A one of a kind shelf

So it a while back I found this great architectural piece of wood at my local antique store. When I say a while back, I mean probably a year or more ago.  Every time I went into this store I wanted to buy this piece and create something with it. A few weeks ago I got my chance. A few weeks back I made a few changes to my family room and.. Read More

Touches of spring – my family room

So I took the day last week and spruced my house up for spring. I put away my furry blankets, winter pillows, and candles. I replaced them with a few fun touches of spring. I got out my flower pillows, lighter throws, and created a fun spring display for my ottoman. A lot of this I did with things I had laying around my house. I feel that rooms don’t.. Read More

Touches of spring…the dining room

I am so excited for spring. It is like someone switched a light switch around here. It went from snowy and cold to sunny and beautiful in a matter of a week. I am having fun adding some touches of spring to my home. The first room I started with was the dining room. I recently finished a cabinet, and I was excited to accessorize it. I got in the.. Read More

My clean routine

Happy Monday! It is warming up a bit here, and  I am in the mood to clean! It is no secret to those who know me that I am a neat freak. I like a clean house, an organized house, and a life run on structure and routine. Still, I don’t want to spend my whole day cleaning, so I came up with a system I have used for years.. Read More

Easy, fast, no sew silhouette project

It’s Monday, it’s snowing, and it’s cold. Perfect for a fun and easy craft. Silhouettes. I love Silhouettes. They have such a fun vintage feel to them. I wanted to hang a silhouette of Danica on her wall since her room has such a vintage feel to it. I thought long and hard about how I wanted to create it, and I finally decided on fabric. I bought an old.. Read More

Creating a gallery wall

My decorating style around my home is pretty simple and straight forward. I don’t usually do large gallery walls that contain a lot of pictures and items. It feels too cluttered to me. I have seen beautiful gallery walls, but for the most part I like hanging one large item, or sets of items on the wall, and call it good. I hung large pictures along my hallway wall. All.. Read More

My favorite…and the best….cinnamon roll recipe

My kid’s second trimester ended last Thursday, and they all did a great job in their classes. I decided to make my favorite all time cinnamon roll recipe to celebrate with them. They were all excited to come home to fresh homemade cinnamon rolls. This really is a great recipe. The rolls are soft and delicious, and the chocolate chips add just the perfect amount of sweetness. I have been.. Read More

To chalk paint or not to chalk paint

I have been painting furniture now for a very long time. About eighteen years. I have painted everything, end tables, shelves, desks, cabinets…you name it. My go to paint has always been latex wall paint in a satin finish. I like it, it is easy to use, doesn’t chip, and it lasts a long time. If I am painting cabinets, my go to paint is Sherwin Williams cabinet paint. Those are.. Read More

Danica’s room reveal

Danica and I have been talking about her room for a while now. When we first moved into this home almost six years ago, her room was the first room we did. She was ten at the time, and wanted something girly and pink. She has since grown up, started high school, and her style has changed. Remember what the room looked like before? Very pink, and a little too.. Read More

Picking and fixing

Doing my daughters room has been interesting….fun, but interesting. The last time I decorated her room, she was ten and basically told me what colors she wanted. This time, it is a whole different story. Danica wants things the way Danica wants them. Actually she has a great eye for design, so it is actually fun having her pick out her own stuff and it is fun to have another partner.. Read More