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From Eat-in-Kitchen to Coffee Nook

Hey! Today I wanted to share another of our home improvement projects. Most older homes have both an eat in kitchen or breakfast nook AND a formal dining room. However we decided that we wanted to make the "formal" dining room ...

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Painted Coop

I had so much fun painting this coop this weekend! I imagine in the winter it will be a nice pop of color. I found this quote in How to Be a Wildflower by Katie Daisy. If you haven't discovered that book, I highly recommend it :) Since our ...

Farmhouse Fireplace Renovation

About three months ago, we bought a farmhouse on 20 acres. We love the land, and the house, but the interior design didn't match the exterior.  It was all farmhouse on the outside, formal on the inside. We've been doing some renovations and ...

Jamberry Nail Wraps!

Well hey there. I wanted to share a quick post about the gorgeous and very practical Jamberry Nail Wraps.  Let me first say - I almost never paint my finger nails. I hate spending time and money on something that will be chipped in a few hours, ...

{DIY} Faux Boat Wood – how to make painted wood look chipped and old

  I have been in love with boat wood for a long time.  The vibrant colors, texture, and the story - salvaged wood that's been a part of countless voyages on the sea...it all appeals to my sense of style.  Unfortunately, it's really expensive.  ...

Barndoor Baby Gate

Well, I can't believe it but next week little Miss Lila turns 1!!  She has become extremely mobile...including walking :)  So a few weeks ago it was time to put up the baby gates. Our not-so-lovely-but-thankful-we-have-it military housing comes with ...

The Details…

Currently I'm working on the soft furnishings for Charlotte's bedroom - so far I've made the curtains (a tutorial on that tomorrow) and I have cut out the quilt. With the scraps, I decided to make this little pillow for the green chair in her room. ...

A Quilt to Pass the Time…

Throughout history women have used quilting as a way to pass the time - such as when a husband or son was off at war like the Dear Jane Quilt. That would keep you busy right? But what a cool thing to do with your time - at the end of the war she ...

“Pallet-able” Home Decor

While browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across a gorgeous, eclectic coffee table that I just loved.  It was made from wooden pallets, and I thought, "Ryan could make that".  So I showed it to him. He had scooped up some free pallets a ...

DIY- Sea and Sand Throw Pillow

Happy Monday!  While browsing around on my new favorite place, Pintrest, I found this painting and fell in love. Isn't that lovely?  I want to be there, greeting the day.  Well, I don't really paint, but you know I love fabric and a challenge.  ...

Decorating for the Seasons

So....guess what decorations are still up in my house.  St. Patricks?  nope.  Valentine's Day?  nope. Snowy wintry snowman?  nope. Christmas. That's right.  Christmas.  I would like to tell you that I forgot to take it down because it was ...

Pretty Flower Easter Eggs – Pottery Barn Style

While shopping with Beverly, from Flamingo Toes, last week, I found some easter eggs at Pottery Barn covered in little hydrangea blossoms. (sadly I could not find a picture online of the inspiration eggs, so you'll just have to take my word for ...