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DIY Industrial Pipe Shelf Brackets

Good Morning Lovelies! Industrial pipe shelf brackets are a great way to add character to a space and are really affordable when you make them yourself! I decided to DIY this project for our boys colorful kids powder room, and never shared the tutorial here on my blog. So today I am going to show…

Permission to Move at You Own Pace

Embrace your calling, and invest in it. That is my take away from 2017. In many ways it was a whirlwind year. I shared many of our adventures here on the blog, and I thought it would be fun for me to take a look back at the year. I often find it’s easy to…

The Top Posts of the Year! (2017)

Hey sweet friends. I always love looking back at some of your favorite posts of the year! So I am counting down the top posts of 2017 according to good ol’ google analytics! I love sharing with you pieces of my heart, projects we are working on, and helpful DIY’s. I feel like there are…

The Greatest Love

” And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them. ” Do not be afraid. I bring you good news…

Canadian Cottage Christmas Living Room

Merry Christmas Eve!! Today seemed like a good day to welcome you into our Cottage Christmas Living Room. It is one of my favorite days because it’s all about family, anticipation, and enjoying one another’s company. By now the gifts are wrapped and placed under the tree… and hopefully there aren’t too many holes poked…

Oh Christmas Tree!

This year we have been slow moving on getting the house decorated for Christmas, but it has been quite alright. We put up our Christmas tree a few weekends ago, then took a few days to get the ornaments up. My kids eagerly placed the ornaments, and I just let them enjoy the process. Having…

How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

Yarn Pom Pom’s happen to be one of my favorite things, so today I’m sharing a quick tutorial for how to make a yarn pom pom. They’re really easy, and fun too! All you need is some chunky soft yarn and a pair of scissors. You may have caught some mini pom ornaments on my…

Wood Terrarium with a Winter Theme

Good Morning lovelies! This is a project I have wanted to bring to life for a while, and I think it is such a versatile decor piece for each season. I made this wood terrarium from scraps from our build, and added a few succulent cuttings, branches, and mixed in some mandarins and pinecones for…

How to Install Laminate Flooring

Good Morning Guys! I am so excited to have this tutorial all about how to install laminate flooring here for you today. Changing the flooring in a room makes such a huge impact, and laminate has gotten better and better over the last few years. There is some very realistic looking hardwood inspired laminate these…

Christmas Advent Calendar

Good Morning sweet friends. I wanted to share this Advent Calendar Countdown that I made. One thing I like about blogging is that it helps me to get creative, and meet deadlines! I wrote a tutorial, and filmed a video- when I was very prego may I add- for Remodelaholic. The great news is, we…

DIY Wood Beam Doorway

Today I want to share the process of how we created a wood beam doorway using readily available rustic boards. We opened up the wall between our kitchen and what used to be the small back entry on our original farmhouse. In case you are new here, we added an addition onto our home, and…

Holiday Favorites: Christmas Decorating

Good Morning lovelies! The snow is falling, and I must confess the Christmas music has already made an appearance. This morning I am sharing some of my favorite Christmas Decorating images and ideas from my blog. It is the kick off to a series I will be doing over the coming month to share some…

He’s Here

Good Morning Sweet Friends… well I guess it’s really afternoon! I am sitting under the sweetest, freshest little newborn babe. I just wanted to pop in to let you know that Theodore Matthew joined our family in the early morning of November 7. He is pure perfection and we are so in love with this…

Holiday Favorites: Winter Hoop Wreath Tutorial

My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is to incorporate fresh greenery. This Winter Hoop Wreath was so fun and simple to create, so I thought I would share all the details with you today. This week I’m teaming up with some other crafty bloggers as part of the Creative Christmas Week hosted by…

Our Upholstered Bed Frame

I had been dreaming of buying an upholstered bed frame for quite some time. I’m sure you have caught a few pictures of it here and there, but I have never actually shared any info about our bed! I really love it. It has simple lines, and is a great neutral linen color. We purchased…

A DIY Baby Nest

Are you familiar with dockatots and baby nests? I had never heard of them until the last few years, but decided to make my own DIY baby nest for this new little bebe. I love the way it came out, and I think it will be a great little portable, cozy spot to set down…

The Kooman Family (Photoshoot at 40 weeks Prego)

Prepare for some family photos!  I had been hoping we would get a chance to take a few maternity and family photos at some point, but had resigned that it just wasn’t going to happen. I am after all about to have a baby any day. However, this morning we just decided to have a…

Small Dresser Makeover

I have been on the hunt for small dressers to use as bedside tables for a long time. I found this set, and thought they were perfect candidates for a dresser makeover. New nightstands can be pretty pricey, so finding these for $25 each felt like a bargain. I made sure they were solid wood,…

Wild Kratts Costume Tutorial

Alrighty, this is a departure from my usual tutorials, but as a mama of boys that love the Kratt Bros- I had to share this quick tutorial for a Wild Kratts Costume, in the form of a creature power vest. I thought you might appreciate this if you are a mama of littles, or a…

How to Install a Barn Door

Good Morning dear friends! I wanted to pop in today with a super simple video tutorial for how to install a Barn Door and Track. I love me a pretty barn door… they make a design statement on their own! We hung this barn door in our new studio space- Maker House. The door is…