The kitchen should be the heart of the home, but our 1960's Garrison colonial kitchen was more like the pain in the ass of our home. In fact, it was nearly a deal-breaker when we went to the first open house. Our realtor warned me that the house required updating, and to be fair - we saw worse during our 6+ month-long search for a house. When you want to live in our town and you have less than a ... Read More about Our Kitchen Renovation: The Before
These DIY art caddy ideas will keep your creative mess in one portable spot, whether it's your kids' crayons, scissors, and glue or your art supplies causing the clutter. **** There's nothing quite like the sound of a crayon snapping under your feet, or the feel of the floor on your tush after you slip on a marker. Or worse, cleaning melted crayon out of the dryer. ... Read More about 8 DIY Art Caddy Ideas That Will Organize Your Creative Mess
Before I tell the tale of how we've touched nearly every inch of our home's interior since we purchased it in the fall of 2014, it's important to reflect for a moment. To be honest, this house has been a bit of a money pit for more than a year. The stairs creak, the bedroom closets are too small, there's a bizarre door-less closet in the living room, all the bathrooms were immediately gutted to ... Read More about The True Meaning of Home
No one has ever described me as "low-key." I've always put pressure on myself to do more and be more, and the result is often...nothing. I call this "pressure paralysis": when the pressure of what could happen and what people will think is so great that instead of trying, I do absolutely nothing. The times when I do get up my nerve to try something new often are often filled with stress from ... Read More about Less Pressure. More Style.