Today there were five women and ten children in my home most of the day. The activities involved watermelon, concrete, cardboard, baseballs, chalk (both on the driveway and in the mouth), paint, and sloppy joes. Glorious. This is why I want my home to be fabulous... I want my home to be a fabulous place for people to make a mess. Don't get me wrong. I like love need a pretty clean house. I adore a well-decorated home. I thrive off of order and design. But I see those things as a means ... Read More about A Classic “Chicken or the Egg”
I know drop cloth curtains have been all the rage for some time in the DIY world, but I had my first experience with them last summer when I decided I needed to dress my three tall living room windows. Six 9' panels don't come cheap, though, so I began looking for affordable yet unique options. The result? Smocked drop cloth curtains. These curtains actually emboldened me to try my DIY ruffled curtains. I must say that both turned out better than I could have imagined; they were ... Read More about DIY Smocked Curtains
Do you ever feel like rather than Do-It-Yourself projects you're undertaking Ruin-It-Yourself projects? If so, you're not alone. The back story: We have a pier-and-beam foundation which means we have a crawl space under our house. Unfortunately, when we bought the house, the screens protecting the vents to the crawl space were long gone. After a long saga of quotes, attempts, and failures to secure screens to the interior of the vents, we finally decided to do what most people in our ... Read More about RIY: Ruin-It-Yourself Projects
Hope you have a stompin' good time, too. ;) ... Read More about Happy Independence Day!
I'm determined to start a tour series... I cannot seem to get more than one or two rooms photo worthy at any one time (can I get an Amen from any other moms out there?!?), so rather than a full house tour, I'm going to ease you into Maison de Pax - one room at a time. So in the timeless words of The Sound of Music: "Let's start at the very beginning. It's a very good place to start." I give you the entry (please remember, it's a work in progress!): Here is what it looked like ... Read More about Maison de Pax Home Tour: The Entry