Inspiring Bathroom Decor for Girls

Raising girls is terrifying. To all the moms out there who have it all figured out – I’m impressed. I do not think I have it all figured out. I just keep trying my hardest. I hope my efforts will help my girls always remember their worth. There was a list of things I wanted my […]

Renovation: Materials Chosen and Painting Started (Phase 1)

Remember my Water Lalapalooza 2016 post? If you didn’t see that, I’ll summarize by saying that we had some water damage thanks to a missing washer on the hose of our washing machine. We took the list of repairs paid for by our home insurance and used the chance to add some upgrades. These were things on my […]

The Funny Things I Found In My New House

MOVING IS SO FUN! – said no one ever. This part of Texas is a seller’s market right now, so some home sellers are stretching the bounds of common decency because they can get away with it. We looked at a half-million dollar home that had only been on the market for a few days and […]

New House BEFORE Pictures (Finally!)

We moved furniture into this house on Labor Day weekend. In celebration of a month living in our new house in Texas, I thought I’d share the pictures I took the day before the furniture arrived. I call these the “before” pictures. Of all the homes I looked at, I chose this house, so obviously […]

Water Lalapalooza 2016

I just told you earlier this week that I had lots of plans of things to get done this week, but I got a little sidetracked to say the least. I also wanted to write a blog post about choosing paint colors, because there are lots of walls around here full of paint sample blobs […]

The Year-Round Wreath

I like to keep something festive on my door, but there are times when I’m not looking to celebrate something specific and just want something pretty. I am in love with hydrangeas at the moment and was itching to incorporate them into a wreath somehow, so I came up with a wreath design that would […]

Bar Stool Redo

My bar stools have bothered me for a while, not because I don’t like the style. I actually looked long and hard for super tall bar stools that had “window framing” in the back. What has bothered me is the shiny dark finish and the microfiber cushions. You can see how they looked in my kitchen […]

Back-to-School Teacher Gifts

Call it a bribe or whatever you want, but I think it’s nice to give teachers a gift at the beginning of the school year. Why not start off on a positive note with the person who will be with my child so much during the school year? I’ve noticed teachers pens can go missing […]