Home stories

"A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away."

Antione de Sainte-Exupery

20 Spring Wreaths, Baskets, and Door Decor!  Are you ready to start crafting for the spring season? I know this post is a tad early, but it’s always helpful to have time to plan ahead. Browse through these gorgeous spring wreaths and gather inspiration for your own wreath. All of these wreaths have tutorials to […]

Looking to add an accent wall? Browse through these 30+ Accent Wall Ideas!  One of the best ways to create a focal point in a room is with an accent wall! Accent walls add texture, color, and even joy to a space. Let’s take a look at some inspirational accent wall ideas. Please click the […]

Shop my curated collection of some of the most stylish cat and dog accessories on Amazon! Stay-at-home orders have changed the way we collectively do life. We work, eat, entertain, learn, shop and play much more at home than ever before, creating much more time to spend with our pets! If our cats and dogs […]

Winter doldrums have you feeling down? Keep the winter blues at bay by bringing spring into the home today, starting in the bedroom! Here are some inspiring spring bedroom tips and decorating ideas for your spring bedroom refresh. We may have a few months to go before the temperatures climb, but I’m definitely ready to […]

These 10 cute DIY Valentine’s Day cards with treats for kids are sure to bring smiles!  My boys are currently 16 and 14 and sadly class Valentines are officially a thing of the past! I started this blog back in 2008, and over the years created many cute and original Valentine’s Day treats with free […]

Looking for gorgeous paint colors for your kitchen island? I have some great ideas for you!  Painting your kitchen island is an easy and budget-friendly way to transform the look and feel of your kitchen. With just a quart of paint and a few hours of time, you can repaint your island the color of […]

Sometimes you need to see things from a new perspective! Consider switching the furniture between two rooms in your home to create spaces that feel refreshed and new to you. This works best with two similarly-sized spaces, but you might be surprised how your furniture works in a new room. Come see how I swapped […]

Come see how I inexpensively changed the look of my kitchen hood to a shiplap hood with wood trim using some wood, a chop saw, liquid nails, a nail gun, paint, and stain! Due to the custom nature of this project, this blog post isn’t my typical step-by-step tutorial and is meant more to be […]

New Year, New Pantry! Well, maybe not a brand new pantry for most of us, but brand new organization ideas for you!    January is usually full of expectations and resolutions that we have every intention of keeping, but we all know sometimes those expectations can be out of reach. If organizing your pantry is […]

A smaller laundry room requires out-of-the-box thinking and inventive storage solutions. Using beautiful and functional organizing options, let’s explore several creative ways to get your laundry room in shape for the new year! Fill the awkward space above laundry cabinets with useful storage baskets. Use woven bins and baskets to hide clutter, keep laundry organized, and looking […]

No mantel? No problem! Create your own box beam mantel! This is a great tutorial for anyone looking to build their own mantel. This tutorial was created as part of a makeover a few years ago, and it is still very popular and relevant today.    What do you do when your order for a […]

25+ Delicious and Festive Holiday Cocktails to try this season!  Looking for some holiday cocktail and mocktail recipes this season? This post is full of delicious recipes that I know you’ll love! Many of these recipes can be modified to non-alcoholic to suit all ages and guest preferences. Be sure to click the blue/gray links […]

Need help with ideas for storing Christmas decorations? Give these ideas a try this year!  One of the best parts of the holiday season is decorating our homes, and one of the worst parts is taking all those decorations down and storing everything. In fact, some people dread it so much that they leave Christmas […]

Gingerbread Pancakes, Overnight Sweet Potato Spinach Egg & Sausage Casserole, Honey & Mint Glazed Grapefruit, and French Hot Chocolate are on the Christmas brunch menu this year! Read on to grab these easy and doable recipes for yourself!  This post is created in partnership with Walmart.com. Post contains affiliate shopping links. From the time I […]

20 Cranberry Recipes to try this holiday season!  Cranberries are always so festive during the holidays as part of side dishes, appetizers, desserts, and garnishes. These cranberry recipes are delicious, and great to use for Christmas and New Year’s. Be sure to click the blue/gray links to be taken to the recipe for full details, […]

Blue and white bedding, decor, and accessories styled to create a beautiful, cottage-inspired bedroom. This post is created in partnership with Christmas Tree Shops. Christmas Tree Shops recently asked if I’d like to showcase a sneak peek of their exclusive Petal & Stone Collection which will be hitting shelves December 26, 2020! This collection of […]

Looking for a delicious Christmas recipe that is elegant and GORGEOUS? I have great options for you in this post!  Christmas baking is upon us, and this year seems like the perfect one to create an elegant Christmas dessert! I scoured recipes to find the most delicious Christmas desserts that the everyday baker can recreate […]

Health and wellness are important each and every year, but this year in particular, gifts which promote relaxation, well-being, comfort, and serenity might be appreciated more than ever! Take a look at these easy and affordable wellness, spa and bath gift ideas.  This post is sponsored by Walmart.com and all opinions about the cute decor are […]

Great tips for decorating your bedroom this Christmas season!  Whether you’ve decorated all the other rooms in your home, or are just beginning your holiday decorating with your bedroom, you’ll LOVE these ideas! Browse through these gorgeous ideas for inspiration on how you can decorate your own bedroom this season. Be sure to click over […]

Come take a peek into my green and white Christmas home tour! I share many decorating tips and tricks for pulling off a look sans red, still full of Christmas cheer!  Welcome friends! If you missed seeing our cozy cottage Christmas porch this year, be sure to click here. A new tab will open and […]

15 Gorgeous Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas to inspire you!  The Christmas season is finally here, and bloggers and like-minded decor enthusiasts are thrilled! Holiday decorating can be a great way to show creativity, expression, and love towards your family and home. You can find all of my Christmas posts here. I’d love to show you […]

Easy Holiday Drink Station idea! Learn how to create these simple and affordable Christmas cocktails: Fireball Eggnog Ornamentini, Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne, and Rum and Coke. This post is sponsored by Walmart.com and all opinions about the easy to use grocery app and fresh ingredients are my own. Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post! Post contains affiliate […]

Create a beautiful outdoor fall table for Thanksgiving with these affordable decor ideas! This post is sponsored by Walmart.com and all opinions about the cute decor are my own. Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post! Post contains affiliate links. I know that many families are doing their best this Thanksgiving to stay safe while connecting […]

I’m excited to share with you some beautiful Christmas decorating tips with you today! Each week a group of inspiring bloggers get together to share some of our best tips and tricks with you. I hope you’ll click on the title links under the pictures to look at the posts which interest you.    Let’s […]

Come tour my Cozy Cottage Christmas Plaid Porch!  Welcome to this year’s Christmas porch decorated in a cozy cottage style! Every year for almost every season, I love decorating my porch. This year I decided to stick with a traditional theme with reds, greens, and plaids! If you primarily decorate with neutrals year-round, I recommend […]

Looking to make a gorgeous Christmas wreath this season? I have 25 days of Christmas wreath ideas!  Christmas is a fun time of year to break out the crafts and make some of your own decor. A DIY wreath is a great way to kickstart the Christmas decorating season! If you’re not quite ready for […]

Metallic elements combined with whimsical woodland creatures create a beautiful holiday tablescape that is approachable yet elegant. This post is sponsored by Christmas Tree Shops andThat! All opinions regarding their incredibly cute decor at affordable prices are my own! Woodland Glam Holiday Table Setting My teenage boys are no longer little, but that doesn’t stop […]

Welcome to another week of Easy Elegance Wednesdays! This is a weekly series where a group of bloggers share easy and elegant decorating honors that honor a lifestyle that’s both casual and lovely!  Take a look at what we are sharing with you this week! Please click on the title links above the pictures to […]

Are you a big fan of traditional Christmas colors? This post is full of traditional Christmas decor ideas and inspiration for your home!  Decorating for Christmas brings joy to so many of us. If you click through my Christmas posts here, you will see that I have decorated with a variety of themes and color […]

This is the time of year when decorating for seasons collides as some hang onto fall as long as possible and others choose to dive headfirst into Christmas bins! Both choices are equally valid and all seasons are to be enjoyed. Whether you choose to decorate early for Christmas and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner by […]

Garage Doors

Environmental Restoration

Asphalt Paving

Elite Fence

Floor System