Life As Art

Hi there and Happy December! Not only is it Christmas time with all the activities and festivals that go along with it, but it's also the last month of the year. Every year I get so caught up in the Holiday stuff I forget it's about to be a whole new year and I should...

Life As Art

Hi there and Happy December! Not only is it Christmas time with all the activities and festivals that go along with it, but it's also the last month of the year. Every year I get so caught up in the Holiday stuff I forget it's about to be a whole new year and I should...

OUR PROJECTS

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DIY Botanical Wall Art

Sanding Our Maple Wood Floors Part 1

4 Reasons to Decorate Your Home

ABOUT US

Maria & Jeremy

High school sweethearts and parents to five, we have renovated several homes together. Now our children, who are home educated, have joined in the fun of DIY and design.
We live near the shores of Lake Michigan where we share DIY projects, design inspiration, and family moments. We also have lots and lots of budget friendly tips for making life cozy.

Home can be beautiful when you let your creative side shine!

HOME DESIGN & DECOR

incredible vintage bedroom makeover

Elegant Vintage Bedroom Makeover with Earth Tones

Hello, hello, and oh my! We finished Mary's bedroom for the One Room Challenge!  It's time to do the big reveal of this elegant, vintage bedroom makeover with earth tones. Thank you One Room Challenge and Apartment Therapy for pushing us to be our best. I'm proud of...

FAMILY & LIFESTYLE

Life As Art

Hi there and Happy December! Not only is it Christmas time with all the activities and festivals that go along with it, but it's also the last month of the year. Every year I get so caught up in the Holiday stuff I forget it's about to be a whole new year and I should...

DIY, PROJECTS & RENOVATION

Amazing Cabinet Makeover With Fabric

What do you do when you have a very large piece of wood furniture in a smallish room? I'll tell you. You paint it the same color as the room's walls. Even if you have brightly colored walls, you ask? Trust me, you still paint it and guess what? It almost disappears....

GARDEN

Hanging Dried Flowers As Home Decor

I love cottage style and what's more cottage style than flowers and herbs hanging to dry? This whole idea started because of the changing seasons. I was perfectly happy with my foyer and the hat wall arrangement, but the cooler weather came and it was time to put away...

PRODUCTS

STYLE – FUNCTION – DELIGHT

MOMENTS

When Home is
Your Happy Place.

…..small thoughtful changes lead to beautiful and meaningful memories. Sharing them is our way of encouraging you to create your own, and a home you love.
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FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

A Pure Happy Home

Home Improvement

The feeling of accomplishment a DIY project brings is pretty hard to beat. Our kids have watched us learn new skills as we transform our home.

living room sofa and ottoman

Vintage Finds

Searching thrift stores and estate sales for unique and high quality pieces is a favorite pass time of ours. We’ve saved some of out best finds for you.

Plants & Gardening

Whether a terrace or rolling hills, our homes extend into the spaces around them. Finding ways to make nature part of the places we live brings healing and restoration.

fireplace surround

DIY

Let’s Get This Done!

Is there a project you’d love to try? Don’t know where to start? If you want to make your spaces cozy, functional and organized begin with basics. Get your notebook and supplies and let’s get this project done!

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