Gold Flatware for Thanksgiving

I have been loving the idea of mixing it up a little bit at the Thanksgiving table setting, and gold flatware seems perfect! I love gold flatware because it can have a modern twist while still looking very classic. There are so many options with table settings, here are a few ideas I am loving!

Fall Wreath DIY


It’s Getting Festive!

A few weekends ago I was in a creative rut, like a serious one. I totally HIT A WALL, and realized that I needed to get out of the house and do something creative with my hands, and thats when I found myself at Micheal’s. We had a Micheal’s store open up by our house over a year ago and I had yet to visit… I know, embarrassing! Anyways, as soon as I stepped foot in the door I kicked myself for not coming in sooner, this was just what I needed to get out of my rut. I went into the store not knowing what I would make, and ended up walking out with a car FULL of Fall goodness on a mission to create my first ever DIY wreath. 

Dressing up the Entryway!

To be honest, I have had to get pretty creative with the space. And not to mention, it opens up right into our dining room, so it REALLY cannot be messy!  After moving around our existing furniture every-which-way we could think to, we finally gave up and decided we needed a whole new look for the room! 

Minted Gallery Wall Saves The Day!


Gallery Wall Magic 

Okay, so… can we just talk about how romantic and magical gallery walls seem UNTIL YOU TRY AND DO ONE YOURSELF. Seriously though, WHY are they so hard?! Especially when Pinterest mocks you and makes you feel like you need an art wall in your house that is perfectly curated with the mix of new and old, trendy and weird, etc. etc… I mean honestly, where do you even start to try and pull that off? Thrift stores? Art galleries? Garage sales? Ebay? and not to mention, who has time for that?!

In all reality, I just want something pretty on my walls, and I hate to say it… but time is of the essence. And THAT my friends is where Minted comes in. 

Slow Fall Mornings


Hot Coffee + Muted Florals 

It’s no secret that my love for coffee runs deep. I look forward to my morning and afternoon cup of coffee and I try my very best not to let anything get in the way of either of those things!

But I have to tell you that this whole morning coffee thing has been a bit of a struggle in our home recently and here’s why. My husband and I work together. We are literally in the same 10 x 10 room all day, but we still can’t get our coffee-drinking-time in sync. We’ve tried, seriously, we have…

but it’s been useless until recently…

Front Door Makeover in 3 Steps

A few weeks ago our home was featured on Pottery Barn’s Blog, and last week it was featured on Style Me Pretty Living’s Blog, and THIS week… I thought I’d share it on ours! Hope you love it!  Click on over to see how we transformed our front door!

How We Framed a Vintage Hermès …

This past Valentine’s Day Ryan surprised me with a beautiful vintage Hermès scarf. After my initial FREAK OUT over the beautiful gift I started to brainstorm how I could display it. I couldn’t bare the thought of it folded up in my closet, or collecting dust on my vanity, so we decided the only suitable thing would be to frame it! 

Click through to see how Framebridge helped make my framed scarf dreams come true! 

My ABD: Coffee Bar { Feat. Waiting On …

coffee mugs // notebooks // water bottles // notepads 

table // chairs (similar) // vase (similar)


The Studio Coffee Bar

(Featuring Mandy from Waiting On Martha!)


I’m so excited to have Mandy on the blog today because not only is she a really great friend of mine, but she is CRAZY STUPID TALENTED! Seriously. She blows Martha Stewart out of the water! Her styling skills are unlike anything you’ve ever seen and to top it off, she’s a wiz in the kitchen! I love this girl, and am thrilled to have her taking over ABD today! Click on over to read more…