I’ve been sharing some developments on the home front in my Instagram stories lately. If you follow my stories this might not come as a surprise to you because I often share projects and specific design elements from my...
When it comes to your family’s safety, you don’t want to compromise. At home you want to make sure you have all the systems in place that will protect them from any of life’s hazards and that those systems...
With Thanksgiving happening soon I know everyone is busy planning out the final dishes they will serve, buying food, thinking about the turkey and making sure the house feels festive and warm. But there’s one spot that can be...
Summer is finally here and the official change of the season is always a good time to refresh the entrance to your home. A doormat is one of the easiest ways you can make a difference on your front stoop...
I’m an animal lover. If my husband would let me we would be living in a place where we could have about five or six (or 10?) dogs, horses and maybe some goats or chicken. Ok so I guess ideally...
It took me seven years to convince my husband to paint the fireplace. Seven. Long. Years. I honestly don’t think he ever really agreed to it. He just accepted that I was going to do it, like the way someone...
Don’t you just love it when a good DIY project turns out like you were hoping it would? I love doing little projects around the house and now that I’m staying at home I feel like I actually have...
Our master bathroom has been the one room in our house that we really haven’t touched. Each time we think about doing something, it never seems to make sense. We know anything small would equate to a facelift for...
If you search, “How to make a cheeseboard,” or, “How to make a charcuterie board,” online, you’re likely to find hundreds of different tips on how to turn meat and cheese into a beautiful, almost-magical platter that can be...
There’s something about decorating for Christmas that just makes people feel happy, maybe it’s the twinkling lights, the warmth of fireplace and the nostalgia that each ornament conjures up. Whatever it is, just pulling out the boxes that keep...
Somewhere in my early 20’s, the car I was driving fell apart. I don’t remember what happened exactly, but I needed a new one and as a young, struggling journalist, I had no money.  My grandparents stepped up to help...
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Having backyard chickens is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, From sprawling country acres to small plots of land in cities like Chicago, the number of chicken owners is growing in the United States...

DIY Mini Bud Vase Craft

With all the Christmas decor coming down, I wanted to highlight the one thing I’ll be keeping up all year long: DIY mini bud vases. In case you missed this little craft that I originally wrote about here, I thought...
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It’s almost December and I can’t wait! I love the Christmas season. It is my favorite time of year. Everyone is happy and friendly. I love the music, the decorations and let’s not forget the food! ...

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