Easy No-Sew Curtain Upgrade

curtain with ribbon

I just realized I never did tell you the details on our family room curtains! This is such a fun discovery, I can’t wait to tell you about it. When deciding on what to do for the curtains in here, I knew I wanted pretty basic, simple curtains. There are five windows in this room, […]

Repurposed Shelves in My Daughter’s Room…and Realizing I Need To Start Acting More Like My Mother.

DIY shelves

Remember my little DIY Coffee Bar we made a couple years ago? (By the way, how was that TWO YEARS AGO??) I loved that thing. But as all things seem to do in this house, the dining room evolved and I rearranged and things changed…I bought a mug rack that I ADORE for that spot: […]

DIY Special Dates Pillow Cover

DIY dates pillow

You know how I’ve talked about my quiet, delightful walks through Hobby Lobby I used to take to kill time while my daughter was in drama class? In the Fall, I had two hours while she was there, and instead of driving 20 minutes to come home and have to go back, I’d hit up […]

The Easiest, Thriftiest Curtains Ever and The Year of Perfectly Enough

dropcloth curtains

Happy 2017, guys! Hard to believe I’m saying that already. I hate to see the holidays go, but there’s something wonderful about January, isn’t there? I get all reflective with the dawn of a new year. I’m not one for making resolutions, but I do like to reexamine things a bit, and try and better myself. […]

Best of 2016

diy shiplap in a frame

Wow, how are we here already?! The years just seem to go by faster and faster the older I’m getting. Doesn’t even seem possible that I’m writing a ‘Best of 2016′ post already, does it? I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know it’s been quiet on the blog, and that was on […]

Read the Book. Always Read the Book.

christmas-book

Last night I was tired. But as I was sending the kids upstairs, I noticed the stack of Christmas books under the tree. And I remembered the Christmases when they were little, when we’d read one of those every night together before bedtime. So as tired as I was, I stopped the bedtime routine, and […]

DIY Mudroom Nook

diy mudroom nook

One of the nice things about having limited space and a smaller house is finding creative ways to use the space – in the most effective, useful ways. It’s like a fun challenge, trying to find the smartest ways to use what we have. In our home, we don’t have much of a foyer, or […]

Christmas Centerpiece and an Almost Done New Dining Room

Christmas centerpiece

Sometimes when you have a vision, and you can’t find that vision anywhere, you gotta think outside the box. I had an idea for a dining room centerpiece. It was clear as day in my brain: lovely greens – magnolia leaves here and there – going down the length of our table, and candles in […]

Christmas in the New Family Room: 2016

Christmas family room

Oh my goodness, I cannot even tell you how glad we are that we took the wall down in our family room this year! Not only does it make our home feel so much bigger, it has been a BLAST to decorate for Christmas – so much fun to switch up where the tree is…we […]

Christmas Master Bedroom…After All These Years

Christmas bedroom

I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do YEAR AFTER YEAR… …decorate our bedroom for Christmas! Every single year since I was a child, I’d see these cozy bedrooms decorated for the holidays in magazines. I was always drawn to them and I did my best to replicate, with a little tree in my […]