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 […]

ceiling fan for pentwater

happy valentines day my friends! before i dive into the world of ceiling fans… my day has started out in what could possibly be the most unromantic way. i have been having these wild dreams lately that are so so fricken weird. last night i dreamt that joe and i were going to a “resort […]

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 […]

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 […]

colorful christmas lounge

we got more snow. and by more snow i mean, a ton more inches of snow. last night the drifts were so big that part of our entire fence was covered in snow. the sheep were like ummm no this is not working for us. joe and i had a mid week date night last […]

Christmas Entryway

let the holiday festivities begin! let’s start with the entryway shall we? i spent probably three weeks decorating my house for christmas (not solid there were week long breaks in between). and i feel i am finally done and ready to share some of the decor i put up. while i could have kept going […]

bette midler

as work continues on our house i find that finishing up little projects here and there before we start tackling an entire room. i was on my way to chicago with a friend two years ago and we randomly stopped at this antique store in michigan city. there is a guy there that has a […]

another office update

ok so i know i just posted about this room last week but i finally caved and started hanging some of my paint by number collie collection. that is right folks. i finally started putting holes in the wall. i thought since i hung photos and put a rug down it was time for another […]

finally friday home work edition

it’s funny how the term home work takes on a new meaning when you are out of school. my project list this weekend is long as i have seriously nothing scheduled and it’s going to be fantastic. i am going to tackle this house and keep the momentum going with my home projects. thank God […]

kitchen inspiration

joe and i have made a resolution to stay on top of things in this house and keep and continue to nip away at projects week after week (probably until the day we die). this summer we focused on outdoors; pool, garden, yard, front landscaping..with the mentality that once the weather turns we will start […]

flea finds

lately you guys… i have been having just meh finds at the flea markets i’ve been to. last weekends was terrible. i drove like 3 hours to find a wire rack and a small table. more and more people are trying to pass off new items as “vintage” and “antique”. look, there is nothing wrong […]

simple fall centerpiece

i do not like halloween. never have, never will. i don’t decorate for halloween i don’t dress up anymore for halloween i just don’t like it. it’s not my holiday. (thanksgiving now THAT is my holiday). i love fall and i love fall decor i just don’t like halloween decor. i mean really? why on […]