Spring break has begun {hence the later than normal post} and I have the next 10 days to do a lot of this: via via {Of course my bags will be from Target and Old Navy, but you get the picture} via via And, of course, some of this.  What kind of blogger would I […]

Spicy Chicken Marinado

spicy chicken marinado

Yes, that name is completely made up.  But the meal is not-it’s fantastic. Mike’s comment, “I mean, I like spaghetti, but this is awesome.”  Not too hard to please:)  Here’s what you’ll need: This makes 3 servings. chicken breasts 12 oz. penne pasta {or any other short cut pasta} garlic salt crushed red pepper parsley […]

Home Tour: Amy Butler

living room

When I’m browsing fabric selections {as I’ve been doing often lately to find patterns for our window seat}, I’m often drawn to the beautiful designs of Amy Butler.  Here are some of my recent favorites: via via via So when I stumbled upon a tour of her own home recently, I had to share some […]

Styling a Bookcase

yellow bookshelf

As we are building our bookcases, I, of course, have been thinking about decorating the bookcases.  I think Mike is slightly irritated every time I talk about what I want to do, because he is focused on all the building, but I can’t help myself.  I am working on gathering some inspiration for styling bookcases […]

From Roller Shade to Roman Shade: An Update

faux roman shade tutorial

In an effort to keep it real around here, I had to make some adjustments to my beloved fabric covered roller shades this weekend.  They worked fine for awhile and then as I was trying to pull it down to raise it up last week, a large pop sounded…it was the breaking of my heart […]

Life Lessons…


It all started with these two DIY tools: Totally fine on their own, but never use them together. Or your hand will end up like this: With a few stitches underneath.  Never try to unclog a glue bottle with a chisel {especially if your husband just sharpened said chisel…extra ouch}.  Lesson learned.

Dress Distress

cross front tulip skirt

Ok, I’ll admit that title is slightly dramatic.  One of my favorite things about writing this little blog is having all of you wonderful readers give me feedback and I need your help today!  I have been searching for dresses online for an upcoming wedding.  Here’s the dilemma…I don’t really need a new dress, but […]

DIY Easy Gathered-Waist Skirt

diy skirt tutorial

Since it has been so abnormally hot around here lately, I’ve been digging out all my summer clothes and was in the mood to make something to add to my wardrobe.  I love skirts and dresses when it’s warm-they’re comfy, cute, and easy to wear.  I made a couple of maxi styles last year {seen […]