eclectic kid’s bedroom

                    When it comes to design style, I’ve always been drawn to an eclectic mix that feels comfortable, including antiques, chipping paint, soft colors and mixed patterns. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs posts like this one , the wheels in my head are constantly spinning and […]

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How to beat the winter blues

“Here is a list of things that has continued to help me beat the Winter blues. No specific combination of things will work for everyone, but I hope that some of these ideas resonate with you and help you feel better, even if just for a few moments.”

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Studs Astray

  Over the past few months, I’ve been seeing so many great artists and makers really creating names for themselves locally and beyond, so I knew I wanted to learn and share about these strong women artists/ business owners. I had been seeing all these gorgeous stud earrings and necklaces popping up in local shops […]

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Book Review: Lagom-The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to simplify, slow down and find balance in my life, so I was really intrigued by the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life called Lagom, which means “not too much and not too little-just right.” This should be […]

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10 cool space-themed bedroom ideas

by vanessa gillis My kids’ bedrooms have always been a thorn in my side. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to get it right. I’ve pinned a million images and have an idea in my head, but I can never seem to pull it all together. I know, first world problems…Part of the reason I […]

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diy marble contact paper back splash

Our kitchen has been a consistent work in progress. First with painting the cupboards, covering the counters and now, the back splash. I still have daydreams about taking a sledge hammer to the cupboards and starting from scratch, but until that day comes…With much contemplation on what type of budget-friendly back splash to install, I […]

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a new year’s non-resolution

With the new year upon us, it always seems fitting to come up with a resolution. It happens automatically. Most years, mine is to exercise more and make healthier eating choices (she says while plowing through a bag of kettle corn). This year, I’ve decided not to make any resolutions per se. I prefer to […]

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diy branch clothing rack

With the new year, I often feel compelled to de-clutter, redecorate and start fresh. That is exactly what I was thinking with my dressing room. It’s a small bedroom on our second floor that I was using as an office/art studio, but it had really become a clutter catch-all. So, when my husband suggested I […]

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the unconventional backsplash

Our kitchen has been a constant budget-conscious work in progress since we moved in two and a half years ago. Our three littles make sure that renos will not be a priority for a long time! When we saw our house for the first time, my initial thought about the kitchen was “tired and dated.” […]

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Mama Monday: Be present and play

A few pics of our apple-picking excursion over the weekend. The progression of trying to get a decent pic. It’s honest. It’s us. Scowls, nose-picking, tongue sticking out and all. Outings like this one helps me be more present. Yes, I did get my phone out to do one insta- stories, but that was it. […]

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