Rocco’s modern/rustic hockey room: updates + more

I’m holding down the fort here with two kids in tow these days, so life has been a bit more busy to say the least! It’s all good though and we are loving every minute with our two little dudes. On that note, I happen to have a couple minutes here while both of them are napping and thought I would finally share the (mostly) finished product of my big boy’s modern/rustic hockey bedroom. A few of you have asked to see the progress from previous posts and in honor of the NHL playoffs right now the timing seems fitting. Plus, lets be honest, I don’t have as many opportunities to jump on here, so enjoy!


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Luca’s modern woodland nursery: simplicity + serenity

I’m officially in total nesting mode over here at 34 weeks. After finishing little Luca’s nursery this past week (with a ton of help from my pro-DIYer mama), I am excited to share it! Here is Luca’s woodland style nursery with a modern approach to coordinate with the rest of our home.


All of the furniture is from Rocco’s nursery, so this time it was all about the fun stuff! My vision of a reclaimed wood accent piece kicked off the planning process. The current home decor trend of combining rustic with modern inspired me to create a fun focal point above the changing table dresser. After explaining this idea to my mom one day, she was certain we could bring it to life. The wood is actually leftover from a basement renovation at my parents cabin. My mom and dad put it together and I added the marquee letters and an arrow from local craft stores. I love how it makes the room feel modern yet classic.


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Dreaming of a white Christmas: decor + more

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get on here and write. As much as I’ve been missing it the past few months, there is a very good reason for my absence…I’m cooking up another baby boy! Baby Luca is coming this February. And with Rocco turning three tomorrow, my 24/7 mom status has kept me busy keeping him busy. Most days I need a nap when he does!


However, today I have an open afternoon with some banana bread baking in the oven and the perfect opportunity to snuggle behind the computer and chat for a bit. You’d think with Christmas in 10 days I would be baking cookies, but that’s next week!

Speaking of Christmas, decorating the past few years has got me humming the tune “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” I finally got the white tree I’ve been dreaming of for years and decorated it whimsical to please the eye of my almost three-year-old little guy.


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Operation Patio Project: stamped concrete + seating

So, I have a good excuse for my lack of posting lately! With summer in session, we decided to start our patio project. Until now, we have not had an outdoor spot to dine or relax, so this is super exciting for me. This project was on the top of our house wish list since we moved in two years ago. We’ve devoted the last month to pulling it together and spending time out there. I love how it turned out and am excited to share some images with you today!



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Rocco’s modern/rustic hockey room: bedding + wall decor

We’ve hit the two-year marker with Rocco and although we’ve already transitioned him into a new room and big boy bed (queen mattress on the floor), it’s far from completion. I know, I know. It doesn’t really matter what the room looks like for the toddler, but some of us mama’s get major satisfaction from cute-i-fying all spaces in our homes. And I’m definitely one of them. If you are too, then you might like to follow along this journey with me to create a modern/rustic hockey room!

Hockey Room


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