No, Really. I'm posting this. Like, a year late. #SorryNotSorry Once Upon a time I shared that we were going to upgrade our desk space. Lets look at where we were then: Not a terrible space at all really. But... not as functional as it could be. And most certainly not very pretty. Here were… Continue reading Journey to a new Desk
Remember that time I posted my foray into chalk paint? Well, obviously it's long since been finished. This goodwill steal was destined to be the home of our printer. It's handy wheels made it easy to roll the printer out on the rare occurrence that we'd actually use it (for printing..... wedding invitations?!?) while generally… Continue reading Chalk Paint Reveal
So, we're slim on posts for 2014. And we're nearly out of days in 2014. OOPS. Point being, it's likely not too hard to scan back to our post about 2014 Resolutions. You'll note #3 on the list of goals for our home for this year... Create a balance between workspace and dressing space. I’m… Continue reading Visual Closet Sollution
Using chalk paint to cover an old metal printer stand and make it a popping color and fun piece for any office
You know all of those BuzzFeed articles with amazing Life Hacks that you just read and can't help but *facepalm* because you can't believe you didn't think of it before? Something so SIMPLE. So OBVIOUS. Well. I HAVE ONE. Behold, the Key Ring Reminder I can't tell you how many times I have had a… Continue reading Key Ring Reminder – LIFE HACK
I mentioned it briefly in yesterday's post. While strolling the aisles of random cast-off items at my favorite Goodwill, I found these puppies, just sitting there on the shelf. They weren't specially marked. Just sitting in the midst of the glassware, minding their own business. You better believe I swooped in, tore them from their… Continue reading Vintage Mason Jar – SCORE
We're still all aglow from our recent Engagement - no date set just yet, but we're getting there with the wedding planning. So much to think about! In the meantime, this fabulous update occurred (actually back in February, but who's counting?) For Valentine's Day, we actually celebrated at Ikea of all places. Our local store… Continue reading You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights
We get fun bumps here and there to the blog. Usually it's from Pinterest. Or our one EPIC bump care of my favorite bloggers, John & Sherry of Young House Love, when we met them on their book tour and Bill drew them a castle. But I just realized.... WE WERE FEATURED. ON THE HOME … Continue reading Good Housekeeping FEATURE?!?!
Oh My Gawd You Guys! Bill popped the question on the top deck of a Gateway Clipper sightseeing cruise while coasting down the Monongahela River. He waited just until we reached the point where the Mon & the Allegheny Rivers join to become the Ohio, at The Point, to propose. Always one to get 'to… Continue reading We’re Engaged!
HI! *echoesthroughouttheemptyness* It's been a while. But rather than give excuses, let's just get to it then, shall we? Everyone's family has traditions, especially around the holidays. For my family, one of those traditions was the telling of the story of Meriweather the Elf. Ages ago, my mother had typed up the story and even… Continue reading This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book
So we magically got a copy of the march issue of 'House Beautiful' today and for once I decided to flip through it instead of sending it straight to recycling. Though there were a lot of pretty things, there were also a TON of things too easy to DIY rather than drop hundreds of dollars… Continue reading Yo, Dummy! Shoulda DIY’d it! – Home Dec Mag rip off ideas
If you've ever purchased an apple device of any kind at the Apple store, you're likely familiar with the joy of 'unboxing' -- the simple act of getting to open your brand new device. Apple takes care not only to design beautiful products, but even puts detail into their packaging too, making that first time… Continue reading DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging
Yes, that's right -- we've achieved a goal! We hung things on the wall! Ok, technically, these were hung before thanksgiving. .....yes, we're that behind in blogland. Oops! The frame on the right is a framed print we got when touring the Yuengling Brewery a few summers ago. It's lived in a tube since then,… Continue reading FEED THE WALLS ~ Or, Finally Hanging Stuff
I had heard it somewhere that if you save the root end of your green onions - aka chives - that you could re-grow fresh stalks. So I gave it a shot. So it's really simple. Take your chives... Chop as you need for your dish, but leave about an inch of the stalk above… Continue reading Recycle Your Green Onions
About a month ago Pittsburgh hosted the annual home show. Ordinarily, as we aren't technically home-owners (renters unite!) we usually skip it, but we managed to get our hands on some free tickets and figured, why not? We slip in late morning, and one of the first things we encounter is a lady with a… Continue reading Home Show-Offs ~ Inexpensive Art