Sentimental Decorating

I feel like I haven't bought a knick knack in ages but I can't seem to buy something unless the piece means something to me. I think when it means something to you it makes your house a true home and sets you apart from the rest. I have items from my grandmother, things from my mom, gifts from Sloan or Drew and even gifts from myself. Here are two of my favorite things.The first is a monkey I bought…

Make Your Own Artwork

This is a painting I did a few years ago for Drew. He has it hanging in his office now. I used regular household paint to do it. I simply used the paint I used to paint his office and added black and white. He says, its his favorite gift from me, and I'm going to pretend to believe it.

Clever Pez Display

My daughter, Sloan has been collecting Pez dispensers for as long as I can remember and I've never been able to come up with an idea on how to display them so they have sat in a pink bin in her bookshelf for years. Well one of my favorite blogs, Apartment Therapy has come to the rescue.The photo is from an Apartment Therapy home tour of a woman named Amy, who has a fearless way of decorating with color and…

A Look Back on the Kitchen

I've been organizing my house photos and came across my kitchen remodel from a few years ago and thought I'd post them. This was my first time I ever did a complete gut of a room and am really proud of how it turned out. It's a small space but it is quite efficient, the perfect work triangle and even though its small its easy for Drew and I to work in there at the same time.I saved money by…

Vintage Owl A Pleasant Surprise

As you all know I have a few birds in my house and for the last few years I've been on the owl bandwagon. So it was pretty cool when I was at my mom's house last week and she told me she had something for me from my grandma. My grandmother died over 10 years ago so I had no idea what it could be. Of course I was hoping for the blue bird sugar bowl or the flowered…