My Inspired Family Room Mantel

Fall mantel details

These days I seem to find it a bit hard to look at old photos. I think it has something to do with feeling like time is passing WAY too quickly and my kids are getting WAY too big and I'm getting WAY too much older. But, that being said, there's a reason why we take photos. We're trying to capture a moment, right? Hold onto a memory.   … [Read more...]

White and Gold Decoupage Pumpkins

white and gold decoupage pumpkins

I'll never forget that dress...It was gold and white lamé checked with a black velvet bodice.  The perfect 1987 homecoming dress.  The black velvet bow I found for my hair was the icing on the cake. Lamé they even make dresses in lamé anymore.... because they should!  The subtle (or not so subtle) sheen picked up the pulsating lights on the dance floor perfectly. … [Read more...]

Simple Fall Entry Decor

Simple and elegant fall entry decor

Can I confess something to you my friends? Sometimes I just want to stick one pumpkin on one shelf in one room of my house and declare that I've decorated my house for fall. Between working against the book deadlines, running the business that is this blog, getting kids back to school and all of the general craziness of life, it was definitely tempting to do that. … [Read more...]

Kitchen and Family Room Makeover

kitchen cabinets built to look like furniture

Happy Saturday friends! On behalf of my friend Kara (who is the one who gets to live in the gorgeous new spaces I've been showing you!) and myself we'd like to say a big huge THANK YOU for all of your lovely comments the past two days! This was such a long process for Kara and her husband Caleb but he got to go to work each day while she, on the other hand, was living in the midst of chaos while their home was being remodeled. Oh and they have 5 kids. She deserves a trophy don't you think? … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Farmhouse Cottage Style Kitchen makeover

So, here's the thing. I'm a crier. I cry over obvious things like sad movies or sad news or when I get my feelings hurt. I cry when I think about my kids getting older or when they had to have shots at the Doctor's office. I've cried over pretty much every single Hallmark commercial as well as almost every episode of Little House on the Prairie. But in all of my years of being a crier, I've never cried over a home makeover. That is, I hadn't until the day I walked into my friend Kara's … [Read more...]

Personalizing Your Home

printed bible verse pillow

Not too long ago, I sat and flipped through the pages of a fancy-schmancy home decorating magazine. I have no idea where I was at the time and how I happened to have a fancy-schmancy home decorating magazine in my hands but I can only assume that a) my children were nowhere near me because they rarely allow me the luxury of sitting down with a magazine and b) I wasn't in my own home because I don't subscribe to fancy-schmancy home decorating magazines. ANYWAY, as I flipped through the pages I … [Read more...]