Inspired by…Dining Rooms

Inspired by…Dining Rooms

So, here I am, 6 weeks into maternity leave. I had all these grand plans to accomplish so many projects in the house while I was on leave...yep...haven't tackled one and every day the only thing I want to accomplish is eating and taking a shower. That's right...that little 9 lb munchkin is running the [...]

Maternity Photos

Maternity Photos

I thought it would be fitting to share our maternity photos the week baby is due 🙂 Only 2 more days until due date...not a whole lot of action so far...hopefully he starts making some moves soon because this mama is getting uncomfortable! Of course our photos were shot by my amazingly talented friend, Janine, [...]

Changing Table Upcycle

Changing Table Upcycle

If you've learned anything from me over the last couple years, it's probably that I like white distressed furniture and it is extremely hard to find already finished. There is plenty of white furniture with no distressing and plenty of off white or cream with distressing and I even found a few bright white distressed [...]

DIY Greenery Crown

DIY Greenery Crown

We had our maternity photos done 2 weeks ago and I am beyond thrilled with how they turned out! Of course, they were shot by my good friend, Janine, of Janine Soltman Photography, and we shot them at Kruger's Farm on Sauvie Island. I will do a full post of all the gorgeous photos soon, [...]

Vintage Baby Cradle

Vintage Baby Cradle

If nothing else, at least Baby Blackwood has a place to sleep when he comes home for the first time. All of these projects have been so slow moving because 1) I procrastinate...my mom will attest to this and 2) I'm a perfectionist. However, I am absolutely IN LOVE with this little corner of our [...]

DIY Spa Bathtub Tray

DIY Spa Bathtub Tray

I've been wanting to do this project for a while. Especially because I've been spending so much more time in the bathtub these last few months. I wanted the spa-like relaxation but, truth be told, I also wanted a place to set my laptop so I could get some blog work done while I'm unwinding. [...]

Blueberry Coconut Popsicles

Blueberry Coconut Popsicles

Roller coaster really is the best way to describe this pregnancy. I envy the woman who have had pregnancies with little to no issues because this has been one of the most challenging times in my life thus far. Also, is it normal to feel like you are ALWAYS complaining about being pregnant? I guess [...]

Green Goddess Sandwich

Green Goddess Sandwich

I started painting my kitchen cabinets about 7 months ago, right when we got home from Hawaii. Also, around the time we found out I was pregnant. The problem, I went to continue painting after finding out a baby was on the way and was of course concerned with the chemicals I was using. I [...]

Dressing the Bump

Dressing the Bump

I have a confession...when I first found out I was pregnant, I said again and again, I'm not going to wear "maternity clothes". I had this idea in my head of the look and design of maternity wear being frumpy, not cute, not fashion forward. Don't get me wrong, there are certainly some maternity items [...]

DIY Vintage Scoreboard

DIY Vintage Scoreboard

Nesting has officially set in...I'm feeling to pressure of the timeline and that this little munchkin is only 14 weeks away. Man...when I write it down like that, it seems even closer! I really haven't done much in the nursery yet other than getting the crib, a light fixture (which is currently sitting on the [...]

4th of July Menu

4th of July Menu

Happy 4th of July weekend!! With a 3 day weekend this year, I'm sure a lot of you are celebrating with friends and family and indulging in food and fun filled BBQs so I thought I'd compile a few of my favorite past recipes that we continue to go back to again and again, especially [...]