a dresser for baby Jackson

Hey guys, remember me?! I’m back from my self-imposed baby break for a quick check-in. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here on the blog yet but I have some great news: Jeff and I are expecting our first child, a baby boy, in early May! We have been trying for a baby for what feels like a very long time so when I took that positive pregnancy test back in September it was a surreal moment. The last 7 months have been full of such wonder and joy, cresendos felt so strongly in contrast to some crippling morning sickness in the first trimester (ugh, I still gag thinking about it.)  Continue reading “a dresser for baby Jackson”

4 lake drive exterior reveal

hey friends!! long time no chat! things have been so crazy around here lately and I haven’t really had a chance to do any fun furniture projects. I do have a before and after to share with you though… another house update! Things have been pretty quiet on the home renovation front since the big kitchen makeover and the guest room makeover, but today I’m so pumped to share the transformation of our front yard. This has been almost 2 years in the making and I’m really excited with how many changes we’ve able to make on a shoestring budget. Continue reading “4 lake drive exterior reveal”

monday funday

who loves a good three day weekend? this girl right here! I feel so much more productive when I have that bonus day to get things accomplished. I finally find I had some time & energy to tackle a piece of furniture that has been on my to-do list for quite some time. It was a gift from my mom and I’ve been aching to get my hands on it for almost a year now.

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grab & dash

so, as many of you know I started a new job a few months back. not only has it been an incredibly positive change in my life, it has had some unexpected benefits…like the fact that my new driving route takes me through a rural area with a lot of older farm houses + some new construction. Do you know what that means? It means old furniture lands on the curb quite often! I’ve been trying to practice some discretion with my picking and am attempting to only stick to pieces that don’t need *all* that much work. …In all fairness, I just lied. Yep. Bold face lie. I actually suck at discretion and if I see something I want, chances are its going to end up in Jeff’s trunk and eventually in my workshop. Continue reading “grab & dash”


if you know me well then you know I’m not very good with electronics… especially ones of the cleaning variety. I’m so terrible actually that Jeff doesn’t give me the chance to operate the washing machine or dish washer. I mean… I’ll take it because this gets me out of doing the dishes or laundry… So when I saw an ad for a new paint product on Instagram called Saltwash I figured – maaaaybe this is a type of washing I can get behind. Total slam dunk!

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