Grayson’s Bedroom Updates with Target Threshold

By |April 2nd, 2013|

A finished space is all in the details.

When Target asked if we’d work with them to check out their new Threshold line, I was game–

Grayson’s room has been almost done for quite some time now.  That almost drives me crazy…I want to finish the details.

Foyer Updates with Threshold by Target

By |March 26th, 2013|

Our foyer has been evolving since we began revamping our home from dark to light.

A couple of years ago…

And this past Christmas…

We bought the longer dresser from a friend, and the foyer began making sense.  We then added our Between You & Me […]

Ava’s Bedroom Progress & Threshold by Target

By |March 19th, 2013|

Hi friends!

The last time you saw Ava’s room, we had finished ripping out and laying new floors, and adding board & batten.

We finished the hard part, and I kind of left it alone for a while.  We moved her bed back in and her toys…and life resumed. […]

Guest Room Decorating

By |February 25th, 2013|

Once upon a sad, sad time, our guest room looked like this…

That desk was the first piece Matt ever built, marble inlay top and all.  We basically threw a bunch of office furniture in there and called it a day.  Choosing the red was a grave mistake…red can be […]

some living room updates

By |February 18th, 2013|

Walking around the house last week I realized I haven’t shown you much of our house lately.

Hardly at all, really.

We’ve been in shop mode, but we’re also in a “finishing things up” phase around here.

Matt and I are notorious almost finishers.  We work crazy hard, knock out […]

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.

The Handbuilt Home by Ana White & a Project

By |August 30th, 2012|

I’m so excited to share something with you…actually, I’ve been dying to share this for months!

A while back, we got a pretty exciting email.

We love Ana White, and her easy-to-follow free furniture plans on her fabulous blog.  When she asked if we would be willing to contribute a project […]

writing room redo reveal!

By |August 7th, 2012|

Two years ago, I began this blog amidst an attic renovation.  Our once forgotten dumping ground (through sweat, money, and more sweat), became a beloved retreat for me, the writing room.

It looked a little different on the first reveal, but I showed you how it looked last […]

redoing the redo

By |August 3rd, 2012|

We’ve been working hard on several projects around here, besides the workshop.  Ava’s room is about to get demolished before being pulled back together, Matt’s been working on several furniture builds, and I’ve been fluffing the guest room and redoing the writing room.

It’s funny how I’ve begun to look […]

wood walls

By |June 26th, 2012|

It’s been a while since our latest home reno, and Matt and I have enjoyed the little break of just living.

Ya know what I mean?

However, our built-in building, room-painting, nail-gunning fingers are twitching to get started on a new project.

Our list is looong, but we have already […]

summertime decorating

By |June 19th, 2012|

I love summer.

If I could be a season, I think I’d be summer.

A little hot-tempered, maybe, but I’ve got the beach, too.

Anyway…ahem, I love summertime, and I have to bring a little of that vibe inside each year.

Sometimes I style more literally than […]

simple patio updates & a giveaway

By |May 31st, 2012|

Good morning, friends!

Thank you all for your kind comments regarding our trip–we are home and getting back in the swing of things now.  I’ll share more on that soon, but I had to pop in today to show you some things I worked on yesterday.

Here is our back patio.  It’s a lovely spot, […]

spring mantel

By |March 20th, 2012|

Spring is finally here!

How do I know?

My eyes are puffy & watering, and my good friend, Layla, is having a Spring Mantel Party!

You’ve seen our mantel already when I showed updates to our living room and my diy abstract art.  I still wanted to link up to the par-tay and show you some closer shots.


I […]

diy abstract wall art

By |March 19th, 2012|

You guys were so kind when I posted about our living room and how my style has evolved over the last several years.

Since we painted the walls white, I’ve been keeping my eye out for small pops of color to infuse into the space.

After reading […]

My Style

By |March 14th, 2012|

I get a lot of emails on painting furniture, but I’ve noticed over the last year, I’m receiving A LOT of emails about my style–and how to infuse that into some of your homes.

I have this pinboard, My Style-Home on Pinterest & it’s where I keep up with spaces that just […]

family rules art- free printable

By |February 27th, 2012|

Good Monday morning to y’all!

I’m sure most of us agree that our kitchens are the heart of our homes.

Our kitchen doesn’t house all of my favorite materials (i.e. I’m a marble fantasizing gal), but it is certainly the room I spend much time in–and where lots of beautiful, messy memories are made.

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 […]

Our DIY Home Theater

By |January 11th, 2012|

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve never officially shown pictures of Matt’s home theater on the blog.

I think he’s noticed, too…so it was time to fix that.




While it doesn’t look like the rest of our home (who’s seen a white home theater?), we love it and Friday family movie nights are becoming […]

top home projects to do in 2012…

By |January 4th, 2012|

I’ve spent the last few days getting us back organized, but my mind is reeling.

I can’t wait to get started on some projects in this house!

Which ones, you ask?

See the hallway back there?  See that closed door?

There’s a reason it’s always closed.

How to Organize: Tips for Celebrating the imperfect home

By |January 2nd, 2012|

Happy New Year!

Let’s get to the nitty gritty.

I’m messy.

Our house is messy.

I know, I know.  You usually see it all prettied up…staged, clean, the best my house could possibly look.

But that’s not reality.  Not life.

We weren’t always messy.  You’re talking to a former type A.

And type A’s can deal with pile-making type B’s like Matt […]