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New Fence

New Fence

Hello, friends! Long time no chat…Don’t worry, though, we’ve been plenty busy. I have so many projects I can’t wait to share with you, now it’s just finding the time to do so 🙂 One of our big final projects with the house was fencing in our backyard. We had originally intended to hire someone … Continue reading

M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Wow…it’s been awhile! 2013 has been crazy so far—Jamaica, a new house, traveling. I’ve been so busy, and needless to say, my blog was moved a ways down on my priority list. But I’m back! With the new house, I have so many fun DIY posts that I’m itching to get posted, but for now, … Continue reading

DIY: Burlap Stockings

DIY: Burlap Stockings

There’s just something about burlap that I love. It has that perfect rustic feel and it truly goes with everything. My friend Jessie can make just about anything, from barn-wood tables to reupholstered chairs, so when I told her I wanted to make burlap stockings, it was a simple task. We went and picked out … Continue reading

Halloween Costumes: Koala + Eucalyptus Tree

Halloween Costumes: Koala + Eucalyptus Tree

For Halloween this year, Max and I didn’t have plans to do much of anything. Since my parents moved the weekend before and the holiday fell on a Wednesday, we weren’t going to get too crazy with costumes or parties. However, our friends ended up hosting a housewarming party the Saturday following Halloween, and when … Continue reading

DIY Quote Canvas

I’ve got the house bug. Friends and family members are buying houses right and left, and even though we aren’t ready to buy yet, it hasn’t stopped me from looking and longing for my own house to decorate! Since we have a little less than a year before we can officially begin our search, I … Continue reading

Des Moines Arts Fest + Map Craft

Des Moines Arts Fest + Map Craft

This weekend was the annual Des Moines Arts Fest, where artists from all over the country set up shop in downtown Des Moines, bands play, food is eaten, and fun is had by all. I went for the first time last year and loved it, so Max and I headed down Saturday night to check … Continue reading

My Veggie Garden!

My Veggie Garden!

Unlike my parents, I wasn’t gifted with a green thumb. I think gardens are beautiful, but I’ve never been a natural at keeping things alive…whether that be hermit crabs or bamboo plants. Last summer, I tried my hand at a tomato plant. Although it grew like crazy, it unfortunately didn’t produce the best tomatoes. Some … Continue reading