Round Mirrors

The living room in on our little house is small, and as we are in the process of trying to sell it I’ve been thinking about what we could do to make it feel larger. When we bought the house the living room was sponge painted orange, yes you read that right, and the first…

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Outdoor dining

Spring is finally here after 7 months of snow fall, which means we can move dinners outside. Our house has a small space out front, it’s just enough space to make into a cozy dining area with a little bit of creativity. We’ve had two chairs and a tiny bistro table since we lived in…

Trays to serve mom breakfast in bed

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and as a mom of two littles there is nothing I’d like more then breakfast, or even a simple cup of coffee in bed. These days I’m eating on the fly or with a baby or toddler in my lap, so a quiet breakfast in bed sounds seriously luxurious. Here…

Games, toys and decor for the little design enthusiast

It’s never too early to share your interests with your kids, because it could be theirs too. Before my 3 year old was even old enough to hold a color card I had purchased Pantone flashcards and Herman Miller memory cards. As he has gotten older I’ve noticed him noticing the changes we make in…

Slow fashion for me and my girl

As I’ve said before I’m a beginner sewer, but that isn’t stopping me from trying. I’ve made enough knits for myself and my daughter (my 3 year old boy refuses to wear sweaters, 🙁  ) for the year, so I figured I would focus on sewing for a little while. After sewing a simple baby…

The products I use to reduce my footprint

In honor of Earth day this year I thought I’d mention some of the products I use to reduce my footprint. I have been using these cloth diapers with both kids as soon as they were about 4 weeks and could fit, and it’s been such a great move both financially and environmentally. I cook…

Concrete Bathroom Vanity top

We’ve been doing lots of updates to the house since day 1, and we would have loved to have had to ability to do a full gut of our tiny full bath, but that wasn’t an option. Over the past two years, we painted the walls, added a new light, door, hardware, mirror and medicine…

Cloth Napkins

Okay, so I get it, a post on cloth napkins might not be the most exciting, but we use them all day everyday and ours are starting to fray, some even have holes. I went on a work trip to India about 5 years ago and took full advantage of any down time to pick…

Kitchen phase two renovation reveal

It’s been a busy few months with updating the kitchen, listing the house and solo parenting two, three and under Monday to Friday, but here are the pictures at last. The work is done and now we can enjoy our beautiful kitchen’s mini facelift. With the budget we had to work with we had to…

Creating the perfect craft space

When we moved into our house almost 2 years ago I imagined turning our sunroom into my craft room/kids playroom. The idea was great in theory as it is bright and open, however you can only be in there from about May to October as it’s not very well insulated, and there is no heat….

Storage window bench DIY

There’s this alcove in our bedroom that has been a pretty big waste of space for us since we moved in. Our house was built in 1916, and 100 years ago people had a lot less stuff and didn’t need the same storage/closet space that we do today. The closets in our bedroom are pretty…

Living room rugs

A friend recently asked me to help her pick out a new rug for their living room and of course I was happy to help. I was a rug buyer for a high end modern furniture company for a period a few years ago, and was excited to see what options were out there with…