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
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
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
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.
As those closest to me know, I can never get enough of mountains. Whether you’re talking about the green, pine covered Adirondacks in upstate New York, the snow-capped Rockies, or the glacier-formed Olympics, I never get tired of them. My travel Pinterest page is covered with images of Alaska, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and any snow-covered peak … More The Mountains are Calling Me
Remember the Lindsay Lohan ‘Parent Trap’ that started with that song? Oh, childhood memories. I grabbed a couple letters at A.C. Moore a few weeks ago for an apartment spring spruce-up. Add some twine, a little paint, a quick masking job and ta-da! An easy, DIY project for Easter weekend. Nate has already experimented with … More ‘L’ is for the way
Or in my case, an apartment! I think I promised a look at our apartment months ago when we first moved in, but it’s taken so long to make things feel homey that I just couldn’t bring myself to share parts with you until now! If you saw last week’s post, you know I built this … More To Make a House a Home
If there is a perk to teaching it’s this: a long break just about smack in the middle of the school year. We have almost two weeks off for Christmas this year, which leaves plenty of time to visit with my family in Buffalo and still have days to relax before the second semester starts. … More Quality Time