Walnut Wood Island Countertop

Walnut Wood Island Countertop

May 22, 2017

When we were designing our new kitchen, I knew almost immediately that I wanted an island top made from wood. I love the warm and authentic feel of wood, and I wanted the surface to be different than the other countertops around the perimeter of t...

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Wrapping up the week

Wrapping up the week

May 19, 2017 1 Comment

This week felt like summer has finally come! The roses are on the verge of blooming and everything outside is growing like crazy, which makes me insanely happy. Last weekend we bought three pygmy goats. Call us crazy. But the kids LOVE them, and t...

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Magnolia Wreath DIY Tutorial

Magnolia Wreath DIY Tutorial

May 15, 2017

. Magnolia leaf wreaths have been catching my eye lately, and they are usually fairly expensive to buy, so I decided to make one of my own. Sometimes it is worth it to spend the money to buy something already made, but other times it is much more...

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A Floral Workshop

A Floral Workshop

May 12, 2017

. I'm so blessed to be part of a local mastermind group with six other women who own businesses, and one of them happens to be Trisha from Flourish Flowers. She owns a flower farm. How fun is that?? This week she taught a workshop with our group,...

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Reclaimed Wood Shelves

Reclaimed Wood Shelves

May 08, 2017 3 Comments

I am loving our new kitchen and especially the shelves that we added to both sides of the range hood. It really is one of my favorite parts about the kitchen. I thought I'd share a bit about how we did it. It was a fairly easy process to create t...

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Cottage Kitchen Reveal

Cottage Kitchen Reveal

May 03, 2017 11 Comments

Our long-awaiting kitchen renovation is finally DONE! I can hardly believe it. We started the renovation four months ago and didn't expect it to take that long, however, we ended up doing almost all of the work ourselves. That meant we had a limi...

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Terrarium DIY {Mother's Day Gift Idea}

Terrarium DIY {Mother's Day Gift Idea}

May 01, 2017 2 Comments

Just in time for Mother's Day, I have a great gift idea that is easy to make and fun to put together. I'm obsessed with plants of any kind right now, and I love working with succulents. They are so easy to grow, inexpensive, and low maintenance.  ...

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Wrapping up the week

Wrapping up the week

April 28, 2017

It has been a week filled with lots of rain! April showers bring May flowers, right?? I started planting some new flowers this week including bougainvillea and Russian sage. It was so much fun getting my hands dirty and cleaning up the flower beds...

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Celebrating two years later

Celebrating two years later

April 24, 2017 2 Comments

We celebrated our two year "Gotcha Day" anniversary with Sawyer a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd share a little bit about how he is doing. So many of you followed our story throughout the adoption process. If you want to know how it all got start...

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Wrapping up the week

Wrapping up the week

April 21, 2017

Every Friday I share a bit about what's been going on the past week... :: I was a guest on a new podcast by family counselor Michael d'Esterre called Family Ethos. This was my first time on a podcast, and I was nervous! But I felt like we had a g...

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Wedding Signs

Wedding Signs

April 17, 2017

We have quite a few personalized signs available in the shop right now. They make fantastic wedding gifts, including this brand new sign... If you are needing a wedding gift for this summer, take a look at our selection! We can also create comple...

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Wrapping up the week

Wrapping up the week

April 14, 2017

Here are some things that caught my interest this week. :: I started listening to a new podcast called Making Oprah, which is pretty interesting. It talks about how the Oprah show started years ago. :: I can't say that I love Walmart, but it i...

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Easy Wheat Grass Centerpiece Idea

Easy Wheat Grass Centerpiece Idea

April 10, 2017 2 Comments

I created a centerpiece for our new kitchen island, and I thought I'd share the steps with you. It is a super-simple way of creating a centerpiece for spring and summer! You can grow this grass in any type of container, and it is really inexpensiv...

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Wrapping up the week 4/6/17

Wrapping up the week 4/6/17

April 07, 2017 1 Comment

I haven't done a "wrapping up the week" post in a while, and I thought I'd start the habit of posting these again every Friday. It's a space where I share what I've learned, what I've watched and read, what has been happening in the studio each we...

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Vintage sink in the mudroom

Vintage sink in the mudroom

April 03, 2017 1 Comment

Before we began our kitchen renovations, we knew we needed to install a sink in the mudroom because we would be kitchen-less for awhile (#thediylife). I had visions of a vintage sink and the mister found one for me! We found the sink on Craigslist...

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DIY Chicken Wire Cloches

DIY Chicken Wire Cloches

March 27, 2017

I have a fun DIY project for you today that's perfect for springtime! I've always had a thing for cloches and making them with chicken wire turned out to be very easy and cute! My friend Brittany helped me with this project. . . I started out w...

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Six Things I'm Loving

Six Things I'm Loving

March 20, 2017 1 Comment

It's the first day of Spring! You wouldn't know it to look outside my windows right now with all the snow on the ground, but warmer weather is coming! Hallelujah. In honor of the first day of Spring, here are six things I'm loving right now... ::...

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Our Texas Trip

Our Texas Trip

March 08, 2017 2 Comments

On Monday we returned from a really fun trip to Texas with our two older kiddos. We don't often travel and haven't really gone anywhere since our trip to China two years ago when we brought home Sawyer, so we were very excited to be adventurous an...

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The latest new signs in the shop

The latest new signs in the shop

February 10, 2017 1 Comment

We just added a few new signs to the shop! Click on the image to find them on the website. . . . . .

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A creative office space

A creative office space

February 03, 2017 2 Comments

My friend Vicki lives in an amazing early 1800's farmhouse, and she has a beautiful, creative style that I love. Think super high ceilings, original thick mouldings, and loads of character. I thought I'd show you an area of her family room that sh...

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New accent chair (plus a pillow giveaway)

New accent chair (plus a pillow giveaway)

January 25, 2017 163 Comments

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. {This post is sponsored by Kohl's. I received the included furniture and home decor as compensation. But all thoughts are my own!} . I love collaborating with my friends at Kohl's!...

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Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Bathroom Decorating Ideas

January 17, 2017

We are smack in the middle of a kitchen remodel, and I'm already dreaming of renovating our upstairs bathroom. It is in dire need of some TLC. The tile countertop is literally falling apart, there is floral wallpaper that is peeling off, and a med...

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Bedroom Refresh

Bedroom Refresh

January 05, 2017

Happy New Year friends!  . Our Christmas decorations came down the day after Christmas (if I'm honest, some of it came down a few days before), because I couldn't handle all the dried greens making a mess, and I so look forward to starting fresh ...

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Recent Custom Work

Recent Custom Work

December 16, 2016 8 Comments

We have been very busy over this Christmas season, and there have been lots of beautiful signs leaving our studio and workshop!  Here are a few that we created recently...

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