Saturday, June 24, 2017

never go out of style

 I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. I just love this list of things that should never go out of style! A few that stand out to me are letter writing, cursive and dressing up! Stay classy folks! Happy weekend!

Monday, June 5, 2017

monday viewings

Here is a beautiful rowhouse tour for your Monday viewing pleasure. I am in love with the decor in this house. Click here to view the rest of the tour. 

I know I am feeling a little thrilled about having an extra 20 minutes in the mornings once school gets out! 3 days and counting!

Happy Day!

Saturday, May 20, 2017


We celebrated Graham's 3rd birthday last Saturday. He really loves fire trucks so I asked the fire department to come to the house to celebrate with us. They were so great and even brought Sparky the Fire Dog! We had a casual, but super fun cookout to celebrate the big Three-ooo! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

mother's day baby

Happy 3rd Birthday to my sweet, joy-filled little boy! Graham, you are such a happy little fella and we love you dearly. I cannot think of a better Mother's Day gift! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

art in my room

I am sure that I am not alone in that my master bedroom gets the least decorating attention. In my house, it tends to be where everything lands. The rest of my house may seem picked up, but don't venture into our room. That is where the mess hides:). I am slowly and I mean slowly adding and updating our room. We have lived in our house almost two years and I finally hung more art in our room. I have debated what to put on our walls. After lots of contemplating, I decided that we have so many wonderful pictures of our family, so I wanted to use those mixed in with some simple abstract art. I hung a gallery wall with antique gold frames above my dresser. It makes me happy to see these pictures every time I walk in our room now! I also hung the kids' silhouettes with some abstract art that I created. I have something else in mind to replace my handmade art, but this will work for now. My mantra is some progress is better than none. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

galvanized bar cart

I have been on the hunt for the right bar cart for our covered front porch. They are such great pieces for entertaining.  I knew I needed something fairly small and I specifically wanted it to be galvanized which was harder to find than I thought. I was leaning towards purchasing this one from Pottery Barn until I stumbled upon ours that I found at Hobby Lobby. They actually had two or three galvanized carts to choose from. The look and price were just what I wanted! I always forget that Hobby Lobby carries furniture and it is almost always on sale. I think with tax and everything I scored it for $85 which was really the best price I could find for the look I was going for. Here are some other options for you if you are in the market for one!  Hopefully we can enjoy some time on our porch this weekend! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

simple spring mantle

I always prefer simple mantle decor. Let a large mirror or piece of art be the anchor and add two to four more smaller elements around it. I have been wanting to add some wall sconces on either side of our mirror for a while and I finally pulled the trigger. It really helps to balance the space nicely. I even took a stab at some abstract art (insert gritting teeth emoji :) I am on the hunt for a similar abstract piece to balance the traditional mirror and sconces, but I haven't found it yet, so for now this will work!