A New Farmhouse Coffee Table

The other day my friend texted me this: My friend:  Where did you get your coffee table? It's just what I've been looking for! My reply:  Actually I built it.  Sorry I know that isn't helpful My friend:  Of course you did. Ha!  DIY friends, does this happen to you? It's actually kind of an awesome feeling.  Knowing that your friends are admiring your furniture so much they want it too, when it's something you BUILT!! So I built … [Read more...]

My DIY Marble Backsplash

There are only a few projects I've done that I've felt have substantially changed the feeling of my house.  And the DIY marble backsplash was one of them, for sure. *Warning:  very long post ahead!* I thought about this project quietly for a very long time.  I always hated that my kitchen lacked a proper backsplash, only having that little quartz lip of the countertop.  Every time I took a picture for Instagram or something I was … [Read more...]

DIY Farmhouse Table and Bench

Tada!  I built this table.  And I built the bench.  And I was super proud of myself.  What do you think?  I love it!  And there is a lot of info and pictures, so buckle up! Ever since I moved, I knew we needed a new dining room table--ours was too small for the space.  So I searched for months for a dining table I liked but to no avail.  The only ones I liked were pretty pricey--at least $2000.  Yikes!  Not in our budget right … [Read more...]

Pallet Sports Medal Display

It's nearly time for fall soccer!  I love/hate this season.  I love going to the games and seeing my kids play and seeing my friends cheering for their own kids.  But sometimes it's cold or rainy and I don't love it as much then.  And at the end of the season I'm ready for it to be done.  But I really do love the feeling my kids have after they play, feeling good about themselves and knowing they are getting better. We've competed in … [Read more...]

HGTV Blogger Block Party

A lot of people ask me how I pull rooms together so well (why thank you!) I am not a professional designer, although that would be awesome.  I just am constantly searching out inspiration.  Everywhere I go, online, on my phone, on TV and in magazines.  I save these images where I can to reference later or I make a mental note of them.  And one of my favorite sources for inspiration is HGTV Magazine! HGTV Magazine this year hosted the HGTV … [Read more...]

Decoupage Mini Chest of Drawers

This post originally appeared on Tatertots and Jello on July 13, 2015. My friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello has just released the most adorable craft supplies line.  The colors are perfect and on trend, the themes and patterns are just adorable...everything is amazing. I received the box of supplies last week and as I drooled over the beautiful colors, textures, and designs, I had an idea for decorating a cute little wood box of some … [Read more...]

Pink and Gray Girl’s Bedroom

We moved into a new house last December.  A brand-spankin' new house.  When we were designing the house, we picked one color (a light gray) for our entire interior.  This is mostly fine, but sometimes you feel like the rooms are a big ol' gray blob.  And it can be overwhelming to start from complete zero with a new, empty room. Check out the before and after of this room: Isn't that an awful before??  I'm embarrassed to even show you … [Read more...]

25 Trim and Molding Ideas

Several years ago I started noticing something in people's homes that always seemed to take it over the top...trim and moulding.  Trim, molding, and wall treatments were all things that seemed to be in all the old homes, the things that really gave it character.  But as more people built homes that were mass produced, the fun character accents got left behind more and more.  So I love that we are trying to bring things back that add that extra … [Read more...]