Apr 182013
round up {RICE}

New friends and old friends… welcome! Here’s a little round up of original RICE projects. If you’re here for the first time, I hope it gives you an idea of what this little blog is about. If you’re an old friend, here’s a trip down memory lane. Enjoy.. and have a happy day!   Starting [continue…]

 April 18, 2013  Posted by at 14:27 diy, inspiration, madebyRICE, our home 3 Responses »
Mar 222013
the evolution of a room.

I’m about to share some alarming photographs. But I think they’re interesting.. or at least fun for me to look back at. They are also a self esteem booster for you, my lovely readers. If you’re feeling discouraged by your house keeping abilities, like you’re always drowning in a sea of dirty clothes, these photos [continue…]

 March 22, 2013  Posted by at 13:12 our home 5 Responses »
Mar 192013
diy {burlap coffee sack art}

If you’re ever in a thrift store and see burlap coffee sacks, buy them. Don’t think about it. Don’t inspect them. Run as quickly as you can to where they are and grab them. I wouldn’t even judge you if you pushed people out of the way (unless you’re pushing me, in which case, we [continue…]

 March 19, 2013  Posted by at 16:47 diy, our home 5 Responses »
Mar 172013
can you guess what we did for our Saturday project?

I’m so excited to share our Saturday afternoon project with you, but it’s not quite photo ready yet. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some photos that inspired me. I’ll share more details this coming week, but until then, here’s some inspiration. Can you guess what we did?! source source source source source source [continue…]

 March 17, 2013  Posted by at 15:22 inspiration, our home 2 Responses »
Mar 152013
diy {guitar hooks}

I used to get mad every time I cleaned up the office/craft room/guest room because there were 3 clunky guitar cases with no place to go. I’d grumble and shove them under the futon or in a corner. I know, such a big problem and inconvenience. A couple weeks ago, I was sitting on the [continue…]

 March 15, 2013  Posted by at 12:11 diy, our home 1 Response »
Mar 142013
diy {how to hide a painted line that isn't crisp}... and my office is partly black!

How’s that for a wordy title?! I’ve started seeing a trend every time my sweet friend, Jill, comes over. After each visit (or sometimes during), I end up painting something black. Last week it was my whole kitchen. This week it was a section of the guest room/office/craft room. When Tristan came home and noticed [continue…]

 March 14, 2013  Posted by at 15:15 diy, our home 5 Responses »
Mar 082013
a corner of our new living room.

Who enjoyed a late-in-the-season snow this week? We got FOURTEEN inches! The last big snow we had was the year Gabriel was born. 2009. So this was the first snow he’s gotten to enjoy. And boy did he enjoy it. We went sledding in the afternoon and then over to our friends house for a [continue…]

 March 8, 2013  Posted by at 14:01 our home 2 Responses »
Mar 042013
a letter to my husband.

Dear Tristan, You’re so tolerant of my decorating and redecorating and rearranging and painting and repainting and crafting and creating and selling things on Craig’s List to buy different things on Craig’s List and bringing home junk and making it less like junk. In our nearly 5 years of marriage you’ve gotten so used to [continue…]

 March 4, 2013  Posted by at 13:37 life, our home 3 Responses »
Mar 042013
being impulsive.

Happy Monday! Is anyone else excited about the potential for snow this week? I’m ready for winter to go out with a bang. Let’s get one good snow for sledding and snowman making, and then bring on spring! Last night while I was making dinner, I got this uncontrollable urge to paint part of the [continue…]

 March 4, 2013  Posted by at 11:18 our home 2 Responses »