(this post contains affiliate links) I’ve waited a long time to write this post, and am thrilled to finally share about our DIY kitchen remodel! My husband and I live in a 1910 craftsman style parsonage in small town Iowa. Ben is the pastor at our church, and we have been incredibly blessed to live in this… Read More Before & After: A Bright, Affordable DIY Kitchen Update
Hi, everyone! I am excited to begin a new series called Simply Styling. This series will focus on nooks in your home that can be difficult to style. I will help you take the guesswork out of decorating by providing ideas for practical and beautiful use of these tricky spaces. I believe that good design doesn’t work unless it works for… Read More Simply Styling No.1 + Coffee Table
Mudcloth pillows seem to be everywhere recently. Their minimal, handcrafted style fits into almost any design aesthetic. Traditional mudcloth pillows feature African patterns on natural flax cotton. “Also known as bògòlanfini, mud cloth is a traditional handmade Malian cotton fabric that is dyed using fermented mud. The textile’s origins date back to the 12th century, when the… Read More DIY Mudcloth Pillow
A few weeks ago, my friend Emmy asked if I could make a video about how I fill in my eyebrows. This made me laugh for a few reasons. First, I don’t even know how to do it! I bought a brow pencil about a month ago and have been making things up as I… Read More Beauty Uniform: Makeup
Hi, friends! I took a short break from writing and posting in order to focus on my business, Holland Avenue Paper Co. I’ve been working hard to release a brand new collection and launch all of the products on Etsy. Here are some photos of the new collection. You can shop these designs (and more!) at https://www.etsy.com/shop/hollandavenuepaper … Read More DIY Boxwood Wreath + Free Printable
*This is the longest post I have ever written. I humbly ask that if you decide to read it, that you do so with an open heart and open mind. I woke up this morning unusually compelled to share my heart and my thoughts that are usually kept very private. Do not hesitate to message… Read More An Apology. An Invitation.
This post is the second in a series about Beauty Uniforms. The idea is to sit down with women and ask them about their beauty philosophies and routines. This series is inspired and influenced by Joanna Goddard’s Beauty Uniform series, which can be found on her blog, Cup of Jo. (The questions with a star behind them… Read More Beauty Uniform: Sydney