teen girl room makeover for sadie

I finally made the hard decision (lol) to give up my craft room for Sadie, and I had SO much fun making this room over for her. It took weeks of work to downsize and empty out my craft room, (not to mention the design and planning and shopping! oh darn shopping), and the cover story was that we were making it into a combo craft room/guest room, … [Read more...]

Regency Little white dress

I knew I wanted to make the Regency wardrobe foundation: the little white dress. I made it out of this fantastic fabric and it worked great for the pattern I used! It shrunk a lot, but luckily steaming the fabric kinda stretched it back out again, if that makes sense? It was kind of gauze like, so it was so very comfortable to wear! The pattern … [Read more...]

Regency Underthings

I know what you're thinking...she's sewing again!? I'm just as flabbergasted but there is a good reason! I have always loved the Regency time period, Jane Austen books and films, and my sister is an author of some amazing Regency novels! So when I heard about the Regency Retreat from her, I knew I had to go! (they're sold out this year already!) … [Read more...]

Disneyland map cross stitch project

I started this cross stitch on March 13th, 2020, basically the day Covid really started for most of us. It took me 10 months to finish, but I did finish it! It really was a labor of lov-wait no. A labor of boredom, stress, anxiety, and a coping mechanism. HA! It did give me a creative outlet and something to do for the hours on end we were stuck at … [Read more...]

we wash you a merry christmas tag printable

Just wanted to share the printable I made with you if you are looking for an easy (and very handy this year) neighbor gift idea! I grabbed these Mrs. Meyer's hand soaps (couldn't find any holiday scents at my Target so I picked the basil scent-aka the one with the greenish label. haha...anyways...I made a quick tag and added some baker's twine and … [Read more...]

master bathroom reno

We finally finished our master bathroom renovation! The real one! I did this small makeover a few years ago to tide me over, but was so glad to finally flip this bathroom! I like to make a rough mock up in illustrator whenever I do a room, just to make sure everything flows together, and this is what I ended up with-there were MANY changes along … [Read more...]

Jack’s Radiator Springs room

I kinda miss my blogging days. I'm not saying I'll recapture the insanity that was the heyday of this blog, but I'm going to make an effort to keep ya posted on random things, more like what it used to be around here. I'm pretty active on Instagram too, if you ever want to stay up to date on all things CINO! Jack's room has morphed from Peter Pan … [Read more...]

Office themed party

    There's a lot going on in the world right now, and I don't know about you, but any reason to celebrate should be...celebrated. I threw together a little birthday shindig for my good friend Alisa who is a fellow office fan, and with a few touches and purchases, put this outdoor, socially distanced party together! First, let me make this … [Read more...]

Girls room update!

If you know me at all, I get the itch for decor change around the house pretty often! I can't help it! I don't think I'm alone in this though, don't we all crave something new and fresh every so often? Last year I started on a revamp of the girls room, which began with a purchase of Beddy's bedding-it is the PERFECT bedding for bunk beds and seeing … [Read more...]

How to train your Dragon party

Well, it took a few years, but we finally jumped on the How To Train Your Dragon movie band wagon last year, and Ava fell in love with the movies, books, and tv shows! So when I say she had this theme picked out for awhile...I mean it, lol! It was SUCH a fun party to put on and to plan. From the decor to the food to the invites, I had a … [Read more...]