bookshelf

Welcome to our home

Since we’ve lived in our fixer-upper for a little over a year now, I’ll get occasional requests from some of you who want to see more of the house. I haven’t had any qualms about that request, save one thing—the house isn’t done. But I recently decided that if I waited for that to happen, (read more…)

Join the Conversation
fall leaves

10 ridiculously easy fall projects

Okay, so somewhere between April and today, summer set up shop and then rapidly packed up and moved elsewhere, and here we are, October 1. I honestly can’t believe it. I know, we say that kind of stuff every year, but truly, it’s hard for me to imagine. I know I was here for those (read more…)

Join the Conversation
DIY outdoor bunting

An outdoor bunting for a happy patio {tutorial}

Since I live in a small townhouse, my goal is to make the two patios as much a part of the home as the inside is. This not only gives my home some welcoming character, but it also gives me more space in which to flex my creative muscles. I’ve got a long way to (read more…)

Join the Conversation
mantel

Our home: the big idea of small

I wouldn’t call it tiny, really. But wonderfully small? Most assuredly yes. By the standards of the day, it’s most definitely pint-sized. But there’s room here. In this little wooden cabin, built just last year, there’s room for the five lives that fill it. There are places for gathering, and spaces for seclusion. There is (read more…)

Join the Conversation
sm1

Home stays with you always

Day breaks, the sun rises, the world awakes. I sit in the quiet with a hot cup of coffee and listen to the sounds of waves lapping the lakeshore and leaves waving in the gentle breeze. My kids wake, and pull their blankets aside, asking for me to come in for a morning snuggle. My (read more…)

Join the Conversation