One thing on this week’s agenda is to finish up our family room and finally do a full-reveal/budget breakdown.  We have been on a slight hiatus from the project (doesn’t that always happen near the end?) as we turned our attention to the studio (which we are also capping off this week) and our month-long […]

The curtains are taking far longer than I expected and even imagined curtains could take.  Needless to say, I miscalculated how quickly I could tackle the steps involved.  But the backtrack for a second, I showed you the overwhelming options I was considering as far as curtains go for our family room a couple weeks […]

**Our 500th Post!!** Kermit the Frog made it to my chalkboard. It’s not a lot of color, or a detailed drawing, but it’s something I can’t wait to hang on our wall for the month–and the print afterward, forever.  Out of the mouth of the uber popular frog himself: “Maybe you don’t need the whole world […]

I really love this Jonathan Adler pillow that I included in the mood board for our family room.  I didn’t love that it was $98.  So, I used it as my inspiration and decided to make something similar for our family room.   I found this dark gray pillow at Walmart for around $10.  It […]

Two evenings ago, while I was still trying to get our bookcases styled, but definitely needed a break, Chris suggested we put together our Kivik chaise from Ikea that has been sitting in our garage for about a month.  Now that the room is finally to a place where we can start decorating and using […]


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