Kitchen Backsplash: Penny Tile!

Kitchen Backsplash: Penny Tile!

It took months and months, but I finally decided on a tile for our kitchen backsplash.  And once the decision was at last made, I pulled the trigger and we got it done. I was initially inspired both by John and Sherry’s penny tile, but it was really this image found through Pinterest that sealed […]

Teen Room: Progress

Teen Room: Progress

I think in my head, this was a Grand Reveal.  But my husband was away all last week, and when he got home on Friday evening, I hurt his feelings by suggesting that I might move some furniture around in our teen’s room while the younger children slept.  As soon as the words left my […]

House Update

House Update

The short version is: we’re still super stalled on the kitchen.  The butcher block bar has yet to be installed, and while I’ve pretty much chosen a backsplash, it’s crazy expensive and I can’t seem to pull the trigger.  I am pretty proud to say that I’ve installed one whole drawer handle–the other ten are […]

Hot Pink Four-Poster

Hot Pink Four-Poster

Not that I need *another* project going on right now, but I’ve begun the painting of the new bed for my oldest child: a wood four-poster canopy bed that’s going from worn and tired to HOT PINK.  After the success I had with the kitchen table, I feel bold enough to tackle this, even though […]

Family Room Drapes, Phase I

Family Room Drapes, Phase I

We just got in the new Lizzy House collection, Hello Pilgrim, at the shop.  When I originally placed my order, I did it the way I always do: sight-unseen.  That’s how I like to roll when it comes to Lizzy, because I know that everything she produces will be something I have to, have to […]

Kitchen Sorta Update, Because What I Really Need Is Another Half-Finished Project

Kitchen Sorta Update, Because What I Really Need Is Another Half-Finished Project

I can’t show you any photos of the kitchen, because work has ground pretty much to a total halt.  I blame the fact that I am excessively cheap, and refused to pay someone thousands of dollars to do the painting–including painting the cabinets. Which means I haven’t finished doing that job, and we’re living in […]

Too Fat to Fly South

Too Fat to Fly South

Literally. Found this little fella outside the bathroom window the other morning as flurries were circling overhead.  Tried desperately to snap a shot of him with a single flake scooting past, but never did–only ended up with a zillion pictures that look more or less like this: Except then I wanted to play with my […]

Kitchen Cabinets and Backsplash Tile

Kitchen Cabinets and Backsplash Tile

Progress in the kitchen slowed to an almost complete stop while we moved in and got settled, but now not having it finished is making us crazy enough that we’re ready to set aside organizing the linen closet and searching for lost boxes of fabric in order to get a little closer to the finish […]

Current State of the Studio

Current State of the Studio

With everything we’re doing to get moved in and get the kitchen ready for six people to abuse it relentlessly for the next twenty years, I haven’t spent much time in my studio.  In fact, I have spent NO time in my studio.  I don’t really have one yet: So far, this is about how […]

The Bullet Version

The Bullet Version

We have super spotty internet right now, since we don’t have ANY internet right now, and I’m making do with a shifty hot spot. So this may or may not end abruptly. I am going stream-of-consciousness right here, so hang on. Man, am I tired. We’re moved in!!  Woot!!  We bought the house, moved into […]

Packing to Move. Again.

Packing to Move. Again.

I need your advice.  So, we’re packing up to move.  Again.  This is what it looked like when I packed my studio to leave the last house: took 32 boxes.  Not even kidding a little.  Now, my husband clearly loves me, because we’ve got some hourly help coming tomorrow morning, and what I don’t know […]

Kitchen Update

Kitchen Update

We’re rolling along on the kitchen at the new house over here–plan is to move in next Thursday (eek!) and be in the house for Christmas Eve.  I am in terror any time I really allow my brain to focus on that too much, so instead, I’m focusing on the progress that’s been made in […]

Progress On Many Fronts

Progress On Many Fronts

This: Has become this–such fantastic Italian wool: Book deadline: next week.  Book release: late summer/early fall. Book outlook: seriously awesome, I won’t lie.  I feel privileged to have been able to put this one together, and am really excited to share it with all of you.  Hang on to your hats! There’s also some of […]

You Thought I Was Joking

You Thought I Was Joking

It begins: the updates as we make this house our home.  Prepare yourself. Naturally, we immediately ripped the kitchen to complete shreds.  We got some allowances when we bought the house, considering the kitchen had never been updated, so we’re having actual professionals pull out the cabinets and cut massive holes in the wall.  We’ll […]

We Bought A House

We Bought A House

It took 90 days.  Yes, you read that right.  If you follow me on Twitter, you know that we’ve gone back and forth and wondered if this was the right house, or what.  I mean, it kinda seemed like it was taking a long time, and we struggled to know if we were being patient […]