Turning Old into New After dividing and conquering, keeping the best and getting rid of the rest - there were still more than a few treasures left in my parents' house. If I was drawn to it and remembered it from my childhood, I kept it. In my mind, the things I kept needed to … Continue reading Turning Old Into New
“Remind yourself, that you're not casting memories and heirlooms aside. You're creating breathing room in your current life, freeing yourself of extra weight (a lot of mental weight for me) and recognizing that what’s most important is happening right now, not what’s in a box in your basement."
Recently, a friend asked me to help her with a little decorating and my immediate response was "sure!!" Listening and understanding the spaces she wanted help with, I realized that this was a girl who knew what she wanted. She just needed a little help cultivating her style needs and finding the right pieces to … Continue reading Helping a Friend Decorate – Bathroom Tips
When we entertain family and friends in our home, I put some thought in to the things I like to have in my own bedroom. Comfortable sheets, extra pillows and blankets, a lamp, mirror, hooks, a jewelry dish - things like that. I took the same approach with our Hill Street Escape cabin bedroom. Carrying … Continue reading Hill Street Escape Bedroom
The cabin was looking great - it was almost ready to go. And, then? We (okay, my husband) started looking at the bathroom's shower a little more in depth. I came in one day and he had the bathroom all torn apart. He was standing in the shower telling me it how needed to come … Continue reading Hill Street Escape – Bathroom
We've been working on a cabin remodel and I am excited to share it with you! I'll start with the kitchen and living room. We could have painted the existing cabinets but we felt the space needed a complete refresh and more storage. We opted for navy and white cabinets for a little contrast and … Continue reading Hill Street Escape – Kitchen & Living Room
I like to make friends and family feel at home when they visit - and a comfortable bed and sheets are an important part of that! Here are the three tried-and-true brands I like to use. Target Target has pretty darn good sheets if you're willing to buy their more expensive brands. They have great … Continue reading Oh, Sheet!
Are you getting itchy with your home decor? I am! Christmas is over, a snowstorm is brewing and you're feeling like a refresh. I have a few inexpensive ideas for you! I’ve always loved texture and lots of different patterns for decorating. Wherever I see places I can do that, I do. Pillows Pillows can … Continue reading Adding Texture and Pattern on a Budget
Northern Iowa can feel like a frozen tundra! We got more snow and I realized, we've got a few more months of this cold stuff left. Embracing is a strong word but enjoying the cozy is the goal. One way to do that is add faux fur here or there. Order different-sized pieces online or … Continue reading Embracing Winter in Your Decor
The holidays are HERE! It's so easy to get stressed this time of year - but don't! The people in your life want to be around you because you're fun to hang out with and they like you. But, I get it, the food and presents can add a layer that can be stressful at … Continue reading Last-minute gift ideas!