Ikea Shelves Solve an 11 Year Decorating Dilemma

Hi there!! I’m so excited to be back at this computer typing a new blog post for you! We’re starting to get into the groove of the new school year (though it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster!), and after a summer of not doing much to this house or on here, I’m feeling super […]

Chalkboard Fridge Update

I finally tackled something that has been on the To-Do List forever. Like, we’re talking YEARS. It wasn’t an expensive project, and didn’t take long, so once I saw what a huge improvement it made, I could KICK MYSELF! One of the very first posts I ever wrote was on our Chalkboard Fridge: Back when […]

Simple Ways to Create a Christmas Kitchen

Thank you all for your kind comments about our Christmas Family Room and Dining Room! You’re just the best. The last stop on this holiday tour is our kitchen. The kitchen has gone through a couple changes over the year – first, the island, which got a HUGE facelift and went from something I didn’t […]

From Drab to Fab: Adding trim to Cabinets

Oh MAN you guys! I’m so excited about this post I can’t even tell you! It’s been something I’ve wanted to do forEVER and I finally bit the bullet last week and tackled it! BY MYSELF!!! Usually when there’s a big project (which pretty much means anything more involved than say, a) hot glue gun b) […]

DIY Chalkboard Menu

Yes. It’s another chalkboard. In my defense, this is just an UPDATE TO AN EXISTING CHALKBOARD. So technically – technically – I’m not adding any more here, I’m just making one a little way more awesome. We have a chalkboard menu in our kitchen. Might’ve been one of THE very first “naptime” projects – and you […]

The Difference One Light Can Make

Let me preface this post with an explanation – yes, this is another kitchen post, but cross my heart I’m working diligently on the basement, I PROMISE! I painted the plank wall today and started working on the gallery wall…so it’s coming, peeps, it’s coming! 🙂 In the meantime though… I’ve been seeing a lot […]

Giving the Kitchen Island a Makeover…and A Good Decorating Lesson

Once upon a time, not too long ago, I gave my kitchen a makeover. It was red and aqua and bright and fun. As you know, I change my decorating style just about as often as I change my clothes (ok, *slight* exaggeration), so naturally, I’m due for changing things up a little. Or a lot, depending […]

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 […]