School House Rock

This desk used to sit in my room growing up; my parents scored it at a sale of a school that was shutting down and now it sits in Drew’s room. I love pieces that have a story and a history. I’ve been making some changes to Drew’s room… it’s funny to watch a child […]


Fall Acacia Tablescape {and a giveaway!}

It’s been a wonderful weekend with family and cooking and baking for them. The fall weather was perfect and we ended Saturday night with a mini bonfire and s’mores… the first time the kids have experienced them (outside of a microwave. :). The past few days I was playing around with one of my favorite […]

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Simple Fall Planters {in four steps}

Happy Friday, my wonderful friends! We have a top-notch fall day outside today so I’m sitting on the front porch typing away.  The kids are napping and I have a date with my mom tonight to a dinner for Prison Fellowship. Today I’m sharing  the most simple project ever…  how to create a fall planer that even the […]


Boston Magazine Design Home 2014

The other night my mom and I toured Boston Magazine’s 2014 Design Home in Salisbury, MA, a net-zero energy home. I don’t know about you but I’ll never pass up a chance to do a home tour. The home was open to anyone for the past month and every bit of the ticket proceeds went to […]

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Growing Your Instagram Following

I spent two hours writing this post on Friday. Then my internet froze and I lost it. So here I am early Monday morning attempting to redo it. Today I’m focusing on a different subject. Instagram. Those of you without businesses or blogs are probably going to find this post irrelevant and if that’s the case […]

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Fall Thoughts

For those of you checking in for the Enchanting Inspiration Party I’m afraid to say Nina, Michelle and I decided to suspend the link party. I’ve loved being introduced to some great blogs through it! It was one of those fall days that was absolutely and totally perfect. The temp was perfect at 73 degrees but felt cooler because of […]


Mint + Gold Dresser

Remember how I told you about finding a farmhouse table and a dresser on the side of the road? I showed you the farmhouse table makeover last week HERE. The dresser wasn’t completely hopeless… but it did need a little perking up, new pulls and a few coats of paint. I’ve been in love with […]


$30 Thursday: $1 Chair Back Birch Wreath

Welcome to $30 Thursday! After making birch artwork for our master I decided I wanted to do something else with all the birch I found and was inspired by mini foam wreaths I found at the Dollar Tree. Here’s what you need to create your own $1 wreath: 1. A wreath base. Really doesn’t matter […]

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Enchanting Inspiration: No. 18

Welcome back to another week of Enchanting Inspiration…. and then come back early tomorrow morning for $30 Thursday… I’ve got a fun project for you that I staged for Christmas (only because it was really fun to break out the Christmas stuff for a little photo session… it won’t come out again for a while […]

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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Muffins

Just like that fall in New England happened. Some really good things in life bear repeating. And that includes recipes. Recipes so good that they are easily in your “family favorites” category. This pumpkin bread recipe is that. It is so moist, so delicious and so fall. I featured this on the blog last year […]