(First Ever) Monday’s Must-Haves

(First Ever) Monday’s Must-Haves   Hey there!  I am not promising I will do this every Monday, but I thought it would be fun to occasionally share my must-haves with you.  It may be something I have had for years or something I just recently stumbled upon. Today my must-haves […]

House Hijack: Sophie’s Room

House Hijack: Sophie’s Room    Do you remember that coral furniture I painted for a friend’s daughter earlier this year?  (To see more, you can click HERE.) Well, it is now in its new home in Sophie’s room.  I was so incredibly impressed with this 10-year-old’s design aesthetic.  She is […]

Bulky Storage Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Here in Indiana, we’ve already experience winter-like weather.  And once the weather gets colder, Steve and I always find ourselves organizing the garage for the winter.  Remember the Sports Equipment organizer I posted earlier this year? (Click HERE or on the photo below to see more!)  We found that […]

Inexpensive Flower Pot Tips

I found a few inexpensive flower pot tips on Pinterest and decided to test them out… The first was to use trash cans as pots. Here’s the pin I found: You can read more about this project at The Spotted Lamb. I wanted to give this trash can turned flower pot thing […]

How to Paint a Faucet

Have you ever wondered if you can paint a faucet? Our house was built in the 90’s.  The 90’s = brass.  Unfortunately we didn’t have the budget to replace the faucets, so I decided it was worth a try to paint them… I used Rust-Oleum’s Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover paint in […]

Moving On – Hopefully Soon!

Moving On – Hopefully Soon! All my projects have come to a halt for a while. Any extra time I have is now devoted to cleaning, organizing, donating and storing. We’re selling our house. It’s funny because just a few weeks ago I was deeply grieving leaving our first home. […]

my dining room

Although it’s not used much, I wanted to share our dining room. (When I say “used” I’m talking eating since we eat most of our meals at the kitchen table. It is used a lot for art projects, homework, Lego building…) It is one of the first rooms you see […]

guest post at unexpected elegance

I’m so excited to be featured as a guest blogger on Unexpected Elegance today! Check out the post on several of my past projects: http://www.unexpectedelegance.com/2013/07/05/sincerely-sara-d-blog-feature/ Thanks to Angela for having me today! I’m honored! sincerely, sara d.

the big girl room redo

The nursery is gone. But I’ve had so much fun decorating Lena’s new room, that I’ve forgotten I was once mourning its loss. Here’s Lena’s new room: Unfortunately the furniture placement (the bed against the wall) is not exactly how I’d like it due to the fear of Lena rolling […]

(the almost) no sew bed rail cover

Lena’s new (big girl) bedroom redo is coming very soon! However, one thing that has been holding me up with the post is her bed rail. It’s just so practical and not cute. So, rather than wait on her to not need it anymore (or go through the trouble of […]