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Giving Thanks

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ…

Drywall and Trim in the Mud Room Entry!

We have finished the drywall and have all of the trim installed in the mudroom! I have to tell you that my nesting, pregnant self is very pleased. Of course, this is an area we have wanted to finish for a while… but there is nothing like a baby deadline to get us motivated. Not…

All About Our Custom Wood Range Hood

Hey sweet friends, I am popping in this morning to let you know that the full tutorial for our new wood range hood is now available over at Remodelaholic. I am a guest contributor there, so you can catch the cut list, measurements and insert details if you are interested! I looked at a bunch…

Weekend Links

Good Morning Sweet Friends, I am popping in to share a few weekend links for you to explore. We are heading into the weekend with eager hearts. My kiddos had a busy week as they started up some of their lessons, and I started back with a few classes too. It’s such a gift to…

Fall Living Room Tour

Good Morning dear friends! Earlier this week I shared a look at our fireplace mantel, so today it seemed fitting to share a fall living room tour. I am currently in project mode- call it nesting- but I am working hard to tie up some of the loose ends leftover from all of our reno and…

BMH Episode 6: Furnishing the loft

I feel like a bit of a celebratory dance is in order- because I have a fresh Building Maker House episode for you guys. In this episode you get to see quite a bit of progress in the loft, which is the creative workshop space. We install window trim, bring in furniture, install the  …

Green + Grey Fall Mantel Inspiration

It seems I am most consistent with sharing living room updates in the fall and at Christmas, which is quite alright with me. I love decorating our fall mantel, and this year I went with subtle neutrals mixed with grey and greens. I have had these beige crocs sitting on the mantel most of the…

Chippy Barn Light for The Hallway

Years ago Matt spotted this chippy barn light at our local restore. It was $25, and while we didn’t have a spot for it at the time- we knew we would some day! Upon doing a little research we found that they are often used in animal barns, are explosion proof- and that vintage ones…

Fall Farmhouse Hutch with Plums and Shades of Green

I decided to dress our farmhouse hutch in plums and shades of green. Last year I used white and green, and the year before I went really neutral. I don’t often use many berry colors or reds around the house, however I loved the berry branches off our ornamental crab tree snipped from the front…

IKEA MALA Paper Roll and Minty Goodness

I recently purchased this sweet paper roll holder from IKEA recently. It is called the “MALA paper roll.” I thought it would be handy to have around for craft paper, wrapping paper… you name it! But I wanted to personalized it a bit, so I pulled out one of my favorite minty shades of paint- and…

Whites, Wood and Day Dreaming

Even though I am slowing down as I get further along in my pregnancy (just rounding out at 32 weeks!) I am enjoying being back in project mode in the house. Call it nesting, or call it normal life around here- but I am working on my list of to do projects! I still have…

Refinishing a Table Top with MMS Hemp Oil

A while back I took a $5 garage sale find and refinished the top using Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil. This was my first time using hemp oil, and so I thought I would share a bit of the process with you. I painted the base out in a semi-gloss black, and I love the…

Creating a Laundry “Room” Closet

Our laundry area has had me stumped for a while. I finally committed to creating a Laundry “Room” Closet. I was trying to incorporate barn doors but decided on double closet doors, because honestly it is a very tight space! It has certain access requirements because our electrical panel, crawl space access and washer and…

A Maker House Studio Update

Things moved along beautifully with our Maker House Studio Renovation… but our web series? Well- would you believe that we have the footage, and several episodes edited and ready for me to review, but unfortunately since I got pregnant and life got kind of crazy we have just been horrible about getting them uploaded to…

We Tore Out Some Walls!

Working on our house has been a long process, and while we made ourselves promises about finishing all the little things before we moved into our addition- it didn’t happen. I am trying to finish off some of those projects to get some items officially off the list! One of those items is the connecting…

Kitchen Update: We have a Hood Fan and Range

It’s been a really long time since I have talked about our kitchen. You probably remember my crazed painting session with a $17 quart of paint to rid us of the swans and fruit baskets about 2 years ago. While Matt and I have plans for our kitchen- we had to recover from building our…

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…

DIY Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table Tutorial on Remodelaholic

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table Happy Saturday morning sweeties! Im sipping on some hot french vanilla coffee, with just about the exact same view as you see above. I thought I would pop in to let you know that there is a full tutorial available for my newest project in the living room- our reclaimed wood…

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…

How to Apply Antiquing Wax to Age Painted Pieces

Last week I shared some of my favorite tips for adding personality to your home, and number three was all about thrifting and refinishing furniture. Today I wanted to share how to apply antiquing wax to age a piece of furniture, or an accessory piece like the old boxes in the tutorial. If you have…

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…