For the past three years I have worked at perfecting the perfect photo the will capture our Christmas tree, all lit up, in the day time, and with a smiling child in front of it. And while this might seem like a simple point and shoot scenario, not only does my child have difficulty following … More how to take a perfect christmas tree photo
Once in awhile two ideas come together to create something spectacular. Okay “spectacular” might be a little bit overkill but I was pretty excited. I finally had the perfect Halloween costume idea AND the perfect sewing pattern to make it! I have had the sewing pattern for the Lonetree jacket in my stash ever since … More a very scary DIY halloween
Over the past ten years of living in this house, I have stared at this dining room and felt like something was off. Unlike many homes where the dining room is set off to the side and you fight off the urge to create a home gym or craft room, our dining room is smack … More a DIY dining room makeover
The weather here in Charleston, SC has made its way down to the 40s and just in time for Liam’s I-refuse-to-wear-socks-and-shoes phase of toddlerhood, leading to moments of bribery and shouts of “well, then mama has to carry you!!” followed by tears and then “oh wow, mommy, look a bulldozer.” So nonetheless we took this … More an easy DIY flannel cape
With every new season comes the perfect opportunity to dress your child up in theme and take thousands of photos. I figured better do it now because in only a few short years, he’ll have a strong opinion about what he wears. Then he’ll be 13 and wearing t-shirts with band names I have never … More how to make your own graphic baby tees
As HGTV’s Fixer Upper enters it’s final season, I thought it was only fitting that I finally do a blog post on how we did fake “shiplap” in our home. Ever since Fixer Upper became a hit TV show and the Shiplap Queen herself, Joanna Gaines, began adding it into almost every episode, shiplap has become … More the easiest way to add fake shiplap to any room
Halloween is the only time of the year where I can buy the cheapest, ugliest fabric from the fabric store, sloppily sew it together, add an obnoxious amount of embellishments, and people suddenly think I have created a masterpiece.