Is Linen Bedding Right for You?

Is Linen Bedding Right for You?

In order to answer that, let me ask you this… Do you like Pina Coladas? And getting caught in the rain? Okay, I’m joking…but not really. Read on and I’ll explain. First, let me describe linen and more specifically, linen bedding. Linen as a material…

How to do a TV over the Fireplace …Beautifully

How to do a TV over the Fireplace …Beautifully

If you have a home (or are building one) where the best place for the TV is over the fireplace, this is for you. If you have reservations about putting the TV over the fireplace, I am with you! Solving the TV-over-the-Fireplace conundrum has been…

Flooring and Rug Tour with Links

Flooring and Rug Tour with Links

I get asked about our flooring almost daily and recently I’ve been getting lots of questions about our rugs too. So I thought it would be handy to put all this info in one spot. I hope you find this helpful. I’ll include pictures you…

New Home Must Haves

New Home Must Haves

As a home designer, I wanted to know what people are looking for in their homes. So I asked the smartest, most helpful people I know: my Instagram friends! They/Y’all really came through with some stellar lists and ideas. I think this list is so…

Teen Bedroom Makeover

Teen Bedroom Makeover

We did this Makeover in ONE weekend and on a budget! Please note that some of the links within this site are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links…which means that I can continue to bring you helpful…

Make your Coffee Table say “Welcome, stay a while!”

Make your Coffee Table say “Welcome, stay a while!”

Our coffee table is ever evolving. I try to create a warm space that is both attractive and inviting. I hope it says, “make yourself at home, feel free to put your feet up” while still being pretty. There are certain design elements that make…

Money Saving Questions to Ask When Building a Home

Money Saving Questions to Ask When Building a Home

Having a Home Building budget shouldn’t feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Yes, it’s a challenge. Yes, it can be frustrating and discouraging at times, but- repeat after me- EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE. Make that your home building motto and you’ll do just fine. I’m going to…

Make your bedroom a cozy retreat

Make your bedroom a cozy retreat

At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than pulling back the sheets and big fluffy covers, feeling the stress of the day melt away as your bed gives you a hug. We work hard and run ourselves ragged and we need our sleep…

Home Office Makeover – DIY Art & Bookshelves – Week 5 One Room Challenge

Home Office Makeover – DIY Art & Bookshelves – Week 5 One Room Challenge

Welcome! I am so glad you’re here! My home office is looking much improved! We are on Week 5 for the One Room Challenge this week I am sharing a new painting I created for the space between the bookshelves, some bookshelf styling tips and,…

Home Office & DIY Bookshelves – Week 4 One Room Challenge

Home Office & DIY Bookshelves – Week 4 One Room Challenge

Welcome! I am so glad you’re here! I have been working on my home office for the One Room Challenge. We are on Week 4 and will be trimming bookshelves this week. If you missed them, here are the links to WEEK 1, WEEK 2,…

Home Office Bookshelf DIY | Week 3 of One Room Challenge

Home Office Bookshelf DIY | Week 3 of One Room Challenge

Welcome! I am so glad you’re here! I have been working on my home office for the One Room Challenge. We are on Week 3 and will be building bookshelves this week. If you missed them, here are the links to WEEK 1 and WEEK…

Bookshelves for Home Office | One Room Challenge Week 2

Bookshelves for Home Office | One Room Challenge Week 2

Wow! That week flew by! Welcome to week 2 of my little One Room Challenge: My Home Office including DIY Bookshelves as a main project. Here’s a link in case you missed WEEK 1. This week, I have been busy designing the bookshelves and figuring…

Home Office Refresh: One Room Challenge Week 1

Home Office Refresh: One Room Challenge Week 1

Hello and welcome to my first installment of the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge™! This will be my first time participating in the ORC, and I’m so excited to share this process with you! I will be refreshing my home office and building a wall…

Building a Home and Self-contracting

Building a Home and Self-contracting

I’ve been getting lots of questions about home building and how it was to be our own General Contractor. Before you start thinking “I could never self-contract a home build,” read this and then decide. It’s definitely not for everybody, but it COULD be for…

Board and Batten

Board and Batten

Everything you need to know Board and batten is a classic way of siding a building. Before plywood, builders used the widest boards they could make from a tree. Often that was about 12″ wide. They attached the wide boards vertically and then covered the…

Spring Bedroom Tour

Spring Bedroom Tour

Howdy! Hello! Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m excited to be a part of the home tour and share my bedroom Spring update. In October of 2019, we moved into this house we designed and built ourselves. When I say “built”, I mean we…

10 Tips for Cooking with kids and making memories in the kitchen

10 Tips for Cooking with kids and making memories in the kitchen

Cooking with kids can be enjoyable. For me, I think attitude is everything. I have to let go of perfection, be open to anything, ready to laugh, be silly and carefree. Here are some tips for making it an enjoyable experience! Go in knowing it’s…

Pantry Design and Organization

Pantry Design and Organization

The pantry is really having a moment. They are being showcased with beautiful antique doors, and some pantries are as elaborate as the kitchen itself. They range from a little cabinet space to a closet with shelves to small rooms. Some pantries even house the…

DIY Custom Tile Words

DIY Custom Tile Words

I’m sure you’ve seen beautiful images of custom messages in tile. This “Hello Lovely” is made using small hexagon tiles. When I saw this I was very inspired and thought it would be so fun to do something like this in our new home. I…

Shop our Home – Flooring

Shop our Home – Flooring

This blog contains affiliate links. I may receive commissions when you click links and make purchases. However, this does not impact my reviews and comparisons. Building or remodeling a home means making a lot of choices. It’s easy to get decision fatigue and throw your…

Lighting and other Fixtures

Lighting and other Fixtures

Below you’ll find direct links to the items we are using in our home. I’ll update the list as we go. Disclosure: some links are affiliate links     Sconce   LED Edison Bulbs 4000K   Glass pendant over kitchen sink   Small Flush Mount…

Master Bath Design Boards

Master Bath Design Boards

I realized the other day that I needed to have the master freestanding tub decided so the plumber could rough in for the drain before the foundation is poured. Some tubs have the drain in the center, some on one end. And I needed to…

Christmas Ornament Cookies

Christmas Ornament Cookies

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make cookies.  There are so many memories made in the kitchen.  I pulled up this old recipe from 8 years ago to make this year’s cookies, and I realized that when I made these ornaments, I was…

Here we go!

Here we go!

We just got our building permits!  We are really doing this…building a house for our family.  It’s overwhelming and I just have to have faith that even though I don’t have every step and detail figured out, that it will all work out. I designed…