Gift Idea: Photo Clipboard


  I saw a similar photo clipboard to this on Pinterest and just had to make some for Malea’s grandmas!  I knew they would love them and I knew it would be a fun project that Malea and I could do together.   First I had Matt cut me a few boards from the scrap …Continue Reading

5th Annual Wine Tasting Party


Every year my husband and I throw a wine pairing Christmas party.  Last night was our 5th annual party so we went all out and it was so much fun!!!  I wanted to share some of the pictures with you today because it has been the project/party I’ve been working on for a few weeks …Continue Reading

How to Clean Blinds, Part 2


  Question: I read your post on The Best Way to Clean Blinds, Part 1,  and was hoping you wouldn’t mind expanding a bit on cleaning, but on a different type of blind. I have the attached blinds which open from the top and bottom.  Love them but they are a material blind (polyester or something) …Continue Reading

Photo Canvases {Gift Idea}


  This year, for our girl’s Christmas party, my friends and I decided to do a dinner and gift exchange.  We drew names at our previous girl’s night, and I picked my dear friend Julie.  I was really excited to get Julie because, like me, Julie loves pictures.  Her two daughters are also incredibly beautiful …Continue Reading

Christmastime fun!


I’m going to share a few personal pictures this week.  I seriously love this time of year!  Every weekend there is a fun Christmas activity to attend, and too see the way my daughter’s eyes are lit up by the Christmas lights warms my heart. Last weekend we went to the local Christmas Light Parade.  …Continue Reading

Christmas Decorating Ideas {Pinterest inspired}

Christmas decorating ideas inspired by Pinterest

I’ve had the song “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” stuck in my head but the more I look around I’m starting to think “it’s beginning to look a lot like Pinterest!”  This year {thanks to Pinterest} my home is full of new decorations and crafts.  There are so many Christmas projects I’d …Continue Reading

Sneak Peek: Malea’s Loft Bed


  A couple months ago I approached my husband with a set of plans that I’d printed off of Ana White’s website.  To say he was excited about it would be a lie, in fact I think the idea of a huge project like this was the last thing he wanted.  To make sure the …Continue Reading

Removing Oils from Wood Furniture


Question: Do you have any suggestions for cleaning body oils off of wood furniture?  That sounds so gross, let me explain.  We have black stained, wood bedroom furniture and the headboard on our bed looks a little dirty from natural body oils. Answer: This is a great question!  I used to have this problem all …Continue Reading

I {heart} Tricia Paints


My good friend Tricia is an incredible artist.  Her style is very unique, very beautiful and it’s what is getting her noticed in the art community! She just started painting about the same time I started my blog and she seen great success this past 10 months.  In only 10 months Tricia has had solo …Continue Reading

Cutting Edge Stencil Review (Georgian Ceiling Medallion)

Cutting Edge Stencil Review

When I got the email from Cutting Edge Stencils, that they wanted to do a giveaway on my blog, I think I screamed.  I love their products and I couldn’t wait to receive mine and try it out!  I think the hardest part was making the decision on which one I wanted to review!  After …Continue Reading

How to Clean Rust Stains from Fabric


Source   Recently my friend Ashlie, from The House Undone, wrote me and said that she had purchased some beautiful curtains for one of her clients, only to discover that they had small specs of rust stained on them!  She couldn’t return them because they had already been hemmed so she needed a solution to …Continue Reading

Christmas Wreath


  Don’t you just love this time of year?!  I don’t know about you but I have boxes of decorations that I pull out every season to cover our home in Christmas cheer. :)  However, this year I have been so inspired by all of you that I decided to switch things up a little.  …Continue Reading