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Playroom Progress


Thank you all SO much for your kind words and encouragement when I shared my before and after home tour!!  I can't believe how far it's all come...  One room that is still very much in progress is the playroom.  It's right off the living room (and we are SO thankful to have that space!), so it's important to me that it be both functional and not-too-childish.  We aren't finished yet (are we ever? ;) ), but I wanted to share our recent progress. I think it compliments the gray armoire I … [Read more...]

{Spinach} Ham and Cheese Quiche

Easy and delicious, this spinach, ham and cheese quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! maisondepax.com #recipe

In summer all the time (but especially summer!), I look for delicious, healthy, no-fuss meals for my family, and this quiche fits the bill perfectly. With spinach, ham, and cheese - and only 10 minutes of prep! - this easy meal is sure to please parents and kids alike. And don't be intimidated.  It really is as easy as chopping three ingredients, stirring three more ingredients, and pouring. Quiche feels so fancy and French... but I love that in France, it's more the … [Read more...]

5 Berry Delicious Recipes (M&MJ #66)


Welcome to week 66 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  Remember, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects will … [Read more...]

Before and After Home Tour

Before and After House Tour

As a stay-at-home mom, I spend a lot of time looking at, using, cleaning, arranging, and (usually) enjoying my house... But it can be really easy to focus only on the list of things I still want to do: the kitchen (hence my kitchen inspiration post last week), the back porch, the front door, the garage - and that's just the big ones... the little ones are far too numerous to count.  While I want to live with vision and inspiration for what I, my home, my children, and my loved ones can become, I … [Read more...]

Big Island Kitchens

gorgeous kitchen round up at maisondepax.com #kitchenisland #whitekitchen #bigisland #paintedkitchen

Do you ever get so caught up in things that your mind just whirls in circles until you are literally nauseated?  Like you've spent hours on a tilt-a-wheel?  I'm a bit ashamed to say that my obsessive compulsive brain tends toward that fairly often... So in an attempt to get the madness out of my head and onto some paper my computer, I thought I'd share with you some of these amazingly gorgeous kitchens I've been scouring lately (just click the photos for the original source). And yes, … [Read more...]

DIY Housewarming Gift

creative, thoughtful, personal - this DIY housewarming gift from maisondepax.com is perfect! #plant #pot #housenumbers #paintedwoodsign

There's nothing quite like the mind of a 4 year old... His understanding of my blog consists of approximately three concepts: Everything he finds or "creates" could be a "project" for the blog. Any person he sees on my computer screen (from pop-up ad models to Brad Pitt) is a "blog friend?" And any house that appears on my computer screen (even Buckingham Palace) is one my "blog friend's houses?" That last one kills me: his insistence that each photograph is a place where someone … [Read more...]

Moonlight and Mason Jars #65

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I promised some exciting news yesterday, and I'm sure you've been waiting with bated breath.  So without further ado... Welcome to week 65 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I am so excited to join with four other amazing bloggers to bring you a place to share your work and gather some inspiration.  I'm sure you already know who these ladies are - since they are AWESOME! - but just in case, you can find all our social media links below! :) Five Heart Home | Pinterest | Google+ | Twitter | … [Read more...]

Paint Washed Terra Cotta Pots

Create your own aged patina on terra cotta pots with this simple tutorial!

Before I share today's little project, I have a carrot to dangle in front of you...  Come back tomorrow night at 10pm to find out!  (Or if you are asleep then, come back Wednesday morning! ;))  And now back to today's regularly scheduled program. With summer, my mind always turns to indoor/outdoor projects, and this one is no exception.  I love terra cotta, but the orangey red doesn't match my house's interior or exterior, so I thought a little wash effect might be nice.  And I love the … [Read more...]

Tomato Basil Couscous

10 minutes or less! Delicious chicken, tomato, and basil couscous at maisondepax.com is a healthy and easy family favorite.

There's nothing better than delicious food... am I right?  Unless, of course, that mouth-watering, savory goodness has amazing memories.  And if it's good for you, too?  Well, my friends, then you've hit a home run.  And that's exactly what this delicious, 10 minute meal (seriously!) is: healthy meets delicious with a dose of quick and easy.  Win. This dish always reminds me of our time in Paris.  We lived there for two years, and that was my first introduction to couscous (because, … [Read more...]

So somebody thinks you’re crazy?

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I get it a lot: bonkers, off my rocker, certifiable... Exhibit A: When 6 months pregnant, we tore out our laundry room for a complete makeover, only to be distracted a month later by the opportunity to finish out our attic. Exhibit B: Taking that opportunity, we made the attic into a fourth bedroom / bonus room, doing much of the work ourselves... staining and whitewashing planks, building a bookcase, laying flooring, trimming it out, and decorating it. Exhibit C: Throughout those … [Read more...]