Pretty Purple Desk with Watercolor Paper

Ah I’m so excited to FINALLY be sharing this piece with you. I’ve shared so many sneak peeks and it’s been done for a while now, but I had other things I needed to post about first. But now this little lady can bask in all it’s purply, watercolor glory. I bought this antique sewing table over a year ago (yikes) at a local church garage sale. It was sitting in our friend’s garage until a couple months ago when… Read more »

What's On My Porch

Ok so I know these pieces aren’t technically on my porch anymore, but “What’s in my Yard” just doesn’t sound as good. So I’m going to keep the name the same. Hope that’s ok. I’m feeling super relieved that I finished my space for The Home Depot Style Challenge this weekend and can relax a little. Our posts are due on Friday and I still have to edit photos and write the post, but at least the big part is done…. Read more »


Hi friends! Like our new snazzy graphic?? It’s one of my favorite days of the month, Themed Furniture Makeover Day! For you newbies, first, I’m so glad you’re here, and second, this day is all about creating a piece of furniture based on a theme that myself and a group of bloggers came up with. It takes place every month and this month our theme was Animal. I was a little scared at first, but then quickly realized the whole… Read more »

Modern Nursery Inspiration

I haven’t even begun to decorate our nursery yet but of course I’ve thought about what I want to do. I’m also waiting until we find out the sex of Baby Berto until I buy anything because that will determine colors and such. But what I do know is that I want to create a very modern/scandinavian vibe. I plan to use touches of modern design throughout the rest of our house but I want the nursery to really have a… Read more »

I Can Do Hard Things FREE Printable

I know these freebies have been a little less frequent lately but now that I have a new home to decorate I’m thinking about all the great prints I need to design. Hanging art on the walls is a great way to add personality to your decor. But it can get pricey! Lucky for me I can recreate a lot of the things I like for next to nothing. And you’re in luck because I’ll obviously be sharing them all… Read more »

DIY Fabric Lined Furniture

Hi friends! Welcome back to another Monthly DIY Challenge where each month we tackle a new project based on the same item, theme or material. This month was fabric. I had so many aspirations for this post. And then life got in the way. Ya know the whole moving and having a baby thing. So forgive me for sharing an old post of mine, but hopefully this will be the first time some of my new followers are seeing it!… Read more »

Home Depot Style Challenge Sneak Peak

I’m backkkkk. Did ya miss me? I missed you guys. I really hate stepping back from the blog, but with our move and everything else going on, it just had to happen. I’m so in love with our new place and am still in the process of unpacking and organizing everything. There are so many DIYs I want to do and things I want to make, it’s hard to pick one place to start! I think I’ve decided to focus… Read more »

Tour Through Blogland

So I know I hate on our little apartment a lot but it’s been a great home for us for the past 3 years. And the one thing I’m going to miss terribly is our porch. I wouldn’t have been able to do hardly any of the furniture makeovers I have without that amazing space. It was the perfect home for my backdrop (which yes, I’m taking with me; all 100+ pounds of it). And it allowed me to take… Read more »

Pregnancy Announcement with Your Dog

I’ve got some news! Our little family is expanding and we’re expecting a little babe in January! I’m so excited to finally be able to share this with you guys. I’m a little over 14 weeks and feeling pretty great now that I’m in my second trimester. I had some serious exhaustion later on in my first trimester, which led to absolutely no desire to do anything when I got home from work each day. Do you remember that one… Read more »


Hey friends! Just wanted to drop in and let you know that I’m over at Bloom Designs today sharing these pretty Gold Foil Cork Coasters. Bet you’d never guess they came from the dollar store 😉 Head HERE to check out the full tutorial. I also wanted to talk about Periscope. If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s a new video sharing app that’s becoming super popular amongst bloggers. It’s a great way to share live video of what’s… Read more »

Faux Card Catalog Makeover

I’m super excited about this month’s theme for Themed Furniture Makeover Day guys. Industrial. I had the perfect piece that fit the bill and for once had my idea planned out way in advance. That doesn’t mean I didn’t procrastinate though. I still totally photographed and wrote this post last night 😉 For those who are new around here, every month I get together with a super talented bunch of furniture flippers and we all create a piece based on… Read more »

5 Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

I honestly don’t think we have much purple in our home, and it’s not because I don’t like the color. I do. In small doses. And the right shade. I gravitate more towards a lighter lilac which I think can be so pretty. Especially when paired with my two favorite colors; mint and navy. I started thinking about purple home decor because of the current project I’m working on. An old sewing table I turned into a desk that’s getting a… Read more »

Don't Stop Get It Get It Free Printable

I don’t know why but this week felt like the LONGEST week ever. I’m so glad it’s Friday. Especially because I’m going to visit my friend who just had a baby on Monday! Wee I can’t wait to meet the little peanut. And then I have lots of furniture to paint 😉 Today’s freebie would be perfect to hang in an office. And I hope you aren’t sick of my watercolor letter freebies. ‘Cause they’re just so fun to make. Print… Read more »

20 Easy Summer Crafts

After I posted my Easy Painted Frames last week, I got to thinking that all projects should be that easy. Especially in the summer when we would all rather be spending our time enjoying the beautiful weather outside. But of course we all still love to craft and love keeping up with the current trends. So today I’ve got 20 Easy Summer Crafts you can make and still have time to enjoy your summer 😉 1.) DIY Painted Driftwood Hanger 2.)… Read more »

DIY Easy Painted Frames

It’s honestly a miracle that I got this project done in time. We got home Monday afternoon after an amazing weekend in NY and a fun little stay at this place in Ithaca for our two year anniversary. All I wanted to do was crash on the couch and savor the last hours of my long weekend and watch some terrible TV (aka the Bachelorette). But I really hate sitting out of challenges so I whipped up the fastest DIY… Read more »