Nursery Sources

Navy, green, and gray boy nursery ideas with crib and twin bed

I shared our nursery reveal the other day, and today am back with the sources. I did a post on the process for choosing the navy paint color, and we went with Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue.   Bed: Ikea Malm // Duvet: Ikea Bjornloka  // Rug: Target Threshold Fretwork // Prints: DIY // All Star wall hanging: Thrift […]

Navy and Green Boy’s Nursery Finished!

Navy, green, and gray boy's nursery ideas with natural wood accents

The nursery is done! Now we’re just waiting the arrival of this little guy. I’m giving a quick update today, and I’ll do a source post soon. I knew from the beginning if we were having a boy I wanted to paint the walls navy (see my previous post on Involving Color about choosing a […]

Nursery Progress + Bump Pic + a Giveaway!

Dixie mid century high boy dresser

We are in full swing getting this nursery ready. Over the past few years, the third bedroom had turned into a dumping ground for all things without a home, so one big task lately has been cleaning it out. The past couple weekends we have forced ourselves to start going through everything bit by bit. […]

My Signature Style


My friend Carrie from Making Lemonade asked me the other day to be part of a Signature Style Series with 22 other bloggers. It’s lasting all week, and I’ve got links down at the bottom of this post to everyone posting today. Today is day one, and I wanted to first give a shout out […]

It’s a…

Navy and green boy nursery with natural wood and white furniture

…boy! We couldn’t be more thrilled (and in case you missed it, here’s my original announcement). We would have been thrilled with a girl too, but now things feel more real and it’s fun to get started thinking about nursery decorating. Marty is already excited to start teaching him tennis. How soon is too soon […]

1940’s Rental Bathroom Remodel

White shower floor in 1940's bathroom remodel

First things first, a few small updates. This past weekend I went to the Haven conference, and it was a blast! Haven is a blogging conference for DIY bloggers. It’s always fun seeing my blogging friends in person and attending sessions. Just like last year, I learned a ton, had so much fun, and left with […]

How to Clean Rusty Grill Grates

How to clean rusty grill grates. Easy method that works!

When we opened up our grill at the beginning of spring after a long winter of sitting outside unused, we found that the cast iron grates had gotten all rusty. Ick. When we bought our grill, we specifically got a model that had cast iron grates since they are supposed to be more durable, but […]

Organizing Our Garage

Using a pegboard to organize garage workshop.

Last year I was asked to be part of the first ever Ace Hardware Blogger Panel, and I did a series of paint related posts on my paint color blog, Involving Color. It was such a great experience, and I had the chance to meet their team in Chicago along with the rest of the […]

That Project that Went Perfectly


You know how when you are working on a house project, and you have to build in that extra time because nothing ever works out perfectly? Yeah, this project wasn’t like that. Too bad it was only for our garage, but hey, I’ll take it. In my 2014 goals post, I mentioned that I wanted […]