Back to School Fashion for Families

First day of school

Yesterday was the first day of school in these parts.  It was, like, 110 degrees–I’m not even kidding.  There’s a reason they call this place Sunny California.  Hilariously, I had to talk my 13 year old of the multiple layered outfit she wanted to wear, that included a long sleeved denim shirt.  Obviously, we have […]

Emergency Decorating

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From the last week of May until the last week of June, I led the life of a gypsy….only I had more belongings than would fit in one of those colorful caravans.  And that was, at times, problematic. {image via FlipKey} Here’s a snapshot of the first part of the summer, around here: prep Indiana […]

At Home with Erin from Sunnyside Up

Erin Sunnyside Up

I’m so excited to welcome Erin from Sunnyside Up to Holland, today! Like I said earlier in the month, there are a handful of blogs that were some of the first I ever read, and they remain my favorites.  Sunnyside Up is one of those.  I really appreciate Erin’s enthusiasm for her family, her roles […]

At Home with Jamie of 366 Objects

Jamie

Please welcome Jamie, another blogging friend I met this winter at Altitude Design Summit.  We had dinner together with some other great ladies the very first night of the conference–kind of like a blind date for bloggers.  I enjoyed hearing about Jamie’s travel adventures and hearing about how she planned her recent wedding.  I was […]

At Home with Molly from The Nesting Game

Nesting Game Molly

Today I’m happy to introduce you to one of my newer friends from blogland, Molly of  The Nesting Game.   {Molly and her husband, Taylor} I didn’t know Molly or her blog until we both attended Altitude Design Summit this winter in Salt Lake City, Utah.  We met over a to-die-for dinner of French cuisine […]

At Home with Sarah from Clover Lane

clover lane

Knowing that blogging will take a back seat during the height of our big move, I asked some of my blogging friends to stop by over the next few weeks and share their stories of home with all of us.   My first guest is Sarah from Clover Lane. Sarah’s was one of the very […]

Funday – Maps

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It’s Monday…back to the grind.  Why not make it FUNday with some inspiration to make your home a little more fun? I’ve told you before that I have a thing for maps, right?  I really do.  Some of my best memories (and my husband!) came from roadtrips, and nothing says “roadtrip” like a map.  So, […]

Indiana House Befores & Afters

Farmhouse backyard before

You’ve heard me mention our pending move date more than a few times, now.  We’re in the thick of getting our house ready to be packed up and loaded onto a semi bound for California.  This will be our third big move across several state lines, not counting the temporary one we made overseas.  Coincidentally, […]

Funday – Bedrooms

girls bed

It’s Monday…back to the grind.  Why not make it FUNday with some inspiration for inserting a little more fun into your home? I have to admit, my girls already have a really fun bedroom.  What’s not to love about their sweet cottage bunk bed? {read more about their room here} This bed takes up a […]

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

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Last spring, I found some decorative mirrors on deep discount at our local hardware store.  I wanted one.  I wanted to put it right above our mantel.  Bionic Man convinced me not to buy one until after we had painted the living room. Well, guess what, Bionic Man?  We painted the living room.  Seems to […]