Home and Projects

Yarn Woven Wall Tapestry

I am a major fan of decorating my home. The only issue with that? The cost can really add up quickly 😭! I don't want to be rich, but I wish I had endless decorating money, ya know? Sometimes when I have the time and extra energy to spare, I like trying my hand at little projects. Often, they are just projects that are inspired by something similar I see somewhere else. Pinterest is a community overflowing with ideas to try out.

Home and Projects

Ten Favorite House Plants

Bringing real plants inside the home brings an entirely different aura that fake plants just cannot touch. It’s not even close—a fake plant simply can’t compete. They can literally be like a breath of fresh air. I’m a big believer that the most beautiful things in existence can be found within nature. Plants add an element of simplistic beauty to the home. Along with bringing natural aesthetics inside, they also add a ton of personality to their surrounding environment. Besides having an array of plant choices to pick from, you’ll also find a vast selection of different ways to display them: go for a bohemian macramé plant hanger, the basic terracotta pot (which I’m currently loving), jars and glass dishes, ornate or colorful planters, or place inside of baskets. Create varying levels of height with your selections or let it stand alone. Whatever you go with, let your unique style and sense of decor show. The only rule is: you have to show it some love to keep it happy and alive.

Just a Few Thoughts

Just Have the Tea Party

My little girl—one missing clip-on earring, mix-matched princess dress and accessories, whimsy fairy tale come to life, clumsily twirling and dreaming up fantasies of riding a magical unicorn through sparkling clouds. Her storytelling imagination is boundless. She acts out the scenes from Frozen (again). Playful, messy, stubborn, sweet—all at once. At times, rougher than the boys, while on other occasions, you’ll find her applying lipstick (out-of-the-lines) and strapping a purse over her shoulder, pretending to be me. Daughters are after all, miniature us.

Just a Few Thoughts

Letting Go on Purpose

I have long since over-thought nearly everything in my life—every action, every detail, every emotion, every hypothetical possibility. I believe this habit to be ingrained in me, both as a result of nurture as well as circumstance. Our experiences create the bulk of who we are, and reinforcement just nails those traits deeper into our being. At its best, over-thinking helps me to be good at—well--what I am good at. I notice the smallest of details. I ponder options. I am studious and thorough. I can evaluate and come up with better solutions to almost anything. I’m reliable and stay on top of things. But, at its worst, over-thinking usually causes me to second guess myself, and it holds me back. Essentially, it costs me.