White Kitchen with wood range hood

Wood Range Hood

This is my hood... This is me trying to cook with my hood... ok, so this is really me pretending to cook with my hood...   Right before we took it down...  But I wanted you to get the idea... Also, ignore the fact that I'm wearing workout clothes... Also, I have sunglasses on my head and … [Read More...]

Framed Flag Decor

4th of July Decor

I hit up the Allegan Antique Market this weekend with my mom and sister in-law and we found some awesome goodies.  So many that we had to make multiple trips back and forth to the car, which is always the sign of a successful day of shopping! Two of my favorite finds ended up in our dining … [Read More...]

Ikea Billy Bookcase Hack with sliding ladder

Billy Bookcase Hack with Library Ladder

I have always loved reading. Like, really loved it.  Like, I have an at least 2 books a week habit, sometimes 3 depending. I pretty much always have a book stashed in my glove box, purse, night stand, back pocket, it's a must for me.  My mom always made a point of bringing us to the library when we … [Read More...]

Summer Cottage Home Tour

Summer Home Tour

It was awfully quiet around here last week, but that's because I was actually finishing projects! Yes, projects that I have been hinting at and sharing instagram sneak peeks of for months are finally complete. I promise, I will be sharing those posts just as soon as it stops raining and I can get … [Read More...]

Cottage Style Living Room

New (to me) Living Room Furniture

This is a story about true love... and sacrifice... and the lucky schmuck who benefits from it - me! :) You have all seen my mom's gorgeous house (or maybe you haven't, check it out here).  I love, love, love her living room furniture. It's super comfy, covered in indoor/outdoor … [Read More...]

Lake House

Backyard Ramblings

Is anyone else limping through these last few weeks of school?  Little man actually wore a pajama shirt to school last week and I think I sent my daughter to school with a banana and a bag of popcorn for lunch yesterday. Not to mention Buddy is wreaking havoc all over the house again.  We found … [Read More...]

5 tips for Gorgeous Window Boxes

5 Tips for Gorgeous Window Boxes

I meant to get to this post last week, sorry for leaving you all hanging! I was all ready to shoot some photos of my flower boxes and my neighbor Linda's (more on that in a minute) when Michigan had to get all confused and think it was winter for a minute again.  I planted 12 flats of flowers and … [Read More...]

Dining Room Lights

Dining Room Lights

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I ditched my cute Pottery Barn Mason Jar light fixtures above our dining table last week. I still love those fixtures, but they didn't work quite right with the new sunroom lighting. So I grabbed these simple black barn light style pendants from … [Read More...]

Cottage Grey Mudroom

Grey Mudroom Cabinets

I had lofty goals of calling this mudroom makeover week on the blog, where I showed you a couple of progress posts on my mini-makeover here in the mudroom.  Until I realized that would have required me to actual taking progress shots of said mudroom.  Also laundry happened so, I'll just skip the … [Read More...]


The Do’s and Don’ts of a Fire Pit Table Top

So, if you guys have been hanging out here a while, approximately a year... First off, thanks for hanging in with my particular brand of crazy that long, but secondly you may remember the DIY fire pit table top I made last year.  It was one of my first forays into the building world with power … [Read More...]

Modern Farm House Dining Room

The Project Farm

I know some of you are waiting patiently for the hallway bookcase reveal in our upstairs hall and I am too! I don't have the right kind of tool I need at the moment (which is totally frustrating) so I'm waiting on my uncle (who built our sunroom) to stop by and help me out.  While we all sit … [Read More...]

How to make faux plants look real

How to make a faux plant look real

You all know I love to decorate with real plants (see this post for proof), but I'll admit sometimes faux plants are just easier.  I don't know what it is about certain spots in my house, but it's like this crazy black hole vortex that sucks gorgeous green plants up and spits up shriveled brown ones … [Read More...]

Lake House Accessories

Joss and Main Spring Sale

Hey all, sorry for being MIA last week - my kiddos were on spring break and we all had a fun family getaway to Florida.  I'm back, relaxed, sunburnt, and drowning in laundry...BUT I'm so excited to share that my home tour is being featured over at Joss and Main again. If you are new to Joss … [Read More...]

Red painted Buffet

Red Buffet Table

I've always kind of had a thing for red. When I was 14 my parents were building our house (not their current one) and my mom let me pick everything out for my room myself...poor woman. I delightedly chose a color called Candied Apple for my walls (the name might have had something to do with it, … [Read More...]

Playroom Gallery Wall

Custom Family Portrait Giveaway

I've been working on my gallery wall in the playroom for a few weeks trying to revamp the whole thing to fit better with the changes I made in the playroom. You can check them all out here. It's still a bit of a hot mess work in progress, but I couldn't wait to show off the custom family portrait … [Read More...]

Leather Ottoman

New Rugs, Puppies, and why my FitBit is trying to kill me…

The Mr. got a Fitbit and has been driving me crazy talking about steps, and miles and calories blah blah blah. So, I did the only sane thing had him get me one too.  That way we can drive each other crazy :) plus I was convinced I could get more steps in a day just taking care of our munchkins than … [Read More...]


Sunroom/Living Room Stuff

Remember when I posted about my sunroom eleventy billion years ago? It was right before Christmas and I didn't take great shots because my Christmas decorations were up, and I love you all but I don't love you enough to take my entire Christmas tree down and do a photo shoot and then put it back up. … [Read More...]

21 free Easter and Spring Printables

Gardening Printables – 21 Free Printables

It's still snowing here in MI (insert grumpy eye roll and sighing here), but my blogging friends and I are pretending spring is actually on the way!  We are all sharing a free printable, plus showing them off in a vignette in our homes to get the spring decor wheels turning in your head. I … [Read More...]

Think Spring

FREE Think Spring Printable

I've been working on some fun free printables for a blog hop next week (stay tuned for some amazing printables from your favorite bloggers) and my brain won't stop bouncing around.  I have seriously made about 1000 and 1 different springy printables.  I think I narrowed it down to the ones I'm going … [Read More...]


Pineapple Tart

Does this not look like the fanciest desert ever? Yeah, it's also the easiest! It's my little riff on Ina Garten's Apple Tart.  I make the apple version all the time for dinner parties, because it's delicious, easy to make and looks like you went thru ton of effort.  A total fake out. I've … [Read More...]


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