Evaluate, Notice, Simplify :: A Giveaway

As I get to know myself better and allow my personality to be acknowledged by the rest of myself, I’m okay with catering to myself and taking the little trouble to change something for the bigger payoff of long-term rewards and ease. Can I get a hallelujah? Or an eye roll, and eye roll would […]

Why I’m Purposely Selfish on Instagram

Instagram is easily my favorite social media. I enjoy it as a creator and as a consumer. Micro blogging, beautiful photos, and a quick connection are all things I value right now. I’m well aware that instagram is simply one tiny curated, filtered glimpse. That’s one of the things I like about it…

When You Love the Idea of Cooking

My mom was going to make chili for our family at our house the other night. Turned out she had to be somewhere that evening, but instead of postponing, she brought all the ingredients to my house and I made the chili. It was the most delightful dinner I ever had the pleasure of cooking. […]

The Progress of Redemption :: A Laundry Room Story (with a dash of kitchen) and why we painted over “good wood”

{hutch // bead & tassels // chair// pillow // stump} Let’s chat about our laundry room/back porch/front porch–because this is where 99% of people enter into our house and it also has a bathroom just to make it even more weird! I wrote about painting the floors in this post. But I wanted to answer […]

Good Enough Decorating {in case your house, budget, timeline, circumstances, skills or stuff isn’t ideal}

The truth is none of us start creating a home out of perfect circumstances or a completely blank slate. We have limitations. We have home “baggage”. And for the most part I try to remind myself to be thankful for the tight budget, country living, long-range fixer-upper, un-done-ness and a house that’s always open for […]

The World’s Most Adorable Kitchen

It brings me great joy to introduce our new little kitchen. Do you remember where we started eighteen months ago? Brace yourself, hide the children….

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