Gender Neutral Nursery

Gender Neutral Nursery

In our new house, which we have lovingly dubbed Squirrel Estate, we are fortunate enough to have 4 nice-sized bedrooms. One is our primary suite, one is our office, one is our guest room, and one room served as a multi-purpose room for the (almost) 2 years that we've been here. We've always known that [...]

DIY Nightstands

DIY Nightstands

In early November of last year, I was on a mad dash to quickly finish up our guest room. My in-laws were visiting and I needed the guest room to be functional and comfortable for their stay. I had painted the entire room, swapped out the ceiling fan, added a board and batten accent wall, [...]

Living Room Updates

Living Room Updates

I realized that I haven't really blogged about our living room transformation much at all, besides the fireplace makeover. Since the holiday decorations are still here, I decided to take advantage while my living room still looks very cheery and post some updates. The main thing that we got accomplished in the living room is [...]

Moody Board & Batten

Moody Board & Batten

Happy New Year! I took a 2 week break for the holidays to recharge and it was very much needed. But after those few weeks away from my tools, I miss them so much and I'm so excited to be back at it again! For the month of January, I have a few projects that [...]

Painting our Semihandmade Fronts & IKEA Cabinets

Painting our Semihandmade Fronts & IKEA Cabinets

I have to admit, I can be the worst blogger sometimes.  This post has been sitting in my drafts for 5 months.  I suppose it's time to let this (in Moira Rose voice) bébé out of the nest.  Over two hot weeks in July, I painted our kitchen cabinets, bringing us one step closer to [...]

His & Her Closets, Pt. 2

His & Her Closets, Pt. 2

Last week, I shared my closet transformation, so this week, it's high time that I share Ian's portion of the closet. Since Ian has more clothes, he opted for the walk-in closet. A few months ago, I wrote about how I converted the doorway into an archway. His closet looks super custom and looks like [...]

His & Her Closets, Pt. 1

His & Her Closets, Pt. 1

After a year of renovations, I'm happy to be able to say that the closets in the main bedroom are done done. We worked with what we got for a little bit, and then started renovating it bit by bit. Since it's a purely cosmetic renovation, a lot of other renovations took precedent, like laying [...]

Easy DIY Floating Shelves

Easy DIY Floating Shelves

Up until 2 weeks ago, our hall bathroom was in the 90% finished club. I had painstakingly painted the floors, the walls, the vanity. I swapped out the mirror, the lighting, and hardware. I also did a super cool recessed modern medicine cabinet. (Future post of bathroom before & after's and cost breakdown coming soon!) [...]

Paris Travel Tips

Paris Travel Tips

Before I go anywhere, I always look up travel tips.  I believe it's important to avoid certain cultural faux pas if possible.  Also, by learning travel tips, you are ensuring your trip will go much smoother.  After spending the week in Paris, here is what I learned: ESSENTIAL PARIS TRAVEL TIPS Getting around If you [...]

5 Days in Paris – Day 5

5 Days in Paris – Day 5

Our last full day in Paris was spent mostly in Versailles.  A lot of people told us to set aside a full day (or two) to visit Versailles.  If you are traveling with children, I can see why Versailles wouldn't be the destination to spend a full day at.  It's a lot of walking, looking [...]