31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest :: Day 2~Move Something

Take an inventory of your rooms. Now, find that thing that you’ve always wondered if it would look right in such and such room and move it. Yes, you. Move it to that room. I’ll wait right here. What are you waiting for? It’s the easiest thing in the world, if you hate it {after […]

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31 Days to A Better Dressed Nest :: Day 1~ Give Something Away

Today, we are starting a new little series. Ok, so it’s not so little. It’s the biggest series I’ve ever attempted to do. And I’m more than a little afraid that I’ll get bored after 5 days of writing about this and want to move on. 31 Days to a Better Dressed Nest is a […]

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Bird Watching

Behind the Scenes @ The Old Painted Cottage –scroll all the way down to read about this fridge! How to Paint Dining Room Furniture @ Clover Lane Repurposed Bureau @ Monarch Creations Family Rules @ The Pleated Poppy Also, there’s a weekend giveaway at Autumn Leah Designs! And don’t forget, Monday starting at 12:01 a.m. […]

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My Favorite Design Trick :: Cut and Paste

I had a nice black bookshelf in my office. For the first few weeks it looked like this. Pretty piles of fabric, colorful ribbon neatly organized, all my favorite trinkets delicately placed together. Dear Etsy, please come take photos of my beautiful shelf for your featured office space–it’s so charming. Then it started looking like […]

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Creating a Calming Office Space

calm office

Having my own office makes me feel like a queen. Except when it looks like this. Then I feel like the opposite of a queen. No, not a king. An ugly stepsister punished by being surrounded by too much cute stuff. I was so looking forward to making my work space pretty that I overlooked […]

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Settling In

I took all day Saturday and organized the downstairs of our house. Even though we’ve lived here for 3 months, I just now feel truly settled, almost. It takes that long for me to figure out for sure where to put all the pens and pencils, the best place for the dishes and how our […]

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