Vacation Style: the Dress

Our crew just got back from an all-out nerd-fest vacation in and around our nations capital, and yall, it was hot. As Eugene Morris Jerome says in Biloxi Blues, it was, like, Africa hot. And Im not going to lie, Ive never been more grateful for a slew of museums to pop in and out of. Air […]

Holiday Decor: Sawing Logs

Over Thanksgiving (or as we’ve dubbed it, Thanksmas) my sister-in-law had a great idea for a little craftiness au natural. Naw, we didn’t get crafty in the buff, we decided to bring a little nature indoors with a project that included slices of tree branches all gussied up with some chalkboard paint. As I worked […]

Master Bedroom: Monogram Love

Years ago my friend Jana came up with the concept of “the one thing.” Let me explain. Let’s say that you needed to fix an easy and inexpensive meal for your family, but wanted to make it seem a little more special. For instance, spaghetti. No meatballs, no fancy ingredients, just boiled noodles and a […]

Welcome to Cedar Cottage

Happy Wednesday, readers. I wanted to give you a quick look at our entry hall and show you a nifty DIY project Dr. Kyle and I worked on this week. Oh, and we finally decided on a name for our “new” home. Welcome to Cedar Cottage! You’ll see a few familiar pieces in our entry. Remember […]

More Window Seat Love: Second Floor

We are fortunate to have several window seats in our “new” home, and I’ve had fun fluffing them. I’ve already worked on the one in my office and another in the music room. Recently I set my sights on the second floor hall window seat. Here are a few shots. I had fun playing with […]

More Fluffing: A Pillow Tutorial

I’ve been working on fluffing the music room and wanted to make a little pillow for the window seat in there with some extra fabric and a bit of cotton twill tape that I had just waiting to become something fun. Plus, I just wanted to see if I could still remember how to miter […]

No-Sew Roman Shade: A Tutorial

Have you ever gazed upon the loveliness of a custom roman shade only to think you will never be able to enjoy (or afford) one in your own home? Well, languish no more! You, too, can have a gorgeous, custom shade of your very own. Without the giant price tag. And you can do it yourself. […]