Christmas Decorating with Ava

By |November 27th, 2016|

Listen.  I know everyone thinks their kids are cute.  I know they’re mostly just cute to us.  But in the spirit of that (and the fact that I had zero desire to decorate the house for Christmas today & she got me into it), I’m going to record a few of our conversations […]

The Best of PI Holiday

By |December 3rd, 2014|

Hey friends!

Things around the shop have been amping up with the holidays so close, and we’re hosting workshops, open houses, and black friday was nuts.  Since I’m back in the store daily, we have decided to keep our Christmas decorating really, really simple this year.

We’ve always kept things simple, but I do love to decorate […]

Repeat the Sounding Joy

By |December 30th, 2013|

I have three or four must-see Christmas titles during the holidays.  Love Actually, The Holiday, and The Family Stone are my absolute favorites.  I’m not sure which I love the most, but each leaves me with a different feeling.

I leave Love Actually feeling hopeful and giddy, The Holiday feeling inspired and adventurous, and […]

Merry Christmas from Perfectly Imperfect!

By |December 24th, 2013|

Merry Christmas, friends…


from our wacky little family to yours.


Oh, and in case you want to know who you’re emailing/talking to/etc., here’s our amazing team!  Back row from l to r:  Lori, Matt, Shaunna (that’s me), Natalie.  Second row:  Julie, Kaitlyn, Adam, Amanda

I have been instructed by Amanda to tell you that she is in fact […]

Shop Christmas Displays Peek & a Sale for You…

By |December 23rd, 2013|


There was just not much time this year.  I’ll be getting our shop’s Christmas display pics up so you can see what we did in there this year (it really did look pretty magical!), but I just couldn’t pull it off before Christmas Day.

It all started with […]

Christmas Lounging Activity–a simple kid project to the rescue

By |December 22nd, 2013|

I love every single part of the family get together’s during the Holidays.

Especially after the pomp and circumstance, when you all have a second to lay around on couches and in chairs.  That’s when the magic happens.

There’s some sweet moments that happen during all that lounging and […]

Mountain-Moving Gifts

By |December 21st, 2013|

To say this has been a year of blessings would be almost silly, in no way doing justice to the love, support, and community we’ve felt from you here and in our shop.

The growth in our shop blew us away, and of course, our blog and homeschooling the kids kept us […]

Christmas in the Kids’ Rooms, Imperfect Mess, & Hair-brained Projects

By |December 16th, 2013|

Morning, Friends!

We spent the better part of the weekend being lazy/working on hair-brained projects two weeks before Christmas.  Thanks to those of y’all who left comments on our Office Christmas Tour this weekend!

It’s been a lot of fun for me to show more of our home at once this […]

Christmas Home Tour, part 2: The Office

By |December 14th, 2013|

Good morning!

We truly had so much fun yesterday showing you most of our Holiday home!  You all lavished us with kind and encouraging words.  Most of the time I feel like our house is completely a wreck, so it’s a lot of fun to snap some pretty pictures and spend time […]

Perfectly Imperfect 2013 Christmas Tour

By |December 13th, 2013|

Hey there!

We’re so excited to be a part of this awesome Christmas tour of homes hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co!  We’re kicking today’s tours off, and if you’re new around here, welcome to our little corner of the blogosphere.

This is the kind of […]

Fuss-Free Holiday Decorating–from a real imperfect mama

By |December 12th, 2013|

We all know how it goes.

You take out the mounds of Christmas decorations because you want to, and by the time your little ones are done coming behind you and pulling things off the tree or knocking a Santa off the dresser, you’re wondering why you pulled it all out in […]


By |December 9th, 2013|

What is it about the holidays that just makes me more present?

Are you that way?  I just find myself purposefully slower, savoring more, playing quickly and baking even quicker.  I’m happier to put work aside to watch a movie or snuggle with some little person.

We were in such a […]

Christmas Entry (keeping it simple)

By |December 6th, 2013|

Well, it took me long enough.

I began decorating for Christmas the day after I turned in the book, maybe even before.  But I finally got my act together and began snapping pictures of our decorations.

My newfound (as of a few years ago) philosophy for Christmas decorating is […]

How To Make Wood Slice Ornaments

By |November 25th, 2013|

Good morning, lovelies!

I’m in official book-crunch mode, and have finished every single one of the 75 book projects (hear me roaring/squealing/beating my chest), and have moved on to writing the rest of the book.

Yes, that’s me: writing 40 tutorials in the last couple of days.  My sweet mother-in-law is […]

and to all a good night…

By |January 7th, 2013|

While I know most folks are already breaking out the heart-shaped confetti, I simply could not begin a new year without sharing a few of my favorite Christmas memories.

There were loads of snuggles and squeezes…

The most lounge-y, restful vegging you ever did see.

our christmas home tour & holiday project roundup

By |December 24th, 2012|

Merry Christmas, friends!!

Albeit later than usual, I wanted to give you a little tour of our holiday home.  I’m fanatical about Christmas decorating, and as previously mentioned, my color focus shifts from year to year, but I’ve become a fan of using lots of natural greenery dressed up with ornaments and […]

simple gift wrapping ideas

By |December 22nd, 2012|

Those of you who follow me on Instagram have been so sweet about our gift wrapping this year, that I thought I’d just write up a post for you guys.  Especially those of us who still have gifts on the way and left to wrap.

I’m NO expert gift wrapper, but I do […]

our perfectly imperfect Christmas tree & my mom

By |December 19th, 2012|

One of my earliest childhood (holiday) memories includes making the trek to the tree farm to chop down our Christmas tree.  My brother and I would ride with my mom, and I can still feel the tangible excitement in the air, & the bump in the dirt road.

We would […]

Christmas in the Foyer

By |December 13th, 2012|

We have thoroughly enjoyed decorating for Christmas this year.  I am actually hosting my whole family on the big day, and I’m honored and thrilled.

We love to entertain, but needless to say, we don’t always get to do so much of that anymore with little ones.

I’ve found I’m putting […]

Simple DIY Photo Ornament

By |December 6th, 2012|

Sometimes the simplest projects are the best.

I have truly done a 180 with our Christmas decorating…I used to have little figurines, and stuff in every room.  And while I still love to add that special touch to most of our home, it’s much simpler.

It’s amazing what a sprig of […]