How to Install a Floating Floor

floating floor finished

On Mother’s Day weekend we installed a floating hardwood floor for my mom. She had bought some beautiful hardwood awhile back and we finally got around to putting it in for her.  It’s a solid hand scraped hardwood that is installed by gluing the the tongue and grooves together and laying it over a vapor […]

Staining our Front Door

unstained front door

A few weeks ago we ordered our front door. It was a tough decision. We knew we liked the craftsman style and wanted to let plenty of natural light in. Living on 5 acres, we aren’t worried about privacy like I would be if we lived in a neighborhood and everyone could see in as […]

DIY Log IPad Holder

DIY Log Ipad Stand

Hi friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. Saturday was gorgeous so we got outside and walked around our property a little bit. Part of the reason for going out there was a project idea I had. A few weeks ago I was perusing some of my favorite shelter mags and came across this […]

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DIY Dog Food Storage

dog food bowl box

With our sweet Molly crawling like crazy and getting into everything these days, it was time to baby-proof the old apartment. Shiny dog bowls have been one of her favorite things to try to get into so we had to build something to keep them out of reach, but still somewhere that Pudge can get […]

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DIY Wall Organizer and Washi Tape Dry Erase Calendar

DIY Wall Organizer and Washi Tape Dry Erase Calendar

Hi everyone! We completed our first DIY project at the apartment this weekend. It was a little bit more of a task doing it out on our balcony rather than the workshop in our garage but we made it work. Not sure how our neighbors felt about all the noise, but they’ll get used to […]

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Easy DIY Wood Picture Display

easy diy picture display

In an effort to spruce up my new fancy pants office and make it feel more comfortable and homey, I’ve been doing my favorite thing: DIYing some decor:) I’ll be heading in on Friday to paint and hang up my giant chalkboard and this new picture display: This project took about 30 minutes from start […]

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DIY Wood Mirror Frame

mirror frame tutorial

Hi everyone! I have a really fun, inexpensive project today!  I dreamt up this fun wood mirror frame a few weeks ago and Mike helped me figure out how to make it happen. Isn’t it cool? I think it looks like something out of a West Elm catalogue worth hundreds of dollars.  We spent a […]

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Stained Bathroom Vanity

vanity glass knobs

  Last week I shared the newly painted bathroom, and today I have the stained vanity to match.  Let me preface this post by saying, don’t start thinking I’m superwoman here.  This was all done in the few days leading up to Molly’s arrival so I’m just like every other new mom: sleep-deprived and having […]