my bookshelves, restyled

June 14, 2013

One of the benefits of the occasional bout of insomnia is all the things I get accomplished around the house in the middle of the night/wee hours of the morning. To say I am unbearable without a good night’s sleep is the understatement of the century, but when I see all the work I get…

Read More

spring has (finally) sprung at my house!

April 9, 2013

As usual in the South, it feels like we’ve skipped over spring and jumped right into summer!  It’s hot and humid and pollen is covering EVERYTHING, but I’m not complaining!  It’s been a crazy day of tweaking a nursery I recently finished to get it ready for professional photos tomorrow (can’t wait to show you…

Read More

gettin’ my christmas on

December 11, 2012

This is the first time in the nine years my hubby and I have been together that we will be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas apart.  By military standards, that is quite a feat!  So, since it’s just me and my furbaby, I decided to keep the decorations simple.  The only thing I bought, besides the…

Read More

thank you cottages + bungalows magazine!

December 5, 2012

A great big thank you to Jickie Torres of Cottages & Bungalows magazine for featuring my home in their January issue!  I hadn’t even realized it had already hit newsstands so I was thrilled to see it while skimming through it in the grocery store earlier today! What a great start to an already fabulous…

Read More

t is for texture

October 5, 2012

I write a lot about how natural materials add a lot of warmth, but texture is a component that can also completely transform your entire space.  The beautiful images I posted the other day are a great example of this.  Handscraped hardwood floors, planked walls, nubby linen and natural or woven area rugs all add…

Read More

my swimming pool

August 16, 2012

This week has been as crazy and hectic as it has been long.  I’m knee-deep in a very exciting project, but, since we just started this week, I am no where near ready to share details…yet.   So, instead, I thought I’d post some pictures of our in-ground pool today.  As I posted before, when we…

Read More

living room details

August 8, 2012

Thank you so much for all the super sweet comments and emails about my living room post yesterday!  I am overwhelmed by your kind words and have my butt in gear to show the rest of my house soon, I promise!  In the meantime, a lot of you had questions about the products I used,…

Read More

my living room sneak peek!

August 7, 2012

I had planned on posting a fun DIY today, but since I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking to see more of my home, I am posting some sneak peeks of my living room, instead!  Even though we built this house two years ago, there is a lot of stuff left to do, thus…

Read More

our screened-in porch plan

June 14, 2012

We’ve been in our house two years now and are finally getting around to the screened-in porch off our living room.  We live in the south, where the weather is pretty nice for all but maybe two months out of the year and we use the porch a lot. In the Spring and Fall, the…

Read More

before + after: my corner built-ins

April 17, 2012

It’s time I started keeping up with posting finished projects around my house, so first up are my corner built-ins in our family room! You might remember this is how we watched TV for the first year we were in our home: You can’t really tell in the photo below, but this was a tricky…

Read More