My Favorite Home Styles: The Craftsman

Craftsman style homes

Ever head to the store with no plan for what you’re going there to buy?  Some of you are saying “Uh, this is literally how I go food shopping every week.” Well, I could not be more opposite. I like to have a plan. I NEED to have a plan. Otherwise the cookie isle consumes me. I get confused and lost and I have no idea where I am anymore.

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Quick, Easy Dinners for School Nights

quick and easy dinners

If your kids haven’t already started, this week marks the first days of school for you and your families. It’s funny how the start of school is something we dread all summer long; but when it finally gets here, there’s an excitement to get back into the routine, see old friends and make new ones, and finally wear those new shoes you bought!

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Dining Room to Office Transformation

office / craftroom

This summer, I had the privilege of designing an office for a dear friend and co-worker from when I used to teach sixth grade math! This girl was my lifeline during those first years of teaching. We shared a closet and would leave the doors to it open so we could sit at our desks and chat with each other.  In a job that I struggled with every day, she made life look easy. When we both started having babies around the same time, it just brought us even closer, and she is one of the few people I still keep in touch with since leaving that school three years ago.

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5 Home Design Trends I’m Loving Right Now

So the last time I did this post, I mentioned how I don’t necessarily describe myself as a trendy person.  On the contrary, I usually feel like if I’m picking up on something, I’m probably the last person to find out about it. While I know some of the trends included in this post are not new, there may be one or two that you haven’t discovered yet. These are the design elements I’m seeing on Instagram, Pinterest and in magazines that make me swoon. I love all of these, and if I had the funds, I would have all of them represented somewhere in my home. I’m dying to know what you think about these 5 trends below. Which one is your favorite? Are there any you hate? And how many do you already have in your home?

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