I was doing some email maintenance and clean up this morning and accidentally deleted 2,809 subscribers! Yes. I did that. I was deleting un-subscribers, but deleted everyone instead! I am so sorry! I love you and want you back. Please forgive me. Your Truly, Kate Sign up again, below. The sidebar form doesn’t seem to… Read More Sorry if I un-subsribed you!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to strip furniture and tips for the best results. Then comes this awesome little secret, liming wax! It’s SO easy and gives wood a bleached, white-washed finish. It’s amazing. Clara was in desperate need of a dresser (picture clothes all over the floor), but I have been holding out… Read More How to strip furniture and apply liming wax
A piece of chair railing plus pre-made frames add instant character at an affordable price. Add some glue and a few finishing nails and it’s up! Our house was a big blank, white box when we moved in and I’m on a mission to fix that! Moulding adds so much depth and it doesn’t have… Read More DIY: The easiest wainscoting
I saw this dollhouse by the side of the road on our way home from church and knew it must be ours … I mean Clara’s! It must be Clara’s. I had a goal of a few hours and $20. It makes me crazy to find a freebie and then spend a bunch of money… Read More Doll house makeover & DIY Barbie furniture
Do you have ugly tile in the bathroom? You can paint it! I gave the tile in Clara’s bathroom a makeover for about $60 (including brushes). This has been by far the most asked tutorial I’ve gotten on Instagram and I finally finished it! This painted ombré tile wall didn’t require many tools or materials,… Read More DIY painted coral ombré shower tile
This mom is ready for school drop offs and pick ups! All three kids are in school this year and I’m nailing my causal wear. Maybe I’ll work out, probably I won’t, but this Walmart wardrobe can go loungewear or workout. The main criteria is: Will I throw this on to pick my daughter up… Read More $200 Walmart wardrobe capsule
My best friend wrote a book! Three and a half years ago Ashby Duval had the idea to start a praying wives club. The words weren’t even out of her mouth and I said I would host it. In a time of little kids, little sleep and countless responsibilities it’s easy for marriage to take… Read More The book that will change your marriage
We hosted sisters, ages 1 and 2, for two weeks at our house through a local program called Better Together. They provide resources for families in crisis so the family can stay together. This way the children avoid the state foster care system if they don’t need to be there. Our caseworker told us that… Read More Our first experience fostering kids short-term
In case you are wondering “what is this girl even talking about?” let me explain. A preset makes it so you can edit your phone photos right on your phone with a click of a button. This preset elevates phone shots to look professionally edited, with crisp, sharpened details. Let me show you what I… Read More I have a Lightroom preset!