Merry Christmas From The Sullivans!

Merry Christmas! We hope that you are enjoying your holiday with those dearest to your heart. We spend a lot of time sharing pictures of our home, with some stories about us and E sprinkled here and there. We thought today, which we believe should be a day all about family and Christ, we’d share a little bit more of ourselves, via a recent photo shoot with the talented Elisabeth Eden.  Right before the snow came to the midwest, we gathered at Elisabeth’s parents quaint family farm and simply enjoyed some time together as a family, with Elisabeth behind the lens, away from the hustle and bustle of our daily life. In a short amount of time, she was able to capture… Read More

Our Holiday Cards with Minted

As a traditionalist, I love holiday cards. There is something so nostalgic about mailing a greeting card. Smiling faces and holiday cheer have been flooding my mailbox for a few weeks now, and true to form I was a little behind schedule on ordering our holiday greeting card. Minted to the rescue! Our christmas cards were rush delivered to us today, just in time to give me a few days to snail mail them before we go on vacation for the holiday. We couldn’t be happier with them. As, a graphic designer, I’m pretty picky about invites and cards. This is actually the first year I haven’t taken on designing and printing them myself. Needless to say, my controlling self was a little… Read More

Operation Build Gingerbread House

Looking for a fun holiday activity that your kid-at-heart self and your actual kids will love? It’s time to hit the shelves of Target! I love Christmas and I really love treats, so when I saw Target carries several gingerbread kits, I knew it would be a great weekend activity for the whole family. E has definitely inherited my sweet tooth, so to kick off the holiday spirit, we set up a gingerbread construction site in our kitchen a few weekends ago. While I bake from scratch every once in a blue moon, I am a big fan of pre-made, especially when it’s a kit that helps you skip the messy part and jump right to the fun part — decorating. I… Read More

The Secret Sisterhood of Miscarriage for Scary Mommy

I never planned to publicly share this story. Yet in the middle of the night I found the word pouring out onto my computer screen. Then the next day I found myself pushing send to Scary Mommy. To be honest, even then, I didn’t think it would ever be published. This is by far the most personal piece I have ever written. There is a reason I mostly write about home design. Yes, I am passionate about it and it’s a major part of my life, but it doesn’t leave much room for criticism about who I fundamentally am as a person. Unless of course, you don’t agree with my lighting choices, because that is definitely personal. In real life, I’m not… Read More