Outside our little farm

Outside our little farm

May 18, 2016

Our weather this spring has had a serious identity crisis. Is it spring or is it still winter?  I thought I'd share some photos of the outside of our property today. We moved in last October and have been doing so much work to it! There is still ...

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Printables now in the shop!

Printables now in the shop!

May 16, 2016

If you need quick and easy artwork for your walls, then my new printables might be just the thing for you. I've added six printable designs to the website that you can easily print out on your own. No waiting required! When you purcha...

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The Latest Books I'm Reading

The Latest Books I'm Reading

May 11, 2016

I'm continuing to work on my goal of reading at least one book a month, which I know isn't much, but it's an improvement on my reading from last year. Which was basically almost nothing.  I've read these three books in the past few months.....

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New Family Sign

New Family Sign

May 05, 2016 1 Comment

I have a new family sign in the shop this morning! It is personalized with your last name and hand-painted on reclaimed barn wood. I create a lot of family signs as wedding gifts, and this one is perfect for that! The sign can be ordered h...

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Personalized Reclaimed Wood Clocks {new!}

Personalized Reclaimed Wood Clocks {new!}

April 20, 2016 1 Comment

Many of my signs and products are a result of wanting to create something specific for my home. And my new reclaimed wood clocks are no exception! I wanted a large, round sign for my entryway, and my talented husband created one for me. I just love these clocks and am so excited to add […]

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Words Matter

Words Matter

April 18, 2016

Our homes tell the story of who we are and what matters to us. One of the reasons I love to see inside people’s homes is because it gives me a glimpse into who they really are, in their most sacred and safe place. Here are some photos of my signs taken in my customers’ […]

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Wrapping up the week

April 15, 2016

We’ve spent as much time as possible outside working on our property this week, although it’s has been COLD. But there have been some pretty, sunny days that almost make up for it. We are busy cutting down overgrown shrubs, dead trees, and getting things cleaned up. I’m creating flower beds around the house and […]

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How to create a hanging shelf

How to create a hanging shelf

April 13, 2016

Last Saturday morning I was in the mood for a really quick project, so I decided to create a hanging shelf in front of the large window in the studio for some of my plants. The window doesn’t have any curtains right now, and it looked kinda lonely. It needed some life, and plants were […]

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Introducing a few new signs!

Introducing a few new signs!

April 11, 2016 1 Comment

Happy Monday friends! I have a few new signs in the shop this week! An awesome reminder of God’s amazing love for us! You can find the “How deep the Father’s love for us” sign here. I happen to love the new metallic gold lettering color that I’ve been incorporating into a few signs lately! […]

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How to paint stained trim without sanding

How to paint stained trim without sanding

April 06, 2016

I’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about how I painted the stained trim in our new house, so I thought I’d share exactly how I did it here. The trim in almost the entire house was a very glossy dark stained wood. Here is a before/after of the family room. It is purely a […]

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A peek in the studio

A peek in the studio

April 04, 2016

There is always so much goodness going on in the studio each week! It is truly my happy place. Lately, there have been lots of these beautiful ocean scenes that we create using reclaimed wood. Each one is so unique. I absolutely love how each week is different, and I’m constantly working on something new […]

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Gotcha Day! {One Year Ago}

Gotcha Day! {One Year Ago}

March 30, 2016 2 Comments

One year ago we met our precious little boy all the way across the world in China! This year has been full of so many changes for all of us. We’ve gone through difficult seasons and times of unbelievable joy. Here are two photos from the first few minutes that we met him one year ago. […]

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Together is my favorite place to be

Together is my favorite place to be

March 28, 2016

This is the newest sign in the shop! It is shown in dark gray wood with our new metallic gold lettering, but it can be done in any color! You can find it here.

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Wrapping up the week

Wrapping up the week

March 25, 2016

The weekend is here! After a very busy week, I am looking forward to slowing down, getting some reading done, and resting. Here are some links for your weekend… I’m loving this home entryway.  A beautiful video of marines worshiping God Super cute tea party idea for little girls I always love Emily’s outfit ideas […]

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For when it’s all just too much

For when it’s all just too much

March 23, 2016

I had a rough couple of days last week. Being a business owner is hard. Don’t get me wrong, I love that I get to create pretty things in my studio, and I still pinch myself that this is my JOB. It’s what I’ve dreamed of doing since I was a little girl drawing pictures […]

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Feather painting on reclaimed wood

Feather painting on reclaimed wood

March 21, 2016

I have some new paintings available for order in the shop! I’ve been working on creating these feather paintings for several weeks and am really pleased with how they turned out. They are made using our gorgeous reclaimed wood, and each one is painted-to-order. So colors can be changed, as well as the word on […]

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Chandelier Makeover

Chandelier Makeover

March 16, 2016

Thrift stores are my absolute favorite. There is so much goodness to be had if you are up for a little digging. Even if I was a millionaire, I would still be drawn toward secondhand items. I needed to find new lighting in my girls’ room and found the perfect thing at my local Habitat […]

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“Bread of Life” Sign

“Bread of Life” Sign

March 14, 2016

I have a new sign in the shop this morning!  You can find the “Bread of Life” sign here. It’s Monday morning! Time to get to work! Hope you all have a great week.

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Wrapping up the week

Wrapping up the week

March 11, 2016

We had gloriously warm Spring-like weather this week, which was such a gift! There was lots of playing and exploring outside on our new property, riding bikes, and remember how dirty we get in the summer! We moved in October, so most of the plants and flowers and done for the summer on our new […]

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Girls Room Accent Wall

Girls Room Accent Wall

March 09, 2016

I am slowly but surely crossing projects in our new house off my list! Giving the girls’ room a little makeover with some paint was so fun! I’m still not completely finished with their room, but I thought I’d share what I have done so far. Here is what part of the room looked like […]

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Recent Custom Signs

Recent Custom Signs

March 07, 2016 1 Comment

Happy Monday friends! We had a mini snow storm this weekend, but it’s supposed to feel like Spring later this week, and I am ready! Bring on the warm sunshine and longer days! Here are a few custom signs that I created recently… My sweet customer sent me this picture of the “Dwell” sign in […]

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One Second Everyday in February

March 02, 2016

I mentioned in this post how I am trying to do a better job of capturing everyday life so that I remember what our life is like years from now when my memory will surely fail me. The app called One Second Everyday is a great way to do just that. You record one second […]

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Wrapping up the week

February 26, 2016

It was a fun, busy week working on new things in the studio! Lots of experimenting, painting, and creating. It just doesn’t get much better than that. I’m finishing up with renovating the girls’ room, and it’s so close to being finished. It’s always that last 10% that seems to drag on and take forever […]

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Reclaimed Wood Ocean Paintings

February 24, 2016

Spring is just around the corner, which means I’m starting to get a lot more orders for my reclaimed ocean paintings. These are truly so unique and fun for me to create! Hubs is a master at choosing the reclaimed wood specifically for each piece. Did I ever mention I love old wood? Well, I […]

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