Crafty · Our Story

This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

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

Decor · Our Apartments

Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor

Obviously, things haven’t been terribly busy here on the blog lately.  That isn’t to say that life itself hasn’t been busy.  Infact that’s wholly opposite from the truth!  But we did find some time to deck the halls… Our tree this year took on a woodsy-mercury-glass theme.  You’ll recognize the smaller glass balls with the… Continue reading Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor

Decor · Projects · Thrifting

Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

We have a pretty big-deal holiday coming up.  Thanksgiving. Ok ok, sure, no biggie.  It’s a day to hang out with family, watch football, and eat a ridiculous amount of food.  That’s not a big deal.  BUT — THIS YEAR WE’RE HOSTING.  Yes, that’s right, we are cooking the bird and the pies and all… Continue reading Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

Seaside Christmas in Pittsburgh ~ Part Deux

As promised, here is your view of the other side of our living room, all decked out for Christmas. There’s a slight seaside vibe with the use of a few starfish and seashells tucked in with the frames. And the cute little trees distributed throughout are all ReStore finds. Of course we had to use… Continue reading Seaside Christmas in Pittsburgh ~ Part Deux

Decor · Projects

Merry Milk Glass Mantle

December starts tomorrow.  I think it’s ok to break out the Christmas decorations now.  Only that usually means starting with a mess like this. Sadly that was about halfway through me dragging everything out and deciding what I’d use.  Most of it is a collection of hand-me-downs, save for the tube of ornaments (target dollar… Continue reading Merry Milk Glass Mantle

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

Easy Thanksgiving Decor

‘I vowed to join the Dare to DIY challenge, and the DIY part wasn’t really the challenge. The hardest part was resisting the urge to skip Thanksgiving and move right on to Christmas! So here’s what I came up with for our little slice of this world to celebrate what we are thankful for. Yup,… Continue reading Easy Thanksgiving Decor

Series · Thrifting

Weekend Score! ~ Crystal Candlesticks

I needed a quick little piece of glassware to replace a nice yankee candle I broke, so a quick trip to Goodwill was in order.  And of COURSE I left with way more than a single glass candle holder. Well I came home with two extras I hadn’t planned on. These beauties may look familiar…… Continue reading Weekend Score! ~ Crystal Candlesticks