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