Lisa’s Homeschooling Room Redo

By |February 14th, 2014|

Speaking of Lisa, and her wonderful-ness, I couldn’t wait to help her with a couple of spaces in her home.

First up today, the school room.

This room was already functioning well, as she has two little ones and one grade-school age child.  She uses it for school with […]

Completely Organized in 3 months

By |January 8th, 2014|

We’ve talked about my organizing philosophies before.

It’s not perfect here, and never will be.  Sometimes it’s five miles from perfect.  But, the last few years we really have paired so much stuff down and started to change the way we live….

This pic was from 2011…most of that […]

Staying Flexible

By |January 3rd, 2014|

Happy New Year, friends!

It’s been a week of cleaning, and (finally) taking down Christmas, and spending some wonderfully lazy days in our post-traumatic Christmas life.  It’s been lovely.

We’ve also been purging.  Since last year when we began simplifying our excess, we do this every few months now.  I’m constantly […]

Top 10 Home Projects of 2013

By |December 31st, 2013|

2013 came and went in a blur.

I mean, truly.  It was insane to say the least, the shop growing and taking up more time, and the homeschooling of both kids…and continuing to write and work on our house as we wanted.

We even started work on my parents’ beach condo […]

Worthy Reading: Our Spaces Before & After, Tutorials, & Shop Updates

By |November 9th, 2013|

We are up to our eyeballs in book projects this weekend, but I wanted to pop in to give you some weekend reading.  I mentioned we were planning some updates on our blog in the new year, but I wanted to show you some of the places we started on this year in […]

Milk Paint Dresser Makeover

By |October 9th, 2013|

I have a new love.

It’s not chocolate, and it’s not shoes, and it’s not even throw pillows.

It’s Milk Paint.  Marian’s Milk Paint, to be exact.

I always liked milk paint, but I had not used it enough to really love it.  I wanted to carry her paint, because […]

Cottage Guest Bathroom Reveal

By |October 7th, 2013|

Well, I hope your weekend was fantastic.  I got to celebrate the birth of my best friends’ twins this weekend and really couldn’t believe what a miracle it all was.  My sweet friend, Jenny, I’m convinced you need to see more of around here.

She’s one of the good ones.

Simple Craft: Painterly Pillows

By |September 25th, 2013|

It’s no surprise that the painterly trend is a favorite of mine.  I love, love, love to have a paint brush in my hand, so any product that showcases a smear, streak, or brushstroke makes me h-a-p-p-y.

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I’ve been in a crafting mood lately, and have been inspired […]

Fall Crafts: How to Paint Pretty Pumpkins

By |September 16th, 2013|

Happy Monday to y’all…

You know we’ve been busy gearing up for Fall at the shop in our displays and have some awesome decor coming, too.

We painted about 30 pumpkins to fill our shop windows, and after showing you some sneak peeks on Instagram & Facebook, you guys […]

Ava’s Room Sources

By |August 5th, 2013|

It seems I’ve had a month of celebrating friendship, and my heart feels like it could burst…but more on that soon.

I spent the weekend with Marian, Ashley, and a slue of other fabulous friends and bloggers at Haven.  Our advanced painting class went really well both days, and it was incredible […]

Ava’s Room Reveal

By |July 30th, 2013|

Hello my lovely friends!

We just made it home from a quick weekend getaway to the beach, but I couldn’t wait to show you Ava’s room reveal today!!

This was little Lou’s (her nickname) room a couple of years ago, and honestly isn’t a totally fair “before,” because this […]

coastal bedroom desk & writing space

By |July 16th, 2013|

Working on our bedroom at the beach has been so much fun for me~

probably because we have put off switching things around in our bedroom at home.  I’m living vicariously through myself.

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To the right of the bed, there’s a desk that is original to the […]

Coastal Bedroom Updates

By |July 12th, 2013|

With all the rain at the beach, we got a lot of little projects done at the condo last week.  Remember what our bedroom looked like before…

Some of the furniture was beautiful, just a little orange and dated, so it was staying with a little updating.  We have several […]

FAQ’s: Writing Room & Playroom

By |July 9th, 2013|

We are home from hanging in the room on the gulf coast, and while I wish we were out in the sun, the rain there forced some pretty special couch-cuddling, game-playing, lego-building moments.  We hope you and yours had a happy 4th, too!

Since December 2009, when I started this blog, certain […]

Swimming at Sunset & Freshly Painted Walls

By |July 1st, 2013|

The last few days are a blur, really.

Isn’t it funny how that happens?

You plan and hope and wait for a few days to remain still, and really, they bend and blur together like all the others.

So is life, and while it’s passing much faster than […]

Guest Bath Update: Marble Tile

By |June 24th, 2013|

Good Monday morning, to you, friends!

We spent the weekend at the pool & finishing up a lot of work in the guest bathroom.

A few weeks ago, I asked our Instagram friends about tile choices because we loved both so much.

After quite a bit of debate, […]

End Table Makeover using a Dry Wash Technique

By |June 18th, 2013|

**We sent this post out last week, but were having some issues, so let us know if you can see this post today!!*

Happy Friday, friends….I’m pumped for the weekend so we can finish up (maybe?) our guest bathroom redo.

There are so many projects I’m behind on sharing with […]

Laminate Hutch & Table Redo with Chalk Paint®

By |April 29th, 2013|

Happy Monday to you guys!

We had a busy weekend at the shop with Troy Fest and I can’t wait to share some pictures for you to see our fun displays and moments from around the festival.

Until then, we wanted to share a little project that we’ve been working on […]

Beach House Decorating Project

By |April 22nd, 2013|

So, my mom and dad recently bought my grandparent’s beach condo in Panama City Beach, Florida.  It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a great living space, small dining room, a huge Master dressing room that we plan on converting to a kids’ bedroom, and a decent size kitchen.

The good news […]

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 […]