Cottage Style Trim


Brian finished the closet baseboards (they match our existing baseboards, yay!) and the trim around the doors and cubby holes yesterday… He brought the cutest little helper with him too… He was a little less camera shy than his Dad, so I went all paparazzi on him for a minute. He just giggled alot…. …and blew […]

Cottage Red


Our camera shy carpenter had to finish up a job at another house yesterday and today, but he did start cladding our closets before he left on Wednesday afternoon. So exciting! I’m probably driving him nuts at this point, but I’m just so fascinated by this whole process! Next week, he plans to finish up the […]

Wood Closets


Since this here blog acts as our virtual scrapbook, and I’m beyooooond excited about the closet project we’ve got going on at our house right now, I wanted to include a picture of our amaaaaazing new carpenter friend, Brian, in today’s post…. See him ducking down there in the right hand corner of the photo above? Turns […]

Old Closet Doors


Remember when I surprised Kev with a freshly painted home office/guest room? Well, since that day, I found a local carpenter named Brian to help us build some closets at the far end of the room, sort of like these… Our closets won’t be as wide as the ones in the inspiration photo, (we only […]

Spring Fever Giveaway


Meet Mary Kay… Meet Mary Kay’s new book- Spring Fever… I’m on chapter 7, but I was hooked by page 2! Without giving too much away, it’s about a woman named Annajane Hudgens and it’s set in a small, sleepy, Southern town called Passcoe, North Carolina- a place “where old flames and deep secrets reside, […]

Kit-Cat the Crazy


The other day I caught Kit-Cat doing something…weird. It involved Kevin’s bathroom sink… …and a full bladder… …but absolutely no flushing when he was done. #gross I caught him in the act a couple more times since that first time, and Kevin may or may not have been greeted by a….semi-solid surprise (ahem) in there […]

Room Inspiration: Life Of Splendor


Have you e-met Lindsay from Life of Splendor? She and her husband, Chris, bought a fixer upper a couple of years ago and I’m so excited to share their recent bathroom redo photos here today. Here’s what the room looked like when they moved in… …and here’s what it looks like now! Before… After! Before… […]

It Had To Be Done


We hired a couple fellas to cut down a dead tree in our backyard the other day. It wasn’t the most fun home improvement money we’ve ever spent, but apparently home owners insurance doesn’t cover damage caused by dead trees, so it had to be done. I didn’t want to be all up in their […]

Home Office/Guest Bedroom Update


Kev went out of town last week, so I decided to have a little “surprise by design” style home improvement fun in his future home office/studio space. The day he left, I bought sample pots of paint… …and stared at swatches on the wall… I went with the second sample from the right- a Sherwin […]

How To Use Photoshop Elements 10

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One of my favorite things about blogging is that I can release my inner artsy-fartsy. Wait a second. That came out wrong. Seriously though, I have had an absolute BLAST playing around with my pictures and putting together photo collages… …creating and incorporating my doodles and getting my “graphic design” on… …and designing (and re-designing!) my […]