favorite flea finds

i just realized i haven’t shown you my latest flea finds! i went to kane flea market in illinois about two weeks ago now in search of furniture for some pretty specific places in my house. i was looking for a coffee table for the screen room and living room, a small table for the […]

tragedy on the farm

well….. tragedy has struck the farm. i was waiting to share this news but…when the second event occurred last night i figured might as well kill two birds with one stone. when you read the rest of this story you will not find that pun funny. tragedy #1. tickles is dead. yes mr. tickles was […]

perfecting the patio

as previously stated last weekend was about at least getting out my patio gear. i have a little bit of an issue hoarding collecting vintage wrought iron patio furniture. i can’t help it! i love all the intricate designs and colors, shapes… i could go on forever baby. i’ve been collecting it for about 6 years […]

weekend recap

happy monday. i still hate mondays. at least the sun is out though. right? this weekend seemed to go by faster than others this go round. not sure why? we had a big list to tackle and reached about half of it so that is good i guess? friday night we grilled out some hoppen […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday. and do you know what this weekend is… turbo fricken house mode. We are having people over to watch the big game and i am not going to have that going on in a torn apart house. so tonight, tomorrow and probably even tomorrow night it’s paint and paint and more paint. […]

vintage christmas decorations, the finale

yesterday i gave you the mantel…today i give you the rest of the room. yes. yes. i only decorated one room. the rest of the house is a boxed up war zone and this was the best place to put it all this year. so alas one room. here is what i like to call… […]

my holiday vintage mantel

    i was going to show ya all of my holiday decor in one post but considering i’m posting 15 pictures of my mantle.. i thought best to divide it up even though i only decorated one room. it is kinda sad but totally in line with my personality that i would unpack all […]

if you’ll check off my christmas list.

i could have an eternal christmas list this year. i swear. i have decided to make three. home, body, smalls. today you get my top five home things on my list. 🙂   1. lulu and georgia naira rug.  i am creating a look with oranges, black, grays, and browns. i want the lounges and dining […]

weekend recap

ahh monday. cyber monday at that. if only i hadn’t spent all my pennies on black friday. well almost all my pennies. you can see my list of cyber monday sale links here but let me rewind back to friday. i woke up at 4:45 am in order to make it into grand rapids by […]

take it off

ok so one room at a time. last weekend wallpaper come down and many of you want to know what worked? let me start by telling you i tried EVERYTHING. it took me for friggin ever before i figured out what worked. i tried steaming, water, prayer everything. here is what worked. DIF – GEL. […]

farmhouse guest bathroom

i vowed to only work on one room at a time in the new house but that doesn’t stop me from giving you whats coming up after we “complete” formal dining room. let me give you a status update on that bad boy. this past saturday morning i went to home depot around 8am, started […]

farmhouse dining room

i’ve decided to start tackling this house one badly wallpapered room at a time. starting with the dining room. it has to go. first order of operation. take down wallpaper. luckily the floors are awesome and the room has great natural light. it just needs no wallpaper, some paint and accessories. so here is the […]