Furniture Reveal: An Ottoman Slipcover We are enjoying an early spring in Alaska, and in anticipation of the semi-warmth (it isn’t here yet), there have been a few garage and moving sales the last couple of weekends.  I stopped by my sister-in-law’s moving sale a couple weekends ago and found this cute little ottoman. I have been looking for one to …

About five years ago, I set foot in my first Anthropologie.  My mother-in-law and I walked around in circles exclaiming, “This is so much fun!”  The store is such a treat for Alaskans buried in fleece and carharts, we will probably never have a population base for such grandeur.  But, every time I leave the state, I save my money …

The Process of Restoration: Out with the Gold, in with the Blue As a creative DIYer, I love Pinterest, home décor blogs, and shows like Fixer Upper.  As amazing as these avenues are for resources and inspiration, I am keenly aware of the ever present battle for contentment and gratefulness. We see houses instantaneously transformed from immanent, outdated disaster to a blissfully, charming home, and if our …

When Beauty Invades the Process Welcome to Ruffles and Rifles.  And welcome to a small window into my life. My desire is for this to be a place for me to share the things I’ve created, some tutorials along the way – so you can create it too, and some thoughts roaming around in this introverted head of mine, about …