White Office Update and Mega Paint Project Giveaway

Remember when I finished decorating my living room and told you I’m moving on to start my office makeover? Remember when I showed you the pathetic “before” photos of my office and the insane amount of dated wood tones going on in that room… Well folks, I’m happy to check in with an office update today! Say goodbye to all that dark wood in the room and HELLO to beautiful white!

White Office Update | LoveGrowsWild.com

Please take a moment to squeal with joy with me!! This past week, I’ve been working on painting all the wood in my office (minus the lovely wood floors… more on that later!), and I am thrilled to finally be done with the fourth and final coat of paint. Painting trim and doors is definitely not the most fun DIY I’ve ever done, but I can’t even begin to tell you how much it has changed the entire look of the room already.

As if the lighter, brighter color change wasn’t enough, then I re-installed the original glass doorknobs… [Read more...]

Apple Pie Bars

Reality just hit that we are officially four weeks away from the first day of school. Four weeks. Where the heck did summer go? I feel like I’m finally just getting a chance to slow down and enjoy the sunshine, but before you know it, the kids and I are going to be knee-deep in math homework, spelling quizzes, and sports equipment, so I guess I better enjoy these last few weeks while I can!

I was in the mood to do some baking the other day and found inspiration in a big, beautiful bag of Granny Smith apples that I had just picked up from the store. The boys and I love snacking on apple slices and peanut butter (creamy for them, chunky for me!), but I couldn’t help but crave a giant slice of warm, fresh apple pie after spotting those apples in my fridge. I needed some apple pie. ASAP.

So I pulled out my baking ingredients and got to work. As I started chopping up those bright green apples, I started thinking… what if I turned my regular apple pie into bars? Little individual, handheld bars that you could easily pack up for a picnic or the school lunches that will soon need to be packed every morning. I loved the idea and loved the amazing results of this glorious baking creation even more! So today I’ll show you how to make my Apple Pie Bars with a fresh apple filling, homemade double crust, and a sweet vanilla glaze drizzled on top!

These Apple Pie Bars are the perfect handheld dessert and SO delicious! Made with a fresh apple filling, homemade crust, and sweet vanilla glaze! | LoveGrowsWild.com

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Time to Sparkle Link Party #70

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

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 four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!

Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
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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:

Time to Sparkle #70

Grilled Corn Guacamole from The Recipe Critic
Twix Fudge from Inside BruCrew Life
Ham and Cheese Croissants from The Gunny Sack
Coconut Shrimp from Love Grows Wild

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Jocelyn: [Read more...]

Twine Wrapped Bottles

By Rachel of Maison de Pax

Hi, Love Grows Wild readers! It’s Rachel again from Maison de Pax, and I’m excited today to share with you one of the world’s easiest projects. All you need are some wine bottles, jute twine, hot glue, and a little creativity. ;)

These Twine-Wrapped Bottles are inexpensive to make and the perfect easy DIY decor project! Use them as a centerpiece, vases, bookends, and more! | LoveGrowsWild.com

I chose to go light and simple with my home this summer (you can tour it here), and since nautical accents always seem appropriate in the summer, this textured jute twine seemed the perfect neutral compliment.

rustic, nautical, versatile wine bottles wrapped in jute twine at maisondepax.com... use them as centerpiece, bookends, vases, or accents!

I wanted a little variety in my bottles, so I made three different designs. I’ll show you how I did mine, but you can certainly create yours however you please! [Read more...]

Welcome to my Office – Before

First, I just want to say a million thank you’s for all the love you’ve shown on my living room makeover! That room challenged me in so many ways, and hearing your sweet compliments made all the late nights, million trips to Home Depot, and extra holes in my walls worth it. You guys rock!

But after a few nights of good sleep and playing catch-up on all the laundry and dishes that were waiting for me (sorry, family), it’s a new day and time to get rockin’ on a brand new room makeover… drum roll please… I’m FINALLY starting on my OFFICE MAKEOVER! Can I get an amen?

I’ve never shown you much of my office because frankly, it’s a hot mess. This is the room I blog in, craft in, sew in, diy in, and if I’m being totally honest, I also eat, get ready, and sometimes sleep in here. I’m not sure if that’s a perk or downfall of working from home, but either way, this room gets A LOT of use! It needs to store all my craft supplies and all my photo props, as well as function as an office for my husband and I. Actually my husband usually doesn’t step foot in here (probably so he doesn’t get sucked into helping with one of my crazy project ideas), but it would be nice to have a proper space for us to sit down and work when we need to. Since this is our first year farming, we’re going to have a lot of number crunching to do come harvest time!

When we moved into this house, the office became the catch-all for any unwanted furniture and clutter that didn’t fit anywhere else in the house. And 3 years later, I have finally decided that I’m tired of staring at mismatched hand-me-down furniture, outdated wood trim, and bare, undecorated walls that do nothing to spark my creativity! I’m beyond excited to dip my paint brush into that first can of paint and get started transforming this room into a light, bright, inspiring space!

Ready to take the tour? Here’s what the room looks like “before” operation office makeover: [Read more...]

Coconut Shrimp

Lately I’ve been getting tired of the same old chicken and beef recipes, so I’ve been adding more seafood into our meals. When I’m craving some light and healthy, I go for my spicy cilantro shrimp with honey lime dipping sauce. When I’m craving something with a little Mexican flair, I make these grilled tilapia bowls. But when I’m in the mood for some good, old-fashion fried comfort food, I make this Coconut Shrimp!

How to make Coconut Shrimp at home! This recipe for crispy coconut shrimp makes a delicious appetizer OR main dish! | LoveGrowsWild.com

 

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Time To Sparkle Link Party #69

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

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 four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs! [Read more...]