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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…

Hints of Pink and Blue in a Cottage Bathroom

hints of pink and blue in our cottage style bathroom Whether it’s just another day for you, or if you celebrated like crazy- I hope you had a great love day yesterday. At the studio I work at we have a special focus on self love in the month of February- helping the kids to…

Tutorial: How to Paint Wood Floors {+Video}

Matt and I have been making great progress over the last month- and I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! One of the projects I was really excited about trying was painting the old wood subfloor. It seemed like a great option for us- and I was pleasantly surprised…

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…

I’m Still Here!… And What I’m Up To

Hi sweet friends, I just wanted to pop in to say that I am sorry I have not been posting very regularly. I have truly missed it- but I am working on a very exciting (and time consuming) new project that I can’t wait to share with you! Matt and I are expanding our creative…

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…

My Reflections on 2016 and Word of the Year

Things have been quiet for me over the last little bit, partially because we have been busy, and partially because my heart has felt jumbled as late. There has been so much going on inside this little old soul of mine, that it’s been hard to know what to say or how to share. However,…

My Favorite Makeovers from 2016

I had planned to create a collection of furniture makeovers from 2016… but I couldn’t just stop there! Our DIY house has been a huge labour of love, and working on the exterior siding of the original farmhouse, as well as all the landscaping has been one of my favorite transformations to date. Our progress…

My Favorite DIY projects from 2016

Oh sweet friends, I hope you are well and have had a relaxing, love filled Christmas season. I was working on updating my DIY Design Ideas Page, and kind of couldn’t believe all of the projects I was able to complete in 2016!! Wow. I thought it would be fun to share a few of…

Gift Wrap Made Simple

Gift wrap doesn’t have to be complicated or overly pricy to look thoughtful and put together. I like to buy simple papers that can be used year round, and lean towards a simple stripe, plaid or brown kraft paper. Then I wrap some hemp or cute ribbon, add a handmade pom pom and voila! A sweet…

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…

Favorite Posts: November in Review

Hi friend. How are you? I hope you are finding rest for your soul during this December season. A season that can often be busy and filled with hustle. A season that can often become one of want. We want more time, more rest, more gifts, more, more, more. It takes intention in our house…

Industrial Pipe Shelving Tutorial on Remodelaholic

Industrial Pipe Shelving Tutorial Good day sweet friends. I’m recovering from a lovely, and late night of celebrating the global release of my husband’s film. What an incredible evening! I’m not gonna lie- I am not used to staying up so late 😉 I just wanted to pop in on this beautiful, sunny, Saturday to…

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,…

She Has A Name Film Trailer and Premiere

Good Morning sweet friends. I hope this little note finds you well. I wanted to pop in to share the full trailer for an upcoming film that is very near and dear to my heart, She Has a Name.  I often reflect on this journey God has had Matt and I on since we first started…

Miniature Stocking Garland for a Farmhouse Hutch

A few weekends ago my oldest son and I had a Saturday afternoon crafting session. I’ll be honest, our weeks and weekends have been very packed since starting school- so this was a welcome occasion. We set to work sewing some scrappy stockings. I have wanted to create a miniature stocking garland for quite some…

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…

Built Ins: Dombas IKEA Wardrobe Hack

A little over a week ago, I showed you the almost finished makeover of our loft family room. As promised, I’m back to share all the details of my Dombas Ikea Wardrobe Built-in Hack, which is the storage saviour of the space! Sometimes you get really lucky. Such was the case with the IKEA Wardrobe I purchased.…