Window Seat Cushion Tutorial

window seat straight on

Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  We spent ours celebrating our friend’s wedding weekend.  We had a great time {and spent yesterday recovering from all the fun} and I’ll post some inspiration later in the week based on their wedding colors-it was gorgeous.  Today, I have a simple tutorial to share.  Last […]

Bench Seat from a Table Part Two

bench seat from behind

Hey everyone!  Happy Friday.  I’m enjoying a lazy morning off of work {thank goodness for unused snow days!} and it is wonderful.  I do a few plans to be productive-including trying to make a new type of maxi dress and another simple skirt-but other than that, you can find me relaxing today. Anyway, on to […]

House Tour: Dining Room

dining room

I’m trying to update our House Tour page and I thought the easiest way to do that would be to write up a post about each room with all the projects that went into it.  That way, you can find everything you need about the room in one nifty little spot.  Starting with the dining […]

Kitchen Towel Pillow

towel pillow

Today’s tutorial is a how-to on how I created the simple pillow on our new window seat.  This little project came from a lack of inspiring fabrics.  I couldn’t find anything that I really loved at any of our local fabric stores and when I spied this sweet little kitchen towel at Target, I knew […]

Built-In Window Seat Tutorial

window seat tutorial

It’s finished!  There are still are few nail holes to patch, a couple paint touch-ups, and some trim to add, but it’s done for the most part.  We are so happy with how it turned out. Materials: 2x4s MDF nail gun and nails stud finder level jigsaw table/circular saw We built the base of the […]

Pin of the Week

gray kitchen

Traci over at Beneath My Heart is hosting a linky party today to share favorite pin of the week.  I thought it would be fun to join in on the action so here is mine: via I wish I had the original source, but I searched all over Laurie Perez.com {according to the pic} but […]

Daily Encouragement

matthew 619-21

Sometimes it’s good to take a break from everything that consumes our daily lives and remember and focus on what is truly important.

Outdoor Kitchens

stone island

We’ve been brainstorming ideas lately to put in an outdoor kitchen in our backyard.  We have an entire 7′ long concrete countertop and two smaller pieces that were a little too rough to put in the kitchen but would be perfect outside.  We are thinking of building an island/bar area with our grill and counters […]