New Home Reveal + Update Pt. I


I've been WAY off my blogging game because I've been consumed with furnishing our home and getting settled here in Monterey, bascially getting my life back together. 

When we moved we sold everything... and I mean everything.

We had no living room furniture, no dining room furniture, no master bedroom furniture, nada. 99% of what you see in these pictures we got while in Monterey this past month! I have to give MAJOR props to interior designers.. I did not know what I was getting myself into. 

We returned a whole dining room set, I think [five??] different rugs, four different chairs, SEVEN sets of curtains (I wanted options you know?) and countless decorations that didn't feel right. I'm exhausted just writing it, but kept telling Ryan I wasn't going to settle now that I committed to furnishing our place.. he already knows I'm psycho. 

And I'm glad I didn't. We love our new home in Pacific Grove ♡ and I'm pretty proud of how our space turned out :) Let me know what you think! 

Living Room


Blue Velvet Couch: Wayfair
Leather Loveseat: Amazon
Coffee Table: World Market
Side Table: World Market
Area Rug 9x12: Amazon
Banana Leaf Plant: Amazon
Standing Lamp: Amazon
Throw Pillows: World Market - Herringbone - Blush Velvet - Faux Fur - Macrame
Baskets: World Market - Large Seagrass Basket - Basket for Plant -
Piano: Facebook Marketplace for $100!! Just had to pick it up and transport ourselves :D
Piano Bench: Home Goods

Total Spent: UNDER $1500

This room is our happy place. I was obsessed with the blue velvet sofa look and that is pretty much the first piece we got and based the whole room around. We found the piano on Facebook Marketplace for $100 and I couldn't be more in love with it. I took piano lessons when I was little, and now reteaching myself! I am falling more and more in love with playing. 

Kitchen + Dining Room

Dining Table: Macy's
Dining Chairs: Amazon
Hanging Planter: Amazon
Faux Cowhide 6x8 Rug: World Market
Kitchen Rug 3x5: World Market

Total Spent: Under $1000

Master Bedroom


Headboard: Wayfair (comes with headboard ONLY)
Basket: Target
Area Rug 8x11: Amazon
Throw Pillows: Home Goods
Dresser: Facebook Marketplace!! Found this solid wood piece someone had just re-finished for $100! 

Total Spent: Under $1000

The first thing we bought was our king bed haha we couldn't wait to finally have space for a KING! I have no idea how we all fit in a Queen bed.. yes Franklin sleeps with us. We are NOT small people (Ryan is 6.3 and I'm 5.10) and then throw our 90+ pound dog into the mix... no space at all LOL.  I actually bought this rug for the living room and the living room rug for the bedroom, but they both looked WAY better swapped around! 

Guest Bedroom


Area Rug 6.7x9: Wayfair

This was our old bedroom set which we loved! Can't imagine going back to a Queen bed after having a King now though ;)



Since this is our one and only tiny bathroom, we needed as much storage as we could get and added a lighter shower curtain to open up the space! Even though it's small, I'm so happy it is updated.. you should have seen some of the bathrooms we looked at when house hunting..... HELP! 


One of my favorite details of our home.. we have kept a "guest book" for everyone who has came and visited us since we've been married since 2015! So fun to look back on all the great memories and visits :) Our doors are open so if you want to come see Monterey, stop on by and come sign our guest book! :D 


 How to furnish your home when you're ballin' on a budget.

Sharing all of my tips and tricks!