Behind the Scenes with Matt

By |May 27th, 2015|

Boys will be boys.

That’s all there is to it.

So when we first decided to “re-invent” the back of PI, I knew Matt would be more than happy to come in and tear some things down.

As far as him helping us build some stuff for the back… the jury is still out!

Although let’s get real, anyone […]

Shop Talk | PI Re-Invented

By |May 27th, 2015|

Can you guys believe that May is almost over… yea me either. I guess its true what they say.

When you get older time just seems to pass by quicker than it did when I was younger.

I remember middle school thinking summer would never arrive..

Now I feel like I can barely get over my birthday before […]

Memorial Day Outdoor Fun

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer.

So what better way to ring in the summer season than with a day filled with outdoor games. Head to the beach, the lake or make your backyard your own personal vacation this Memorial day. Here are some of my outdoor favorites!


First up… Giant Jenga.

We […]

DayBed Swing Inspiration

By |May 15th, 2015|

I remember when we first met with Nikki and Jason about their house. As we discussed their cabinets, what paint colors they didn’t like, and how they wanted their home to feel, Nikki’s one thing she really wanted was a porch swing.

She wanted to be able to sit and enjoy her morning coffee or read […]

On Finding Inspiration

By |November 12th, 2013|

You know what’s so funny?

Yesterday I tried so hard to have an inspiring day.  And the day before.

I got out of my office (a.k.a my bedroom), took down the top knot, and went shopping for supplies for the last minute book projects.  I ate a nice dinner and even took my little girl on a […]

dreaming of a white kitchen

By |July 15th, 2013|

Good Monday to y’all!  I’m thrilled to start the week, as I’ve dubbed this one my “slow week for the summer.”  Ha!

We’ll see what I can do to change that, as I know I probably will.  On to business today…

If there’s one room in our house, that I would […]

Christmas Decorating Inspiration

By |November 21st, 2012|

We love the holidays around here.  Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year, and each year brings a magic and beauty that only come from Him.

In light of my love for all things holiday decorating, I wanted to compile a collection of past posts to inspire the holiday Spirit in […]

bohemian woodland design inspiration

By |July 20th, 2012|

We have another great contributing writer here today–welcome Anne Marie of Twice Lovely back to the PI blog today!


Although we could definitely use some more space to spread out since we added a 4th child this past year, we are (like so many others in the country) a bit stuck in a too-small-for-us […]

Guest Bathroom Inspiration Board & Design Plan

By |January 18th, 2012|

It’s about time to start working on the guest bathroom., so I’ve, of course, been pinning all of my ideas.  The guest room’s blue/green walls are accented with tons of natural texture, dry brushed furniture, and metallics.

This is also the bathroom that company uses as the powder room, so I want it to tie in […]

going gray

By |November 9th, 2011|

Hey there, you insanely awesome and talented people!

Don’t forget to keep entering the WUSLU Giveaway this week!!  Giveaway closes Thursday at Midnight.

If you follow me on Facebook & Twitter, you know I’m still kinda puny, and should be trying to clean our sickly home or wash mountains of laundry.

holiday decorating inspiration

By |October 28th, 2011|

Happy Fall, Y’all!

I’ve got a little holiday decorating eye candy for you today via Pinterest.

Truth be told, I’ve done no fall decorating minus our non-fall-themed fall mantel.


But, the time has come, and I’m motivated and excited to start decorating for the holidays.  I’m […]

Dining room reveal…oh-so-close!

By |August 21st, 2011|

A couple of months ago, we embarked on a dining room makeover.  After seeing our vision come to life a la Layla, we were all in.  We quickly realized it was more of an overhaul than a small makeover.  Anytime you choose to build 10 foot built ins, a massive farmhouse table, add […]

Ava’s big girl room inspiration

By |August 6th, 2011|

Happy Saturday, friends!

I know we had a giveaway scheduled yesterday, but there’s some last minute things to work out…so you’ll be the first to know when it’s time!

We have big plans to work on (and I hope–mostly finish) the farmhouse table for the dining room today, touch up paint […]

Ava’s party inspiration

By |June 24th, 2011|

While we’re living it up at Disney (a.k.a. battling the rain and tantrums, but having a ball–we think), and I miss you… I thought I’d say hello!

Thank you guys SO much for linking up to the All Things Furniture party this week!!!  I cannot wait to make my way through all […]

interesting spaces

By |June 17th, 2011|

First I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you guys for commenting on the piece I’ll never paint!  Sometimes you can’t help but feel like you’re just talking and talking and it’s always so nice to have such great feedback!  I’m working my way through the comments to reply […]

honduras 2011-breaking chains homeless ministry

By |May 19th, 2011|

Sometimes we are called to step completely out of our comfort zones.

Sometimes we’re called to stay there, and in staying, amazing things take place.

You’ll probably remember I mentioned that while in Honduras, we would be working with Breaking Chains Homeless Ministry.


And this lovely […]

Anthropologie in the Springtime

By |March 4th, 2011|

Not much makes me happier than walking into one of the eclectic Anthropologie storefronts.

And because I can’t walk in one in my neck of the woods, I took a little virtual spin through their Spring Collection yesterday.

Here are my favorites (and possibly items you’ll see me attempt to make or grab on sale)…

Latte […]

Style Feature Saturday and Master Bedroom Inspiration

By |January 7th, 2011|

A while back we began a small revamp on our Master Bedroom.  We’ve slowly worked on painting, adding, re-purposing, and taking away to create more of a zen/soothing space for ourselves.We got some new Pottery Barn sheets for Christmas and some money to spend as we wish…thanks mom and dad!!  We’re headed on a Christmas […]

Winter White Mantel Inspiration

By |November 15th, 2010|

The same me that loves beadboard and beat up wood, is the same me that loves silver-leafed frames and fine french lines.:-)Because of my eclectic tastes, it now seems quite reasonable for me to decorate my mantel three ways for Christmas.There’s an underlying theme amongst all these beautiful photos…white, metallics, candles, texture, and a little greenery.I’m […]

One on One, or Two on One

By |November 10th, 2010|

One of the ways we decided to do that was to spend a night (or weekend) away with just one of the kids around the time of their birthday each year.Grayson had never been before, and we just knew he’d love it.  Keep in mind that we had zero intention of sleeping in a tent.  […]