Home Happenings – July ’14

Children have this uncanny ability to re-frame and re-focus our lives.  Since welcoming baby #2 (still thinking of an online moniker for her…), clarity has abounded.

So I’ll be sharing little snippets of home life to help celebrate the everyday moments and to allow me to continue to explore my love of photography.

I don’t have Instagram (heck, I don’t even have a smart phone).  In a world that increasingly gravitates towards individual tracks, I’m dropping my full album.

yellow flats next to mat

reading curious george

leash in water bowl

holding newborn in moby

monster finger puppet in box

kumon books

cactus in shadows

domo on hardwood floorsSee you back in August!

Jennifer singature - Pea Jenny Script

 

The DIY’ers – Link Party #11

Ready to party?  Let’s hop to it!  Welcome back to another week of The DIY’ers, a place for us all to share our DIY projects, renovations and home decor ideas. Bigger Than the Three of Us / Brave New Home / Home Coming / Simply Dream & Create Stephanie is here today to share her top picks from last week’s party. (source) The Charming Farmer created this set of nightstands from…wait for it…a desk!  What a perfect solution especially if […]

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Seeing the Forest Through the…Junk

yard sale sign

I think I’ve been approaching this home design thing all wrong.  I’ve been focusing on the trees and not stepping back to see the whole forest.  I became focused on decorating and not creating simplicity through good design and organization.  I had it all backwards. And whatever had happened to getting rid of the clutter that I had blogged about here?Well, last weekend I finally had the opportunity to walk the talk.  We had a yard sale and everything (well, […]

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Modern, California Coastal Bedroom

bedroomroundup

Sometimes it’s fun to put together a mood board without any real intentions of translating it into real life.  I created this one and once I had the elements together, it really evoked a very particular sentiment for me. It somehow feels like the end of summer at the Californian coast.  Which kinda makes me sad cause I don’t want summer to be anywhere near over!For a list of sources, hop over to Crane & Canopy’s blog.  Though this isn’t […]

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The DIY’ers – Link Party #10

Welcome back to The DIY’ers, a place for us to share our DIY projects, renovations and home decor ideas. Bigger Than the Three of Us / Brave New Home / Home Coming / Simply Dream & Create This week, Kayla is sharing her top picks from last week’s party. Keep up with Kayla: Blog / Facebook / Bloglovin / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+ (source) The Charming Farmer created this industrial raised dog feeder.  We’re dog sitting a black lab […]

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DIY White Hobnail Milk Glass Vase

4.5 - rotating vase to let it fully dry

Years ago, I had ordered flowers to be delivered to my mom at work for her birthday.  They were purple tulips and they came in a white hobnail milk glass vase.  I complimented my mom on the vase so much that eventually she just gave it to me.  Like all my vases, I store them under the sink.  Unfortunately, when one of us were rummaging for cleaning supplies, the vase got broken. I super glued it back together as best […]

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Brave New Home Craft Fails

scented play dough

Not all the projects I attempt for my Brave New Home audience end up panning out. Each project has their own set of unique reasons for not making the grade.  I thought it’d be kinda fun to reveal some of the projects that eventually made it over to my Abandoned folder of doom.  Seriously, aren’t craft fails just the best?  They’re kinda LOL funny to me. First up in my series of craft fails, scented play dough.Pretty unexceptional project overall.  […]

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The DIY’ers – Link Party #9

Ready to party?  Let’s do this!  Welcome back to The DIY’ers, a place for us to share our DIY projects, renovations and home decor ideas. Bigger Than the Three of Us / Brave New Home / Home Coming / Simply Dream & Create Ashley’s choosing the highlights from last week’s party. Keep up with Ashley: Blog / Facebook / Bloglovin / Pinterest / Instagram / Twitter (source) First up we have Erica from Dwell Beautiful sharing her chair DIY.  Check […]

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