We Need To Talk…

Real life

So I ran into a friend last week. We were catching up, and she says, “Saw on Facebook that you posted a blog yesterday – but to be honest, I haven’t read it yet. I’m not ready to see another perfectly gorgeous project and feel terrible about my house!” She was laughing, but it got me […]

My Hemnes Console Table Makeover and the First Sneak Peek at the New Basement!

tv console makeover

Ooooh friends, it is looking SO much happier in my basement these days! I love that moment when you can start seeing it all coming together – it’s so exciting! If you remember back in the early Summer, I announced why we were giving our basement a fresh makeover. Basically, the kiddie toy area wasn’t […]

There is No Place Like Home

There is no place like home

Helllloooooo! I missed you! I missed blogging! I missed decorating! Sorry, a *little* excited….;) We had such a great summer, and I’m glad I took the break. Really glad. It was good for my kids, and good for me, too. Made me realize just how much I love all this crafty-decorating-blogging-biz and it’s rejuvenated me to […]

Summertime Meal Planning

chopped veggies

I got a text from one of my friends the other day – she asked me how I stay motivated to cook healthy meals for my family in the lazy Summer months. Then I got chatting with a friend at the pool yesterday about this very thing. Figured, maybe it’d be a good post?! I […]

Summer Snapshots and How My Girlfriends Make Me a Better Mom


Wow, sitting here at the laptop writing my first blog post in what feels like an eternity! Sorry for the silence on my end, but it’s been quite a summer. I can’t even believe the sweet messages I’ve gotten from some of you – thank you for missing me! I thought maybe I’d share what’s […]

June 2015 Roundup

june 2015

Well hello there! Long time, no post;) If you haven’t guessed, I turn into a mighty bad little blogger come Summertime. I’ve got the kids home from school and there’s just far too much fun to be had outdoors than to make them stay inside while Mommy paints, know what I mean? And sadly, I don’t […]

An Open Shelves Update

new kitchen look

Making a few little changes in the kitchen… Because it’s been a hot minute, after all;) I’ll keep you posted on the craziness, but it’s all started with painting the backs of the open shelves. Once upon a time, these kitchen cabinets looked like this: Then, about a decade ago, I was into a dark […]

No-Sew Curtains from Ikea Tea Towels!

DIY no sew curtains

Soooo… We’re doing a basement redo now;) Basically, our basement had a split personality. It was half Ravens Man Cave, half kid playroom. The playroom part was (once upon a time) filled with BIG stuff – train table, activity table, giant blocks, a library – all that cute baby/kid craziness that can take up an entire […]

From Nursery to The Big Boy Room: The Reveal!

big boy room

PEOPLE. It. Is. DONE! My soon-to-be six year old no longer lives in a room of baby giraffes! I went digging in my photos to find some from way back when and found these gems: (gotta love a flash and point and shoot camera. OUCH). (Those dark brown curtains lasted about a week before I went […]

Let’s Talk Throws: My Favorite Tips When Buying Pillows and Blankets

throw pillow tips

It’s a little ridiculous how excited I get about throw pillows. Like, SO. EXCITED. My husband doesn’t get it – he’d love a throw pillow free couch any day of the week. God love him though, he has to put up with a LOT of throws around this joint. It’s part of who I am. Love […]