{five minute friday} Dresser Drawer Organizer

Friday, October 13, 2017

If I asked for a raise of hands from all of you with messy dresser drawers, I can just imagine hands shooting up from all corners of the internet! And mine would be raised right there with you... or at least it would have been until last week.

{entertaining with style} Easy Farm Animal Cupcakes

Thursday, October 12, 2017

This week, I got to chaperone my first school field trip and join Beckett's kindergarten class on a trip to a farm for tractor rides and harvesting vegetables. We had such a great time, but little brother Cooper was very disappointed that he didn't get to join us. After all, he is the one who wants to be a farmer when he grows up. {Well, a farmer, a superhero, a construction guy, a fireman, married, and a dad, if you really want the full list of his future plans.}

With all the talk about farms this week, I was reminded that I've been wanting to show you the adorable cupcakes that I made for Cooper's third birthday last year when we had his party at a little farm in town!

{seasonal style} Front Porch Halloween Decorations

Monday, October 9, 2017

The boys are four and five now, and if I could freeze time, I would. These are such fun ages, and I love how excited they get about everything - especially each holiday! For weeks, they've been begging me to decorate for Halloween. We always have quite a bit of holiday decor inside, but this year they also requested front porch Halloween decorations as well. 

{seasonal style} 90+ Fall Decorating Ideas

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Do you enjoy decorating for the seasons? Whether you go all out, or prefer to just add a few touches of a new color or texture - today's post is full of beautiful ideas to inspire your fall decorations!

{organizing with style} Small Coat Closet Storage Solutions

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall is officially here, which means winter is right around the corner. As the temperature cools down, now is a great time to tackle coat closet organization to save time and stress when you're trying to find a matching pair of gloves on your way out the door. 

Last year, I whipped my coat closet into shape and shared lots of coat closet organization ideas that can be applied to both large and small spaces. But since I'm lucky enough to have a larger than average closet, I realize that the photos of my closet might not have seemed practical to those dealing with a more cramped quarters. So today, I want to show you an example of a small space I recently redesigned using some simple small coat closet organization ideas!

{decorating with style} Designing a Comfortable, Modern Guest Room

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Remember a couple of months ago when I showed you the very colorful design plans I was working on for a client's hip rooftop deck? Well that same client also had two extra bedrooms that he wanted to transform into stylish and comfortable spaces for welcoming guests. Today, I want to show you what we're working on in the larger of the two guest rooms, where we're even managing to squeeze in a little work space as well.

{diy with style} IKEA Hack: Bookshelf Makeover Without Paint

Friday, September 8, 2017

I think it's safe to say that I have no fear of color. Especially when it comes to decorating kids' rooms, I say, the more color the better! 

BUT I also have my practical side, and I'm passionate about creating kids' spaces that can grow with them {I even wrote a post with tips for designing a boy's room that grows with him}. So when I wanted to add some vibrant color to the bookshelf in my sons' new shared bedroom, I didn't want to do anything too permanent. Rather than painting the doors of their bookshelf, I found a way to get the look I wanted with a quick and easy, temporary update.  

{seasonal style} Fall in Love with these Fall Leaf Projects

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The school supplies are purchased, the days are slowly getting shorter, and a few leaves are already starting to fall from our trees. There may still be a few more weeks of summer, but there's no denying that autumn is on the way. And that makes this the perfect time to get a start on some simple and stylish fall decor projects. 

Each month, I team up with the All Things Creative team to round up some of our favorite creative ideas, and this month I think you're going to fall in love with this collection of fall leaf craft projects.

{diy with style} How to Clean a Dishwasher

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How often do you clean your dishwasher? I'll confess that I don't clean mine nearly often enough! I wash dishes in it daily, so surely it's getting clean at the same time, right? One look at my dishwasher filter proved that theory wrong. Ewww!

This week, I gave my stainless steel dishwasher a thorough cleaning, and now it's no longer the dirtiest clean spot in my house. It turns out that it's actually pretty easy to get it sparkling with minimal effort. And a clean dishwasher certainly means cleaner, more sanitary dishes as well!

Here's a quick step by step guide for how to clean a dishwasher...

{a few of my favorite things} Happy Mail!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I thought I'd start a little something new on the blog. From time to time, I want to pop in to just chat about a few of my favorite things! In a digital world, where my phone never stops dinging with one message or another, I find there is something so wonderful about getting mail. Real mail. The kind that you get to rip open.

So today I'm chatting about some of my favorite kinds of happy mail... and a few more things I like to get in the mail!