As I sit here sipping a cup of piping hot Russian Spice tea (the name sucked me in today – usually it’s coffee for me any moment of the week), I can’t help thinking about my last blog post (July!) and how much crazy has happened since then. What a whirlwind few years this adventure … More Old doors and their usefulness
If you haven’t been brought up to date with the latest ambitious project Nate and I have started, head over here to see the original post. A quick recap: Nate found a $40 solid wood farmhouse table (with six chairs!) at a yard sale. And like the amazing and thrift-loving husband he is, he made sure … More Farmhouse Table: Part 2
I cannot get enough of Maine. I got to travel unexpectedly this summer with my sister-in-law and two of our friends up to Bar Harbor and Acadia. What a wonderful, unplanned thing that was! If you’ve ever wondered if it’s worth the trip, the answer is yes. Yes. Yes, Yes, Yes. Favorite Stops & Things … More The Pine Tree State
Chincoteague. The horse islands. Just a few highlights and a 5 star recommendation for visiting the little island. Beautiful islands with the perfect slow pace. If you need a week of easy biking, ocean, and seafood, this is the place for you!
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
We are making progress! All we have to do is add shelves and we’re done! The sunny yellow makes our kitchen seem so cheery and bright – in a spring and summer kind of way! It doesn’t hurt that the paint was called Sunny Side Up:) I just love bright colors in a neutral room … More Sunny Side Up Coffee Station
What do you do when you’re snowed in because it snowed a couple feet in south eastern Pennsylvania? Besides shovel and hide inside, of course. I got a little antsy this weekend, so I finished off some sparkling cider (because sparkling anything tastes better – and hey, it was on sale!) and scrubbed up the bottle … More Upcycle a Bottle
Maybe starting with painting walls is a more traditional approach to moving into a new home, but I’m not sorry we started with this guy – a $5.00 community yard sale find re-purposed into a coffee/tea station to hold all of my hot drinks! Turns out, our bargain fix-me-up dresser looked half decent once it was sanded. … More Sweet Little Coffee Station: In Progress
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!