people i love

Sitting Down with Amy Ruth Finegold of amy-ruths.com

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Amy Ruth Finegold [Penn ‘02] to learn more about … [more...]

Katlyn Grasso, 23 year old Founder of GenHERation

You know those people who walk into a room and you just feel their energy? So that happened to me … [more...]

Using chalk paint to get a drift wood look

i've been using chalk paint for the better part of 6 years and am continually surprised by the … [more...]

Lynn Jerath, President & Founder Citrine Investment Group

Hey gang! I'm thrilled to feature my brilliant and sweet friend, Lynn Jerath. We're involved with … [more...]

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farm house style

big blue coral, hurricane vase, and brown rice

i found this huge hurricane vase at the salvation army. it spoke to me.  "buy me!  i'm only $2!" so i did.  but what would i do with it? then i … [more...]

kids’ modern beachy bathroom

the past few months have been a whirlwind! we're finished with the kids' bathroom remodel.  amen. the goal was beachy, and something the rugrats … [more...]

Tutorial :: how I made a picture wall

i've been brewing on this idea for some time for the shabby chic guest room.  with guests arriving this week, i figured it was time to wrap up this … [more...]

big boy’s surfer room with a restoration hardware industrial vibe…

lil G's room was the last room to get painted.  i had the wall paper picked, but just wasn't sure the direction i wanted to head.  we're a family of … [more...]

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stuff i’ve made

Using chalk paint to get a drift wood look

i've been using chalk paint for the better part of 6 years and am continually surprised by the … [more...]

Using wood glue to get a chippy paint look

i'm back. good grief...i've neglected my blog. boooooo..... but.... my boys are all on a … [more...]

farm house style bathroom

y'all! i'm soooo excited for this post as it's been a loooong time coming. my pea brain has … [more...]

Old Glory – wooden American flag

we've been testing ways to make big wood walls that aren't as heavy as Noah's arc. :) so we built … [more...]

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swirling :: random thoughts

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