Master Bedroom Refresh Plans

I mentioned it in my last post, but this month I am jumping back on my home projects schedule and starting with the master bedroom. Last year I tried out a new approach to updating and refreshing different areas in our home. I loved the outcome in Ben’s room, Max’s room and the living room. Here’s how it works: I limited myself to one room per month that I could make changes in. At the end of the month, I had to move on…. Read more »

Ceiling Lighting

I am a fairly recent convert when it comes to the impact that ceiling lighting can make in a room. Before, I used to just focus on what was happening down below. But the past few years, I have definitely come to realize that it can make all the difference in the feel of a room. Good ceiling lighting is like wearing a really good pair of shoes. Without them, you look fine. But, when you add just the right pair, it… Read more »

Now that the weather is finally creeping towards fall here, I can start getting into the spirit of the season 🙂 I say it incessantly, but Target just keeps getting better and better. I know everyone has their favorite department in there. As you might guess, I beeline it straight to the home decor section every time I go. The fall selection has been SO good. Pretty soon, the holiday stuff will be replacing it and so many of these things… Read more »

My friend Bonnie reached out to me last week to see if I could help her figure out how to decorate her new classroom. She is switching roles from teaching middle school social studies to the middle school guidance counselor. Bonnie was nervous about the room having no windows and feeling claustrophobic. We met at school last week to take a look. Here’s what the space looks like right now: Yikes. Quite the challenge. Let’s start with the positive. The walls have just… Read more »

Our home’s exterior has not changed very much since we moved in 7 years ago. This spring, we finally came to the realization that we would not be able to ignore the outside much longer. This house is 20 years old, which is much newer than most of the homes in the neighborhood, but old enough to start showing wear and tear. The threshold of everything needing to be replaced is knocking on our door. In fact, it’s knocking on… Read more »