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…

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…

My Favorite Room Reveals from 2016

I feel like this was the year of starting to turn our house into a home. I took on a couple of One Room Challenges, and finally tackled some rooms that needed love. Doing a “room reveal” is pretty fun- and I love having some motivation to help me tackle larger projects. I’ll admit that there is…

Merry Christmas Living Room Tour

Can you believe it’s only 3 more sleeps until Christmas?! I can’t. My kids are counting down- and I figured it was about time I shared our Living Room all dressed up for Christmas. I have to admit I had ambitions of sharing more of our home with you all, but I’ll be content with…

Pretty in Pink: Rustic Glam Christmas Mantel

Sometimes I like to play with different decorating ideas. You know, it might look like re-arranging the furniture, rotating art- or in my case, dressing my fireplace mantel with pretty flowers! Earlier this week I shared our Christmas Mantel- but first I tried something else. I absolutely love this look… it’s a little bit vintage,…

A Classic Christmas Mantel

Classic Christmas Mantel It’s happening- our house is officially getting little bits of Christmas sprinkled about. I am so happy to be sharing one of my favorite parts of our home with you today as part of the Christmas Mantels around America Blog Hop! If you know me- then you are well aware that I enjoy changing…

Winter Woodland Wreath

This past Saturday I spent some time crafting and creating with my oldest son. We both did some sewing, and I also made this precious woodland wreath. I enjoyed myself so very much! When Matt came home he said “Well, thats a bit wild!” And he is so right. I love the way the cedar…

A Winter Wonderland

This week it snowed, and it looks like it’s sticking around. I couldn’t help but grab a few snaps of the fresh fluffy flakes, and the sweet little faces that were enjoying them so. I always have mixed feelings when the first snow flies, but I am slowly settling into that fact that winter is…

Our Cottage Home Tour

As we continue to wrap up the construction projects, and begin on finishing the design and style of the rooms in our home, I thought it would be fun to put together a little home tour with some of my favorite images of our home over the last year. It’s amazing for me to look back at…

A Day to Celebrate

This has nothing to do with politics… nope! Today is my birthday, and I have extra reason to celebrate because I finished up our Loft Family Room for the One Room Challenge. I am sooooo thrilled with how pretty this space turned out, and we are enjoying it already. What a difference a day makes……

Fall at the Farmhouse

fall farmhouse I’ve alluded to life being busy lately. Matt {my hubby} is finalizing production of his most recent film- and we have been going at a steady click since shooting started a year ago. I’m trying to create some peace at home by finishing up some lingering projects- but I am also busy with…

Inspiring Links

There are so many wonderful blogs I love to visit, and every now and then I like to put together a few links to share with you. The fully remodeled kitchen of Young House Love. I’ve missed their blog, but they’ve started back posting little bits and pieces here and there. This is quite the…

Easy Rustic Step Stool

Last week I shared an update on the mini bathroom makeover I’ve been working on in our boys room. I painted the vanity and knobs then re-hung the mirror. Today I am showing you the rustic step stool I built using scrap lumber and a jigsaw. I followed a set of plans from Ana-White, but modified them slightly based…

Seeing Green: Painted Bathroom Vanity

It’s time for a mini makeover update! I love being able to get a custom look for less, thus the reason I DIY all of the things! This painted bathroom vanity really changed the feeling of this room, and took hardly any time at all. I took an inexpensive all in one bathroom vanity that…

ORC Week 2: Planks, Paint, and Trim!

Last week I jumped in on the One Room Challenge- and showed you our unfinished loft– complete with a pile of random furniture. This week it was all about the planks, paint and trim! I’ll be creating a cozy Cottage Family Room- as a place to hang out and play games. This week I spent…