It's amazing what some gold spray paint and a circle cutter can do to bring together a baby shower on a budget! At the beginning of this month I had the pleasure of co-hosting a shower for my cousin Britt and her baby girl Brynlee. Just like me, her sister and her have an eye for style and detail so we all had fun dreaming up this shower ....more


The summer bug has the bitten the kids a little early this year and taking a toll on their behaviors. Tons of whining, complaining, bickering and being bored. It has been especially tough still trying to acclimate to me working again and the hectic schedule that brings so we're all a little on edge and grouchy ....more


Major Progress: We still have some ways to go before I can say the project is complete but for now all of the major stuff is done and the kids are moved in and loving their new space! I gave Tim the deadline of Stella's birthday to have the room most of the way done and useable. This project ending up going way above the budget we had mapped out in our heads so that slowed the progress down a lot ....more


A party wasn't even on our radar for Stella until I made this mistake of sitting down to flip through all of the imaginative invites on tinyprints.com - Stella caught eye of that tiny stack of pancakes and wouldn't let up! I began to wrap my head around the idea when I starting picturing all of our friends and family sitting around a huge yummy breakfast. I also immediately remembered a pin I had saved forever ago of a "table bed"...more

Ikea Rast Hack - Union Jack Night Stands

Whew - What a crazy couple of weeks! I have been dying to get this transformation up but who knew that when you kid turns four the world stops turning for some crazy amount of time. I think we're still recovering from her party and out of town guests!As I teased a few weeks ago, I had big plans for a couple of tiny $35 dressers that I had grabbed at Ikea ....more

March Giveaway - Win a Naked 3 Palette + $50 Sephora Gift Card!

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Spring Purge - Are You In?

Out! Out! Out!That has been my motto these last two months - If you haven't looked at it, touched it, worn it, or even knew where it was, into the donate bag it goes ....more

Ikea Rast Hacks You Have To See!

It just so happened that I was selected for the Country Chic Paint Blogger Squad right around the same time I wrapped up my tufted headboard DIY - That had me immediately dreaming about bedside tables for my first CCP project. I searched Craigslist for days but nothing was really speaking to me (because furniture speaks obviously). I had aways pictured something a little taller and more regal so I was really hoping to luck out on a pair of small dressers ....more

Country Chic Paint 2014 Blogger Squad!

I may have leapt out of bed when I sleepily read an email congratulating me on being selected for the Country Chic Paint Blogger squad. Out of dozens of applicants I was chosen based off my vision and the furniture redo dreams floating around in my head. I was being given the opportunity to tackle some fun projects both in and out of my comfort zone!Two seconds after replying to the email I was already searching Craigslist - At the top of my furniture redo dreams is a curvy and fun buffet with a set of nightstands for our bedroom following closely ....more

Our Valentine's A Month Late - Pin For Next Year!

I am so behind with the holidays! What is it about preschool and kindergarten that make days like Valentine's etc so nuts? Both Stella and Rowan had actual Valentine's off from school so it was a bit of a race that week wrapping up gifts and making sure we didn't forget anyone - Teachers, friends, bus drivers, neighbors, etc…check ....more