Feeling Inspired

Image via susieharrisblog.com

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I’ve been pinning a lot of trumeau mirrors lately. We need a mirror for the music room, and I’ve wanted to attempt one ever since I saw Susie Harris’s awesome tutorial years ago.  I just adore Susie’s blog.  I’ve followed it for years.  I love her sense […]

DIY Trophy Display {& Pinboard}

The Handbuilt Home

This has been a crazy week, packed full of projects that didn’t go quite as planned.  Which seems to be my lot in life, anyway, but one project that did go off without a hitch was a trophy display shelf I made for Bug’s room.  Wanna know why???  Because I pulled the plan from this […]

My Favorite {Fall} Things

Speculoos Cookie Butter

It’s finally Fall!  You can tell because the weather is no longer in the triple digits here in Arizona.  We have cooled down to about 90 degrees.    But even though we don’t officially need jackets over here, I still enjoy a lot of the traditional fun that comes with a changing season.  Like these… […]

When Good Projects Go Bad


One of my best girlfriends told me on the phone a couple of days ago that all my projects turn out perfect and that I’ve never had one fail.  I had to laugh out loud at that one.  That is far from the truth.  In fact, with most of my projects, I usually reach a […]

Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeovers

Thrift Store Jewelry Box Before

The kids were on fall break last week, so I made an effort to find some projects we could work on together.  The girls were recently introduced to thrift store shopping, and they LOVE it.  It is so much fun for them to find something old and give it a new look.  They are just […]

A Few of My Favorite Sites {and a Sneak Peek}

Jewelry Box Makeover

Happy Monday morning!  I know, I’m groaning a bit myself.  But I woke up to a pleasant surprise this morning.  A couple of my very favorite sites are featuring a few of my projects. Head on over to Someday Crafts to check out my Pottery Barn Inspired Shoe Storage cabinet.  I love Someday Crafts, and […]

{Spooky} Halloween Vignette

Halloween Wreath Makeover

Now that I have my shoe cabinet finished, I feel all motivated to decorate for the seasons.  I didn’t think I was going to decorate for Halloween, but then Beth over at Home Stories A to Z posted her Halloween Mantles Link Party, and I was inspired!  So I pulled out the Halloween box and […]

DIY Pallet Wood Gate

Pallet Wood

I’m back today to share with you a super quick and easy project I made with some free pallet wood.  My brother-in-law has access to a lot of pallet wood through his work, and I’m always trying to figure out something to build from it.  When I built my shoe cabinet, I wanted some way […]

Pottery Barn Inspired Shoe Storage


I’ve always wanted a really beautiful entryway.  I have had visions of a Pottery Barn picture perfect entry space since we moved into the house on Harrison. I have loved this cabinet since I first laid eyes on it.  I can’t remember who makes it, but I’ve seen it on Pinterest a lot.  If it […]

The Fall Decor is Going Up!


Ever have one of those days when nothing is going right?  Every single last project I was working on hit a snag yesterday.  The house was a mess and life felt chaotic.  I was D-O-N-E… and it was definitely showing in my mood, too.  Then I remembered I that it is technically autumn, even if […]