroom furniture.  And all new bedding.  Nope- turns out I just needed to shop my house and use what I have in a more creative way.  Life changing, I’m telling you!

Lastly, remember this post about my stair wall and the art nook that used to be there?  I finally have a plan and some frames ready to be hung!  That will be my next project- I’ll keep you updated!

Foyer : The House of FigsThanks so much for reading and like I said, I’d love feedback from my subscribers out there (or even if you’re not a subscriber!)!  This blogging stuff is hard y’all!  Big shout out to Jones Design Company and their Blog Class for helping me get this far.  I’ve learned a ton and felt in over my head about a million times, but I’ve come a long way. Here’s to lots more decorating, blogging, and looking for the purpose in it all. <3




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16 Responses to Updates Around the House and Blog!

  1. Teri Dufilho July 22, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    Congratulations!!!……LOVE the new site and am so proud of you! Well done!!

    • Bethany July 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

      Thank you so much!!!

  2. Aly July 22, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    Hi! LOVE your blog! You have great design ideas! I look forward to visiting. 😉 Hope you can visit me too and we can support each other in this bloggy world. 😉 Best and Congrats!!!


    • Bethany July 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks, Aly, I definitely will!

  3. Lacey July 22, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Looks great! Glad you got it up and running!!

    • Bethany July 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks, friend!!

  4. Shauna Beltramo July 22, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    Yay Bethany!! Looks great!! I’m loving the wall collages you created in your rooms! Best of luck in your blogging journey! I’m a fan!

    • Bethany July 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

      Thank you so much, friend!!! I appreciate it, I know you know how tough it is firsthand!!

  5. Nichole July 22, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    I got the email. Love the new look. I also love that huge plant you got. I may just need to find a place in my home to put one.

    • Bethany July 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

      Thanks, friend! Yes, hoping I don’t kill it, haha!

  6. Kathy July 22, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    I had no problems opening your blog from my email. You are so talented, Bethany! You have a beautiful home. I hope to one day visit you there.

    • Bethany July 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

      So good to hear. Thank you, Kathy, yes we need to do that!!!

  7. Joni July 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    Love the new blog!! Great job, Bethany!!

    • Bethany July 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

      Thanks mom, love you!

  8. Holly August 15, 2015 at 10:44 am #


    Love the new blog! I did get the email – I am just behind in reading them…sorry! You have such great ideas!


  9. Sarah September 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    Do you know the name of the desk from Ikea?

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