• Updating a Bathroom Without Remodeling

    Quick Bathroom Fixes for Selling a House

    Summer is flying by! I even lit one of my fall candles the other day and found myself getting in the mood for the next season. Yup, I really did. Don’t worry, I didn’t break out any fall décor just yet.  I’ll wait till September for that. But seriously, I am still enjoying the warm weather and spending the days carefree (for the most part), with the little ones. I haven’t had a lot of time to work on any dollhouse projects, but I am looking forward to that when the older kids go back to school and the baby is taking a nap. So no miniatures today, instead, I…

  • 5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues (at Home)

    Does the time after the holiday season ever get you feeling blue? It does for me. It’s like the bottom falls out after New Year’s and I just don’t know what to do with myself. I miss the music on the radio, the movies on TV, the lights around town. All of the decorations, the magic, the wonder of Christmas is suddenly gone. And we are stuck knee deep in the thick of winter and the long, gray days of…………blah. Well, maybe it’s just because I live outside of Rochester, NY where the sky doesn’t turn blue again until late spring and the snow has been known to stick around through…

  • Eclectic Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

    I wanted to start this post with “Happy October!”, but I know it’s off to a sobering start with the shooting in Las Vegas. My heart is heavy every time I turn on the news these days, and yesterday, I sat in shock as I drank my morning coffee and watched my little baby, Violet, play innocently on the floor.  My other two were off on the bus to school and all I could do was pray. Pray, pray and pray some more. At the end of these confusing days, all that I know to do is continue to put my trust in God and spread as much goodness and…

  • Settling into Our New Home

    So we are here! We officially closed on our house and have been living here for almost a month now. Hard to believe. It has been an adjustment for all of us, but overall a positive one. Changes are hard even if they are good changes. We are still living with boxes all around and figuring out where to put our belongings but that is part of the excitement of moving to a new home. Finding a new place for everything. I might actually be pretty slow at it compared to most, or maybe the build up of packing, staging, selling and moving left me burnt out and now I…

  • Packing Up a House Full of Memories

    I knew it would feel like the blink of an eye and the time to move would be here. And now it has arrived. We officially moved out of our home this week and the new owner was given the keys yesterday. I was feeling all sorts of emotions as we went through this process and our home got emptier and emptier. We are currently housesitting for my cousin as we have waited for the closing day on our new home. We finally get to move in this weekend! Since my desktop computer is packed away, I only have access to our laptop and previous blog photos, so today I…

  • Minimalist Bohemian Home Office

    Last week, I showed you guys our bonus room staged to sell. It has long been our over-cluttered-death-trap of a playroom covered in toys. My computer desk and office supplies were crammed in the corner. When it came time to sell, I knew that had to change. I went for a minimalist boho vibe to keep it simple yet retain personal style. In our next home (take the tour here), I hope to keep the same style and limit the clutter. Today, I have pulled together a source list with a similar look from my affiliate links*. Click on the links or any of the images below to be taken…