baby shower

i absolutely love throwing parties. i love entertaining and i love hosting. i used to get really really stressed out over little details but what i’ve come to realize that if you put a little love and creativity into events, the stress isn’t really needed. this past weekend we celebrated the pending birth of my […]

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 […]