it’s almost time!

We close on our new house later this week, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate all the upcoming projects (I can hardly stand it I’m so excited!) than with an updated website! I want to give a huge shout out to my super talented friend Leah Cupps who helped me implement […]

He is Constant

I’ve been an emotional mess lately all summer. As a lot of you know, we are selling the house we built nine years ago.  I know I’m too attached to this house, but I have trouble separating myself from all  we have experienced here throughout the past decade. Not to mention the countless hours of painting […]

waiting…

Remember the storage unit we rented? Well, it’s come in pretty handy with my flea markets finds… And, look what I found today! So, please stick around and wait for me while our house is on the market. Good stuff is coming, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

moving on (hopefully soon!)

All my projects have come to a halt for a while. Any extra time I have is now devoted to cleaning, organizing, donating and storing. We’re selling our house. It’s funny because just a few weeks ago I was deeply grieving leaving our first home. There are so many memories here – all three kids […]

painting a piano

I painted a piano this week. We’ve been talking about getting a piano for a little while since our oldest son is going to start lessons this fall. While on Facebook a couple weeks ago, I ran across someone selling an upright for $50. I was excited because it obviously needed help. My husband would […]

my dining room

Although it’s not used much, I wanted to share our dining room. (When I say “used” I’m talking eating since we eat most of our meals at the kitchen table. It is used a lot for art projects, homework, Lego building…) It is one of the first rooms you see when you walk into our […]

guest post at unexpected elegance

I’m so excited to be featured as a guest blogger on Unexpected Elegance today! Check out the post on several of my past projects: http://www.unexpectedelegance.com/2013/07/05/sincerely-sara-d-blog-feature/ Thanks to Angela for having me today! I’m honored! sincerely, sara d.

(mirror) chalk paint tutorial

I’ve done a chalk paint tutorial in the past, but I thought it may be helpful to do a more detailed one.  I love to garage sale shop, and I found this mirror at a sale recently for $30. (?!!) It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but it’s HUGE!  When painting a mirror, always […]

the big girl room redo

The nursery is gone. But I’ve had so much fun decorating Lena’s new room, that I’ve forgotten I was once mourning its loss. Here’s Lena’s new room: Unfortunately the furniture placement (the bed against the wall) is not exactly how I’d like it due to the fear of Lena rolling out of bed. However, it […]

(the almost) no sew bed rail cover

Lena’s new (big girl) bedroom redo is coming very soon! However, one thing that has been holding me up with the post is her bed rail. It’s just so practical and not cute. So, rather than wait on her to not need it anymore (or go through the trouble of taking in off for the […]

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