Painting Our Front Door Yellow

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 […]

May 10, 2019

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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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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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A Tale of the Ugly Dining Room

I fell in love with our house the first time our realtor took us to see it. I walked in the front door and knew I wanted it to be ours! Not because it was perfect – it’s far from it! – but because of the potential. Part of the house is original, built in 1899, […]

January 24, 2019

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Recent Projects

Chris is always working on a project of some sort, and I wanted to share three things he recently (and not so recently) completed! He has started a new Instagram account to share his creations (woodworking and beyond!), so we’d love it if you followed along! We’re planning on posting a giveaway sometime soon, so […]

January 10, 2019

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I have been wanting a simple bench for our front porch for a little while now. I think a bench is a great way to add a bit of decoration, because you can either leave it as-is, or add more elements to it! Our porch is hard to decorate, because it’s long and narrow. Adding […]


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 […]


I’m really proud of this project, because I designed it myself! I did all the measuring and figuring out where I wanted everything, and then Chris helped me get the X-Carve all set up to cut it out. I wanted something to put on my nightstand that could hold my phone, watch, and thermometer (for […]


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 […]

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