Dining Room: Before and After Part 1

As a little girl I’d dreamed of living on a farm, “taking care” of animals, collecting eggs… you know.  The “fun” stuff.  Perhaps that’s why I’ve such a love for Farmhouse style.  I love the rustic, warm feeling of it.  So, when it came to updating the dining room, a farmhouse table was a must.  If you’ve gotten to know […]

#ThrowbackThursday: A Cinderella Bathroom

Our oldest’s first art show is tonight and our princess is just bursting to show us the masterpieces she’s made at school.  We’ve been counting down “sleeps” all week and finally tonight’s the big night.  Since most of her drawings at home are “Elsa” I’m sure she’ll be making an appearance as well.  So, with my sweet girl in mind I thought I’d […]

DIY Welcome Sign

Anyone up for a quick DIY project?  You might notice as you follow along that I have a little obsession with signs.  I love how they add character and interest to a room.  That, and my kids name the letters aloud “reading” them.  Bonus.  Who knew décor could be educational?  Win win. Most of the materials I use […]

#ThrowbackThursday – Window Boxes

We’re making progress on the window boxes, and yesterday my three wonderful helpers and I started filling the planters.  It was like an assembly line gone wrong but I loved every minute of it:  My oldest at one end doing exactly as she’s supposed to, adding the dirt, patting it down…my middle watching and copying most […]

DIY Kitchen Renovation Part 1: Open Shelves

Kitchen renovations don’t have to break the bank.  There I said it.  You can create a beautiful space with a touch of imagination and a little DIY.  Not imaginative? No problem, that’s what I’m here for. Most kitchens have good “bones” out there.  Simply painting cabinets alone will brighten the place up. Yes, I know what you’re thinking – […]

Pinspiration Monday: Playhouses

Completely guilty: My gift this Mother’s day were window boxes that I had begged hinted around for.  As our truck backed down the driveway with the load of wood to make said window boxes, little man leaped for joy yelling, “yay daddy’s making our playhouse!” My heart fell to the floor.  Sorry buddy. To make it up to you, (and lighten […]