I don't consider myself a particularly crafty individual. I do appreciate a good DIY, but only when a ready-made solution isn't cost-effective or aesthetically superior. But there's something about Christmastime that inevitably taps into some repressed get-out-the-glue-gun-and-sequins-and-construction-paper facet of my nature. This year was no exception. In fact, our Holiday Halls dawned a decidedly handmade and homespun attire.Read More
Over the weekend we hosted our annual Friendsmas celebration. This was the fifth year, which feels kind of momentous and also crazy! I mean, I mostly feel too young and flighty to have created any longstanding traditions of our own, but it's fun to have a jubilant marker to jumpstart a season of holiday festivity.Read More
Thanksgiving is next week. Hooray! I've mentioned this before, but it's long been one of my favorite holidays – the unpretentious kickoff to a months-long season of festivity. And while we aren't hosting this year, I saw no reason not to create a table fit for a feast (even if it is just for fun).Read More
Ok, let's acknowledge the obvious. I have a thing for green dining rooms, I guess.
A few weeks back I revealed Katy and Josh's completed entryway. Just as with their entry, Katy's affinity for traditional design coupled with a healthy dose of lighthearted joviality steered the overall direction for the dining room. This room wasn't actually part of the original scope of the project, but as I worked on the adjacent entryway I naturally started to form ideas on how we could easily refresh this space too.Read More