Master Bath.

As mentioned in my post last week, my husband and I have started from scratch with each area of our house. Just to give you an idea of what things looked like before with the Master Bath, here are some photos from last year:

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

This was a small bathroom to begin with and we wanted to maximize our space as much as possible. The prefabricated shower that was there previously was so small, my husband could barely move in it. Also, the swinging door took up a decent amount of potential space.

Since our guest bathroom has a bathtub for our son, we wanted a large walk-in shower for our bathroom. Of course, given the size constraints, we couldn’t go TOO large, but we did what we could.

As you can see, we are still very much under construction with this bathroom.

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

The niche in the wall is for a custom-sized medicine cabinet/mirror that is nice and large. Beneath that will be a custom-sized vanity with both drawer and under-sink storage. The tall unfinished cabinet was also custom made. The toilet will go to the right of that. To create extra space for the larger shower, we moved the entry door to the left slightly and utilized a pocket door, rather than a swinging door. For the flooring, we choose natural stone in a coblestone pattern. Still need grout…

And now for the shower:

Master Bath.

Master Bath.

Yes, that is the shower. Yes, that is light from our back yard coming in through it. It is still a work in progress. We plan to at least put the vanity and toilet in there soon so that it is a functioning bathroom. However, I told my husband that I refuse to use it unless the back of the house is sealed up. We don’t want any squirrels coming in to join the party!

Other Details:

Paint – Behr in Riverrock

Watch for an update on this in the future!

Until next week…

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All Because Of Mom..

All Because of Mom!

All Because of Mom!

All Because of Mom!

All Because of Mom!

Recently my mom has been going through our thousands of family photos. It is a project she started in order to create a toy chest for my sweet nephew when he comes to visit my parents. This project has become much larger than I think we all anticipated. Mainly because we have so many photos of so many amazing memories. That being said, I decided I wanted to pull together some of my favorite photos of my mom. You see my mom is the main reason this blog exists. Not only did she help create the idea of Graceful Glamour Girl, she is currently still my photographer. Although she is one of the biggest fans of this blog, I have to say that her support started long before Graceful Glamour Girl.

When I was a child I would always dress up in my moms old dresses and clothes. I would parade around the house and put on fashion shows for anyone who would watch. I would make fun of my mom for ever wearing any of these clothes. Now that I am older I have to give my mom some serious credit, she was on point with almost every trend back then. She has always been one of the most stylish people I have ever met. She inspires me to dress classy, conservative and to be a woman of God. She has never let anyone dictate what she wears and always is one of the most beautiful women in the room. I feel so blessed that I was given such a fantastic role model when it comes to fashion.

To this day I still ask for her advice. I can be in another part of the country and still call her for advice on something i’m about to buy. She is always practical and will always give me fair advice. So today’s post is all because of mom. She has been an amazing mom to my sister and I. She keeps us grounded, uplifted and full of integrity. She is one incredible lady and I am lucky I get to call her mom.

Hope you all take a moment to be thankful for those in your lives today! God Bless!

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Impossible Things.

Impossible Things.

Impossible Things.

Impossible Things.

Impossible Things.

Impossible Things.

Impossible Things.

Jacket: Deb Shops c/o (similar here) // Shirt: Target (here) // Jeans: Hudson (here) // Boots: Target (similar here) // Necklace: Hobby Lobby

Today’s outfit is all about transitioning into fall. I know that most areas of the US are already in the heart of fall however in California it just started. I absolutely love when there is a little chill in the air. It means I get to break out my coats and jackets. I have been in love with this white jacket since I got it and love that it virtually pairs well with everything. I added this soft corral shirt to give it a little color. Then I added this necklace to give it flare. There is a great story about this necklace. I have been wanting to make my own jewelry for years. However every time I attempt it I get side tracked and forget. I was so excited to finally make it to Hobby Lobby and get a few accessories for a necklace. I wandered a couple aisles of jewelry pieces, which I think they have thousands of. I saw so many unique pieces and fell in love with quite a few. Then I saw these two pieces.

These two pieces are from their Fairy Tale line of jewelry. Now I am a huge fan of the movie Alice in Wonderland and the second I saw this I got really excited. The engraved piece says, “… sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” I LOVE THIS! Not only is this a great quote from the movie but it also describes me perfectly. I am always thinking of a million things before 6am. I was so excited with how this necklace turned out and love wearing it.

Hope you all have a great day and remember, think of impossible things!

God Bless!

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