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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shark Pool Party | Ben's 6th Birthday

This week my nephew, Ben, turned 6 years old! It’s hard to believe all of these babies are growing up so quickly. He’s 6 months nearly to the day younger than Jonah, which means my big boy is officially 6 and a half! I know that everyone says it seems impossible that they grow up so fast but honestly I just don’t want to blink. 



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Creating an Open Cabinet Display + Shelf Styling


Since we bought our house new but finished, we have slowly been making some custom changes to make it more ours and add in a little interest here and there. One thing I've wanted for.ev.er. is some open shelving in the kitchen. In our old home, the dining room had two full walls of built-in open shelving and it was one of my favorite parts of the house! It was A LOT to style but I think I did okay. I loved moving things around and changing it up over the few years we lived there. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Friday Favorites | Boys' Room Makeover Inspiration



Happy Friday friends! Today, I want to share some inspiration for boy moms looking for cute, functional design for their boys aging out of the "nursery" stage. We are slowly starting the process of making over the boys' room. It's going to be a bit of a process because there are a lot of decisions to be made and A LOT of reorganizing to be done!

Here are some items I've collected and some things I am hoping to get for the boys' new room! More on this later, but don't you just love an inspo board?!
Boys_Room_Inspiration_Board


Simple Spring Mantel


Every time it feels like Spring is here to stay this year, we get a weird cold snap and I want to cozy up again in my winter jammies, but I HAVE been slowly transitioning our house into Spring/Summer and stowing away all the faux fur! I am working on refreshing the rooms in our house to feel light and airy but things are going a little slowly since we are a bunch of busy bees apparently! However, I did want to show you guys what my mantel currently looks like and my new custom sign that I am SO in love with!

Simple Spring Mantel


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Friday Favorites | Neutral Affordable Farmhouse Finds

Happy Sunday! I'm a little late sharing my Friday Favorites this week, but here they are. 

Today, I wanted to share some simple neutral affordable farmhouse themed finds from around the web. These items are especially great because each of them will give your home a little refresh for Spring, but they also work year-round! 

This 2 Pack of Pillows sells on Amazon for less than $12 and these pillows can be mixed with any number of colors and patterns. 
Monday, March 19, 2018

How to give vintage brass new life!


As someone who loves finding vintage treasures, from flea markets, thrift stores, to estate sales and online sites like Etsy, I tend to hit the internet to find out the best way to improve my beloved found pieces because let's face it, not everything looks better with age! When it came to the brass pieces I've been collecting over the past several months, I got pretty lucky and found pieces with age but were fine just cleaned up a bit with soap and water. However, when we started deciding to resale some of my finds, I decided to see what I could do to make them even better! 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday Favorites

To launch myself back into a blogging routine, I have decided to start a good old Friday Favorites weekly post. Each week I'll choose Five Favorites to share with you. Since we aren't doing Dream Create Inspire Tuesday posts anymore, I thought this would be a good way to recap the week, month, year, or whatever my heart desires.


For this very first Friday Favorites post, I thought I would share with you Behind the Camera and Dreaming's all-time top five Pinterest pins! These pins have gotten the most saves from this blog over the years and still bring the most readers to Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

Monday, January 22, 2018

A new adventure for 2018!


Just dropping in to say that 2018 is bring a new adventure! My mom and have decided to partner up in a fun new way. We have created Wilde Olive | Curate Goods!




We are a brand new shop located in Central Mississippi and we are hoping to find the perfect marketplace to start out with a booth and gradually sell more items online! 
Wilde Olive will be featuring collected goods for the home and garden new and old, inspired by vintage, farmhouse, and eco-friendly design. We will carry handmade, found, refurbished, and manufactured items for children’s spaces and in and outside the home.