Childhood memories are peculiar things.  There are moments captured and burned into memory like a still photo.  The memory of voices carry emotions that bring the distant scene to life in an instant.  I don’t remember that much from New York, I was only four after all. But I do remember my great-aunt’s pool (pool’s are impressive to all Alaskan kids).  And I …

As I sit here and write, the wind is stripping the last bit of gold from swaying sticks outside.  Fall has always been my favorite season, and I usually come out with a bang, changing up the décor, making way for pumpkins and spice and everything nice.   Then, before we know it, a soft blanket of snow will greet us one …

I’ve been promising a nursery reveal for over a year now.  So rather than epic, it feels a bit like old news.  I’ve shared some sneak peaks of some of the smaller projects in her nursery along the way.  The Sweet Rose Hook Rack that I made from an old drawer front can be found here, the Eiffel Tower Lamp and Rosette Lamp Shade the …

Ever since last fall, when I was inspired by Joanna Gaines to collect vintage glasses for our kitchen, I feel like I have been on an open-ended scavenger hunt.  I find a glass here, a goblet there, a few more glasses here and there.  When decorating intentionally, and with a budget, you just have to be comfortable with it taking …

I blinked sometime back in May, and without warning arrived in the middle of August.  School started Monday, and I feel like I have so little show for three months time.  Usually I’m accomplishing all these huge projects and checking things of my to do list, but not this summer.  We’ve had a lot of really great family time, away camping.  We had the gift …

I came into summer with expectations.  Not absurd expectations, like winning the lottery, but summer expectations.  I hoped for warmth and sunshine, which until recently we’ve experienced very little of.  I wanted to hike and work on furniture projects; but both have been hindered by mysterious health issues.  I hoped to get a lot of things done, to check off my to-do …

With an abbreviated summer season in the land of the midnight sun, I also have an abbreviated summer wardrobe.  Contributing to the already limited supply of summer attire, I have been pregnant for half of the last ten summers.  I mostly have had knit maxi skirts because those my friends, are kind to an ever expanding and shrinking body (it’s nice …