family tree wall art

 tada! this was my project on One Month to Win It this week! Sorry the pics weren't fantastical...we've had nothing but cloudiness and rain here so I did my best. I loove how this project turned out! and this project won this week! (barely)...I couldn't believe that! wow! thanks everybody! So, when I first heard the theme this week would be … [Read more...]

newly recovered chairs

Remember those chairs I got thrifting awhile back? Well, I finally got around to recovering them. It wasn't a matter of the fabric-that I had picked out hours days after buying the chairs. (a steal at $5 a pop) Speaking of the fabric, it's a lovely zig zag home dec fabric I got from my even lovelier sponsor, Tuft Love. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I … [Read more...]

sprucing up

Our master room has been in desperate need of some sprucing up. It still needs some window treatments (and better furniture) but those will happen someday....In the mean time, I found this cute duvet cover at Home Goods and made some pillows and wall art to try and make it look like adults live here. I love the monograms I made for our "sides" … [Read more...]

crafty room

I've shown my craft room here and here, but I recently deep-cleaned it and I'd changed a few things so I took a few pictures the other day. I also love to see "behind the scenes" if you will, of other bloggers. Hope you do too! I love my little "inspiration" board, made with twine and nails. Nothing unique or fancy, just a fun place to fill with … [Read more...]

evolution of a room

the evolution of the nursery was as follows: (prepare yourself) this is what the nursery looked like when we bought our house almost 2 years ago. yikes, right?!I was loving the palm tree border and lovely light switch...but they had to go.(go ahead, don't be scared...take a closer look)my favorite were the random cords sticking out of the … [Read more...]

crafts. messes. how fun.

sadie and i did a little valentine's day crafting today. and by we, i mean me.she did help me clean up the little foam hearts...kinda. well, she handed a few to me. we made this cute little garland for her play kitchen. i got a container of foam hearts in the dollar spot at target last year, and remembered to break them out this year before … [Read more...]

movin’ around

there's been some shifting in the christian household over the past few weeks. what with the baby coming in about 5 months, we needed somewhere to put said baby.so. we booted rory into the kitchen/family room, and got him this super nice desk off of craigslist to make him feel better about losing his man cave. although it wasn't so much a man cave … [Read more...]

DIY headboard

so, about a week ago we woke up to a crashing sound...one of our picture frames had fallen down, luckily not on anything valuable. (like our heads) i muttered something to rory after taking down the other two pictures: i want to make a headboard....i saw it online.....looks pretty easy....ZZZZZZzzzzz. surprisingly, i actually remembered my sleepily … [Read more...]

corners

i am so lucky to have a whole room dedicated to making messes.oh wait, that's the rest of my house too.nonetheless, this is the funnest room to make messes in.i try to keep it clean...it just doesn't work most of the time. fabric is the hardest. i recently stacked it as neatly as i could and took a picture to prove it. it doesn't look like this … [Read more...]

we’re in a magazine!

no, that's not our kitchen on the cover. (it is nice though) however, it is the cover of the latest issue of Kitchen and Bath Makeovers. (a better homes and gardens special interest publication) why would i be showing you this? cause our kitchen is in it!awhile back, after our kitchen was posted on Young House Love (formerly known as this young … [Read more...]