Sadness Over Change {And The Good Stuff It Means}

(Inside: Our finishest DIY home and what sadness over change can mean.)   I thought it’d be fun to post pictures of our home we sold.       So many big life moments happened there: birth of our last son, two babies lost (miscarriages), a season of being a stay-at-home-mom, success in our careers, Read More

My Remodelaholic Guest Post – How to Create a Sliding Mirror Over a Bathroom Window

(Inside: My guest post on Remodelaholic featuring how we created a sliding mirror to cover the window over our bathroom sink.)   I’ve been following the Remodelaholic blog for forever. It’s full of beautiful inspiration; I want to do every single one of their ideas. (Or more accurately, just pin the ideas on Pinterest and feel Read More

DIY Master Bathroom Remodel

You know how you start a project, get 90% done, then put off the finishing touches for like a year? This is the story of our master bathroom remodel. Our hang up? What to do with the mirror and windows. But here’s what my husband finally came up with: a curtain rod with a sliding mirror. Read More

DIY Bedroom Remodel

We finished our bedroom remodel! Details of our DIY remodel at the bottom of the post.       What we did (affiliate links): 1. We ripped up the carpet and found there were wood floors! Yay! We rented a sander and sanded the main part of the floor. It took about three times going over Read More

How a Messy Home is Good for Your Kids

A clean house makes me feel like a good mom.    If my house is under control, I feel like so is rest of my life and motherhood…even if reality reveals otherwise. I love the idea of maintaining a catalog perfect home where if a pillow is moved off the couch it is put back Read More

Our DIY Bathroom Remodel

(Inside: Our DIY bathroom remodel.)   My husband and I bought an older home that needed updating.  Fixing up an old house has been a bucket list thing for us.  My favorite thing about this whole DIY remodeling our home thing is how fun it is to see what my husband comes up with.  Carpentry is my husband’s Read More

Recycling a Toddler’s Bed (A Brilliant Mom’s Idea)

Sometimes, you just have to pull out your craftiness – or just hang out with crafty people and let yourself FEEL crafty just because you were in his or her presence.   I do that often with this friend.   Look what she did with old toddler’s bed headboard she found at the end of someone’s Read More

Our Kitchen Remodel with DIY Barn Wood Countertops

(Inside: A DIY kitchen remodel with barn wood countertops.)   **This blog post contains affiliate links.**     I recently read that Pinterest stresses people out and makes them feel like they are not crafty enough.   Not me.   If I hang out with crafty friends that show me what they have done, I Read More