DIY · House

The Seven Year Quilt

Seven long years ago I had this great plan. I was going to make my mom, my mother-in-law, and my sister-in-law quilts for Christmas. It was early November that fateful year and I thought I had plenty of time to get them finished. Oh to be young again….well, younger.


I finished all three quilt tops, but only managed to completely finish my mom’s quilt (I never took photos of it). My sister-in-law’s quilt looked a total mess so I scrapped it. My mother-in-law got to see the quilt top I made her that year with a promise that I would get it finished ASAP. What I hadn’t planned on was moving to Arkansas, working far too much overtime, my youngest getting sick, and my other kids becoming teenagers. I had no time to think, much less time to sew.

This year I told myself to get it done. The quilt top had stared at me year after year, begging to be used. And after three broken needles, I DID IT! I finished the quilt. The center is a simple tumbler with wide borders. Mind you, seven years ago was when I made this and had just started quilting, but I’m proud of it. It’s cute and festive and I know every Christmas when my mother-in-law pulls it out, she’ll think of me.



DIY · House

Half Bath Redo

Have you ever had a room in your house you refused to use?  Like would not step a foot inside?  No?  Well, I did.  Our downstairs half-bath gave me the creeps.  It was old, cramped, and gross (gross because of the old tile, toilet, fixtures….and boys.  Boys are gross).  Fortunately, I no longer fear entering the room.  As a matter of fact it has become my favorite room of the house, so much so I randomly walk in there and admire all of our hard work.

I wish I could show you a full photo of the room, but it’s so small I couldn’t get it in one shot! 🙂


I so wish I had before photos for you, but I don’t.  I was so freaked out about the bathroom that I couldn’t be part of the demo day (it probably wasn’t that bad, but I’m a germophobe).  Michael was supposed to take photos before he started and either I forgot to tell him or he didn’t hear me, but either way, there aren’t any to show.  Luckily, I came back at just the right time (when everything was gone) and I have photos from that point on.  Hope you like the room as much as we do!




Product List

Toilet : Lowe’s

Sink: Lowe’s

Faucet: Lowe’s

Black Hexagon Tile: The Tile Shop

Globes: Home Depot

Wall Paint: Montpelier Madison

Plank and Trim Paint: Kelly Moore Swiss Coffee

Shelving Brackets: Amazon

Art Work: Etsy and Hobby Lobby

Shelving Décor: TJ Maxx




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DIY Arrow Art

While we’re waiting for the other projects in the house to get their final touches, I thought I would show you one of my favorite DIY art thus far.  We did these arrows a few years back and I still love them and look at them often.

It was a quick and inexpensive project that made a huge impact on the entryway.



All it took was a few pieces of wood, a saw, wood stain, and flat brackets.