Drywall Changes Everything

If you’ve ever built a home, you know how big of a deal drywall is. It takes your home from feeling like a cold, empty skeleton to something you may actually be able to live in (and decorate!) one day. Last time I wrote about the house we had just filled our skeleton with spray foam insulation, and it looked like this… And then a crew of miracle workers showed up and changed everything....more

Gold leaf stencil art, honest house photos, and a giveaway

*Thank you to Cutting Edge Stencils for sponsoring this post.* Things have been so busy with the new house that I haven’t done any fun craft projects lately. And even though making super quick and stressful decisions about $10,000 expenses is crazy fun, I kinda miss the quick and easy projects that provide instant gratification....more

Spray Foam Insulation

I’ve come to learn that people in the construction industry have very strong opinions about insulation. There are basically two categories, people that love spray foam insulation and people that hate it. Adam is firmly in category A, while our builder is firmly in category B ....more

Things I’m Lusting After

Before we jump into this post, I just have to say thank you for all the comments on my latest post about the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. First of all, y’all are hilarious, and second of all, you proved me right beyond the shadow of a doubt. It’s funny because Adam loves to read (as an adult and a kid), reads to the boys all the time, AND my boys are familiar with the book….but somehow Adam has made it nearly 32 years without ever hearing of this book ....more

Choosing a Rock (is making me crazy)

There are so many decisions you have to make when building a house. Lots of them are small, quick decisions…and some of them are big ‘ol monster decisions. Choosing rock is a big ‘ol monster decision ....more

Beams, beams, and more beams

I’ve always loved beams. Big, chunky, rustic beams … the more the better. So when I started thinking about what I wanted in our new house, a boatload of beams were pretty high on the list ....more

The Top Ten Posts of 2015

Happy New Year everyone! 2016, isn’t that crazy? It’s like we’re living in the future or something ....more

A Shoji White Farmhouse

I think my favorite week of the whole year is the week between Christmas and New Years. I love Christmas, but it’s nice to have all the chaos behind you and a fresh new year in front of you. Plus, it’s the only week of the year where it’s not only okay to be lazy, it’s actually encouraged ....more

Christmas Wreath Chandelier

Hard to believe there are only a few days left till Christmas! Are y’all ready? I’m almost ready… I have a few more gifts to buy and that’s about it ....more

New house update – plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and fireplace

It’s been over a month since I’ve blogged about the new house and you’re probably wondering what the heck is going on. Honestly, not much… it’s kinda slow going these days. Well, I say that..but since the last update we have had plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and the fireplace installed ....more