My Home

08.21.21

Shop Our Basement Playroom and Family Room

I shared our basement before and after two years ago and today, want …

I shared our basement before and after two years ago and today, want to share some updates I made over the last year. This was such a fun space to create for my girls and in an effort to make the space one we could all enjoy, I ordered some …

Baby and Kids

08.20.21

Our Art Table and Craft Station

In preparation for at-home preschool and another winter at home, I wanted to …

In preparation for at-home preschool and another winter at home, I wanted to wanted to make the girls’ art table a little more fun. It’s now a place that inspires creativity and learning. A fun and functional craft area is just what the playroom needed. I was shopping around for …

My Home

08.10.21

The 10 Cleaning Essentials Every Home Needs

When my home is clean, I feel a sense of peace. That might …

When my home is clean, I feel a sense of peace. That might sound like a bold statement, but I really thrive in a clean and organized environment. Once I became a mom, staying on top of the messes proved more challenging than I anticipated, but over the last few …

Organization

07.13.21

Our Ikea Pax Entry & Coat Closet

I love our little house, but one of the things it’s missing? A …

I love our little house, but one of the things it’s missing? A real coat closet. The previous owners installed this IKEA system in our entry and it’s served us well the last three years. Long coats and bags go on hooks at the top of the basement stairs, but …

Organization

07.12.21

How to Declutter, Organize, and Store Toys

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to …

  When you become a parent, slowly but surely, the toys begin to take over your home. During a pandemic or long, cold winter, you might even find yourself making a few too many purchases to try to keep things fun while you hibernate. Pikler climbers, bounce houses (why yes …

Organization

07.05.21

How to Organize a Refrigerator Part One

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, …

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, closet, and room. The refrigerator is one of those things I’ve wanted to implement one of my “organization systems” for, but I honestly didn’t know where to start. But today, it happened. I needed to return something …

Home

07.03.21

Container Gardening: How to Plant Boxwoods in Planters

Evergreen boxwoods and terra cotta planners provide year-round greenery and a timeless, beautiful …

Evergreen boxwoods and terra cotta planners provide year-round greenery and a timeless, beautiful aesthetic to any patio or garden. My gardening journey began with a few boxwoods and evolved into topiaries, pachysandra, and these planters. These evergreens are easy enough to maintain and are perfect for adding interest to any outdoor …

Baby and Kids

05.29.21

My Plans for Margot’s Big Girl Room

After a successful transition into a toddler bed and with Margot’s third birthday …

After a successful transition into a toddler bed and with Margot’s third birthday around the corner, the time felt right to make the transition to a big girl bed. I won’t be making too many changes, but we’ll say farewell to her crib, daybed, and glider, making some space for …

Home

05.21.21

Our Woven Nursery Shades and Curtains

I get a lot of questions about the shades and curtains in the …

I get a lot of questions about the shades and curtains in the girls’ rooms. Our shades and curtains are by Hunter Douglas (I’ll share the exact details below). This is my first experience with custom drapery and it really makes such a big difference.  I chose the Provenance Woven …

My Home

05.10.21

Our Bathroom and The Softest Bath Towels (That Actually Stay Soft)

  Years and years ago, I remember reading that nice towels were the …

  Years and years ago, I remember reading that nice towels were the first thing Oprah splurged on, and I couldn’t help but think how nice nice towels are. There are few simple pleasures better than getting out of a hot shower and grabbing a soft, cozy bath towel. I …

Organization

04.13.21

How I Organized My Small, Seasonal Closet

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had …

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had in mind. I thought we’d end up with something a little bigger but loved our house and figured we could make it work, and we did. I’ve come to love my little closet – being able to …

Baby and Kids

02.18.21

Our Parisian Playroom Wallpaper

Our basement playroom saw a lot of changes since we bought our home …

Our basement playroom saw a lot of changes since we bought our home almost three years ago. Paint, flooring, stair railing and a runner, and eventually, the most magical Parisian wallpaper. The room was really sweet but needed some whimsy, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Margot …

Home

02.16.21

Our Budget Friendly, Indoor/Outdoor, Striped Stair Runner

Once our basement floors were installed, making the stairs safer was priority. We …

Once our basement floors were installed, making the stairs safer was priority. We knew we needed traction and some padding for our growing family. Safety first, right? If you’re handy, you could definitely install this yourself. We would have tried but our contractor was already working on our house, so …

Home

02.14.21

Converting our Staircase Into a Pantry

We’ve been isolating at home for almost an entire year. I like an organized …

We’ve been isolating at home for almost an entire year. I like an organized home when things are normal, so since we’re always home, it’s something that impacts my life every day. It all started with some IKEA bins and took off from there. Purging closets, drawer dividers, toy bags, craft …

Home

02.08.21

Our Dining Room & Choosing The Right Vintage Rug

Buddy had an accident on our beautiful sisal rug which was a little …

Buddy had an accident on our beautiful sisal rug which was a little too light for our baby and toddler. And yes, I see you looking at my white chairs and will get to those in a moment. This room opens into the kitchen so it’s not a formal dining …

Home

02.04.21

Our Sisal Stair Runner

I love the look of a stair runner, and how it adds warmth …

I love the look of a stair runner, and how it adds warmth to an otherwise plain (and slippery) staircase. As much as I love design, this choice was actually one that came down to function. When Margot was a baby, I slipped going up the stairs while holding her.

My Home

12.27.20

How to Style a Fireplace Mantel

When we began the search for our home, a fireplace was a must.

When we began the search for our home, a fireplace was a must. A mantel is the heart of a room, especially in those cold months when you’re cozied up by the fire. Ours looked good enough but didn’t feel done, so I moved a couple things around the house …

My Home

12.19.20

Our Basement Family Room Triptych Gallery Wall and Rug

When we moved into our house, we planned on turning the basement into …

When we moved into our house, we planned on turning the basement into a family room and playroom. Since it’s a smaller home (just under 2000 square feet) and only has a living room on the main floor, we wanted place for family movie nights, and spot to hang out …

My Home

09.29.20

My Home Office and Sunroom

The french doors off our living room lead to the most charming little …

The french doors off our living room lead to the most charming little sunroom – a room that I had big plans for when we moved into our home over two years ago. Until a few weeks ago, the view through those doors was…not good. Life got in the way, …

My Home

09.08.20

House Update: Our Bedroom

Over two years after moving into our home, our bedroom is finally (almost) …

Over two years after moving into our home, our bedroom is finally (almost) done. I was very pregnant with Margot when we moved into this house and between work, motherhood, construction delays, and COVID, finishing each room has taken longer than planned. Right now, getting Margot through treatment and caring …

My Home

09.06.20

Margot’s Nursery and Vintage Oil Painting

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing …

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing something about how she wouldn’t wear pink. A touch of blush here and there? Sure. But pink? Nope. Then a perfectly pink-hued rug vintage rug turned this space into a sweet, soft, pink nursery. Naturally, I was given …