September Favorites The end of September is upon us, and there are a bunch of random things I want to share with you. Not all of them are worthy of an entire post, so I thought maybe I could do this at the end of each month to recap some fun things I’ve been into lately. I am loving the SkyFit audio fitness app! My friend recommended it to me (thank you Becca!) and I have been using it quite a bit when I… Read more »

It’s home tour day! I’m so happy to introduce you to Tricia, one of my wonderful neighbors. Tricia and her family live right behind us. They are super warm and extremely kind. I think I have mentioned before how much we love our neighborhood, and this family is one of the many reasons why. I am in awe of what a fantastic job they did building this home from scratch. While tackling a remodel project comes with its own sets of challenges,… Read more »

Do you remember a few months ago when I posted about my friend Bonnie’s windowless classroom? Previously the 7th & 8th grade history teacher, she is now the middle school counselor. For the past month and a half, we have been chipping away at her inherited guidance classroom, with still a few more projects left to go. We are taking a little pause for the next month, so I thought it would be fun to give you a progress report today. If you recall from the original… Read more »

Design Lesson: Adding Vignettes in Your Home: The Outside & In

Today I wanted to share with you a tactic that stylists and designers use to elevate a room’s presence. During the decorating phase of a project, pros often create little “vignettes”. When you see the word vignette, what comes to mind? Wikipedia describes a vignette as: ” … a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or character and gives a trenchant impression about that character, an idea, setting, and/or object.[1] It’s a short, descriptive passage that’s more about evoking meaning through imagery… Read more »

Design Lesson: How to Start Styling Your Home - The Outside and In

One thing I have learned through years of poring over design magazines and blogs is how big a role styling plays in the feel of a home. You can style pretty much any little nook and cranny and instantly make it look more appealing: a coffee table, dresser, kitchen counter, bedside table, desk. Today I am going to share some of the styling tips and takeaways I have learned along my quest to improve my own styling abilities. Let’s start… Read more »