DIY · home · renovation

One Room Challenge: Week 2 | Primed to Paint

Hello Friends and welcome to Week 2 of our One Room Challenge Office Makeover. It's been a busy and rough week (our son got sick with some kind of stomach bug and we are running in the Detroit Free Press Marathon on Sunday) so we are a bit behind schedule. Because of the relatively small… Continue reading One Room Challenge: Week 2 | Primed to Paint

DIY · home · renovation

One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Simple Office Makeover Mood Board

Happy Friday friends! After getting a taste of our first One Room Challenge back in April when we renovated our bathroom, we are back for another round! Hosted by Lisa of Calling It Home,  The One Room Challenge™, is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October in which twenty design bloggers take the challenge of transforming a… Continue reading One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Simple Office Makeover Mood Board

decor · DIY · home

DIY Fall Harvest Wreath

How is it already October?! In less than one month our daughter (aka Hobbit #2) will be turning one years old and we are feeling all the feels 😦 It doesn't help that our days are filled with schoolwork and housework, with little time for much else. However, that doesn't mean we can't find a… Continue reading DIY Fall Harvest Wreath

DIY · parenthood

2 Ingredient All Natural Baby Powder

Although we are passionate DIYers, we do recognize that we can't make EVERYTHING in life, even if we wanted to. There are simply not enough hours in the day. However there are some things, in our opinion, that are just silly not to make and this post is about one of them. Less than a… Continue reading 2 Ingredient All Natural Baby Powder

Food · recipe

Vegan Portobello Shawarmas

I can't believe how quickly the summer has ended! Although my husband and I both survived our first few weeks of the semester, we know that life is about to get  much busier and even more challenging. Blogging obviously isn't going to be a main priority (booo, I know) but it will be nice to… Continue reading Vegan Portobello Shawarmas

decor · DIY · home

Falling into Autumn

If you are coming here from Happy Haute Home, hello and welcome to our blog. It's always wonderful to have new faces around here 🙂 Today we are excited to share with you our autumn tablescape which includes a fun and simple DIY table runner. Autumn is such a lovely time of year and I… Continue reading Falling into Autumn

Food · homekeeping · lifestyle

Mindful Homekeeping: Ditching Plastic Bottled Water

A few months ago we started a series called Mindful Homekeeping in order to share simple homekeeping practices, DIYs, and products that we feel are mindful of the environment, body, and soul as we journey toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Because we live in a time where convenience and cost drive consumption, we really wanted… Continue reading Mindful Homekeeping: Ditching Plastic Bottled Water

Food · recipe

Chickpea soup with tomato pickle salsa (Hummus M’Sabaha)

Ever since I purchased an Inkwell Press Meal Planner back in January and forced myself to commit to meal planning, we have been pretty consistent about practicing Meatless Mondays. Having a set genre for each day has really helped narrow down the selection for the menu, which is something I had a hard time doing prior… Continue reading Chickpea soup with tomato pickle salsa (Hummus M’Sabaha)

Crafts · DIY · parenthood

Watercolor Painting with Beetroot

I am constantly looking for ways to reduce waste and simplify our life at home. Maybe I'm a little too determined. If I had things my way, we would probably be living knee-high in a collection of recyclable materials. Unfortunately there are not enough hours in the day to see all my ideas through and… Continue reading Watercolor Painting with Beetroot

Blog · Inspiration · photography

3 Photography Backdrops under $3

  As an amateur photographer who has shot everything from engagements to family portraits, the switch to shooting flatlay scenes for our blog was a bit challenging because I had to create fun and engaging scenes in a tight space and on a small budget. The perfectionist in me believed that I needed fancy equipment… Continue reading 3 Photography Backdrops under $3