Hall Bathroom Makeover Reveal and Giveaway

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Remember this fun design board from, oh, a year ago?
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

I have been working on this little bathroom makeover for months now and I'm so excited to reveal the finished product. Lots and lots of inspiration pictures!
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
You know the mantra that DIY always takes longer than you think it should? Well, it's true. And I'm like the perfect example of it. If you want something done right away, I'm probably not the best person to help you. Not that I'm a procrastinator! I just have lots of stuff going on at the same time and have trouble prioritizing I guess. Tell me I'm not alone??? Moving on to the tour, though;) The vanity!

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
The boring before was a plain mirror and standard 4 bulb dressing room light. Not much personality.
Ever since I heard of Mirror Mate, I knew I wanted THIS FRAME to be in my rustic nautical bathroom design. They were awesome enough to send me one and you guys, I'm convinced! I built everything else in the bathroom, but this frame was a piece of cake to assemble. You send in your custom measurements and they ship it to you. I was surprised at how light it was. I was able to lift and stick it to the mirror all. by. myself. That's what made it in my book. I love surprising my hubby to something new when he gets home. Little did he know this one took all of 5 minutes! {well, 1 hour with drying time...} Here's a quick video on the process:
 

The pictures don't really do the frame justice. It's absolutely gorgeous and reminds me of driftwood.
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
Above the mirror is my new, beautiful, The Schooner 3 Light. I hunted for the perfect one and this is an exclusive vanity light at Shades of Light. Imagine an ugly 4 bulb boring builder grade light as the before.
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
If you haven't installed lighting before, make sure you turn off the electricity that goes to the area you are working in. Then, follow the manufacturer instructions in connecting the wires. Secure with hardware and then always double check the wattage on your light bulbs. These Edison Filament Light Bulbs are 40 watts and emit the loveliest lighting.
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
 Not to mention they look auuuuhhhmazing!
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
I've had this Shine like the Stars print pinned forever and may or may not have done a happy dance when it finally arrived in the mail! Jillian is such a talented artist and I basically favorited every single one of her prints.
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
 The hand towel is from Target. No surprise there!
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
I posted the how-to on these shelves a couple months ago. I've been very pleased with them and I've since installed them in 2 of my friend's houses! {I also learned how to better adjust the white balance in the photos.}
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
 All the decor is from Gordmans; my secret decor source!

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

On the opposite side of the room, I had to add board and batten before adding hooks. {it's already in my entry way, my nursery, and E's big girl room} Installing was a cinch with my Ryobi AirStrike Finish Nail Gun. After puttying, I painted the board and batten with my Home Right Finish Max Pro in the same white that matches my trim.

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover



Then I taped the rest of the wall off. I wanted to add navy blue but I didn't want it to be too overwhelmingly nautical. Country Chic Paint's Midnight Sky is so dark and yummy and matte. 2 coats later and it was done. I only used 1 pint!

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

Sitting down across from the wall you feel like you're looking into the night sky. I have a really fun pallet art project to go on this wall and I'll be posting about it next week.
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover





I put these hooks in place of the towel rod. Love them.

Let's talk about the shower curtain peeking out at you
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
It's a simple pair of Ikea MERETE curtains that I added 1 yard of Manchester Premier in Navy at the bottom of each curtain so that I could hang them from the ceiling and they would touch the floor. I didn't even cut the extra Ikea curtain down.
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover
I also wanted to bring the navy in somewhere else, but didn't want it to be too busy. 
Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

Carissa Miss: Nautical Bath Makeover

I am so pleased with the transformation. This makeover was possible thanks to some pretty awesome products. I've teamed up with them to offer you a chance to win your own bathroom makeover! They've not only offered one of you some amazing product, but coupon codes for the rest of you!

10% off any order at Mirror Mate with code MISS10

Enter in the Rafflecopter below. 
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//Sources//
Mirror Frame: Mirror Mate
Vanity Light: Shades of Light
Shelves: DIY by me
Shelf Decor: Gordmans
Board and Batten: DIY by me
Towel Hooks: Home Depot
Shower Curtains: Ikea/Fabric.com
Art Print: Billy and Scarlet
Hand Towel: Target
Rug: Target
Paint: Country Chic Paint

Outside {the Box} No. 7

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Paleo Tater-Tot Casserole

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 My most popular food post is my Tater-Tot Casserole. I'm not surprised because it is pretty delicious. Since going dairy-free, however, I've had to re-think a lot of my favorite week-day meals, including Tater-Tot Casserole! *sigh*. I'm very pleased to announce that this paleo version is even BETTER than the original. So much flavor and it is just as easy!
Carissa Miss: Paleo Tater-Tot Casserole

Carissa Miss: Paleo Tater-Tot Casserole
Switching out the regular tater-tots for sweet potatoes is an easy way to cut down the carbs as well. Plus, they are so much more flavorful!
Carissa Miss: Paleo Tater-Tot Casserole
You follow the same steps: Layer your green beans, meat, and tater-tots and then pour the sauce over them
Carissa Miss: Paleo Tater-Tot Casserole

 Bake at 450 until the tater-tots are browned.
Carissa Miss: Paleo Tater-Tot Casserole
I kind of wish you guys could smell through the computer. Soo much yumminess wafting through the house right now.
Carissa Miss: Paleo Tater-Tot Casserole

Ingredients:
1 can green beans, drained
1 cup shredded chicken or lean ground turkey
1 bag 16oz sweet potato tater-tots
1/2 stick clarified butter or a couple Tbs expressed coconut oil
2 Tbs organic flour
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small white onion, diced
1 can chicken stock

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 450. Layer the green beans, chicken, and tater-tots and set aside.
Make a rue by melting the butter over medium heat and adding the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent and add the flour. As it starts to brown, carefully pour in chicken stock and simmer until sauce thickens.
Pour over the tater-tots. Cook for 20 minutes or until the tater-tots are lightly browned.

This post is one of an Easy Weeknight Meal Blog Hop brought to you by some amazing bloggers!
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Make sure you check out the other delicious and easy recipes.

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FROZEN Halloween Costume Sale!!

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Frozen Costumes at Birthday Express

The hottest Halloween costumes this year are characters from Disney's Frozen. Anna, Elsa and Olaf are in the Top 10 most searched for costumes this year and "Hollywood Life" named Disney's Frozen the best Halloween costumes for kids.

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Playroom Ideas with Toy Emporium

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Target. Great toys for all ages at the Toy Emporium. All opinions are mine alone. #TargetToys #CollectiveBias

Big news you guys. We're starting on the basement! yahoo! As I'm typing this we have just started framing. I know, I know! I can't wait to take you on our biggest DIY journey yet...the most important phase of any DIY is the planning. I am actually surprised at how quickly we came up with our plan! Probably because we have been thinking of how we wanted it to be ever since we saw the house floor plan 3+ years ago. Now that we've lived in the house for 2 years, we have an idea of what more we need from the basement. Like, a heckofalot more storage. So, what do you do when you're ready to take on a big project like this? Most people start calling in contractors to get bids. We are not willing to pay $$$$$ so we knew we'd have to tackle some things ourselves. I can't wait to share with you our planning and implementation journey!

Part one: Plans
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I know it's kind of hard to visualize, but there it is. I'll be sharing the different design ideas and befores and afters as we go along. WARNING: DIY always takes longer than planned. I hope you're along for the long ride.
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The playroom is probably the room I'm most excited for so all the toys get out of my face in the family room and I'm not tripping over blocks all day! My husband couldn't wait to plan a playhouse and once Eliza caught wind of the idea it's all she talks about. I love the idea of making the outside of the playhouse look just like this one at Hickman Interiors
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Inside the house, I love the idea of a kitchen like at Busy Budgeting Mama. Good storage is essential! If everything has a place then it's more likely to be put in it's place.
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And what toy is one of the hardest to keep organized? LEGOS! Those of you that have them know what I'm talking about. I have such a love/hate relationship. I love that they inspire imaginative play for hours. I hate that I find them in my toes even after vacuuming. I love that they refine motor skills and increase cognitive ability. I hate that I can't put them away without weeping and wailing about not messing up that particular little thing that they built. 
We are building a window seat and bookshelves that I think would be perfect to use like These Little Moments Photography
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Shopping at Target is my favorite place for good quality toys and now it's even easier to buy the best of the best in the Toy Emporium available online.


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As we are obsessed with LEGOS we hopped online and found a LEGO set Eliza had been eyeing:
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Carissa Miss: Playroom Ideas #TargetToys #cbias #shop

Carissa Miss: Playroom Ideas #TargetToys #cbias #shop

Here's a video I took of Eliza and I setting up her newest imagination toy: {it's sped up, don't worry. Imagine the cutest 4 year old narrating as we play!}

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