The Belmont Ranch: 2017

Our IVF Journey - Update

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sometimes when I don't post for awhile I start to feel guilty. I want to apologize for being MIA, but deep down I know you guys understand why I've been a little distant. I love you so much more for that! After waiting quite awhile to begin our fertility treatments, we finally started IVF (In-vitro fertilization) a few weeks ago. I thought we would have some simple tests and then begin our journey. As usual, I was wrong.

Shabby Chic Office Makeover

Thursday, February 9, 2017

This one has been in the works for quite awhile friends! I have been wanting to redo this space for about a year now. I really could not figure out what to do with it. Since we moved in it was our "junk/throw all the unneeded things in here" room. I wish I had some photos of all our crap everywhere on the floor and unorganized, but thankfully I don't have to embarrass myself or burn your eyeballs. Instead, I will share a photo of how gorgeous it looks now! I have truly enjoyed working in this space so far. Welcome to the Shabby Chic Office over at The Belmont Ranch.

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The Beginning of an Unexpected Journey

Friday, February 3, 2017

Just a little note for you guys before you start to read... this isn't your regularly scheduled home decor or DIY post today! We have started so many journeys since I started blogging and sharing our life and home with you on Instagram. From attempting to make our apartment homey, to renovating our 1950's ranch, to getting our sweet puppy Sadie, I have shared so many moments of happiness with you all. Last week, I decided to come out of my little box and share with everyone a little of what's been going on through my Instagram post. We have started our journey of fertility treatments after years of infertility. 



Rustic Cozy Living Room

Monday, January 16, 2017

Thank you Raymour & Flanigan for sponsoring this post!

There is nothing like cozying up next to a fire after a cold Winter day in New England. When I walk into a person's home, I immediately can tell if I feel comfortable, welcomed, or warm. I love entertaining and inviting our friends and family over, so having a cozy home is super important to us. When Anthony and I were searching for our first home, a fireplace was something that was definitely on our wish list. Unfortunately, sometimes everything on the wish list can't be granted. We talked about potentially adding one in the dining room, with a cute mantle and a gas hook up. Once I finally redesigned the living and dining room, we discovered that the fire place wouldn't necessarily even fit anymore. My husband had been talking for weeks about how he really wanted an electric fireplace that blew out a good amount of heat and didn't have a super lavish look to it.


Homemade Latte Made Easy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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I know a lot of people who drink coffee, but not many who drink lattes. Lattes always have this stigma that they are more expensive than coffee. Lattes are also hard to make at home if you don't want to spend a lot of money on a special machine, but now there is an easy way to make lattes right in your kitchen! A latte made easy... it sounds almost too good to be true right?! Well my friends, I am here today to rock your world and tell you all about the new International Delight® One Touch Latte™. This new product is about to hit the shelves at Walmart this month and I got to try out all 3 flavors and share with you guys how easy peasy it is to make a coffee (or even hot chocolate) into a latte in just THREE steps!