• Modern Meets Traditional Staircase Remodel

    I recently shared on my Instagram stories my questions, opinions, and doubts about my main stairway handrail. It was originally painted a bright white, and I never minded how it flowed seamlessly with my trimwork, risers, and baseboards. It was great and it worked, especially after I swapped out for iron balusters and updated my runner to this beauty! But when I went through the process of updating my stair runner (How to Install a DIY Stair Runner) and installing iron balusters from Stair Parts USA, I started to question if I needed to do something more. Something more bold.…

  • How to Install a DIY Stair Runner

    In our Colonial-style home, we have one main staircase that leads right to our front door. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in the house, a big focal point, and it was in need of some repair…for…

  • Red, White, and Blue Decor to Kick Off Your Summer Parties

    I’m such a sucker for some good ‘ol red, white, and blue around the house during the summertime to give you all the Americana, feel-good, nostalgic feels. And with Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, and then Labor Day,…

  • Plug-In Wall Sconce How-To and My Favorite Ones on Amazon

    With the weather being extremely uncooperative in the Midwest lately, I’ve had to take some major breaks from my garden bed project and move inside. You can’t exactly adhere exterior stone in the rain, nor do I want to do…

  • April 2022 Book Review

    No better way to return from a slight blogging hiatus than with another round of my book review! Life got busy the last month. Kids were off school a lot more, projects were taking longer than normal (probably because of…

  • 10 Tips to Freshen Up Your Outdoor Spaces This Spring!

    Here’s hoping that we’ve endured our very last of winter weather here in Kansas City (did I just jinx this for us?!). And with the sunshine and warmer weather, it’s time to refresh those neglected outdoor spaces around my home.…

  • March 2022 Book Review

    Another month, another round of diverse books that I read. Today is all about the THREE books I read in the month of March. One I must have been living under a rock to never have read it before (WOW!),…

  • Spring Walmart Outdoor Decor

    I don’t think there is a season Walmart does better than springtime. I’ve come to make them my first stop when I’m in need of new patio furniture, planters, outdoor rugs, and decor. Year after year, they bring high quality…

  • Favorite Coffee Table Decor + Books

    After I posted photos of my DIY wood coffee table, I had many, many messages asking where I got some of the decor pieces I had on top. I understand the struggle to find pieces that aren’t too bulky, allow…

  • February 2022 Book Review

    I had to postpone this post two days because I just HAD to finish my last book this month. I was so invested and I couldn’t wait until next month to talk about it. I read three books this month:…

  • DIY Wood Coffee Table

    As I’m working bit by bit to redecorate and refurnish our main living area and adjoining front room, I’m running into the costs adding up. And adding up. And adding up. Buying furniture pieces all at once is not the…

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