The Dream That Woke Me Up (In More Ways Than One)

A few nights ago, I had a dream. At first, I thought it was a nightmare, but now I don’t think I’d necessarily call it that. I remember every detail of this dream, which is rare for me. A lot of times I think I do, and then I tell my husband, “I had THE […]

Shop Your Home: New Life in a New Spot!

As some of you know, we’re in the end stages of the Basement Makeover. It’s really coming together, and now that all the painting and planking is done, it’s onto my favorite part: the fun stuff! I could decorate and accessorize all day long – this is the part that gets me really excited. First, […]

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 […]

An Open Shelves Update

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 […]

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

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 […]

May 2015 Round-up!

A Round-up post ON THE FIRST OF THE MONTH?! Who is this person?!!! 😉 Here’s everything from the CRAZY busy but wonderful month of May, in case you missed anything! Started out the month with the fastest “makeover” EVER…a plastic crab + gold spray paint = instant fanciness: Then, I framed a few handwritten recipes […]

An Old School Desk Gets a New Look

One of the great things about being a DIY blogger is that people think of you when they’ve got old furniture hanging around, knowing you’d love to get your hands on it. It’s really pretty awesome. Shortly after I blogged about the girls’ school desk makeovers (this one and this one), my cousin contacted me. He […]

Dear Parents of Preschool Graduates: You’re Gonna Make It

My Facebook feed has been overwhelmed lately with adorable graduates. The four and five year old kind. Every picture is captioned with something about “growing up too fast,” “where did the time go,” “my baby’s growing up!” It was me last year. And the year before that. And two years before that. Every graduation ceremony […]

DIY Memo Boards (from Old Frames!)

Man, what a BUSY week! I don’t know about you, but May rivals December in craziness around here. End of the school year around the corner, graduations, Communions, birthdays…so many things.  All fun things, but it makes for a wild month! In the little time I’ve had lately, I’ve been devoting to Operation Big Boy […]

A No-Paint, $3 Nightstand Makeover!

Ah, another Big Boy Room post. Sorry, but that room’s been all consuming ’round these parts lately. Even if you’re bored of Operation Big Boy Room, you might be able to use this same strategy next time you want to make a big difference in a piece of furniture…and here’s the kicker – THERE IS NO PAINT […]