Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WINTER WONDERLAND








 Christmas arrived at the Hughes house!! I know to most of the world, this is early to get started but anyone who knows me, knows this is SUPER late for me to get decorations up! I'm one of those who comes home on Halloween night and starts putting up my tree because I just want the spirit of Christmas to last as long as it possibly can in our home! For those who follow me on social media, you probably saw our little mis-hap when I was putting the tree up last night! It completely fell on it's face RIGHT as I was putting the last ornament on! (AHHH!) Has this ever happened to anyone else?! We had to buy a new tree since our tree last year was about 14ft  and would look a little bit ridiculous in this space, so we found one that looked identical to our last tree from Tai Pan but 7.5 feet! AND it was $1,100 cheaper, so thats always a plus!

On a side note, I get asked all the time why I decorate so early and if I hate thanksgiving! NO, I don't hate Thanksgiving! In fact thats one of my favorite holidays! There's just no anticipation for Thanksgiving like there is Christmas! You don't wait all year for your favorite Thanksgiving shows to appear on Hallmark, or go do fun outings with your family in preparation for Thanksgiving like we do Halloween and Christmas! I don't deck my halls in turkeys, and because I decorate for Fall so early, I'm a little sick of it by the time Halloween actually gets here! So 2 months of our home decked in Christmas decor still seems like not enough for me! 

We have had a LOT of construction happening at our house this week but even with an absolute disaster going on upstairs, I couldn't wait one more second to make our new home feel festive! And when I say a lot of construction, i'm talkin we don't have a kitchen, walls or floors right now ha!


( just so you have an idea, here is what the other view of our room is hahah)

I've already had tons of questions about where some of our decorations have come from so I made sure to include all the links below!

Christmas Tree: WALMART
All ornaments/ribbon: Tai Pan
Christmas Pillows: At Home
Stockings: Tai Pan


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Simon & Cohen's Bedroom Reveal


FINALLY!! 
Can I just say, it's a lot more fun to think about remodeling than it is to actually LIVE in a home your renovating?! I feel like it's taken us forever to finish any room because we are so bad at fully completing projects before we start on the next one! (Anyone else guilt of that?) 

The boys room was actually one of the firsts we started on! Just because their bed came the first week we were here. And let me tell you... it was a TIGHT fit! We didn't think to measure but the bed literally comes up against the door frame which could have been a close one! Something that I loved about this bed though was the fact there are 7 drawers built into it and 3 shelves! With such a tiny space, I knew fitting a dresser in there room would have made it that much tighter! So when looking at the price, consider the fact you won't need to be buying an entire room set up with it!

 Speaking of the bed, we have had a billion questions about it so I made sure to include the link to where you can get this awesome bed for yourself! We found it on wayfair.com and it was actually $1,000 MORE than at our local furniture store (dang!!) So glad we saw it there and snagged it up when we did! I've noticed they also sell out quite frequently, so if you want it, be sure to order it ASAP!

ALSO, if you are local to RC Willey stores, It's SO worth it to pay the $50 fee (it's a yearly fee you can choose to pay- it doesn't automatically charge you each year), BUT, by paying that fee you get free delivery for a year AND they will build/instal anything you buy from them! That SAVED us on putting this bed together! It took 3 guys 3 hours to put it together so that alone made it worth it!

I mentioned yesterday how in love I am with these awesome bedspreads too so if you follow me on instagram or facebook, i'm sure you saw that! If not, these bedspreads are from Beddy's Bed's and they actually zip up! They are SUPER helpful to have for kids and especially bunk beds! Everyone knows what a nightmare it is to make bunk beds each day! and RIGHT NOW, they have a BOGO deal on their site!! Buy a beddy's and get one 1/2 off! That's a KILLER deal especially when needing multiple! Make sure you guys don't miss out on that special for a limited time!


Bunk Bed: RC Willey HERE
Beddy's Zip Up Bedding: HERE
Christmas Tree & Ornaments: At Home
Giraffe: At Home
Book Racks: (spice racks from Ikea) HERE
Chevron Wooden Arrows: Hobby Lobby (SIMILAR HERE)
S & C: Hobby Lobby (SIMILAR HERE)
Canvases: HERE











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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Kuwahara Pumpkin Patch


I know you all may be sick of seeing pumpkin patch pictures from us, but I had to share more photos from our fun trip to Kuwahara farms yesterday! If you have yet to go, trust me when I say you will regret not going this year (even if it's a bit of a drive for you!) 
They have everything from halloween bounce houses to a few different themed green houses filled with a variety of colored pumpkins! It's definetly a must see and I can't wait to hear all about your own experience if you decide to go! <3

As for outfits, I've had a lot of questions lately about the boys' style and where I usually shop for them! To answer that question, I would say MOSTLY H&M! I have however found a TON of cute stuff from target lately so keep your eye open when you do your next target run!

BOYS OUTFITS
Their jackets are from H&M (the black hood is part of the jacket) but I searched everywhere on their website and couldn't find it on there yet! They are new as of this week, so I'm sure they will be on their websites any day now!
Pants: (here) - my boys are 4, they wear size 2 in these jeans
Beanies: (here) - we always buy adult saggy beanies for them ;)

My cardigan/sweater: (here)
Maternity jeans: (here)
Black turtle neck: (similar here)

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Monday, October 3, 2016

MASTER BEDROOM REVEAL

ITS FINALLY HERE! The long awaited bedroom reveal we've been promising to put up for weeks now! Every time I thought "ok, I think it's FINALLY complete", I kept finding things that would bother me. Like our huge blank white wall for instance! SO, I'm sorry it's taken a little while longer to get this posted but i'm officially 100% happy with how everything turned out!

Our room is pretty dark since we have small windows and no light comes in because of all the trees, so I thought the best way to brighten up our space is to choose light paint colors, fixtures and furniture! We were really going for a more minimalistic/simplified concept for this space and I feel we definitely accomplished that! The simple pieces in our room really tied the entire space together and I love how it turned out!!

We unfortunately lost our memory card that had all of our before photos on it BUT, we do have our video tour on our youtube channel so if you'd like to check out the entire space before, click this link to watch- (click here)



 **One of my favorite interior design tips when it comes to making your room appear taller, is to hang your curtain rod as close to the ceiling as possible! This really made a huge difference in our space and makes our ceilings appear much higher than they really are!**





Picture frames: Walmart- (spray painted gold)
Letter board: Letterfolk
Mirror: Target
Bed: RC Willey
Pillows: At Home
Bench: At Home
End tables: At Home
Curtains/Curtain rod: At Home
Light Fixtures: (These were already in our room when we bought the house but we spray painted them gold!)

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Monday, September 26, 2016

FAMILY PUMPKIN PATCH












It's no secret this is by far my favorite time of year! Our annual pumpkin patch day has finally arrived! We usually go on the first day of fall each year, but because we had such bad weather the last few days, we were a few days late! This year we went to Packs Pumpkin Patch and the boys had SO much fun! Normally, you would walk out to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin off it's stem, but this year the owners told us there were so many thorns growing around all the pumpkins that they had to pick them all this year. We still had such a fun time together and our front porch turned out extra festive this year! So excited for the Holiday festivities to begin! 

Check out our family vlog below, and be sure to click the "subscribe" button so you never miss a video!


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Monday, September 5, 2016

DIY Fall Front Porch

One of my ultimate favorite things to do is share DIY/ decorating tips ESPECIALLY during the holidays! I have several things coming your way over these next few months but if you have a special request as to what you'd like to see, comment below and let me know! 

I would also love to see a picture of everyones (who re-creates this look)  porches so be sure to either tag me on Instagram @ashleyhuze  or leave it in a comment! :)

Weekly tutorials coming your way! 



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Friday, August 26, 2016

Basement/porch remodel day 1

We're so excited for the BIG reveal on tomorrow's vlog!! 
Check out our vlog from yesterdays progress and stay tuned for tomorrows reveal!

Here's a few BEFORE pictures of wall and porch!



WATCH VLOG HERE

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

picking out our cabinets


BE SURE TO ENTER OUR DISNEYLAND GIVEAWAY HERE

We had such a fun day picking out our cabinets and countertops but we're still deciding on a kitchen layout! I really love the open concept feel which each of these options has, the only difference is options 2, 3 & 4 will have a wall added and the dining room will be behind the wall! I would love to hear what you guys think!! What's your favorite option?

(in front of the window, that will be a built in little breakfast nook with a table!)





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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SNAPCHAT VLOG


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DISNEYLAND GIVEAWAY!!!

WHO'S EXCITED FOR ANOTHER DISNEYLAND GIVEAWAY?!?



One lucky winner will be winning 3 night stay that includes 2-day Disneyland park hopper tickets for a family of 4!!

We didn't reach our goal by September 30th, but we are still going to pick a winner once we reach our goal of 30,000 subscribers!! Anyone who has entered so far STILL has an entry, and we will allow everyone to have up to 3 entries by sharing our giveaway 3 times!
(please no more than 3!!)



{***make sure to read the rules to enter and disclaimer at the bottom of the post***}




ONCE WE REACH 30,000 SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL, WE WILL BE DOING THIS GIVEAWAY!!

So make sure you SUBSCRIBE, share the giveaway with your friends and read the rest of the rules to enter this giveaway!!



There are only 4 steps to enter your family in this giveaway!!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE (be sure to also click the bell next to subscribe!)

2. Follow @ashleyhuze and @thomashuze on Instagram

3. Share this giveaway on your Instagram using the #HughesHalloweenDisneyTrip hashtag and explain why YOUR family deserves this trip!

4. Tag 3 friends on our giveaway post on Instagram

5. Winner will be announced when our channel reaches 30,000 subscribers!!!



***DISCLAIMER***

1. Family will be chosen AFTER we reach 30,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel
2. Winning family will be able to choose dates for their Disney vacation!
3. Tickets include family of 4. Children 2 and under are FREE! If you are a family of 5+, you can still enter! You would just need to pay for the additional tickets but the first 4 will be covered
4. Automatic disqualification to anyone who complains about this giveaway in any way! We are doing this out of the kindness of our hearts and in no way are expected to do any of this! This is just for fun and we would love to spoil a well deserving family to go on this trip!
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