DIY FLOAT MOUNT CANVAS FRAME

Back in the spring, I was on the hunt for large-scale art for the TV room. I knew I wanted it to be canvas (I tried hanging a grid gallery wall there and the glare was killing me) and it had to be big (think two 30x40" canvases). I wasn't finding anything I loved, or… Continue reading DIY FLOAT MOUNT CANVAS FRAME

GROVE STREET MUDROOM PROJECT

I am SO excited to finally write this post!! All of the details on our mudroom (including the renderings, cost and sources for everything -- linked at the end of the post!) are listed here. It feels really good to wrap up this project and enjoy the work that we've put in! When we initially… Continue reading GROVE STREET MUDROOM PROJECT

SOMERSET NURSERY PROJECT

I recently wrapped up a nursery project for a sweet family who is welcoming their fifth (5!) baby this month! Before their newest addition arrived, they needed a dedicated nursery that wouldn't crowd their four kids who have their rooms on the second story of the home. My client had the idea to turn their… Continue reading SOMERSET NURSERY PROJECT

OUR FINISHED LIVING ROOM REVEAL

It is DONE. Our living room is finally finished and I absolutely love it! Every day that I spend in here I am so glad we deconstructed what was a mostly "finished" room & did the work to make it into what it is now. Back in January, I had the idea to re-work this… Continue reading OUR FINISHED LIVING ROOM REVEAL

OUR LIVING ROOM DESIGN PLAN

Near the end of 2018, I started scheming how to make better use of our living room. Living in a small house is full of trial and error, and it's always been a little tricky for me to figure out the absolute best layout/furniture for this room. But, I think I've figured it out. And… Continue reading OUR LIVING ROOM DESIGN PLAN

OUR HOME IN 2018: MAJOR PROJECTS & PLANS FOR 2019

Recently I started listing off the major changes we have made to the house over the past year to Ty, and we were both surprised. Even while I looked through pictures from just months ago I was reminded of how much can change even when it feels like you're barely moving along. This was the… Continue reading OUR HOME IN 2018: MAJOR PROJECTS & PLANS FOR 2019

DIY GOLD RING HOLIDAY WREATH

Wreath making is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. Nothing beats fresh greenery when everything outside has gone dormant for the winter, and it's a great way to get your friends or family together to make something that's simple and beautiful (these would also make great gifts!). Last year I picked… Continue reading DIY GOLD RING HOLIDAY WREATH

HOME OFFICE MAKEOVER

Our small Craftsman is a 3 bedroom house, but the third bedroom is more akin to a generously sized closet. It is the exact same size as the upstairs bath with a closet nearly the size of the room. It doesn't lend for much besides a small bed or to be used as storage. When… Continue reading HOME OFFICE MAKEOVER

SIMPLE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR

This year the kids are so excited for Christmas, and the anticipation of it started well before Thanksgiving. December also brings both of their birthdays, so there is a lot to look forward to & the opportunity to practice patience. I wanted to have an Advent calendar this year to help the kids with counting down… Continue reading SIMPLE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR

2018 FAMILY PHOTOS

We don't typically schedule family photos each year--more often we have had extended family photos or newborn sessions in lieu of "traditional" family photos.  This year I wanted to see if we could pull off doing family photos on our own, with a handy remote controlling the shutter on my Nikon. So on the last… Continue reading 2018 FAMILY PHOTOS

A MOODY, MODERN THANKSGIVING TABLE

A few weeks back, we photographed new pottery for Linda Renee Pottery, my mom's pottery business. We set a Thanksgiving table to showcase her work & it turned out so gorgeous. For Christmas I like to let greenery shine against a neutral backdrop, so for Thanksgiving, we opted for a more moody, saturated palette and… Continue reading A MOODY, MODERN THANKSGIVING TABLE

DIY HOLIDAY CANDLES

Candles are one of my favorite things to have on hand, especially during the cooler months. There is something so inviting about escaping the cold and walking through the door to a warm home where you're met with delicious smells. Plus, they make great gifts--and even better if you make them yourself. Everyone can appreciate… Continue reading DIY HOLIDAY CANDLES