Category Archives: greatest hits : sneak peek

wooden numbers : a quickie

wooden numbers : a quickie

I have this obsession with anything vintage, and I go gaga for anything vintage industrial. via iones attic and lately, …read more

bedroom refresher

bedroom refresher

Our bedroom transformation has been a gradual process. It’s come a long way since we first got married: we started …read more

DIY : handmade letters

DIY : handmade letters

Remember this post? The one with the beautiful assortment of different ABC’s on the wall? I was totally inspired to …read more

a fresh produce basket vamp-up

a fresh produce basket vamp-up

Last week I was on the search for a cheapo fake-o wooden crate to go in the space above our …read more

DIY : painting your fridge with chalkboard paint

DIY : painting your fridge with chalkboard paint

A few years ago, we decided to transform our dark cookie cutter kitchen into a white and bright farmhouse haven. …read more

1 coaster 2 ways : a simple how to.

1 coaster 2 ways : a simple how to.

Really long, unrelated side note: I made this little photo at the top: an easy photo-shoppy combo of the two …read more

DIY : a simple baby shower gift

DIY : a simple baby shower gift

Need a gift for that baby shower you’re attending this weekend? Or something unique for a housewarming party? OR for …read more

framing a large envelope & a nod to simpler times

framing a large envelope & a nod to simpler times

I think I’ve probably touched on this before, but once upon a time, when I spied this article in southern …read more

a painting tutorial : the basics and a how-to on tea stains

a painting tutorial : the basics and a how-to on tea stains

I wrote this post a looooooonnnngggg time ago. And I thought I would give ‘er an old revamp, and post …read more

a hand-made play kitchen

a hand-made play kitchen

I hope everyone had a fabulous christmas, filled with a wonderful, meaningful time with family and friends. I personally, am …read more

caped crusaders to the rescue

caped crusaders to the rescue

Need a unique, last minute gift idea for that special childĀ (or maybe even random third stepchild twice removed who will …read more

a play space reveal

a play space reveal

I’m really excited about this room: A play space I helped a friend of mine redo. Remember this post? This …read more

Christmas Mantel : a DIY advent garland

Christmas Mantel : a DIY advent garland

I love decorating. {Duh.} And Christmas is fun and everything, but it can be a bit of a two sided …read more

DIY modpodge : my own quirky take on things

DIY modpodge : my own quirky take on things

Whenever I get the Pottery Barn Kids catalog in the mail, (or any catalog for that matter) I’m always taking …read more

DIY pirate boat + pirate costumes :: ARGH!

DIY pirate boat + pirate costumes :: ARGH!

SO, I know Halloween was last night. But I decided to take some pics of a boat building process in …read more

a salvaged fall tablescape

a salvaged fall tablescape

With thanksgiving coming up, I’ve been kind of enthralled by all the possibilities of a fabulous tablescape. Not necessarily for …read more

old things new :: 2 quick takes

old things new :: 2 quick takes

Last week, I had a friend over and she brought this little guy with her. She said she figured I’d …read more

mantel de marveloso

mantel de marveloso

Yeah. That title was some weird mix of spanish/germanic/anglo saxon/vague reference to the 80’s/poetic prose FAIL.   But anyway…here we …read more

dining room

dining room

I think I’ve shown ya’ll a few shots of the dining room in the past. Here’s a few more of …read more

halloween hopping with my lil bees

halloween hopping with my lil bees

Yeah. Yeah. I know. More absolutely ADORABLE pics of my kids in their costumes. Why? because you love me. So …read more