Category Archives: Indoors

Living Room Fireplace…Before

We have a few projects in the works right now, and one of them is the other side of our fireplace (see the kitchen side here). This fireplace is in the living room and it needs a major overhaul. Like so major that when I start thinking about it I become overwhelmed. A fireplace has the potential to be the focal point of a room, but this one….not so much. I just can’t get over the off-centered fireplace. Really?! What were they thinking in 1961?

I do think we’ve come up with a few solutions though. We’ll paint the brick white, install a new bulky mantle, and place vertical planks above the new mantle. We’ll also add sconces since we already have an electrical outlet above the fireplace (again, why?!). This is a 5 second mock-up, and we haven’t settled on what sconces we’ll use yet, but here’s a general idea of what we are thinking…



Per usual, I will keep you guys posted along the way.


TGIDIYFriday: Eucalyptus Bath Satchets

Happy first Friday of the month, friends! It’s once again time for a little TGIDIYFriday action. I’m over at hi, friend today giving a step-by-step tutorial on how to make bath satchets. You see, I’m a sucker for a hot bath after a long day and adding a little eucalyptus into my nightly routine seemed like a grand idea. The plant is  known for its sinus clearing powers and it smells fresh and lovely too.

Per usual, this month’s DIY is practical and easy. You know how we roll. Again, for instructions on creating bath satchets, click here.






Hope everyone has a happy weekend:).


Summer Seltzer Water

Last week, Kyle and I were on the hunt for a refreshing, low-calorie beverage that we could make at home. I’m happy to report we found something that’s not only delicious, but it’s alcohol-friendly too! All you need are a few ingredients, and the beauty of this drink is you that you create it to your taste buds liking – add/subtract ingredients as you see fit. There’s no true measurements, we just threw mint, cut strawberries, cut cucumbers and squeezed a number of lemons into seltzer water and sat back and enjoyed our light drink.

Again, here’s the ingredient list…


Seltzer Water

Fresh strawberries




And here’s the result of our little concoction…

summer seltzer water
summer seltzer water
summer seltzer water
summer seltzer water

And as I mentioned above, Kyle quickly found out that this summer seltzer water is even better with a little gin in the mix…just pour a few shots in your drink, and sip away the summer.

I’d be remiss if I also didn’t point out how pretty this drink is. How perfect would it be in a pretty glass container at a summer BBQ?I love the vibrant colors-it screams summer!

TGIDIYFriday: Stenciled Pillowcases

It’s that time again – hooray for another TGIDIYFriday craft! Today you can find me over at hi,friend chatting about stenciled pillowcases – an easy project that makes a great gift, especially since wedding/bridal shower season is upon us.

Without further ado, pop on over to hi, friend for supply information and full DIY instructions for today’s featured project.

As for next week, I’ll be spilling the beans about New York City. Still can’t get over that amazing place. That city is alive.

Cheers to the weekend!