Freestyle Friday (The 5 Best Christmas Pins)

Welcome to Freestyle Friday – Christmas Edition! This trend is likely to continue until Santa Claus makes his way through our fireplace… err… or our front door, since all of our fireplaces are gas. How exactly does that work? It may be disrespectful to Thanksgiving, but I can’t help but get in the Christmas spirit with all the holiday decor gracing the stores. During my weekly Target run, I picked up a gingerbread house kit, gingerbread cookies mix, cookie cutters, a few Santa Claus books, Elf on the Shelf and a snow globe. I may be just a tiny bit excited. With E being 2 years old it is the first year she can somewhat comprehend the concept of Christmas and Santa.… Read More

Freestyle Friday

Things aren’t always as calm in our home as it may seem. I routinely take pictures of E cuddling on the couch because these moments are precious and fleeting. Very fleeting. Sometimes our house feels like it is being taken over by kid things, but we make a conscious effort to design our spaces in ways that make everyone in the household feel welcome, including the adults. Decorating with kids can be a challenge, so this month I shared my best tips with Design & Living Magazine. Spoiler – My biggest secret is closed door storage. You can read the full article here.     In other news. I swapped out a piece of abstract art from Home Goods with a unique Clare Elsaesser… Read More

Freestyle Friday

 A lot happened this week. We finished shiplapping our basement ceiling. A brick wall was installed. We picked up some rustic beams for our bar. We finalized our cabinet designs, and our guest bedroom has been sailing along. This weekend we are taking a break from design, unless I get swept into West Elm’s awesome sale… West Elm is having their Friends+Family sale, meaning everything (including sale items!) is an additional 20% off with the code FREESHIP20. They are having a bunch of other sales, so you can stack the 20% off coupon on top of already marked down items to get amazing deals. Shop my picks below (All on sale even without the discount code!) <br /> What do you… Read More

Freestyle Friday

We’ve made it to the weekend! Time off! Oh that is right, I’m a stay-at-home Mom who has plans to shiplap my basement ceiling with my husband this weekend. Never mind, This is the room we are shiplapping. Joking aside. I’m actually really excited to start this project, but I’m not sure we have a clue what we are doing. This is going to be a trial-and-error style project.  I’ll be posting Instagram stories of our progress this weekend. Follow me here so you don’t miss any of the shenanigans. It’s technically not fall yet, but at our home it’s happy fall y’all. I’ve already started switching out our decor. I started by making some changes to the pillow situation on the couch.… Read More