DIY Christmas Tree (From Wire Hangers!)

It’s almost December, which means it’s time to bust out the holiday music, hot chocolate and…Christmas decor!  If you’re like me, you’re happiest when every inch of your home is decorated for the holidays, but let’s be honest – it can really add up!  In a season where you’re already breaking the bank on presents and parties the last thing you want to do is spend more money to decorate your house, which is why I love this project so much!  You won’t believe what this cute little tree is made from! Continue reading

Designing My Little Girl’s Bedroom

When we first moved into our house (almost a year ago now!) the entire house was painted a brownish-tan.  Literally, the entire house.  So, the first thing I did was come up with a color pallet to use throughout the entire house.  I love everything light and bright, and my eye naturally goes towards calming cool colors, rather than warm bold colors.   Designing my daughter’s room was no different.  I started with a blank (or, um..brown) slate. 😉  Here is what her room looked like the day we moved in: Continue reading

DIY Shiplap Frame (and Free Printable for Fall!)

I love that September hit and it instantly cooled down to temps in the 60s and 70s here in Chicago!  I seriously cannot. get. enough!  This is my favorite time of year hands down, and I’m always eager to get out the pumpkins, plaid blankets, spiced coffee, and scarves!  I was excited to come up with a cute fall phrase and a frame to give my home some new fall decor.  I asked my brother (who also happens to be a graphic designer) to whip up some pumpkins and gourds for me, so I could make my print extra festive! Continue reading

DIY Baby Shower with Floral Crowns and a Free Printable

I feel so fortunate to live in a neighborhood full of strong, beautiful women and I’m so blessed to call them my friends!  One of our neighbors is expecting a baby girl in a few short weeks.  She already has a 2 year old boy, so we wanted to throw her a surprise “Sprinkle” to make sure she has some girly stuff for when the little lady comes!  I cannot tell you how much fun this was to plan and execute.    We spent a lot of time looking for inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram, and came up with a few ideas of our own.  We kept seeing beautiful floral crowns on Instagram and were throwing around the idea of having them at our party.   We decided…. why the heck not?!  And gave them a go!   Continue reading