little vintage collections

i am perfectly aware that having little vintage collections is just a polite way of saying hoarding. just like saying “over served” is for drunk or “delegation” is for i don’t want to do this project. you know? but it just sounds better to call all of these things in my home collections rather than […]

farm junk lamp

i have had these farm junk lamps for about a year now that i bought from a friends shop before he closed and it moved to the east side of the state. i actually have a pair of these but two on this little table would be way too much. they’ve been sitting in storage […]

nursery inspiration 2

so this morning is off to a stellar start. (insert sarcasm here) i went to the gym around 6:45 (good) went to the dentist (not my favorite) then discovered that some loser has spent about $10k in amazon coins and bought video games as well (super sucky) after searching high and low for some sort […]

nursery inspiration 1

ok so last weekend my mom sister and i went shopping in chicago mostly for clothes but also to kick off the search for baby registry and nursery stuff. i’m very set on not finding out what we are having so the challenge is to find gender neutral items that are not bland or orange. […]

custom coffee table

wow first off thank you so much everyone for the kind words and encouragement yesterday. it hasn’t been easy to not write about how i’ve been feeling or whats been going on in our lives lately, especially when it’s so exciting! thank you so much and we are so geeked to be able to share […]

joe’s office

i thought it would be fun today to explore a room i’ve never showed on the blog. mostly because i’m mostly forbidden from it. it’s joe’s office. since the dawn of our marriage joe has had an office in our houses and it has been up to his discretion on how to decorate it. i’m […]

behind the barn

last weekend i went to check out the sheep and just take a little walk behind the barn and yard etc before it started to snow again. we have these two half barns behind the large barn in the back by the field that are currently piled up with wood. the giant stumps were dropped […]

summer project list pool shed

i’ve been dreaming of summer projects. last year joe and i did a really good job of making our project priority list and sticking to it. we really focused on the front of the house landscaping and getting that in order and we finally got that done thanks to the help of my pal jess. […]

pink bathroom update

ok so i finally finally finally started ripping down the wallpaper for the downstairs entry/bathroom/pool room. this room comes right in off the back deck from the pool and porch area and is also the only bathroom on the main floor. the bathroom is behind the door in the hallway. i’ve decided to start this […]

modern farmhouse hallway lighting

i’ve taken a long enough hiatus from working on the house and i am ready to jump back into it. my next big project (if i can make myself get started on it) is the pink tile bathroom on the main floor. once i get that wallpaper taken down and the trim painted i can […]

finally friday christmas living room reveal

the holiday weekend is upon us and i’ve been so excited to show you my christmas living room! i love the green walls and plaid carpet year round but this room just begs to be decked out for christmas. i’m so excited for christmas this weekend. all my gifts are  80% wrapped (hehe) and my […]

christmas dining room

if each room was getting a theme for christmas then this christmas dining room would be called “blue christmas”. i didn’t really have a plan for this room i just know i wanted to do something with velvet and a white tree. the rest just kind of came together from there. i found this little […]