A Bunch of Junk

Simplifying Sunday Series If you are new to the series, check out the past two posts here and here.   This series is inspired by the book A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley.  Ley outlines incredibly simple tips… Continue Reading

DIY-STYLE: Dining Room Chairs Makeover

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since Taylor built our dining room table and I scored a deal of the year on Craigslist…it really paints a clear picture of our procrastination problem!  I searched high and… Continue Reading

The Laundry Room, Part Two//That Home Life

    The last post regarding the laundry room was back in June after we had  purchased our Habitat ReStore cabinets.  We worked on them intermittently all summer because they required more than a quick sand and coat of paint.… Continue Reading

Big Boy Room Reveal//That Home Life

It’s hard to believe we started this project in April and finally finished it at the end of June.  It took an entire month longer than I had budgeted for, but after the Hobby Lobby incident, I needed to take… Continue Reading


Believe it or not, we weren’t always a DIY family.  Apartment living doesn’t really lend itself to the space or imagination you need for DIYing, but that all changed when we moved into our house.  The wall behind our couches… Continue Reading


Sometimes, I can be one of those people that think the grass is greener on the other side, but when it comes to our house, that statement does not apply.  Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t keep a dream to-do… Continue Reading

OPERATION: Big Boy Room Dressers

In April, I posted about my awesome dresser and chest of drawers find on Craigslist and now they are finally finished and ready for the limelight!  Dresser – $50 (before)   Chest of Drawers – $30 (before) The dresser was… Continue Reading

OPERATION: Box Valances

This weekend we were able to knock out one more task on our Big Boy Room “To Do” List: Box Valances.  The whole thing seemed like a daunting task until we got underway and realized how simple it really is!… Continue Reading


My August 7 due date is quickly approaching and we are finally on the heels of summer!  The sunshine and warmer weather has brought the nesting bug out to play.  Since Noah’s nursery is as gender neutral as you can… Continue Reading