• Life
  • Our Bedroom + Bona PowerPlus

    minimal, simple, mid-century, bohemian

    Earlier this week, x-rays revealed that my fifth metatarsal bone is still broken, albeit more than 50% healed, but broken nonetheless. With the household mom out of commission – that’d be me – my husband has been picking up all of my typical responsibilities as well as managing his own. Grocery shopping, dinner making, child bathing, […]

  • Our Home
  • The Living Room

    This home has been owned by three people prior to us, my mother being the third owner. The second owner completed an addition in the back of the house off of the kitchen, remodeled the kitchen, and ran air conditioning to the garage for his dogs. The back addition beyond the kitchen is our living […]

  • Life
  • Fixing a Slab Leak

    copper fitting for shower + termite damage slab leak repipe

    Let’s talking about plumbing. More specifically, let’s talk about repiping a house. After we confirmed that the mysteriously leak we discovered on Thanksgiving was under our home’s foundation, we knew the only option would be to reroute all of the plumbing to run through the attic and walls. In some cases, it is possible and feasible […]

  • Life
  • Spoon Carving

    spoon carving wooden spoon

    I have been dabbling in spoon carving for almost a year, after my husband and father gifted me a few tools last Christmas. There have been some hiccups along the way, such as a hefty slice in the palm of my hand, a stab with a gouge to my finger (both of which induced regret for […]

  • Life
  • Step Ladders and Broken Bones

    Last week was exactly what I have been craving – a time of rest with no real urgency to do anything other than change diapers and cook dinner. I made a purposeful effort to slow down the week between Christmas and New Year and soak in time with my family while my husband was off […]

  • Life
  • Christmastime

    This is the first year as a family that we’ve been able to fit a large Christmas tree in our home. Last year we decorated a table top tree for our small home but before then we had never had a Christmas tree, instead I used spruce clippings to make a fresh garland one year […]