Vintage Buffet Makeover

Cream buffet makeoverThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maison Blanche.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. Guess what, you guys?!  I took the summer off!!  I know, hard to tell since I haven’t posted in a couple months AND the pictures in this post have peonies in them…which clearly aren’t even in season anymore!  Haha!  Oh, but it’s been such a good break.  I was thinking the other day that this is my favorite summer ever.  It has been ridiculously good for my soul.  I’ve done a lot of relaxing,  Read More

Awakening Passion & Purpose in Everyday Life

Penduka - book reviewMy amazing friend, Joy, asked me a few months ago to be on her launch team for her new book, Penduka.  She gave me the gist of the book and I was in from that moment.  I knew this book would be exactly what I needed!  Over the last few years, I’ve been struggling to find my way.  I’ve had vague goals and ideas of what and where I want to be with my life, but never had the direction or push to make those things happen.  I was stuck spinning wheels and  Read More

Vintage Office Chair Makeover…in the Kitchen!

Black vintage painted chair makeoverMhmm, you read that right!  My office chair is in the kitchen!  Well, dining room, really.  Ugh!  Seriously, I promise I try.  But time gets away from me and I just end up not getting all the “things” done when I want to.  You know what that’s like, right?  I’m pretty sure you do.  I’m also pretty sure I’m on the far end of the spectrum of procrastination and distractibility, but you get the point.  We all have it. But like the song I’m listening to right now says “I just wanna dance  Read More

Under His Wings – What’s Been Going on With Me Lately

Feather verse wall artBENIGN!!!  After months of waiting, I finally got to hear that word come out of my doctor’s mouth this Monday!  (Great way to start a Monday, huh?!)  So, here’s the story since I haven’t told many people about what’s been going on with me lately.  I went to a new dentist a few months ago after having waiting maybe a year to get a check up.  After a frustrating appointment with lots of “oh, this is wrong” and “oh, that’s wrong”, I was exhausted from all of the anxiety from it.  At the  Read More

Spring Dining Room

Cool, colorful spring dining roomI’m not sure I could be more ready for spring!  We actually had a very mild winter and I’m still totally over it!  I’m just ready for sunshine and warm weather…on a consistent basis!  So, when Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors asked me to be a part of this spring home blog hop, I was all over it!  Any excuse to brighten up my house (and maybe clean the crusted cereal and yogurt off the floor!) is alright with me!  I got started with the dining room…it was definitely ready for a  Read More

Blue Painted End Table

Maison Blanche Lord Anson blue painted end tableHi guys!  I hope you’re having a beautiful early spring.  Well, it’s still technically winter, but we’re going to pretend it’s spring, okay?!  It was 63 degrees today here in Michigan, so I’m totally calling that spring!  And this weather has given me spring fever in my home!  I’m finally ready to tackle some projects that I’ve been putting off all winter…or longer! This end table was the first project on my list and I’m so glad I finally worked on it!  Literally, I kept this poor thing with one drawer pull on  Read More

Valentine’s Cookie Station

Valentine's Day cookie caddyCan I just start out by saying that it took everything that is in me to hold back from eating these cookies?!  And now that we only have a few left, even looking at the pictures makes me want to devour each last one of them! We made Valentine’s Day cookies as a family this year and although I kind of can’t stand the process of making sugar cookies, we made it a fun, day-long event.  And thankfully my hubby was there to help because there is no way I would take on  Read More

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint European Colors & Finishes

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint European colors & finishes - MoraI’m so excited to bring you the next set of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colors!  These are the “European” colors that have been added to the already gorgeous milk paint line.  These colors are a bit softer and muted than some of the original colors.  I just LOVE the way they look together, too!  They are so beautiful!  They really give a soft, relaxed feel to any piece!  Below are all 6 new colors – Arabesque, Bergere, Layla’s Mint, Marzipan, Mora, & Schloss.  Each color is shown finished in white wax, furniture wax,  Read More

Cozy Winter Farmhouse Style

Cozy winter farmhouse kitchenThis post couldn’t have come at a better time.  When I was asked to write about how to add cozy farmhouse style to my house, I was in!  I mean, did you see my Christmas tour?  I’m all about cozy!  After Christmas, though, I was feeling a little bored with my home.  Not like snobby “I’m so bored with all my cool stuff, I’m just gonna go out and buy new stuff”.  More like “I just need to change things up now or I might go crazy looking at the same thing in the same place every  Read More

I Didn’t Know it Was Gonna Feel Like This!

Blue chair at The Found CottageYeah.  I said it!  “Gonna”  And that’s how I talk in real life, so you might as well just know that up front!  Phew!  Now that that’s out of the way… So, this weird thing happened to me.  This weekend, I felt a sense of purpose.  It just came out of nowhere.  I wasn’t expecting it.  It was just suddenly there and it felt so good. Of course, I’ve felt a sense of purpose before.  Being a wife.  Being a friend.  Most of which, being a mom.  That will probably always be my  Read More