Decorating for Spring with Forsythia

Decorating for Spring with Forsythia

This is the perfect time of year to bring that happy yellow color we see in nature inside by making a forsythia bouquet for our home. If you live in certain parts of North America you know exactly what i mean. The Forsythia Bush The forsythia bush turns a bright...

Spring ORC – Week 3 Thrifted Furniture

Spring ORC – Week 3 Thrifted Furniture

Happy Earth Day! In honor of our home earth, let's talk sustainability, Thrift shopping for furniture is a great way to be kind to the environment, and live in a sustainable way. Do you know where to find the best thrifted furniture? Every city has thrift stores, and...

World Globes in Neutral Home Decor

World Globes in Neutral Home Decor

As a homeschooler globes and maps have been something I've always try to have in our home. Recently I was working on a map puzzle of the United States with our nine year old, and she asked why Alaska was next to California. She knows it's not and she's right. The...

My Favorite Faux Houseplants

My Favorite Faux Houseplants

Are you missing the color green this Winter? During this cold season I find myself craving the color green. In Michigan we go about five month without seeing leaves  on the trees. That's too long for me! You'd think houseplants to the rescue, but I've lately I've had...

Vintage Art Kitchen Gallery Wall

Vintage Art Kitchen Gallery Wall

Kitchens are becoming more and more a central hub in the home for gathering and entertaining. They are growing larger, more central to the home and more comfortable for gathering. In doing so we've made them more than a place where food is prepared and eaten....

Upgrading Sliding Glass Doors with Curtains

Upgrading Sliding Glass Doors with Curtains

Hey friends! A simple project to show you today that has made an incredible difference in our home. If you live in a builder-grade home like us you probably have a sliding glass door. They do a good job of letting the light in, but they're short on architectural...

Zero Dollar Family Room Refresh

Zero Dollar Family Room Refresh

Over the last few weeks I've been wanting to give our family room a little refresh. The problem was I didn't want to spend any money to make it happen, and I had several other projects in the works. What to do, what to do? The solution is to use what you have on hand...

Design a Family Room with Thrifted Finds

Design a Family Room with Thrifted Finds

Do you want to learn how to design a family room with thrifted finds? It's easier than you might think. Find the thrift stores near you. If you can make stopping in and taking a look around a regular part of your week you're sure to discover some treasure. Getting the...

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Transforming My Barrel Chairs with Slipcovers

Transforming My Barrel Chairs with Slipcovers

When I found these chairs I immediately loved them, but transforming my barrel chairs with slipcovers made me love them even more. If you follow design trends then you know that the barrel chair is having a moment. Go to any furniture brand from Target to CB2 and...

Life As Art

Life As Art

The birds are quite excited. At 7:00 am they're already busy singing, and loudly. When it's quite and I'm sitting inside the sound of their lyrical songs set the tone for the day. Be joyful! But we're not birds, we're humans and not just any humans, we're the ones...

Decluttering and Styling Our Large Bookshelves

Decluttering and Styling Our Large Bookshelves

The music room bookshelf was getting very cluttered. Here's my process of decluttering and styling our large bookshelves. Spring is in the air, it really is! Today I went for a walk and saw the first robin of the year. As a kid growing up in Michigan, it was always a...

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4 Tips to Finding Thrift Store Deals

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Our home is filled with thrifted furniture and home decor. When we were first married this was really the only way we could afford to furnish our home. Now years later, I still shop thrift stores because of the high-quality items I find there (they just don't make...

5 Ways to Save Money on Furniture

5 Ways to Save Money on Furniture

Hey friends! So glad to have you stopped by. If you actually came over to our house I'd give you a tour, but only of our first level. If you gave me a whole week's notice I'd give you a full tour. With a family of seven we need a little, make that a lot, of time to...

Our Thrifted French Style Chair Find

Our Thrifted French Style Chair Find

Hey friends, it's been a good week of DIY. Mary and I are having so much fun working together and  making over her space for the One Room Challenge. It's Week 6 of our journey to transform Mary's childhood bedroom into a Parisian boho inspired retreat. Yesterday I...