Espresso Station Plans (aka I Get to Relive My Barista Days)

I spent three glorious years as a Starbucks barista in my high school years. It was my first job after getting my driver’s license (could I have been any luckier!?) and I loved pretty much every minute. Except when it was 10 minutes to close and five tween girls would come in for five different…… Continue reading Espresso Station Plans (aka I Get to Relive My Barista Days)

Kitchen Reveal: Gleaming Subway Tile, Dark Slate Appliances, and One Sexy Hood

Guys, I’m all heart-eyes over here. ðŸ˜ We’ve finished making-over our kitchen, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. For the first time, we truly felt like DIYers and we’re so proud of what we were able to accomplish. We painted the kitchen cabinets, removed the old backsplash tile, put up shiny white subway tile, and…… Continue reading Kitchen Reveal: Gleaming Subway Tile, Dark Slate Appliances, and One Sexy Hood

Easy Woodburning Project: Kitchen Table Tray

I never thought I’d try out woodburning. I must have passed the section with woodburning supplies a dozen times in Michael’s, and always thought, “That’s wayyyyy out of my league.” Surprisingly, as it turns out, this recent project was totally in the realm of possibility with some careful planning and a strong exercise in patience, which was…… Continue reading Easy Woodburning Project: Kitchen Table Tray

How We Painted Our Kitchen Cabinets

Two weeks. Two gallons of paint. Three hundred dollars. Two exhausted homeowners. Put together, this is how we painted our kitchen cabinets this year. Behold, honey oak goodness (not a cereal commercial). This is an O.G. – I took this the first week we moved in after we got our kitchen set-up. Old, yellowed linoleum wood,…… Continue reading How We Painted Our Kitchen Cabinets

The Pretty-Definitive Master Project List

Did you know that working off of a written to-do list makes you 92% more likely to complete the tasks on that list? I completely made that up, but that’s generally how I feel about them. I write lists for everything, and our house is no exception. And, since this house will truly be a…… Continue reading The Pretty-Definitive Master Project List