Mother’s Day Gift Guide and Giveaway

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

I've been a mother for almost 6 years and have obviously loved 99% of that time! (5:45-6:30 each night make up that 1%...) I'm the first to admit that Mother's Day can get carried away with the fervor of pampering and brunching, but no question I love getting a little sumthin sumthin with a bow on … [Read more...]

Lordy Lordy, Guess Who’s 40?!

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40 featured selfie

Today's my birthday! Correction. Today's my 40th birthday, so a BIIIG ONE! Life is swirling around right now with the move and the packing and the restaurant and the pregnancy so I haven't had any real moments of reflection. But... 40 is exciting! Mark and I chuckled as he went to bed the … [Read more...]

Around the Corner

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superman at new house

Guys... I'm gonna drop a bomb on you. I'll blame superstition and nerves for waiting this long, but this is big. BIG. We're moving. I know.  Let me back up a bit to share how this all came to be because it was NOT part of my master plan or part of my "here's what's happening in 2015" … [Read more...]

DIY Graphic Art

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For the restaurant redesign, we had a budget of like $300 for artwork. Yep... alllllll the artwork. I'll share more about whether we achieved that goal later in the month, but wanted to give you a fun tutorial on how I made these graphic and colorful prints. Spoiler alert: it was stupid … [Read more...]

Sand and Sandals!

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FL beach play

Two weeks ago, the fam and I headed down to Florida for a little late winter getaway! Not that Frank would have let anyone within 20 feet of the house, but I didn't mention anything before we left just because, ya know... security and all.  I don't post about our family outings as much as I … [Read more...]

Lights, Glorious Lights

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7C Design Board

Disclosure: Build.com is generously working with me to help with the Restaurant Redesign and they have provided product in exchange for these posts. Their lights are the bomb.com and have already made such a difference in this space!  Every ounce of praise is coming straight from my little ol' … [Read more...]

Spring Video House Tour

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video house tour

Do you ever visit a blogger's house tour and think everything looks so pretty but you don't really feel like you get the space?  I've included floorplans in my house tour to give folks a sense of how each room connects, but today I'm diving into the deep end, folks.  Yep... A VIDEO house tour. … [Read more...]

DIY Upholstered Belgrave Headboard (Take 2)

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headboard feature

*Disclaimer: Lacefield Designs sent me this fabric as the block print answer to my dreams. I love it beyond belief. That is all. The longer I've been blogging the more amazing brands I get to meet and work with. Lacefield Designs is one of them. I met them last summer at the Haven Conference and … [Read more...]

Spring Home Tour

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pixel art basket planter spring

A month ago, my friend Jen at Migonis Home emailed about a Spring House Tour (and GIVEAWAY!) she had planned. With 3 feet of snow outside and gray as faaaaaar as the eye could see, I decided it would be a fun chance to play 'dress up' with my dreary winter home! Until I started blogging, the concept … [Read more...]

Spring Is About To Be Sprung

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spring tour oval art

I am inordinately fortunate to be a contributor for a couple of other blogs (Classy Clutter and VRAI Magazine) and I LOVE collaborating with other bloggers for seasonal house tours and fun events like #SwapItLikeItsHot. Problem is that eeeeevery once in a while EVERYthing is due the same time of … [Read more...]