It may only be September, but I am already getting started on the holiday crafting bonanza! I took inventory this past weekend; I have glittery gold, hot pink, blue, purple, and more ornaments in stock, just waiting to be put together for a custom ornament wreath. The most popular request I receive is for rainbow … Continue reading 2016 Ornament Wreaths
The construction on our 1930s bathroom remodel ended back in March, but we have only recently put all of the finishing touches on the space. I finally took photos to share with y'all! The remodel overall was a super painful learning experience: countless trips to the tile store, more money than we ever planned to … Continue reading 1930s Bathroom Remodel – Reveal
These photos were taken in Russell's aunt's yard...can you imagine having your house surrounded by this beauty? What a lucky lady she is (and how much hard work she must put into it!) I was so inspired by her beautiful landscaping.
Easter is my favorite holiday to decorate for; brightly-colored Easter eggs, happy bunnies, fresh flowers...there's something inherently wonderful about seeing the first signs of spring after a long and cold winter. There's also the tasty food. I know that coming up with a holiday menu can be a challenge, especially if you eat the same … Continue reading Easter Brunch Recipes & Ideas
Our 1930s bathroom was completely gutted this week, making way for a floor-to-ceiling remodel. While I can't wait to take a long, hot bath in a brand new Kohler tub that no one else's bum has been in, this construction phase has been pretty stressful. Preserving Old House Integrity Maybe I've been watching too many … Continue reading 1930s Bathroom Remodel – Part 1
Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! We are busy here, but I had to share these cute pinecone-shaped cheese balls I made to take to dinner at my dad's. Thanks to Trish from Mom on Timeout for the cheese spread recipe. I taste-tested as I was making it, and it was delicious then. After sitting in the fridge … Continue reading “Pinecone” Cranberry White Cheddar Cheese Ball
We've been baking and cooking and cleaning and wrapping...tis two days before Christmas and the craziness has arrived!! I can't wait to have a few days off next week... Merry Christmas everyone!!
Our downstairs bathroom makeover is complete! Goodbye split-pea green paint and weird old sink; hello new fixtures, paint, and a brand new feel! Sometimes it's really tough having a 90-year-old house. Don't get me wrong, I love the charm of our home, but it takes a lot of work to keep it updated and modernized. … Continue reading Save the Pink Tile – 1970s Small Bathroom Makeover Complete!
In late June, Russell and I started planning to take action on renovating our two bathrooms. I wrote a planning post about what I wanted our downstairs bath to end up looking like, and then...that was about all the movement we made for months. Blame my job getting hectic and lots of travel, and there … Continue reading Small Bathroom Makeover Update: New Paint
Russell and I have been married for three years this October. To celebrate, we took a weekend trip to one of our "bucket list" places - Jim Thorpe, PA, a quaint little town in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. It's about five hours from home, so the whole trip made for a short little … Continue reading Anniversary Weekend Trip to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania