Blog Swap with Stacy Risenmay

I’m so honored to share today’s Blog Swap with Stacy Risenmay.

Hello! I am so happy to be guest posting over here on Sara’s blog. She has got to be the sweetest, most gentle person I have ever met! She has such a calming presence and her home reflects that. I love her style! I think anyone would feel right at home in her house. A quick introduction. My name is Stacy Risenmay. I have been married to my college sweetheart for almost 19 years. We have 4 boys and a French bulldog named Kevin. Life is loud, crazy, and stinky. I created my blog about 8 years ago in an attempt to remain sane and to have a place to share my ideas. I blog about everything from home decor and DIY projects to travel, kids activities, and gardening. I’m going to share some of my favorite spaces with you today (inside and out!).  

Mountain Themed Boy Room

Two of my boys are crazy for anything to do with nature, survival, and especially the mountains. I wanted to create a shared bedroom that reflected that. I built these L shaped beds that have storage (and a fort!) underneath. There is also a sitting area, a gallery wall, and a navy dresser with some pretty cool drawer pulls! Head over to see the full room and the before!      

Blue and White Bathroom

I found layers dating back to when the house was built in 1938 when I gutted this bathroom. It was so fun to see the layers of old flooring and wall treatments. While we couldn’t keep the old vanity because of water damage, I was able to keep the arched nook for the shower/tub area. This room is full of DIYs including floating shelves, wallpaper, the vanity, tile, and the sliding mirror. Yep, it slides!!! See all the details for the bathroom on my blog.    

Paver Patio

This past summer and fall we focused on the outside of our house. It all started with a new roof and patio and ended with painted trim, and a whole lots of fixing and refreshing! The patio is one of those things where you ask yourself “Why didn’t we do this sooner?” We love sitting out here when it isn’t covered in snow 🙂 You can read about our curb appeal makeover HERE and see the full patio reveal and process HERE. That vertical planter actually slides and reveal the electrical boxes!      


While overall I love our small, cozy house, I do wish our kitchen was a bit bigger. But what it lacks in square feet, it makes up in style. I love the open shelves, fun ceiling, and the perfect gray cabinets. You can see how it started and how it has morphed over the years in this post.    

Secret Garden

We had a smallish, awkward side yard that served no purpose and was filled with weeds. One of my favorite books growing up was the Secret Garden. I had the idea to turn it into a little secret garden. You can see the full tour on my blog!  

Home Office Space

I love my office. I spend an awful lot of time in there so it should be a space that makes me happy. The before is probably the BEST before picture in the history of ever. Camo sponge painted wall with actual sand added to the paint. SAND. The trim was painted high gloss dark green. The carpet was mint green. And to add in a touch a feminine charm, black lace curtains. Yep. When we moved in, it was the first room we painted 🙂 See the before and the full room over on my blog.     Thanks for letting me share a bit with you today. I hope you will hop over and check out my site for even more home decor and DIY ideas.

What a fun Blog Swap with Stacy Risenmay!

Go create something!

Are you new to my blog? Go HERE to see my home tour and HERE to shop for items I use in our home.

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