Sunday, June 30, 2013

Star mobile - a photo tutorial

I've been working on getting my bigger kids' room decorated.
This star mobile is something I've been itching to complete!

Supplies: Embroidery hoop, wooden cutouts, craft paint, string.
I got all of the items at Michael's for about $6 total. I used my
existing glue gun to do the gluing but you can find your own
mini-gun at your craft store for around 5 bucks.

First you paint the cutouts in whatever colors strike your fancy.

Then you add string and a dollop of glue to one cutout,
and place another cutout on top to seal. 

Next I tied some string to the hoop to have a place for
some of the stars to hang. The rest of the stars were hung
on the the hoop itself.

I attached some string to the top of the hoop and hung it!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pretty things

Flowers from our yard.

My mama is making this afghan for one of my besties. Isn't it beautiful?

A patch of lilies in our front yard 

Michigan strawberries.

My Merry Mushroom canisters and my mama's old cookbook.


I love the light that floods into the kitchen through the living room. 

This window sill holds some of my treasures. Below the window is the staircase
to the playroom, office and studio.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Feathering the nest

It took just a few days for this house to feel like our home. When I wake up in the morning I love walking out to the kitchen to make my coffee. I make my way to the family room to snuggle with my kids and wake up to the day. The space has such a good vibe. I love each room in this house and I can't wait to finish unpacking and Lisa-fying all of the spaces. Here are some pics of what I've done so far. The walls are neutral colors which provide the perfect backdrop for the pops of color I love so much. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Blue skies

Its a gorgeous day here in Michigan. Blue skies, a nice breeze, and just the right amount of sunshine.
I'm thankful for such a beautiful day. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


As soon as we walked into our new house it felt like home. I am really excited to settle in and resume our normal schedule.

I made some painted stones to put on the front porch. These things are totally addictive! I'm enjoying each and every stone I paint. They are all different but all are fun to decorate. All you need is some basic acrylic paint and a paint brush and you're off! Try it :)