The thing that caught me off guard about PPD/A is that it doesn't feel like a set of symptoms, but rather, it feels like who you are. I wasn't feeling sad, I was sad. My thoughts were not broken, I was. I didn't feel hopeless, I was hopeless. It was completely defeating that despite working so … [Read more...] about A Decade-Long Dream, Postpartum Depression & Anxiety (PPD/A), and the Origin of DYL
Halloween is one of my absolute favorite times of the year and, last year was the first time I went BIG in my interior and exterior Halloween decor. I wanted to take a little walk down memory lane with you because I'm getting ready to get started on this year's Halloween decorations! First, I … [Read more...] about Looking Back: Last Year’s Halloween Decor
This highly anticipated step-by-step tutorial walks you through how you can turn your old furniture--in this case, IKEA Hemnes dressers--into a high end, designer-inspired piece for very little money. You guys have been asking and it's finally here! A step-by-step tutorial on how to turn … [Read more...] about My Favorite IKEA Hack EVER! Step-by-Step Tutorial of How I Turned My Hemnes Dressers into THIS!
Well, we've come to the end of the One Room Challenge and our master bedroom is now unrecognizable from where we started. I am SO EXCITED to share all of the details, including the DIY board and batten wall in a totally unique pattern, our hacked IKEA hemnes dressers, and how we mixed textures and … [Read more...] about The One Room Challenge Finale: Well, Almost
Week 3 of the One Room Challenge saw some slow progress in our master bedroom refresh. So far I have several pieces of the furniture and accessories purchased and I have several DIY projects planned now. So, let's jump in! If you didn't get a chance to read about week 1, here's a picture of … [Read more...] about One Room Challenge Week 3: Slow Progress
It's Week 2 of the One Room Challenge and I've been working on the design of the feature wall in the bedroom. The feature wall in the master bedroom is going to serve several purposes, from brightening the room, anchoring the bed, and adding visual interest to the walls without overwhelming the … [Read more...] about One Room Challenge: Inspiration for the Master Bedroom Feature Wall
I have a plan for a refresh of our master bedroom and, if I can get enough time in our quarantine situation, for our master bathroom. I'm super excited to share the mood board for the bedroom now as part of the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge (ORC). One of my favorite quarantine … [Read more...] about One Room Challenge: Our Master Suite Refresh