Author: tonya

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: DURING

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: DURING

Once the house was clean, sturdy and white, it was time for the truly fun part. I spent a lot of time browsing online for modern dollhouses and wow, Moms be busy out there. There are a lot of amazing houses put together for some […]

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: BEFORE

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: BEFORE

Sometime in the 6th grade, I pulled a dusty, primitive dollhouse out of our basement and fell in love. I didn’t know where the house had come from, we just sort of always had it. My siblings and I, we colored on it, shoved junk […]

FINALLY, FINISHED FLOORS

FINALLY, FINISHED FLOORS

If I had a time machine there are things I would do differently, or at least, in a different order. The floors being at the top of that list. First-time homebuyers, heed my warning now! Refinish those floors BEFORE you move in. We have lived […]

THORA TURNS THREE

THORA TURNS THREE

As of this past weekend, our Thora is three. How did this happen so quickly? Blink. From fitting in the palm of my hand to tearing through the house singing about the potty. Can I say, so far I’m in love with three. Yes, let’s […]

A HUTCH RISES UP (FROM THE BASEMENT)

A HUTCH RISES UP (FROM THE BASEMENT)

When we bought our house, the previous owner left us little-to-no treasures. There was no secret bag of money under the floor boards, no Picassos inside the flue. Well… there was this hutch in the storage space under the front porch. The same space that […]

GARDEN TOUR » MOM’S HOUSE

GARDEN TOUR » MOM’S HOUSE

After sharing my modest yard, it dawned on me that the yard I should really be celebrating doesn’t belong to me at all. It is my mother’s. If I have any sort of green thumb, or artistic bone in my body, it is all due […]

MY ADDICTION TO FREE

MY ADDICTION TO FREE

I’m totally not ashamed to pick something out of the trash. I like to think I “have vision” and if there is even an inkling of rehab and potential, if the cost is $0, I’m likely to throw whathaveyou in the back of my Jeep. […]

CATCHING UP » THE BACKYARD

CATCHING UP » THE BACKYARD

I hate how often I don’t get to post on here. It’s a casualty of our current lifestyle, I suppose. Any time that is not devoted to my child, is devoted to my job. That’s just how it is. Ever since becoming parents, Mike and […]

SUCCULENTS AS A DISTRACTION

SUCCULENTS AS A DISTRACTION

I’m supposed to be working right now. And oh, won’t my client be angry to see me blogging instead! But the heart wants what it wants, or rather, my lack of creative focus has stifled me and I need a side project so I can […]

CORD WRANGLING

CORD WRANGLING

I previously revealed the new built-ins in the living room and shown how our TV sits above the fireplace, but I failed to get into detail of how we got it up there and where are all the cords?! So… For components, we have a […]