I love celebrating Advent, and today, I'd like to share my simple advent wreath! It looks stunning and takes about 2 minutes to put together. As a bonus, most of the supplies are reusable year after year, so the annual cost is only $12 after the first year. You'll need: An evergreen wreath. I love … Continue reading A Simple Advent Wreath
When my husband and I bought our 1920s bungalow two years ago, one of the features that really sold us on the house was the oversized kitchen. We both love to cook and spend most of our time hanging out in the kitchen, so it seemed perfect for us! Of course, out of all the … Continue reading Inspiration for a Craftsman Kitchen
Two years ago, my husband and I bought a beautiful old bungalow. Although the many aspects of the house were outdated, we fell in love with the house's character and charming architectural details. We knew that with a few simple updates (think fresh paint and gorgeous light fixtures), our bungalow would be a total knockout. … Continue reading House Updates & Number Crunching
We have a longish hallway in the upstairs of our 1930's bungalow -- in my mind's eye, I've always thought it would be a perfect gallery to showcase original artwork. But as we all know, it can be extremely difficult to find quality original art on a budget! After seeing this beautiful DIY botanical hanging … Continue reading Affordable Original Art |marbled paper
We scored our solid wood coffee table off of Craigslist for $30 about six years ago when we first moved to North Carolina. Initially, I loved it, but after a while -- it just didn't feel right. I thought perhaps it just didn't fit our rental space, but after we moved to our bungalow and … Continue reading Coffee Table Refresh // $20!
When we purchased our 1930's bungalow (almost two years ago!), one of the first items on my to-do list was to rip out the ancient vertical blinds in the living room and install sheer cotton panels hung on wrought-iron curtain rods. But as with most home purchases, several necessary repairs left me with a pretty … Continue reading Wrought Iron & Gauzy Cotton | An Affordable Option for Gorgeous Curtains
When we were expecting our first baby, one of the most enjoyable parts of my pregnancy was the fun of decorating his nursery! As I soon discovered, those drool-worthy nurseries on Pinterest can easily cost thousands of dollars -- even The Bump estimates that setting up a bare-bones nursery will cost $2,000. But with a little … Continue reading Whimsical Woodland Nursery // (under $1k!)