Play and grow: creating a fairy garden (the easy way)

Thanks to defining our family’s summer rallying cry we are very focused on making family time a priority. I’m also trying to be more intentional about playing with my girls (something that I’m sorry to say does not come naturally to me). A few weeks ago we had a play date with a new friend … More Play and grow: creating a fairy garden (the easy way)

Nursery Projects

I’m not sure how it happened so fast, but March is all but over and April is staring me in the face, packed full of celebrations (Easter, C’s birthday) and one huge, life changing event! Baby sister is scheduled to make her debut in just a couple of short weeks! With my first pregnancy the … More Nursery Projects

DIY Gallery Wall

A few months ago, right after I finished Charlotte’s big girl room, I got a hankering to redo the living room. New paint, new couches, paint the furniture, total overhaul was what I was thinking. In hindsight I think I was barely pregnant and maybe the nesting urge was hitting already? I don’t know. But … More DIY Gallery Wall

Fall Decorating – "I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

Don’t you just love Anne Shirley? One of my fictional heroes, for sure.So although the calendar says fall, here at least it seems like autumn has just barely begun to tip-toe in. Days are getting shorter to be sure, and evenings now bring a bit of chill, but otherwise our mild summer has flowed into … More Fall Decorating – "I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

DIY Unique Vintage Artwork: Sentimental pictures that are perfect for a big girl room

After we got back from our romantic getaway I was really ready to finish C’s “big girl room.” Most of the big projects were done but I still had a few small things to finish, including some custom artwork. I really wanted this room to hold pieces of Charlotte’s heritage, and this next project was … More DIY Unique Vintage Artwork: Sentimental pictures that are perfect for a big girl room

DIY Painted Furniture: Fit for a princess and perfect for a big girl room

Once upon a time there lived a little girl who was in love with her grandmother’s furniture. It was white with gold trim, curvy and lovely and made her feel like a princess. One day her dream came true, and her grandmother’s furniture became hers! And now the little girl had a new dream, that … More DIY Painted Furniture: Fit for a princess and perfect for a big girl room

Home improvements, C’s big girl room, and other random updates

It’s been quiet on the blog front for a couple of weeks, but let me tell you that’s not for lack of content but rather lack of posting time. We’re dealing with a home improvement domino effect here, and between the long to-do list it’s created and trying to soak in all the beautiful summer … More Home improvements, C’s big girl room, and other random updates