Just sharing a quick, crazy easy project that I LOVE! …because you can never have too many coffee cups on display. The deets: – board from A.C. Moore ($5 if you use a 50% off coupon) – Minwax wood stain (you can pick up an 8 fl oz can at Lowe’s or Home Depot for … More Mugalicious!
Nate found me a farmhouse table. On craigslist. For $40. *Insert every excited emoji* It’s not perfect, but $40.00 for a wooden table and six chairs!? You can’t beat that price. And I love fixing furniture, so… Here’s my inspiration–time to get to work! We jumped the gun and tried to get a start on … More Farmhouse Table: Part 1
Sitting here sipping a cup of black raspberry tea (yum) makes me feel like work just can’t be starting back up again tomorrow. After 8 days in Florida chaperoning the seniors, two little days back at work, and then a 5-day weekend, I am really, really, really out of the work groove. I think I’ll just drink coffee … More Add a Little Mint: Dresser Remodel
From Maine, to NYC – 2015 was wonderful! Visits from loved ones, beach trips with friends in the fall, Saturday lunch pretzels from the market, Nate’s new job, hockey for the first time in years — buying a HOUSE — what a year! Definitely the good outweighed the irritating; excited to see what direction God takes … More Goodbye, Wonderful Year!
Maybe you remember my obsession months ago with making string art? A Christmas/birthday gift for my sister-in-law! Here’s how it all went down: 1. Pre-made board from Lowe’s. 2. Minwax wood stain (Early American 230). 3. A husband who can illustrate the world (thank you!!!) 4. Tap shallow holes around map to make a … More Map of the World: String Art ed.
I tried something new! I stumbled across an adorable blog thanks to Pinterest the other day [The Idea Room] and found oodles of great posts and ideas. One of my favorites – sugar scrubs! I picked up the few ingredients she listed (I substituted peppermint extract for those expensive essential oils and left out the … More Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Okay, maybe it doesn’t, but it definitely adds a finished touch to almost anything. A couple weeks ago I found a little dresser on the side of the road. A little beat up, a little worn. But with a little TLC (and a lot of patience), it really brightened up! I cut my chevron pattern … More Chevron Makes the World Go ‘Round
Yard sales. Community yard sales. If you’ve never checked out a community yard sale, I highly recommend finding one and going some Saturday. We have had gallons of success at them! This weekend’s huge win? A $5.00 wooden dresser that will become my new… Coffee station? Hallway entrance table? Shorten it into a tv stand? … More A Real Fixer-Upper
It’s hard living 312 miles away from your family. Even if you live in an adorable city with a new group of wonderful friends and significantly shorter winters. But it is always lovely to have them visit, even for just over a day! We braved the rain and drove to Longwood Gardens to spent the afternoon strolling … More The Buffalo Folks Visit