A Decluttering Update and What Has Helped Me on Quest!

decluttering

I wrote a post about Spring Cleaning about a month ago and it seemed to resonate with a lot of you. I think most of us want to simplify life these days and clear out the clutter in our homes – I know for me, I’m a much better version of myself when things are in […]

More Proof That Design Matters: Wise Words From My 10 Year Old…

girls room

So I made a pillow for my daughter’s bedroom the other day. Can we just stop and let THAT sink in for a moment – I MADE A PILLOW. ME. I know, you can lift your jaws up off the floor along with me now. Miss Queen of All Things No-Sew. Believe, no one is more […]

The Project That Took My Breath Away, and THE Cutest, Budget-Friendly Picture Frames

kid photo gallery wall

When we moved into our house 11 years ago, we removed quite a few walls. Then last summer, we decided to take down one more. It’s awesome, and never for one second have we EVER regretted it – in fact, it’s just the opposite…but there is one – and ONLY one – negative thing about having […]

Thoughts on Spring Cleaning, Simplicity, and Not Wanting a Bigger House.

simplifying

So it appears that Spring has sprung early in Maryland this year. We had the windows open with temps in the 70s this past weekend, and the seven day forecast shows much of the same. And as a result, I have been going a little overboard with Spring cleaning – particularly de-cluttering. So much so […]

Thrifty Art: Dollar Tree Mirrors

dollar tree mirrors

Those of you who’ve been with me a while might remember My Dollar Tree Mirror Art? That time I used command strips and twelve mirrors from my local Dollar Tree to create this big ol’ mirror in our main hallway? Wellll, of course things can’t stay the same TOO long in here, so naturally I’m […]

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 […]

Family Room Makeover! FINALLY!!

family room makeover

I can’t even contain my excitement you guys!! IT IS DONEEEEEEEE!!! Get ready for lots of annoying caps and exclamation points – my apologies in advance. It’s just that we are finally here – the completion of the longest makeover in history, our family room! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out – […]

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, […]

The Musical Trunk gets the Perfect new Home in the basement

trunk

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 […]

Let’s Talk Yard Sales: I Don’t Leave Without…

yard sale finds

It’s that time of year again! My favorite: Yard Sale Season! You never know what you’ll find when you pull up to a yard sale, but I wanted to share with you what I always seem to grab when I see them sitting there. There are certain things that that I know I can and […]