Jan 242013
 
diy: paper plate holders

Isn’t it fun to have friends over dinner? I think so. What’s not always fun is cleaning up afterwards, when the food has started to fuse to every dish you own. It’s usually then that I wish I’d used paper plates. I know they’re not the best option economically and environmentally, but sometimes it’s just [continue…]

 January 24, 2013  Posted by at 12:42 diy, entertaining 3 Responses »
Jan 232013
 
roundup {painted stairs}

I think painted stairs are so fun. Here’s a quick roundup to give you some inspiration. The possibilities are endless. source Ombre stairs could be done in any color. source I’m quite fond of these stairs. Simple. Keep a ‘runner’ going up the stairs in the raw/plain wood, and paint the edges white. I like [continue…]

 January 23, 2013  Posted by at 15:10 inspiration No Responses »
Jan 182013
 
collecting chairs

One of my hobbies, I suppose you could call it, is thrifting. I love a good treasure hunt! I save up spare change and head to my favorite stores to see what kinds of goodies I can find. I know, I know… I’m such an adrenaline junkie. In the past 6 or so months, I’ve [continue…]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 10:58 our home 1 Response »
Jan 182013
 
diy: stamped paper

It may be odd to write about wrapping paper in January, but surely December isn’t the only time gifts are given. Maybe there’s an upcoming birthday, or a new baby, or any other kind of celebration (or no celebration at all… sometimes ‘just because’ is the best reason)! If there’s a gift that needs wrapping, [continue…]

 January 18, 2013  Posted by at 10:40 diy 4 Responses »
Jan 172013
 
round up: the white wall.

I’ve painted (and repainted) my fair share of rooms. Picking a color is hard. They look different in different lights. Preferences and styles change. And while repainting a room is a relatively easy and quick way to change things up, it’s something that most of us don’t want to do frequently. A gallon of paint [continue…]

 January 17, 2013  Posted by at 18:08 inspiration No Responses »
Jan 142013
 
sneak peak: big boy room

Here’s a little tiny sneak peak at Gabriel’s big boy room.  It’s still very much a work in progress. We just hung the gold stars on the wall, and we both love it (yes, even G does… “Wow! Dats boo-ful Mommy. I wuv it! Sanks!”… Translated: “Wow! That’s beautiful Mommy. I love it. Thanks!”). Just [continue…]

 January 14, 2013  Posted by at 12:37 our home No Responses »
Jan 142013
 
part 1: nursery to big boy room

I’m baaaa-aaack! Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I can’t believe it’s already a couple weeks into 2013. Crazy! It’s been quite some time since I’ve written here. I could give a list of excuses, but nobody wants to read that, so I’ll just jump right in! Gabriel [continue…]

 January 14, 2013  Posted by at 11:25 inspiration 2 Responses »