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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…

Friday Inspiration: Botanicals, Beds and Building

I thought I would pop in this morning to share a few posts I have enjoyed this week, for a little inspiration on a Friday morning. Since my computer crashed I have been working on transitioning everything over to a new system (why does apple alway change their chargers and input ports!) so I am…

I’m Geeking out over Country Living and Our Farmhouse Kitchen

Good morning sweet friends. Oh my goodness ya’ll (that’s the Texan coming out in me) baby elf might have graduated to Santa’s workshop. Ok not really- but it’s pretty much the next best thing. When we see “my farmhouse kitchen” and “Country Living” in the same hemisphere we get excited. If you have read here…

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…

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…