Family Room Progress and My Built-in Bench!

built in bench

Well helllloooooooo! I have missed you SO much!! Hope you all had a wonderful summer! School is back in session here, so that means I will be blogging regularly again and not dropping off the face of the earth anymore! (Well, until next June I suppose;) I really have missed interacting with you guys often, […]

That Summer We Let Go…


Long time, no blog, huh? This is typically my ‘off-season,’ since the kids are off school, but this year it seems to be even more so. I mean, there a MILLION and one projects waiting here for me – our family room is a hot mess, what with the wall coming down in early June […]

Bye bye Cherry, Helloooo Java: The (EASY!) Banister Makeover

banister makeover

I am so crazy pumped about this makeover, you guys!! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do, since, oh, um FOREVER, and I finally just went for it last weekend. We hadn’t had a Saturday morning at home with zero sports in months, so we took advantage of those precious couple hours before the weekend […]

May and June 2016 Round Ups!


Hi there! Long time, no blog, I know…we just got back from a fun vacation with friends, the kids and I have been living at the pool…it’s summertime at its finest and throw in a bunch of craft nights and well…let’s just say the family room looks pretty much exactly the same as it did […]

The Perfect Piece of Furniture..for $10!

tv stand

YOU GUYS. (Sorry, there may be a lot of caps in this post. I’m not yelling at you, I promise. It’s just that the level of excitement about this piece of furniture is OFF THE CHARTS. I mean. This is just crazytown. You’ll understand…;) So you know we’re in the middle of the whole family […]

Family Room Progress…Let The Fun Begin!

family room progress

I apologize for the crickets over here on the blog. Between the end-of-school year stuff, the renovation, the kids’ sports schedules, back-to-back-to-back Craft Nights…and the biggest news, my sister having a BABY!!!!, things have been CA-RAZY. Good crazy, but crazy. I finally had a minute to sit down and blog and wanted to show you […]

Family Room Changes: Bye Bye Wall!

Office reveal

EEK! Exciting stuff going down over here, folks. Something we’ve talked about and gone back and forth on for a while is actually happening. We’re taking down the wall that divides the home office and family room! Yes, the wall with the bookcases and tv and fireplace… The other side of this wall is where […]

Family Room Makeover at Mom and Dad’s: Tackling a Tough Layout

Mom's family room makeover

My mom wanted to make some changes to their family room recently. The couch was falling apart, and they decided to get hardwoods, since that was the only room without them on the main floor. And as we all know, it’s the whole “when you give a mouse a cookie” thing that happens oh so […]

My first attempt at string art: Maryland edition

string art

Have you been seeing all those adorable string art projects floating around blogland and Pinterest lately? I’ve wanted to try one for a while now, and thought it’d make a potential fun Craft Night idea, so I decided to give it a go. I took zippy photos before and during, because I kinda felt like it […]

The Musical Trunk gets the Perfect new Home in the basement


I think one of my very favorite things is moving furniture around my house and giving it new life somewhere else. It’s so much fun! You might remember during my bedroom makeover post, how I mentioned that the trunk at the foot of our bed just wasn’t vibing with me? This trunk – the one […]