Popcorn Ceilings & How We Fake Planked Them

planked popcorn ceilings

light fixture found here and I promise I have a great lightbulb in it now! An in-process shot. Because in real life projects aren’t don in a day. Sometimes not even a month. We started on a three-part project three weeks ago, for different reasons we couldn’t have it worked on every day, we took […]

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Mirror Shopping & Marriages

married mirror

We’ve been working on the boy’s bathroom (most recent update here). The one thing I get asked about the most is the mirror. Here’s the mirror I found… I hung it in the family room until it was time to take it upstairs. It’s a second-hand find I got for $100 at an antique place. […]

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Weekend Links


Tips of the Trade: Kitchen Styling // Little Green Notebook How to Make the Best BLT Sandwich – Pro Tips from a Professional // Joy the Baker Marbled Clay Pendant Necklace // A Beautiful Mess What I learned in a Year of Worldwide Family Travel // Art of Simple   The latest hope*ologie podcast with […]

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When it’s Time to Put on Your Thundershirt :: The Ministry of One Sane Space

the ministry of one sane space

For the past few weeks I’ve had a weird nagging feeling. I’ve been unsettled–at home. I kind of feel like someone is watching me and I don’t know where to sit and I can’t find where I put my cup of iced coffee. No place in the house feels comfy or cozy or inviting. Ugh, […]

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Simple Summer Party Decor :: For the Party I’ve Been Dreaming of…


Saturday we hosted a party to celebrate my sister’s book release. This is huge to me, and I’ll tell you why in a minute. Emily invited anyone who wanted to come to throw their name in the ‘hat’ for a free ticket, 50ish people were randomly chosen and they could each bring a guest. We […]

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How to Really Keep Life Simple

small moments

    For the past two years I’ve heard a tiny whisper telling me I needed to slow. it. down. It was easy to ignore and as much as I agreed with it, clearly I didn’t see how important it was. Because I had junk to do. Little junk. Big junk. Fancy junk, junk I […]

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