Nineteen dollars a few hours completely changed the look of this kitchen! This boring white box needed an update, but I just didn’t know what. It’s not the kitchen of my dreams, so it needed to be cheap. And a stencil did the trick! This backsplash isn’t tiled, it’s just a regular textured wall with… Read More $19 stenciled kitchen wall
Are you ever curious to look in someone else’s cabinets? Well, come on, I’m going to show you what’s inside all my kitchen cabinets and drawers. I’m also sharing how I minimized and organized all things in the kitchen. It is so refreshing to open drawers and cabinets that aren’t crammed full, where each and… Read More Kitchen organization ideas and minimalist checklist
One of my biggest joys in this move has been decorating the guest house! My in-laws and I did quizzes through Skype to find their style, and fortunately for me it was easy because they like bright, white and simple. Perfect! Me too! I would say the style of the guest house is reigned-in coastal… Read More Guest house tour: Furnished for $2,900
I am a stay-at-home-mom and also work from home. Marcello does all his office work here as well. For awhile our house looked like a daycare blew up, but because we eat, sleep, play and work all in this one space, we had to simplify and get organized! On top of spending loads of time at home,… Read More How I organize my house with kids
Over a year ago I took the plunge and painted my entire kitchen, including cabinets, backsplash tiles and walls. (And I didn’t take the doors off!) You can see the how-to post here. Here are a couple before and after pictures: So how have they held up? I’d say pretty darn well! I’m a happy DIYer when… Read More Painted kitchen cabinets and tile backsplash — a year later
editable version for $3Life is getting busier around here. It seems like someone has a doctor’s appointment every other day, one kid started school, and Marcello is traveling more for work — I’m starting to feel overwhelmed! I decided to do a mini command center. I’m not ready (or organized enough) for the take-up-the-whole-wall variety, so I… Read More Mini command center with printables
Sometimes I have an idea around the house, and it works well, but I immediately decide I will not blog about it. It either seems difficult or I think people won’t care or I just plain don’t have the energy. This is one of those ideas. I didn’t want to blog about Brillo Pads, but… Read More The power of the Brillo Pad
I’m beginning to get a little bit more into cooking lately (I never thought those words would ever come out of my mouth), and spending more time in the kitchen has made me want to do a bit of organizing. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Bar stools We have this great bar area around our island,… Read More Organizing around the kitchen
I finally finished painting my entire kitchen — walls, cabinets, and backsplash. It looks like a different kitchen! It was very economical (about $200), but involved some work. It didn’t require much skill or muscle, just patience and time. Take a look. Here’s how I transformed and modernized my kitchen with paint: The salmon wall was first on… Read More How I transformed my kitchen with paint
I’m a moderate minimalist. I don’t want our home to be sparse and bare, rather selective and edited. Living simply doesn’t exactly come easy to me, but I’m learning, and it’s making my family’s life easier. Some positives I’m seeing from living a more minimal life: Less mess to clean up. Saves money not shopping for unneeded… Read More How I simplified and organized my house, room by room
I’ve got bar stools on the brain. These have me inspired!
I’m hoping to put banquet seating in a sweet little breakfast nook in our future house. Here’s dreaming: Everyone deserves credit for their work. I don’t have information for some of these photos. If you know anything about them, I will happily credit.