How to Shop For a Rug Online

Rug shopping is intimidating. But so worth it. Rugs can bring an entire room together and I’ve learned they are just as important to a room as comfy seating and good lighting. I bought a new rug this summer and now that we’ve had it for five months, the verdict is in, I really like […]

How to Get Along With the People Who Matter Most :: A Giveaway

Win this sign from House of Belonging! “If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.” –Mother Teresa You guys. My DAD wrote a book. It’s the weirdest thing ever when your dad writes a book. Especially a book about family. Dad refers to himself as a man […]

Room in Progress:: Our Cozy + Simple Bedroom

Our bedroom has looked like this for while. Until something happened last fall. I can’t remember exactly what it was but somehow, Chad and I ended up at my sister’s house and we slept in their king size bed and suddenly, I could not deal with spending one more night in our microscopic queen sized […]

Vintage Rugs :: What to Look For

SFRugs I’m the proud owner of three vintage rugs, including the one above, and I hope to use a few more in my house over time. (Stay tuned for my One Room Challenge reveal next week to see this rug in action.) I used to think vintage rugs were a bunch of thin, stinky old […]

How to Paint Furniture in One Afternoon

A sponsored post created in partnership with Ace Hardware & the brand of chalk paint I’ve been using for years anyway:  Amy Howard at Home® One Step Paint™ You know those TV shows where they count down the best inventions of all time? Well, if I were in charge of that show, chalk paint would be […]

Our Next Big Project :: A Backyard for Actual People

We bought this house three years ago with our eyes wide open. One of the best and also worst parts about this place was that it had a swimming pool. We didn’t buy the house because of the pool but, in spite of it. Sadly, this old vinyl pool is thirty years old with a […]

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