Viking Nursery Moodboard

You might not be able to tell from my blogging posts lately, but I am in fact nearly 37 weeks pregnant. Yikes! The last time I took and posted a pregnancy photo, I was only 15 weeks pregnant! I guess that's one of the differences between a first and second baby. When I was pregnant with Jaye, I took weekly pictures and journaled about them each week. But even if I haven't been posting about the baby boy on the way, I have been thinking and getting ready for his arrival. So today, I'm sharing … [Read more...]

A Big Girl Room for Jaye

At some point this year, Jaye moved from a crib to her new big girl bed. Which meant no more nursery and time for her own Big Girl Room. At some point after finishing her room, I got around to taking pictures. And now, at an even later some point, I'm sharing them here. Without any further delay, Jaye's Pink and Aqua Big Girl Room! The inspiration for her room was the Children at Play Balloon Fabric from Michael Miller. I used it for her curtains, but since I still wanted blackout curtains, I … [Read more...]

How to make an entirely free gallery wall of cool art

I got a new office at work a couple months ago. It's great to have my own office, but it was a bit boring and lacked personality. However, I was having a hard time spending any money decorating it, since it's not my home, just my office. I have a big blank wall above my desk and I challenged myself to fill it up with a gallery wall of free printable artwork! Here are my tips for creating an entirely free gallery wall of cool art: 1. Balance art containing images with art containing … [Read more...]

DIY Large Wall Art that Makes a Statement

We used to have a big blank wall in our dining room. A big blank wall that we stare at every day. And of course, I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on artwork for that wall. It was a problem. Until one day I had an idea for how to create a DIY large wall art piece that would really fill that big blank space and make a statement. I wanted an art piece with texture and interest, but still modern and simple. And I wanted it to have meaning, too. To make my statement piece of DIY large … [Read more...]

How to Fit your Kleenex Box into your Home Style

This winter, we've bought SO many boxes of tissues. The past two weeks in particular, Phil and I have had a constant cold, runny nose, coughing. Ugh. This means that I wanted tissues to be close at hand at all times. But the problem is, ugly tissue boxes don't really fit in with my vibrant home decor. And when I think of hiding the tissue box using a tissue box cover, the image that springs to mind is something like the weird crocheted creation that has lived on the back of my grandma's toilet … [Read more...]