Come What May

A couple months ago, I was browsing through the Explore page on Instagram, and I found a photo of a beautiful living room with a large cutout “come what may” sign hung on the wall. One of the great things about having an X-Carve is being able to make all kinds of unique projects, so […]

April 10, 2019

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A Fiddle Leaf Named Phineas

Can you really put a price on a good fiddle leaf fig? The correct answer is yes, but the answer I want to hear is “no, Emily, fiddle leaf figs are fantastic and you should spend all the money necessary to buy a beautiful one”. I’ve been in the market for a fiddle leaf fig […]

April 8, 2019

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It’s Curtains For You, Rocky

Anyone remember this classic Looney Tunes clip? 🤣 Two years ago, right at the beginning of another crazy wedding season beginning, I never would have thought that now I’d be sitting here writing posts about curtains 😂 But truly, I’ve never been happier! I’m loving every bit of this new life. I’m actually super excited […]

April 5, 2019

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Unrevealed until its season

Does anybody else remember singing the old “Hymn of Promise”? It goes like this… In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, […]

March 21, 2019

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Farmhouse Oak Wood Table

Our dining room is finally completely done!! A couple weeks ago, I shared photos of our renovation in the dining room, but now the entire room is finished (except for curtains)! It turned out exactly the way I imagined, and I really couldn’t be happier with the whole room. If you haven’t seen the before […]

February 26, 2019

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I have been planning this project for over a year, and finally seeing it in person makes me SO happy! Before we even bought the house, I knew I wanted this wall in our living room to have hexagon shelves. I’ve been keeping a box of stuff in my office, collecting items that I want […]


Creating this blog post is almost surreal! It’s been a long time coming. Ever since we bought our house in May 2018, I knew I wanted to transform the kitchen. The honey colored oak cabinets just aren’t my style! And especially in this house, that doesn’t get much natural light, I felt that they made […]


This was such a fun project to make and film! Chris’s dad got a Hossfield Bender at an auction, and when we were last up at their house, Chris decided to make me a planter hanger. I had mentioned that I wanted one for the house, and of course, instead of buying one, Chris offered […]


I’m getting this post up so much later than I intended, but I guess that’s just life! I’ve been busier than ever with editing, and I absolutely love it! But I also can’t wait for our 9-day vacation starting on Saturday!! It will be a much needed time of relaxation. It’s really hard to believe […]


First let me say this… I am SO tired of painting!! I feel like I’ve been painting things non-stop, and I’m seriously ready for a break. I painted the half bath (including the vanity), our kitchen cabinets (halfway done…), the vanity in our master bathroom, and now both sides of our front door. It may […]

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