Office Makeover

Home Office Makeover
Ft. Lowe’s Eklipse Cabinets

I’ve tried to be reserved about sneak peaks but I have been dying to share our new home office with y’all! It is SO good you guys! I hope you can find some inspo here for your own home office/work-from-home makeovers!

While I obviously wanted our new office to be “pretty”,  functionality and storage took top priority! Everyone in our family uses this space so we had to make sure it worked for both Mike and I to run our businesses but also for the boys home schooling + homework. When planning this project we immediately took to Pinterest .. umm hello INSPO! Here’s a peak at what we envisioned for our office.

Our first stop was our local Lowe’s store to check out their Eklipse Cabinet Collection. Once we saw them in store we knew they would be perfect for the built in desk we envisioned. We knew we wanted to go with the white cabinetry right away to achieve the soft neutral palette and really brighten our the office. Eklipse cabinets are available in eight different finishes to suit any space and project.

Delivery Day

The day our cabinets got delivered I was happy dancing because they come PRE ASSEMBLED! Yup, you heard that right, no hard to follow instructions, slide them out of the boxes and they’re ready to install! I was so excited I unboxed the first 4 units and slid them into their new home! Here is a peak at what they look like right out of the box.

We’re so impressed with how easy the Eklipse Cabinets were to install. We stacked 3 – 30inch 2 door Perle Eklipse Base Cabinets on each end of the wall (6 units total) to create a built in desk. We knew we would want some drawer storage. For that we use 2 – 15inch 4 Drawer Perle Base Cabinets.

Drawers are full extension. The entire Eklipse collection comes with top quality hardware and are all soft close which we all know is a must with kids. Eklipse Cabinets are manufactured in Canada and all include adjustable legs making them easy to fit any project. We used the finishing base instead of legs so the height of the desk wouldn’t be too high. The quality of Lowe’s cabinets is impeccable and we’re so thrilled to have them in our home.

The Reveal

Before I show you how far we’ve come, I’ll pause and remind you where we started..

With some diy magic, man power from hubs and my father in law and a whole lot of love (and shopping) by yours truly.. here it is today! * Cue drum roll please *

We DIY’d these floating shelves to complete the space with one 2x12x12 from Lowe’s lumber department! I’ll share a full tutorial on them soon but super happy with how they turned out.

I’m sure you’re thinking it’s rare to be excited about an office – its a place to work after all – but this project has been an absolute dream! We finally have an office we can all be comfortable in , enjoy being in, stay organized in and I could not be more stoked!

Thank you so much to everyone who followed along on this process, voted on my polls and helped make decisions along the way. You can discover the entire Eklipse Collection at Lowe’s and start dreaming up your own home makeover project! Still cannot believe this is our office every time we walk by it! We LOVE it so much!


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Two Sweet

Cruzie’s Ice Cream Themed 2nd Birthday Party

First things first, all party planning starts with a theme. Lucky for us parents you can pretty much turn anything into a theme these days. Use something your child is into at the time, be creative and when in doubt… Pinterest will ALWAYS save the day.

To be completely honest I was procrastinating hard on planning a party for Cruz because I was in major denial about him turning two. It was not this emotionally hard for me when Noah or Joey turned two. Must be because he is our last, officially out of the “baby” stage and onto toddlerhood. It wasn’t until a shopping trip to the states with my sister that she brought up the party and I realized how soon it was coming up. While in Target *hallelujah* I found some cute party cups, plates and colouring table clothes. Then at Home Goods I found ceramic ice cream cone holders and the theme was decided just like that!

Joey and Cruz both love Whistle and Flute designs so naturally I had to incorporate their ice-cream kawaii print into Cruzie’s party! I used a cricut to design and cut the lettering and shapes for the backdrop. I also used the cricut to make the ice cream cone banner and cake topper. If you love crafting, scrapbooking, or just making party decor you need one of these machines! (not sponsored actually obsessed)

Click the pic to shop all ice-cream apparel from Whistle & Flute.

I picked up the balloons from Paper and Parties . They also sell balloon garland strand (I’m not actually sure what it is called) but it makes it SO easy to make the garland! I blew up the balloons with a little hand pump from the dollar store and just popped the balloons through the holes on the strand! Took less than an hour and I got it all done start to finish while Cruz napped which was a lifesaver because what kid wouldn’t want to play in a room full of balloons?!

Steph from Little Cookie Co made the CUTEST cookies to match the theme perfectly! She totally nailed the design without even knowing much about what I was doing for decor. The two scoop cookies are basically an exact replica of the W&F design. I almost couldn’t handle how cute they were and trust me when I say, they tasted even better than they looked and they looked GOOD!

Cruz + Joey are both wearing Whistle & Flute tanks and hat paired with Jax and Lennon co shorts, Natives and People Footwear.

I always make my boys birthday cakes. It’s a little tradition and means a lot to me to make them something special for their birthday. This year his cake was a chocolate fudge cake with buttercream frosting and white chocolate ganache drip. Ice-cream party wouldn’t be complete without ice cream so we also set up a sundae bar which was a huge hit with all the kids and lets be honest, the adults loved it too!

Most importantly he was surrounded by so much love and fun on his special day with his family and friends. He opened presents, jumped in his bouncy castle, played on the trampoline and ate candy, cake and ice cream. Two days later on his actual birthday Cruz, Joey and I spent the day at the beach. Birthday boy wore his Bday crown and carried his balloon around all day. Joey made him a special #2 cake to celebrate!

To Cruzie,

You are one of a kind, wild and fun! You love french fries and chup’ (ketchup), your favourite treat quickly became ice cream, second would definitely be cookies! You are so playful but still so snuggly (please don’t stop snuggling any time soon). You say so many cute things now and repeat more and more every single day. words can’t even explain how much I love you and how blessed I feel to be your mommy. I hope you felt as special on your birthday as you make our lives every day.




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