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Kitchen Inspiration: Wood Hood Fan Cover

I have kitchen dreams on the brain lately… and even though a few things will have to fall into alignment before we are ready to order all of our cabinetry, we are slowly picking away at things as we are able. I couldn’t help but share some of these pretty wood hood fan covers with…

6 Tips For How to Stain a Deck

6 Tips for How to Stain a Deck If you are like me, you usually do a little google search prior to embarking on a project. If you are like me, it’s quite possible you learned that lesson after a few flubs… To be honest though, ye old google can yield quite a bit of…

Our Simple Summer Porch

Ever since the snow melted I’ve been spending every morning I can sipping my coffee on our front porch. It gets glorious morning sun, but it needed a good clean and some better seating. I thought I would share the little changes I made to our simple summer porch. It’s a deck, is that still…

Living Floral Wreath

Some much needed shrub trimming brought about the urge to try my hand at making a living floral wreath out of some of my fresh blooms from the garden. I have never done anything like this before, but it felt so wonderful to snip flowers from the garden and spend the afternoon creating. Since getting…

Rest, Inspiration and an Announcement….

Over the last few months I have been absolutely binge watching Laura from Garden Answer on Youtube. I just love the variety of her videos, from planting arrangements, to perennial care and general gardening tips and tricks. I especially love her garden tours and love the beautiful property that she calls home! It has held…

Building Maker House: Episode 5

Oh my, I have not been a very good mini-series promoter or blogger the last few months… please accept an official apology on my part! However, I am excited to be picking up this series again and sharing some of the progress of our studio. While we are more or less completed the space- we…

Nearly Spring….

Hey sweet friends. I wanted to pop in to say hi as things have been awfully quiet on the blog! Between Maker House projects, being busy with school, and my computer crashing- I just haven’t been snapping photos, working on projects or writing as much! But I have most certainly missed connecting with you. We…

How to Install MDF Shiplap

I have seen imitation “shiplap” popping up on pinterest for a while now. I have been curious to try installing MDF Shiplap, and decided to give it a go as a feature wall. We actually have shiplap in the original farmhouse side of the house, and uncovered it during our addition build. We then repurposed…

A New Vintage Mirror in the Bathroom

I recently switched out our bathroom mirror with a “new” vintage mirror. The mirror we’ve had in there for the last few years was re-purposed from our old house, and while it worked well I felt like the bathroom was lacking a bit of character. I wasn’t totally sure how this would turn out, but…

DIY Chevron Wood Wall and Episode 4

Matt and I were visting one of our favorite places- Canmore- when we went into one of our favorite shops and saw a beautiful dark, wood, feature wall. I tucked that pretty piece of inspiration away- and pulled it out for this DIY Chevron Wood Wall. I I shared all about our progress and this…

Family Time in the Rockies

Last week we did something crazy… we went away as a family to the rockies to enjoy the beautiful mountains at our door step while having some family R&R. Crazy for us, because we are really bad about taking time off, but we actually did it!! The funny thing about this photo is that it doesn’t catch my…

Saturday Inspiration

Here are a few places I’m finding inspiration both for the home and heart… xo – Miss Ash @devolkitchens: If you aren’t following Devol Kitchens on Instagram then you need to start 😉 Mourning Into Joy– My dear friend Jami shares pieces of her journey after losing their daughter 7 years ago. Jesus truly is Immanuel,…

A Walkthrough of the Studio

I have gotten a few questions about what is where, and the functionality of this new studio project, so the easiest way to answer those seemed to be in a video! I’m taking you on a full walkthrough of Maker House and sharing a bit of the vision for each area… We hope to be…

Hand Built Farmhouse Tables

Happy Saturday Morning Guys! I hope your day is off to a great start. Mine started with a delicious Americano… we bought a new espresso machine for the studio and have been using it at home until we are ready to move everything over there…I’ve been spoiled! I wanted to pop in to share the…

Building Maker House Update: Episode 1&2

Things have been pretty focused on Maker House projects lately… I thought I would share the latest Episodes for my short web series…as well as an update of what is happening since I first shared the “before” photos, and the painted floors update. Episode 1: Framing, Drywall and Primer When we took over the space…

Building Maker House: The Web Series

I wanted to pop in this morning to share that my new web series is now available on youtube. As I mentioned we’ve been documenting the journey of this whole thing– and it just made sense to share what we are up to in a vlog style format. I hope you enjoy these! I don’t plan on…

Welcome to Our New Project

I have to tell you that I am just a tad excited to be writing this post! A few weeks ago I shared that yes, indeed I am still alive- and that between working on a big new project, and my computer dying- the frogs have been croaking. Today I am going to tell you all…