Happy New Year


I hope you all have a wonderful, safe night ringing in the new year. I can’t wait to see what 2011 will bring!

Mantle Remodel


After taking down our Christmas decorations, I decided to change up the mantle’s look instead of putting up the things I had before. I love the new soft look of the frame above and wanted the mantle to go with it as well.  I started with some items from a nook in our bedroom and […]

New Camera


I am so excited to talk about our new camera today.  It is amazing how much better pictures look (especially on a blog) when you have a good quality camera.  My awesome parents gave us the funds this Christmas to get our very own fancy schmancy camera.  I should tell you that our current camera […]

Frame Something


I am super excited about this project.  We were given two huge framed paintings about a year ago and they have sat in our upstairs storage closet until now.  I decided to revamp one and use it to fill the space above our fireplace.  This is one of the pieces before: And the after: And […]

Handmade Gifts


One of my favorite gifts this year was handmade from my awesome sister-in-law.  She took a canvas and covered it in pages from a Bible and then painted an H and two birds in the corner.  It is special because she made it herself-it’s beautiful and meaningful…and looks great in our dining room. Handmade gifts […]

Merry Christmas!

xmas card

We wish you all a very blessed Christmas. Love, Mike, Jessie and Pudge

Wall Art


Artwork for your home can be affordable, unique, and easy.  One of my recent wall art creations has added a lot of interest to a wall in our bedroom.  For two new pieces it cost me about $12.  Here is how to make one for yourself: What you will need: Art canvas (I got a 2-pack […]

Inspiring Sewing Table

sewing desk

  I recently mentioned that we came into a jackpot of furniture. My mom’s boss was getting new furniture for his office and gave us-yes, GAVE-us his old furniture.  Mike and one his friends picked it up a little over a week ago and I have been hard at work to refinish it.  My new favorite […]