coffee, sisterhood, and how to have a latté fun with your daily brew

DIY: ‘dinner table question cards’ jar

  'Tis the season for gift giving, friends!  Homemade, heartfelt gifts are my favorite this time of year…especially if they are the type of gift that keeps on giving. I don’t know about you, but when my little family gathers together for dinner, it is usually my most favorite time of the day.  It’s a time for us to relax, laugh, tell stories and catch up on the day’s ups and downs, not to mention that it is good for our spirit, brain and health.  I’m blessed because I have … [Read more...]

diy: large tissue paper flowers

Hi friends!  Gah!  Sorry it has taken me soooo long to get this post up.  I made these flowers for LM's store front windows over a month ago and I'm SO happy that so many of you enjoy their beauty.  Steph and I adore dreaming up little projects and ideas, and creating things for our shop- it's the little things in life that we truly believe can brighten someone's day! Okay so this is what I did to create these beauts.  I ended up creating my own pattern and technique because I couldn't find … [Read more...]

diy: simple accordion brag book

Let’s talk photo displays.  In my home, I have a huge display of wedding photos on my living room wall (these frames are all different sizes and hung in a collage; it seriously takes up the entire wall).  Then I have another huge collage on another wall that leads upstairs with various photos of the kids.  I try to keep these mostly newborn photos, as well as one photo of each child per year.  Finally I have more photos of the kids hanging in my little sitting nook/ dining area, which I swap out … [Read more...]

diy: pottery barn look alike autumn branches

Yay for autumn!! This is by far my most favorite season of the year; I mean come on the gorgeous leaves, the cooler temps, football, sweaters and pumpkin lattés?!! …love love love. With the autumn season here, my glue gun and scissors are busy just about every day with some sort of little “project” to add to either the shop’s décor, or to my home. I’m all about doing things as inexpensive as possible, but as tasteful as possible…so naturally as I flip through the pages of my fall issue of … [Read more...]

How to take photos like a pro (sort of) using the camera on your phone

Don’t we all LOVE photographs?  I’m going to admit it…I have them hung all over my home and I have multiple multiple holes in the walls to prove it (sorry hunny).  Life is SO short, so for me capturing every milestone and moment (big or small) is important.  If my husband and checkbook would allow for it, I would hire a professional photographer every month as well as holidays.  But as much as I may dream, unfortunately for me (and I’m guessing many of you too) this isn’t something that’s ever … [Read more...]