Mother’s Day Paper Ranunculus Wreath

paper ranunculus flowers

I'm going to be honest...paper crafting is not my forte.  But when Astrobrights® Papers sent me all their glorious paper and card stock, I really wanted to make a wreath with paper flowers to give to my Mom for Mother's Day. And Ranunculus is one of my favorite flowers (I like to say I liked them in 2004 before it was trendy to like Ranunculus) and they happen to be awesome in paper form!  Look how pretty... Photo courtesy of The … [Read more...]

Hemnes Daybed IKEA Hack

pink daybed headboard

My daughter's new room looked abysmal.  Her old bedroom was one I had labored over for a year and finally got it perfect.  But once she transitioned out of her crib and into a twin bed, I knew this wasn't how I wanted it to stay.  I love doing kids rooms and so redoing her big girl rom excites me!  But we have a very long way to go and it's not really a priority. However, I couldn't leave it like this: This is sad, sad, sad.  I need it … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel

spring mantel decor

Before I threw the Favorite Things Party, I wanted to invite spring into my home.  Especially since the weather was making me less than convinced it was spring.  I have some fun spring decor that I got out for my 'mantel.'  It's really my entry table since my actual mantel houses the television and will never look super girly and pretty. I know Easter is now past, but this spring mantel could work for at least another month. I started … [Read more...]

Navy and Pink Guest Room Reveal

pink and navy blue decor

Is it weird to get excited about a room?  Well I am weird and I get excited about rooms.  And houses.  And yards.  But this room---I am so excited about this room.  It's the big reveal day! We have an extra bedroom upstairs that is currently serving as a guest room.  Which meant that it housed the extra queen bed we have and that's about it.  It was in a sad, sad state and I was embarrassed when it came time to show it to guests wanting to see … [Read more...]

Built in Indoor Playhouse

indoor playhouse built in

I am lucky that one of my good friends built a house up the street from us.  And that she does hair for a living.  So we decided to make a little trade--I would help her with DIY projects and she would do my hair for free.  Win win!  Our first DIY project turned out so stinkin' adorable that I had to share it--it's a built in Indoor Playhouse! Isn't that amazing?!  First of all, I take zero credit for the amazing paint job.  That tree and … [Read more...]

DIY Doorway Trim

door way trim

I recently gave my entry a makeover.  I added some beautiful board and batten which you can find a tutorial for here.  (It's a little different in the tutorial, but it's not hard to figure out how to adjust it.)  But at the end of the board and batten is a large doorway that leads to the master suite.  We wanted this to be trimmed out, so I planned it in with the board and batten project. Here's the before--you can see how boring it … [Read more...]

Rustic Entryway & Giveaway

rustic charm entryway

We have lived in this brand new house for about two months.  And the entry was...okay but I really wanted to add my own touch.  And apparently everything I touch turns to board and batten. But seriously, we love board and batten.  It will literally be everywhere in a few years of living in this house.  It just takes your house from blah to beautiful--adding another element of architectural interest to your home.  So that's what I started … [Read more...]

LOVE Marquee Letters

love marquee

This post originally appeared on SNAP! Conference blog. I'm not gonna lie, 2014 was one of my most challenging years.  We built a new house, my husband got a new, incredibly busy position at work, his mother passed away as well as my grandpa.  But summing it up like that doesn't really touch how stressful all these things were for me.  It was crazy! It was also a great year for me career wise.  It was one of the first times when I just kept … [Read more...]