The Living Room: a Work in Progress


Do you have a room that just isn't cooperating with you? You can't quite figure out what you want to do with it, but you know it has great potential? That's my living room. Our living room is the main gathering place in our house. I love that it has a big fireplace. The bay window is a … [continue]

Severus Snape Cross Stitch

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If you want to see a nifty flipbook-style video of this Severus Snape project from start to finish, check out my Instagram.


Salmon Linguine


Salmon linguine is very much a comfort food in our house. It isn’t any sort of diet friendly at all (sorry!), but it’s perfect for cold, rainy nights like we’ve been having here. Ingredients: 8 ounces packaged dried linguine 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon 2 spring onions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup) 1 tablespoon […]


The Accusing Parlor


When I was a teenager, I had a thing for house design magazines (I was a weird teenager). I still do, but they’re much harder to find. I used to daydream about my perfect house. It would have an awesome kitchen, a sunroom, breakfast area, lots of bedrooms, a sitting area in the master… you […]


Easy Teacher Appreciation Craft


This is the first year I’ve had a child in real school. Madeline is in kindergarten, and while I’ve read about other moms and the pressure they feel to come up with awesome teacher appreciation crafts, I didn’t believe it until I recently heard a group talking about what they’re doing for their kids’ teachers […]


New Glasses from Rivet & Sway


I need new glasses badly. My current glasses are over four years old and the prescription is completely wrong. I finally sucked it up and went in for my long overdue eye exam, which is no small thing because this is my least favorite doctor thing to do *ever*. Seriously, that puff test… I really […]


A Few of my Favorite Things: A Giveaway


****This giveaway has ended**** It’s about time for a giveaway and today I’m sharing a chance for you to win a few of my favorite things. Are you ready?! Here’s what you can win!! A pair of ONE little BELT‘s earrings! These earrings are lightweight leather and come in lots of different colors. I’m a […]


Matilda’s Nursery


When we closed on this house, I was pregnant but didn’t know it yet. We had all sorts of ideas for every room in the house except one. There was a bedroom upstairs that was smallish and, as crazy as it sounds, was just superfluous for our needs at the time. We thought about letting […]


Project Life: Travel Edition


I love Project Life and I know I’m not alone. I’ve always loved scrapbooking, but found that I was getting more and more overwhelmed with the time and amount of pieces that went into it. I feel like Project Life was designed just for me. It’s incredibly simple to use. You don’t need to worry […]


An SJPens Giveaway!

I’m helping Steph from Crafting in the Rain kick off her husband’s new Etsy shop with a giveaway.   He makes wood pens out of all kinds of wood–like walnut and olive, with a variety of metals so there’s something for everyone!  Steph even added her own contribution to the shop by painting some with […]