Thanksgiving Journals & Christmas Shelves

Well we made it through our first week post-Thanksgiving break. We really enjoyed our break. With Quinn in school full-time (kindergarten), having him for a whole week made it feel like the good old days! To top it off, Ross was off of work Tuesday-Sunday. The kiddos fit in two sleepovers and we had two […]


The Holiday Feeling

Yesterday, we adopted a 3-year-old Golden Retriever. We named him Harry.   He is pretty popular and we have had a lot of guests today. Everyone came to meet him today and everyone commented on how nice our house smells. It smells like a giant Christmas tree and I love it! I was lucky enough […]


Things I Failed to Blog

As I am sharing pictures here and there, I am realizing there are things I never blogged about. Little updates and tweaks here and there–Like the addition of this wall mounted lamp to our TV gallery wall — that I never told you about. That little addition not only added light, but freed up some […]


Fun Living Room Update With Goodwill Desk

Sometimes I get the urge to find a little treasure. I will swing by Goodwill once a month and just hope to find something that catches my eye. I’m a sucker for all things school. You can take the girl out of the classroom, but not the classroom out of the girl. Or something like […]


Fall Dining Room Table Decor

I have been sharing little touches of fall with you all week. I’m really embracing the spirit of fall. I’ve enjoyed making the house cozy, while the air gets crisp. This year–after years of decorating for Halloween (here, here, and here)– I’m just warming things up. I shared these fun fall printables that are on […]


Styling a Bookshelf

I love to decorate. I love having a place to display a little personality in my home, but I have kids soo…. Does this sentence even need to be finished? We live here. I mean LIVE here. They aren’t in school yet, we don’t have a play room. All the living and playing that a […]


A Jeweled Box

I was recently walking through the craft store and I spied these wood boxes. Geodes, quartz, stone are totally in right now. Anthropologie has beautiful geode hardware I’m swooning over. I also recently saw two of my favorite bloggers, The Handmade Home and I Heart Organizing, creating with these elements. I had received the Elmer’s […]


Summer To Do List

This spring we did a little dining room update. I decided I was tired of decorating around a mirror and even worse, photographing into a mirror. Since so much of what we do with this space revolves around decorating for holidays and parties, I knew I wanted to put something up that lent itself to […]


How To Reuse Party Decor

I love decorating for shin-digs. The problem is, I often find myself wondering what to do with it all when the party is over. We just recently celebrated Hudson’s first birthday. See what I did there? The robots that were garland are now specimen art. The tissue paper tassel garland is now hanging above the […]


Hudson’s First Birthday

This week/weekend has been so crazy packed that I couldn’t even fit into one post. Well, at least not one post anyone would read. Wednesday, the 16th Hudson turned 1! This is baby #3 for me and I swear that with each kid, time just keeps going faster. I don’t know how we got here […]