DIY Penny and Epoxy Kitchen Countertop

Last September, we finished our butcher block countertops, but we didn't do our bar area. I mentioned in that post that I was open to suggestions and got the great idea to cover it in pennies and epoxy. Well, EIGHT months later, it is finally finished!...more
I had read about a penny countertop once before, but they just glued the pennies on, and didn't ...more

"Whenever I Get Sad I Stop Being Sad and Start Being Awesome Instead" Sign

I am so excited about this project! It's something I've been wanting to make for a very long time. "Whenever I get said, I stop being sad and start being awesome instead," is based on a line from How I Met Your Mother. It's been altered because I think it sounds better this way. :P ...more

Back to our Roots

Hi, Blogher! I recently started a new blog documenting our current home renovation. We sold our nice, new house and took on a monster of a fixer upper. I'd love for you to follow along as we try to remodel our new (old) house and raise a toddler! :)

DIY Painted Wooden Charger Plates

Happy Monday!Brady and I are currently enjoying some EPIC mountain biking in Whistler,BC!!! Our little guy is, I’m sure, getting into all sorts of trouble with his Grandma back home as he spends his first days (and nights) away from Mommy and Daddy. We’ve been having a ton of fun barreling down the mountain on our bikes, but we are SO, SO eager to get back home to our favorite little man!...more

Mirrored Glass Candle Holders - Outdoor Makeover Challenge: Week 3

Welcome back to the third installment of our Outdoor Makeover Challenge! Just in case you’ve missed anything, here’s your chance to can catch up on Week One and Week Two....more

DIY Pottery Barn Knockoff Table

Welcome back to week two of our Outdoor Makeover Challenge!Just in case you missed out on all of the juicy details last week, here‘s a peek at what I’ve been dreaming up for the space. With a mountain of dirt for a yard at the moment and no other outdoor space, I couldn’t be more excited to be setting up our courtyard deck just in time for summer!...more

yard updates

With having some time off, I happily got some home/yard projects done. My dad is retired and super handy so he came over a couple times to help me out with projects. My mom came as well and helped me with yard work and garden planning. Our biggest project was fixing up the old trellis/archway that is at the entrance to our upper yard. Pittsburgh is super hilly, so our yard is basically three levels. You go up a flight of stairs to get to our front door. Then when you go outside our back door, there is a patio, then you go up another flight of stairs to get to the upper yard. It's weird....more

This Paper Tape Project will Make Other Playrooms Jealous

This Paper Tape Project will Make Other Playrooms Jealouscategories: Crafts ...more
The fan is fabulous. I love it.more

Summer "Unplugged" Activity Card Printables

So, this post was inspired by two things. First, I read the post, 10 Ways to Give Your Kid a 1970′s Summer by Scary Mommy. Oh my gosh, I loved it. I could relate to all of it. Today I went and got snow cones with my kids, and I was telling them how I used to ride my bike everyday in the summer to get a snow cone. They were super impressed....more

Kisses DIY scarf inspired by Yves Saint Laurent! ...more