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I always love reading posts like this because isn’t it fascinating to see in other people’s homes?? I even like going to open houses just to see how others decorate and to get ideas for my own home.

I’m definitely not an interior designer but do appreciate home design and since I’ve had a home of my own, I’ve really enjoyed looking at home magazines, shopping for special home accessories, and personalizing my own space. I really like incorporating original art, refurbished antiques, and thrifted items. Obviously everything is a work-in-progress but I’m learning how to be happy with the things I currently have and making them work with the space. I like Nate Berkus‘s quote that “your home should rise up to meet you.” I want my home to be a reflection of who my husband and I are and greet us with feelings of peacefulness, inspiration, and relaxation.

My parents have definitely influenced how I see my home and have given my a large appreciation for DIY projects, paying on a dime, and working with what you have. Some of my pieces were even built by my dad or are projects that I’ve done with my mom. :)

Dustin is also enjoying building pieces for our house, which I love benefiting from! I can’t wait to show what he’s done!

I’ll start with the living room which is the first thing you come to when you open the door.

These are a couple painting reproductions I did:

My dad built our TV cabinet for us!

My mom and I re-covered the pillows that came with the couch:


Talullah likes to be in the pictures. haha

I love owls, Dustin gave me that owl cookie jar for Christmas.

Our Bedroom:

Our DIY headboard was a joint effort between me and Dustin and both my parents. I love it! And my mom recovered that chair for me and I made the pillow on it.

Of course our suitcase dog bed ;)

My peach and gold combination:

Our Bathroom:

2nd Bathroom:

Studio (a work-in-progress):

Hope you enjoyed!



I’ve been seeing globes all over the place lately. I love how they look when clustered together. I even found this vintage globe on Sunday at a local antique store for $23:

I can’t wait to find some more! Here’s some more globe inspiration.

MINNESOTA vintage finds

I was in Minnesota this past weekend for a friend’s wedding and while I was there my mom and I went to a couple antique/thrift stores and found some really fun stuff! Minnesota has some great little stores for vintage finds!

Fur Stole: Gift from my mom
When she bought it, it didn’t have a back so she sewed satin fabric on the back so now it’s like brand new! I can’t wait to do something cool with it!

Tissue Holder: Also gift from my mom (she has good taste!)
I’m still trying to decide if I want to spray paint this black or not, although it’s so pretty the way it is.

Relish Dish: $10 Salvaged Treasures in Rochester, MN
Does this look familiar? It was on my Christmas wish list so I was so excited to find it there!

Vintage Brooch: $3 Country Collections Antiques in Waseca, MN
This brooch reminds me of Minnesota because it looks like a snowflake :)

Vintage Valentines: 50 cents Salvaged Treasures in Rochester, MN
I couldn’t resist these cute little valentine’s cards! They are little artworks!