Smith Family Renovations

Small town Nebraska does thoughtful, realistic renovations


July 2015

Wednesday Pinspiration, living room edition

Welcome to Wednesday Pinspiration! I am so glad you’re here and I thank you for visiting!

This week’s edition is focused on our living room.  When we first put the vinyl plank flooring down in the kitchen I wanted to extend it in to the living room.  Three reasons: It is SO PRETTY TO LOOK AT, the carpet in the living room was stained when we moved in and has only gotten worse (ok, A LOT WORSE), and I love love love an area rug on a wood floor. Continue reading “Wednesday Pinspiration, living room edition”

Transformation Tuesday: vintage jewelry magnets

For some odd reason, I have always liked refrigerator magnets. I remember as a kid checking out what kind of magnets other people had on their fridge, and moving them around at my grandma Schwartz’s house. Continue reading “Transformation Tuesday: vintage jewelry magnets”

Meal Plan Monday + easy crock pot shredded chicken

I can hardly believe it is time for Meal Plan Monday again. I hope you had a fab weekend and got caught up on your sleep (yeah right) and housework (haha!).

This week we have:
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Weekly Recap

As you may have noticed, I am cranking up the original content around here! I’ll definitely continue to share the home improvement projects we’re doing, but along with that, as I introduced this week, I will be sharing weekly series including Meal Plan Monday, Transformation Tuesday, Wednesday Pinspiration, and Thursday Top Three.  It is my goal to post at least two of these series each and every week. Continue reading “Weekly Recap”

Thursday Top Three: Patterns to incorporate into your home NOW!

Feeling like your decor is blah? Boring walls and furniture got ya down? Are your solid color linens a snooze? Try on some pattern! Prints are such an excellent way to add color and interest to your decor. They can be whimsical, classic, or trendy – just like my top three!  That’s right, Thursday top three coming at ya! This week I am bringing you three must have patterns for your home.

Here they are… Continue reading “Thursday Top Three: Patterns to incorporate into your home NOW!”

Wednesday Pinspiration, warm and bold bathroom

I don’t know about you, but I love Pinterest. It is great for advertising my blog posts, finding new craft projects to tackle, and gathering inspiration on upcoming renovations.

Pinterest is so amazing that I decided to start a weekly series in its honor, Wednesday Pinspiration.

Continue reading “Wednesday Pinspiration, warm and bold bathroom”

Transformation Tuesday: plain to pretty clipboards

Here it is, the first edition of Transformation Tuesdsy, a weekly series in which I take something from ordinary to extraordinary.

I want these posts to be more photo focused than written tutorial, so please bare with me as I get the format just right.

First up are my vintage clipboards we bought at Junkstock. They were plain, boring clipboards before I got my hands on them!
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Meal Plan Monday + quick & easy guaca-ranch sauce

Welcome to the first edition of Meal Plan Monday, a weekly series in which I will post the menu for the week at the Smith House, displayed of course on my adorable and functional chalkboard menu! Along with a quick and easy recipe or tip. Continue reading “Meal Plan Monday + quick & easy guaca-ranch sauce”


We have purchased some cool stuff lately, so I thought I’d share some of it! We bought quite a bit from our pals at Old Cottonwood this summer, and some great stuff from other sellers across the state.

We shopped Old Cottonwood’s booth at Junkstock last month and their garage clean out sale the weekend of the fourth.  Then back in May during Memorial Day weekend we shopped the Gatherings on the Blue sale. We have been junking our little fingers to the bone.

So here they are: my most favorite finds from this summer.

Continue reading “Treasures”

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