A Health Update After a Scary Month…

CVID: health update

Hello friends. And I do mean that:) I feel like I’ve gotten to know so many of you through this blog – when I sit down at this laptop and start typing, I always feel like I’m about to talk to old friends. It never feels like an obligation, or anything other than sitting down […]

Winter White Coffee Filter Wreath (Decked out for Valentine’s Day!)

coffee filter wreath

Up until about 5 days ago, I still had our Christmas greens wreath up on the front door, sporting the word ‘merry’ across it. Bad little blogger, I know, but I just didn’t have anything to go up – I have a spring wreath, but too soon for that. And then it hit me! I […]

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 […]

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 […]