Utter contentment is chilling on the couch in between two big cuddly dogs listening to “An Elegant Affair” playlist on … Continue Reading Back to the Bedroom Refinishing…
Javi and I took a quick day trip up to Cincinnati on Saturday to visit Danielle, Chris, and Embry in … Continue Reading Quick Trip to Cinci
I’m not sure if it’s one of those things where I love it so now I see it everywhere or … Continue Reading Vintage Brass Decor Obsession
Back in my previous life as a Sociology graduate student at Vanderbilt I was a big fan of a blog … Continue Reading Finished Gradient Dresser for Penelope’s Nursery
As we continue to prepare for the arrival of Penelope by fixing up the house, preparing the nursery, attending parenting … Continue Reading Bilingual Parenting!
Over the last week I’ve been working on refinishing an old wood dresser that has been in my family for … Continue Reading Polishing Brass Hardware
There are three items on our must-do list this summer that have to be contracted out, and one major project … Continue Reading Step One: Refinishing Bedrooms
It’s safe to say it’s been the craziest roller coaster of a year ever for me and Javier. In January … Continue Reading New digs in Louisville!
Now that Derby is over, my brain has officially switched into summer mode. It’s a byproduct of growing up here; … Continue Reading Buena Buena update: Vintage Summer
Before I get into this, I have to admit we Louisville folks get tunnel vision when it comes to Derby and … Continue Reading Derby week 2017
Things usually go quiet on the blog when I’m feeling super busy; the more I have to write about, the … Continue Reading Kentucky Derby Festival Balloon Glimmer
It’s spring in my shop! Here are a few of my favorite items in the shop that usher in the new season; … Continue Reading Spring in the Shop!
Gather ’round and let me tell you a tale of house hunting in East Nashville in 2011. Back then, the only houses … Continue Reading Goodbye Sweet East Nashville Home
To all my Humming House friends, fans, and family – I’ll preface my entire message with a brief mention that … Continue Reading Humming House friends, fans, and family: THANK YOU!
Javier and I were not planning on doing anything special for the sex “reveal” of our kiddo. We didn’t feel … Continue Reading A Penelope Reveal Party
Back in March 2008 when Javier and I had only been dating about a month we took a trip from … Continue Reading Louisville St. Patrick’s Parade
Well, here we are! We knew 2017 would be better than its predecessor but we had no idea how adventurous … Continue Reading Coming Soon: Penelope Joan
How how how is it already March 6?! I don’t know if it’s the week-by-week political shitstorm or the early arrival of … Continue Reading March Madness Threads
Most people know that I love orchids and, fortunately for me, Leslie developed a love for the plants too (although … Continue Reading Caring for Phalaenopsis Orchids
I’m so happy right now – January is my jam. I am a little bummed that the holidays are over and I hated … Continue Reading January and Minimalism (the documentary)