Quick and Easy Coffee Table Makeover

Quick and Easy Coffee Table Makeover

Coffee Table Makeover…Friends, my poor husband has had to park his car out in the driveway for the last few weeks now. Between my evergrowing collection of tools, irresistible project pieces that I just can’t say no to, and furniture that I am building, I...
How to Restore the Look of an Old Dresser

How to Restore the Look of an Old Dresser

Over the summer my daughter, Lauryn, asked me to do a makeover of her bedroom. Normally, I keep my summers free of more involved projects. However, my kids know my love and passion for building projects and creating new spaces, so she had me at makeover. ūüôā Today I...
Who Else Is Ready For Fall?

Who Else Is Ready For Fall?

Who else is ready for Fall?! Pumpkins! Crisp air! Bonfires! Sweaters and jeans! I. Can’t. Wait. Every year at this time, I get super-excited about the upcoming Country Living Fair, in Columbus, Ohio. This year the fair is the weekend of September 15-17th. If you...
How to Tackle Caulking Like a Pro

How to Tackle Caulking Like a Pro

Caulking is not rocket science. However, I wish I would have looked a little deeper into it before tackling my first building project a few years ago. My thought was, how hard can this be? Well, not hard, but you CAN avoid the mistake I did. After applying the caulk,...
How to Make Your Own Sliding Barn Door

How to Make Your Own Sliding Barn Door

One of my all-time favorite builds is a sliding barn door. They make such a statement in any room and are a great way to fill a space. The barn door becomes the decor. I built my first sliding barn door when I remodeled my sons’ bedroom. We went with a modern...
Built-In Cabinets: A Quick Affordable Way to Update

Built-In Cabinets: A Quick Affordable Way to Update

Our new purchase, a big 32″ Samsung tube television, is playing Dora the Explorer (on one of our 100 channels) for our two youngest kiddos. We’re so excited about this TV. It fits our built-in cabinets¬†area¬†perfectly, sitting on a shelf, allowing room for...
Old Barn Wood Vintage Sign–DIY

Old Barn Wood Vintage Sign–DIY

Do you have some old barn wood lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Or do you love the look of old barn wood, but are kind of at a loss as to what to do with it, once you get it? One of my favorite projects I’ve ever done, involves old barn...
Wall Treatments: Modern-Industrial

Wall Treatments: Modern-Industrial

Hey guys!¬†Just wanted to pop in here real quick and give you an update on what I’m currently working on. My brother just moved into a new office space and it is in need of some updating. Natalie and I have some awesome wall treatments planned for this project...
Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel

Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel

Hello Friend! So good to be back with you. It was nice¬†to take the month of December off from blogging with all the hustle and bustle that comes with the holidays. But, I am ready to get back in the swing of things and what I love–projects and writing. I have...
Disappointment is Rooted in Hope–My Story

Disappointment is Rooted in Hope–My Story

Disappointment is rooted in hope. They go hand-in-hand. You can’t have disappointment without hoping for something to change. Hope is what keeps us going. I can’t imagine going through a tragedy without the hope of the Lord. The hope of knowing that...
Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

Here we are again friends…Christmas time is here. Have you started your shopping? Are you in the thick of the hustle and bustle? Does your home smell of evergreen and all things Christmas? I am beyond excited and overjoyed to have received the best Christmas...
Saving Grace Vintage–And a Giveaway!!!

Saving Grace Vintage–And a Giveaway!!!

Hi Friends!!¬†You all know my LOVE for Saving Grace Vintage. I talk about this vintage-inspired boutique¬†a LOT¬†in my blog, referring to it often as my Go-To for milk paint, chalk paint, gel stain…But today I want to tell you more about what this fabulous shop has...
Restaining Hardwood Floors–The Easy Way

Restaining Hardwood Floors–The Easy Way

Friends, Friends, Friends!!! Let me tell you about an amazing product I found!! Too sales-pitchy?? But, seriously!! This product!! General Finishes Gel Stain. I have used this stain a few different times, but was completely unaware of just how awesome it actually is!!...
How to Make an Accent Chalkboard Wall

How to Make an Accent Chalkboard Wall

Hello Friends!! It has been a week of projects here at our homefront. ¬†I took on a project I have never done before and never imagined doing…I removed a toilet. :/ It was actually very simple. I must say I was very intimidated by it at first. But YouTube to the...
How To Build a Barnwood Christmas Sign

How To Build a Barnwood Christmas Sign

Super-easy project coming your way today. A Barnwood Christmas Sign. Wanted to share this one with plenty of time to complete it before the holiday decorating is pushing in on us. On a side note: I saw a house in our neighborhood with their Christmas lights up AND...

Connections That Bind Us Together–My Story

Connections….Those memories we share with our spouse. Each child’s birth and the feelings that are conjured up thinking about that special moment. The milestones of development in each child..their first step, first word. Special anniversaries shared...
Industrial and Farmhouse Light Fixtures

Industrial and Farmhouse Light Fixtures

What a difference lighting can make! What a difference industrial and farmhouse lighting can make! Updating light fixtures is just one more, fairly inexpensive, way you can change up the look and feel of a room. I have done this slowly and somewhat...
We Take Language For Granted–My Story

We Take Language For Granted–My Story

When it comes to language, we take so much for granted. Our conversations are fast and detailed, and we follow along without even giving it a second thought. After Corey’s accident, language became an obsession to me. Am I talking slow enough? Does he understand...
Craftsman Trim and Foyer Updates

Craftsman Trim and Foyer Updates

Remember my aggressive plan of updating all of my trim to craftsman trim? My big idea was to complete one area of the main level per month. So back in January, (yes, almost a year ago) I got started. I was off to a great start and finished the foyer within the month....
How to Make a Coffee Table Using Pallets

How to Make a Coffee Table Using Pallets

We had a fabulous time last week down in Florida. Starting the week off with my cousin’s beautiful wedding (by far the most gorgeous I’ve ever been to) in Pensacola and spending the rest of the week (which went by way too fast!) in Destin. We had sunshine...
Weekends at the Hospital Were Slow–My Story

Weekends at the Hospital Were Slow–My Story

Weekends at the hospital were pretty slow. No therapies. No doctor calls. The time just creeped by. We tried to fill our time with family and friends. The kids would come up to see Corey throughout the weekend too. I always looked forward to having the kids up there...
Pumpkins, Pumpkins and More Pumpkins

Pumpkins, Pumpkins and More Pumpkins

Hello friends! I wanted to pop in here real quick and share with you what I did with all of those pumpkins from last weeks blog post. I promised I would share pictures of our Fall transformation. We are currently in Destin, Florida and are not feeling the crispness of...
Ever-Present Help In Time of Need–My Story

Ever-Present Help In Time of Need–My Story

There are times in our lives that God seems so distant and in the shadows. But there are other times that He feels so close that you can practically touch Him. Have you ever stopped to think, how awesome it is that He gave us the Church? He loves us so much that He...
Navigating “My Story”–My Story

Navigating “My Story”–My Story

Hi everyone! I wanted to swing in here real quick and give you an update on the “My Story” portion of my blog. I’m tweaking a few things to make it easier for you to read our story from the very beginning. Many people are new to the blog or maybe...
My Top Five Favorite Building Projects

My Top Five Favorite Building Projects

We took Auston (our oldest) back to college a couple weekends ago. It’s never easy to say goodbye. The ten hour car ride home feels so long. With the miles separating us farther and farther away from each other. I decided to pass the time by trying to organize...