Powder Room Refresh: From Neutral to Moody

Our projects always blow up and I should not be surprised at this point. This tiny but mighty room (as all extra bathrooms are) has a very tall ceiling and is super narrow which has always made by brain a little cross-eyed. When we moved in the walls were light gray with white bead boardContinue reading “Powder Room Refresh: From Neutral to Moody”

Being Fearlessly Authentic is hard as F*ck

As my homepage indicates, I have promised to be fearlessly authentic on this site. Funny thing about that – I am finally realizing at the age of *eh-hem* 39, that it is really hard to do! Recently a friend and I discussed how our 20s were about self-discovery which meant “trying on” a bunch ofContinue reading “Being Fearlessly Authentic is hard as F*ck”

We All Just Need A Little Privacy – DIY Stained Glass Window

Often, I go hard on a house project, burn myself out, and then need a break and new inspiration. After completing the study, I haven’t had much motivation to do much else. COVID winter has also left me unmotivated. I truly miss the warmer weather and being outside doing literally anything . I’ll even takeContinue reading “We All Just Need A Little Privacy – DIY Stained Glass Window”

Little Oasis – Welcome to Our Study

I am officially at the end of week one at my new job since training has been completed. As mentioned in a previous post, in an effort to give myself an office and make a quiet space for some weeknight alone time sans husband and child (or sans wife and child if you’re talking toContinue reading “Little Oasis – Welcome to Our Study”

Why, Hello Gorgeous — Sprucing Up the Old

Home design has always been something I’ve enjoyed. However, this past year has provided me confidence in taking more risks than I ever imagined I could. When I used to look up homes for sale, I would stray away from anything that looked like it needed work. After doing our kitchen renovation, I actually loveContinue reading “Why, Hello Gorgeous — Sprucing Up the Old”

The Beginnings of Backyard Bliss

One of the prior owners spent some time and money on landscaping, resulting in some lovely blooms from spring until fall at our house. However, much like our home, we have really just maintained our yard these past four years. Mainly, premature mulching or mulching way late in the season, and that’s about it. MyContinue reading “The Beginnings of Backyard Bliss”

What not to do during a pandemic – or perhaps do?

When the pandemic hit over nine months ago, I had a hard time adjusting to the new restrictions: full time job, full time parenting, nowhere to go, stuck in a home which I loved but mostly cared for only in the evenings and on the weekends. It took me a hot minute to adjust toContinue reading “What not to do during a pandemic – or perhaps do?”

Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon & Apple Soup

So…I got so excited about making this soup that I actually totally forgot to take any really good pictures of it.  That being said, lack of good pictures does not mean that it ain’t good…amiright or amiright?? This soup knocked the socks off my relatives over Thanksgiving.  It has a lot of depth.  It is aContinue reading “Roasted Butternut Squash, Bacon & Apple Soup”