Living Room/Dining Room Video Tour

As I sit here typing this post, I am lying in bed, utterly exhausted, from a long two days of house projects. Guess what, guys… the living room is getting a makeover again!

Come see our plans for a big makeover with this new video tour! |

For those of you who follow LGW on Instagram, this is probably old news to you, but I think this is officially the first time I’m announcing it on the blog. It seems like we just finished a mini makeover on the living room this summer, but even after all the work we did, it just never felt right to me. So we’re starting from scratch this time and including the dining room, which has NEVER been seen on the blog before!

There’s going to be so many exciting changes over the next few months, and I wanted to make sure I really give you guys a front row seat to the whole design process. So rather than typing up a 4 hour long blog post explaining everything, I made a short and sweet video tour that says it all! (Are you guys proud of me? … more videos, as promised!) In the video you’ll see:

  • what our house looks like now
  • what’s not working for us
  • what we want to change
  • and me trying not to say “ummm” every other word

I wanted to do this video so you guys could see that not every beautiful space you see on the internet started off that way. It will take some time to get our living room/dining room area in shape, and I promise to show you every step of the way. Are you ready for the first look at the big makeover… just press play!

I’d love for you to leave a comment, and tell me what your thoughts are on the video tour!

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The Inspiration Gallery

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Welcome to our new link party! I told you guys I wouldn’t leave ya hanging. ;) Everything about the party is new… new look, new name, new day, and new co-hosts! We invite bloggers to come link up their newest posts and readers to come get inspired. The party will start at 7pm EST every Thursday, and we’ll share our favorite picks from last week. Here’s a chance for you to meet my fabulous new co-hosts and catch up on what we’ve shared this week: [Read more…]

Biscuits and Gravy

This classic biscuits and gravy recipe is pure breakfast comfort food! A fool-proof homemade sausage gravy poured over fluffy, warm biscuits is the perfect way to start any morning. You’re going to love how simple it is!

This super simple Biscuits and Gravy recipe is pure breakfast comfort food! Get the recipe at

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Pom Pom Garland Tutorial

Learn how to make a super-sized Pom Pom Garland! This playful decor is perfect for hanging over mantels, mirrors, bookcases, and much more. Be sure to check out our very first how-to video!

Learn how to make this super-sized Pom Pom Garland! Detailed tutorial and how-to video at

Ch-ch-changes! I mentioned last week that some exciting changes were happening in my office over the next few weeks, but before that happens I thought I’d bust out a little project that’s been on my mind for quite some time now.

See that circle mirror above my mint desk? She’s a beauty, right? Over Christmas break I picked up a couple skeins of yarn and made a big, puffy pom pom garland to drape over my mirror, and today I’m sharing the tutorial with you! But not just any tutorial… I have my first VIDEO tutorial to share with you!!! Woo-hoo! We’re really hittin’ the big time now, ya’ll!

Just kidding… this is still the same old Love Grows Wild you guys know and love! I’m just trying to find better ways to share my projects with you, and sometimes it’s easier to just show you things with live video vs. snapping a million photos and trying to make sense of my words to put together a written tutorial. There won’t be videos for every project post, but I’ll do my best to add them in when I can!

Oh, and P.S. I totally just had to Google the term “skein of yarn”. I had no idea what the heck to call that! [Read more…]

Smoked Mozzarella Dip

This hot, bubbling Smoked Mozzarella Dip is the ultimate party food! Four different cheeses all melted into one delicious appetizer that is perfect for dipping!

This hot, bubbling Smoked Mozzarella Dip is the ultimate party food! 4 different cheeses all melted into one delicious appetizer that is perfect for dipping! |

I interrupt your New Year’s resolution to bring you a recipe that is TOTALLY worth cheating on your diet for… Smoked Mozzarella Dip! I know you’re probably busy eating your carrot sticks and drinking a protein shake right now, but let’s face it… all those calories you’ve been burning off on the treadmill lately have 100% earned you the right to enjoy the most ooey, gooey, cheesy, delicious appetizer known to man. Your personal trainer just called and said, “go for it!”

Just kidding, no one is calling me with your food allowances… I totally made that up. But what I CAN tell you is that this dip deserves to be made and shared, preferably during a football game (hello, Superbowl Party!), because it will knock your socks off with its melty, cheesy goodness. For those of you who have tried my 3 ingredient Chili Cheese Dip, this recipe almost ties it for 1st place in the Best Appetizer/Party Food Category! [Read more…]

Time to Sparkle Link Party #95

Hey friends! I have some BIG news regarding the link party to share with you….

but not just yet! :)

What I CAN tell you is that this will be the last week of our Time To Sparkle Party that I have truly loved hosting for you over the last (almost) 2 years. But don’t worry… I have something up my sleeve that I’ll reveal in the next few weeks. You’ll have to wait till then for the surprise!


Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by three lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL THREE blogs!

The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:


Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Meatballs from The Gunny Sack

DIY Painted Ikat Art from Love Grows Wild

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad from The Recipe Critic

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DIY Painted Ikat Art

Forget spending top dollar on a fancy piece of art… creating your own custom artwork is easy! I’ll walk you through each step of painting this ikat-inspired canvas that can be personalized with your favorite colors. 

DIY Painted Ikat Art - Creating your own custom artwork is easy! Just follow these step-by-step instructions at

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