Music Room Design

Instead of utilizing a room at the front of our home as a formal dining room, we decided to make it a music room for our daughter. While we love to hear her play the piano (and she does it beautifully), sometimes her practice time…

Wood Bench

So this little wood bench looks just like a church pew, right? That’s what I thought it was when I spotted it on craigslist years ago. Turns out, it was from an old Dairy Queen!  When I called the gentleman who had this listed on…

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Hostess With the Mostess Tip #1

Hostess tip: I like to leave some mouth wash out on the guest bathroom or powder room counter for guests to swish if they’re feeling less than fresh after indulging in a big lunch or dinner. I decant the mouth wash into an oil dispenser,…

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Rental Tour

Our house is just a few days from being done! I snapped a few photos last week of the rental we are in for the realtor so she could list it with some fresh photos, and thought I’d share. It’s been a great house for…

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Dining Room to Game Room

Where the formal dining room in our house should be, we decided that we would get more use out of the room if we made it a game room/ music room. I couldn’t be more happy with that decision- it has worked out really well…

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House Update #3

After Hali’s piano lesson this morning, we swung by the house to check out the paint sample and give the painters the go ahead: And stone samples: And to check out the progress on the porches:  I wish y’all could have smelt it! All that…

Schoolroom DIY Wood Sign

This sign was my first attempt at hand lettering on wood. I bought a piece of wood from Home Depot that was ready cut down to 2×4 ft. I mixed up three of my favorite Minwax stains: Jacobean, Early American, and Weathered Oak. A quick…