When I was a kid we had a long dirt driveway, which was a source of serious disappointment for me. My friends with paved driveways used to make epic hopscotch paths and I so wanted to be able to make them. When we bought our house one of the first ...more
This year, I wanted to do something a little different for my kids' joint birthday parties, and after a few 2am brainstorming sessions with my best friend (blame it on nursing babies for us both), we came up with a new concept: Confetti! ...more
Merlot, Pinot, Malbec—they will all look more dashing and feel more thoughtful with a customized wine bottle topper. The nice thing about these toppers is that they can transfer from bottle to bottle.
When we bought our house I was full of gardening plans. We were going to grow all thing things! Yes! All of them. Then I realized that not only did I know very little about gardening, but it would also mean an never ending battle with the local ...more
Last summer, I bought a slew of rag rugs made from Indian sari material. I thought I was going to join them up to make one giant floor rug, but alas, that plan was flawed. In my closet those poor rugs sat, until, one day, I had an epiphany and ...more
Pineapples are still the hot summer design trend. Don’t believe me? Check Pinterest. In the spirit of the pineapple, I thought I would show you how to grow your own, PLUS make a DIY pineapple-riffic planter.
About a month ago, I received an email from a friend of mine who recently had a baby. She asked if I would be interested in seeing if I could make her a nursing necklace. In case you didn't know (because I had no idea before she emailed me), a nursing necklace is a long, chunky necklace made with wood beads and cotton yarn. (It can be made with plastic or other materials too, but the wooden ones are what my friend wanted.)...more
Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around, right?), here is how we did it.
Welcome to Monday Funday! This past weekend I got the pleasure of hanging out with some amazing bloggers at Haven Conference in Atlanta. I had 3 month old Oliver tagging along with me, so it was definitely a different experience ....more
Every summer since my oldest daughter has been as tall as my knees, she has gone away with her dad for a week. In order for her to have a relationship with him, the state of Illinois requires that she see him every other weekend, one evening a week for three hours and every summer for a week of vacation.In the beginning, she was only able to do a few days for her vacation.Three or four.And she cried through all of them.I dreaded those "vacations". They certainly weren't for her.Or me.I would even say not for her dad either because I am pretty sure it's not a vacation for you to watch your only child sob for a woman you quite honestly can't stand for a solid four days and nights.It was around the age of five that she started to go away for the entire week.Maybe six.She was definitely in elementary school.She was able to do it but not without tears, phone calls each night before bed choking sobs quietly so as not to disturb her dad or make him feel bad ....more
Just look at the silver beauty! It's not ours, but we did get a chance to check it out this weekend and have plans to help with some updating projects to come. To give a little background...Our friends, Josiah and Jocelyn (who you might recognize from our posts about Lockhart Family Farm) just picked up this new-to-them 1976 Airstream trailer to bring back and house on the farm ....more