December 31, 2012


For Christmas this year I wanted to focus my energy on giving my daughter handmade gifts that would last – not until next year or the next garage sale – but for her childhood and perhaps be shared with future little brothers or sisters. Something of real value, made with my own two hands, with her especially in mind.

She loves to imitate us, she is enamored with all things technology (translation: buttons!) and we love to hike and go on long walks and take lots of pretty pictures. So I thought a camera of her very own would be the perfect gift! She would need something simple, easy to use and durable…oh yeah, and she is 15 months old.

December 24, 2012


We took family photos, diy style (tripod + remote). It was a fun + crazy. Here's the finished product:

December 3, 2012


We are in full swing of the holidays, and with Thanksgiving behind us, many of us may be gearing up again (if we are lucky) for a house full of folks for Christmas as well.  And if you had a few extra bodies on Turkey day you may have found yourself lacking the extra seating for said bodies. So, I've put together a quick folding chair DIY to show you how a drab thrifted or curbside folding chair find can be turned into great extra seating that isn't a blight on your beautiful holiday table. Inspired by my friend Beth's recent how-to and my last post on neutrals - I decided to tackle a cool vintage Samonsite folding chair I'd been eying at my favorite thrift store.

November 21, 2012


I have the pleasure of writing guest posts for Dwell with Dignity, a really great Dallas area non-profit made up of Interior Designers and volunteers dedicated to creating inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. Check out this DIY, and visit there site to learn more about how you can get involved.

When it comes to gray, I think it is fair to say I’m having a love affair.  Who isn't? People even made up a new word - greige - to refer to their favorite warm, pale shade. There are many different neutral pairings that work reallywell together, but my favorite is a combination of gray + white + wood.  It can be warm and inviting, or bold and contrasting – there is a wide range of options with this simple palette.

September 5, 2012


After reading this post, I began looking around my home and realized that despite how much I adore chevron, there was not a stitch of this terrific pattern to be found in our house!  Being in full DIY mode around here (we purchased our first home last year, a definite fixer-upper) - I began brainstorming quick ways to incorporate some graphic patterns into simple and easy decor projects (simple and easy are my new thing since I became a mommy last year as well!)  This spray-on chevron DIY can be applied to many other items (think canvas or scrap wood, bottles, rugs, smooth vases, doors and doormats to name a few).


Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

- Audrey Heburn