My boys often groan when we pull into one thrift store’s parking lot.  Truthfully, I try to meander through with as few little people in tow as possible.  I mean, I see their point; stinky, dirty, unloved garbage, and Mom is shopping in there?!?  But I tell them, “I’m treasure hunting, something in there could be a very economical piece paired with a little …

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to embark on some interior decorating endeavors.  It is one of my passions to marry beauty along with functionality — to create an ambiance that speaks beyond words.  But as with almost everything in life, even a natural gift and inclination to do something takes practice.  And practice, by nature, includes mistakes.  In that …

Hello everyone.  Today I want to share a simple craft, one that takes virtually no skill at all, just some felt and a hot glue gun. As you can imagine, having a daughter after four boys, I am definitely leaning towards everything ruffly and girlie these days.  In her first few months, I didn’t have time for much more than feeding …

Ever since we’ve moved to our new house last May, I have found myself pretty content with the furniture we have in our main living area.  Of course, it is always subject to change should a more perfect and reasonably priced piece present itself.  However, I feel the overall flow works in style, color, and family friendliness.  The one exception I …

Happy New Year everyone!  Can you believe it’s 2017?!  I’m dragging my feet a little as I do with every new year.  It’s change after all, I’m not overly fond of change.  And it’s January, which equates to total and complete utter darkness in our home by the mountains in Alaska (okay, so we get 2 hours of direct sunlight …

Christmas is almost here.  And the to-do list keeps growing…  Am I the only one?  I also had several more posts in mind, but I guess there’s next year.  So my last inspired Christmas post is one of my favorites, the stockings and entry. I have been excited about decorating our entryway space for Christmas, especially since bringing the old dresser …

I wasn’t planning on this post, so it’s a mini, bonus-post if you will.  Those of you who follow me on Instagram saw a sneak peak of today’s post last week.  I was playing around, experimenting thinking about how I wanted the table to look Christmas morning.  So then I thought, while I’m at it, I’ll snap a few photos.  …