Around the Table

The only other table I have is a foldable one in my small sunroom besides the larger table in my kitchen nook.  I spend a lot of time in my sunroom lately because it is bright, airy, and cool now that Floridian winter is over.  I write academic work there, take my coffee, tea, and other cold drinks there.  My young children play and draw around the table also.  We do many activities on that modest table.  #aroundthetable

My kitchen cabinet ’’makeover’’

 Recently I gave one of my kitchen cabinets a little makeover. I was able to get it done while my baby slept! I started by removing the cabinet doors.

Then I lined the back of the cabinet with some wallpaper that I had picked up at a consignment shop. Then came the fun part of styling the shelves. This is what it looks like now, but like the rest of my house, things are constantly moving from one place to the next! :)

My kitchen may be small, but it really is the heart of my home! The same day, the ceiling fan got replaced by a light that I revived by rewiring and spray painting it. I love my #kitchen!

Home Love Stories

This is my laundry room. I got these letter blocks to celebrate my love of home and all the wonderful stories our homes tell! 

I was so excited to hang them that I got a few letters hung a little crooked but still, I love it! Do you ever get so excited to hang something new that you don’t measure first? The truth is I never measure, I just make a million holes in the wall. It drives my husband crazy! :)

There is a giveaway for Letter Blocks of your favorite word or phrase over on The Inspired Room right now, so go enter! I love having things in my home that mean something, don’t you?

A Gallery Wall For My Girls

What to do when my vision for a simple gallery wall is threatened by an ugly thermostat? You might be surprised with my decision. I’m so happy with how it turned out!

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Since I’ve received feedback that the link I originally shared in this story does not work reliably, I have brought my original post over here to Home Love Stories…please enjoy!

^ Here‘s the view from just inside the front door. Ta daaa!


^ Brazenly, the thermostat has been located smack dab in the middle of the arrangement. This may sound like a counter-intuitive way to deal with ugly, but the thermostat seems to fade into the composition of white frames, and I don‘t notice it so much anymore. Yay!


^ The focal point of the arrangement is intended to be my four daughters‘ photos, but some simple, supporting-character pieces of art were needed to round out the grouping. I opted for quiet, gold-on-white pieces that reinforce the story of my girls. This four-by-four grid of dots reflects the offspring head count as well as my obsession with perfect squares. 

 I have no idea what the gold moose represents. I just found him lying around and thought he looked like he belonged.

^ A heart. Because love is always good.


^ A big numeral four and a scripty list of names – for the days when I forget – round out the collection.

^ And while I will be the first to admit that the grouping is simple and understated, I must confess that it‘s exactly what I was hoping for. I love this gallery wall for my girls!