Free Printable: Hello Fall

Hey friends, I’m starting up a new series of free printables to reflect the seasons… I already have a few in progress for the upcoming holidays! Today’s free printable welcomes…

A Design Kit: Two New Fall +Packs!

Hi, friends!! We’re so excited to say we have not one, but TWO new +packs in A Design Kit! We’re all about fall (no surprise there 😉), so we had…

Spooky Decor DIYs + Costume Ideas

Spooky season is upon us! There’s SO much Halloween content out there (hello, Pinterest), so if you’re feeling overwhelmed about decorating and figuring out a costume this year, all you have…

Modern Farmhouse Table DIY

I am SO excited to share today’s post with you! Almost seven years ago, we made our first DIY dining room table and have loved it so much through multiple homes…

Kid’s Shopping Tote DIY

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Red Pepper + Tomato Meatball Soup

Happy soup season, everyone! While I certainly eat soup all year long, there is something extra special about a big bowl of comforting soup on a chilly autumn day. Plus,…

Hot & Cold Mocktail Recipes

Recently, I decided to take a month off from drinking alcohol. You can read more about that on the blog soon, but mainly I was looking to disrupt this habit…

A Frame Cabin Tours

Who dreams of a cabin in the woods? (Me, raising hand.) I’ve spent a few vacations in an A frame cabin in Lake Tahoe, so this style of cabin has…

How to Care For Leather Shoes

Of all the items in my wardrobe, I think I care the most about my shoes! I’ve built up quite a collection over the years and I’ve had a lot…

Tortoise Shell + Amber Glass

This time of year we take a cue from nature and seek out warmer tones, and for me it’s my collection of amber and tortoise shell blown glass. Amber glass…

Easy Sensory Bin Table Setup for Kids!

If you’ve searched for anything kid-related on Pinterest even once, you’ve probably had your feed instantly flooded with “sensory bin” ideas all of a sudden and there’s a good reason…

Our Favorite Kids Books for Autumn

Hi there! We have a growing collection of seasonal books for both fall and the holidays, and it grows a little bigger every year. This is one of our traditions…

Picture Perfect Porto

Whenever I’m asked about my trip to Porto, I always describe it as the closest thing to walking into a painting. This was the last stop on my adventure through…

Welcome Marigold June

I’m so proud to introduce you to our second daughter, Marigold June or “Goldie”! We adopted her in July from Jiangxi, China. She accepted us right away, but over the…

Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover DIY

We partnered with JOANN on this post, and if you’ve ever cooked with cast iron before then you know two things: First, it can take a little bit to get…

15 Ways To Store Bobby Pins and Hair Ties

How frustrating it is — bobby pins and hair ties are forever going missing! After losing one too many of these slippery little suckers has pushed us to the brink…

Simple Projects Made With Autumn Leaves

Oh autumn, you’re so seductive. With your crisp mornings, alluring colors, turning leaves, and pumpkin everything, you entice us every time! I write this post as I start my afternoon…

My Autumn Bucket List

We started to do these seasonal bucket lists as soon as we came home with Nova and I can’t tell you how much these lists have helped me stay focused…

Elevate Your Instagram is Back in Session!

I am so excited to announce that my e-course, Elevate Your Instagram, is back in session! Elevate Your Instagram is about thinking differently and building on the work you’ve already…

The ‘Love Yourself’ List

Over the weekend, I was a co-captain for a team for the Relay for Life to honor my best friend who died of cancer last year. Our friendship is proof…

Vintage Finds Around My Home

I have always loved vintage, but I haven’t always been super proud of the things I bought. In high school, I started to thrift shop (immediately after getting my driver’s…

Upside Down Banana Coffee Cake

This upside down banana coffee cake is the kind of thing you might bake to bring to potluck brunch or a book club gathering. It’s dense, flavorful, not overly sweet,…

10 Ways to Mix Bed Linens

A few years ago I wrote an article featuring 20 Ways to Make a Bed, so today’s post is a spin off that one. I was helping a client (and…

Modern Dartboard Cabinet DIY

So, my husband is pretty into almost any kind of game—video games, sports, yard games, board games … he loves them all! When we were planning our porch makeover, I…

A Design Kit: New Collage Scans and ADK+!!

Hi friends!! Our team at A Color Story + A Design Kit has been working hard to release A Design Kit 2.0, our biggest update to the app—ever! We can’t…

Spotlight: Line Drawings

I’ve been a fan of line art for a few years, and I framed a simple line art print for the wall in this bathroom remodel.     Line art…

Recent Clean Target Beauty Buys

Hey beauties! I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite recent Target clean beauty buys. Target is really upping their game on their clean beauty selection, and it’s…

Foxy Fall Wreath

You know how we’re drawn to fluffy things when the weather turns colder? It’s in our DNA. Remember how we all made fluffy feather wreaths for the holidays a few…

How to Make Mirrored Side Tables

I love the glamorous touch that mirrored tables can add to an interior! For a while, Leanne Ford had me convinced that I needed one for a coffee table. Grubby…

Sunlit Stroll through Aveiro

In May, I traveled to Portugal, to the Algarve region, and also Lisbon and Sintra. On our way north to Porto, my travel mate and I made a one night…

Reusable Photo Coffee Cozy DIY

Coffee, coffee, coffee! If you are a coffee freak like me, then you probably enjoy some java multiple times in different locations throughout the day. I’m trying to do a…

The Art of Letting Go

One of the major themes in my life this past year is letting go. Today, I wanted to go into detail on some of the things I’ve let go of…

Oui Fresh Beauty Box — September ’19 Unboxing

Happy (almost) fall!!! This month’s beauty box will help you achieve a gorgeous post-summer glow and bring you right into the autumn season with products to exfoliate, hydrate, and shimmer—all…

Autumn Velvet

I stepped outside this morning and felt just a hint of morning mist which signals fall is on its way. I just love September, it’s my favorite month, that crossover…

How to Make a Soap Dispenser from a Vase

As an avid vase collector, I’ve been trying to think of interesting ways to repurpose some of my favorite small vases. When the bar soap in my powder room began…

Simple Macrame Handbag Tutorial

Sometimes you just want a new handbag. Sometimes you also know a little bit about macrame. Sometimes you realize you can make your own handbag using macrame and suddenly you’re…

#AColorStory: New Filter +Pack with Tour De Lust

Our newest filter +pack is here! We teamed up with travel and lifestyle blogger Christine Tran (AKA Tour de Lust) to create Jetsetter, inspired by her worldwide travels. If you’ve…

Best At-Home Mojito Recipe

Sipping on a mojito always tastes like I’m on vacation. It’s just one of those drinks that I tend to order when I’m on a beach, and since I live…

Black Tile Backsplashes Done Right

I’ve painted walls and furniture black, and installed black (and white) wallpaper, and bought black furniture, and used black hardware on cabinets, but I’ve never considered a black tile backsplash,…

Kid-Friendly Diffuser Blends

Hello friends! I’m excited to share a couple kid-friendly diffuser blends with you today. By far my most used blend for Nova is Sleep blend. It’s perfect because it contains…

Embroidered Art

Whenever I travel I bring a small piece of art home with me, and on a recent trip to Portugal, I found an embroidered tea towel that I found so…

Oui Fresh Warehouse Sale!

We are so excited to announce our BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR — and it’s live now! Every single thing in the shop is discounted (except for subscriptions). Here are…

Easy Cosmo Recipe

I’ve always thought a cosmo was a slightly deceptive cocktail. Hear me out! The first time I ordered one I honestly didn’t know what was in it—I had just heard…

Filmm – Elsie’s Star Pack + Frames

We are so thrilled to talk about what we’ve been up to since launching our video editing app, Filmm! Time has flown by, and it’s already been three whole months…

Moto Jackets Under $75

Have I ever told you I ride a Vespa? One of my favorite things to do is ride it around town to the market or a fitness class. After a…

Rainbow Seed Bead Earrings DIY

Who says life can’t be all sunshine and rainbows?! This statement pair of seed bead rainbow earrings will keep that endless summer vibe alive, even if the pumpkin spice release…

What I Learned From My First Jobs

For whatever reason, I was thinking about the first jobs I ever had and if I learned anything relevant from them. I really couldn’t tell you why I was thinking…

Textiles of Peru

As an avid traveler, I’m always deeply appreciative when I encounter a culture’s unique architecture, design, and textiles, and I was completely blown away by the colors and textures of…

20+ of The Cutest Yarn and Textile DIYs

Today, we’re rounding up our favorite craft projects using textiles like yarn, fabric, wool roving, pom poms … all the things! If you’re just starting out and want to learn…

My Advice to Families Considering Adoption

Over the past few years, I’ve had the joy of talking to many families who are considering adoption—both close friends who I know well and blog readers I’ve never met…

My Vinyl Collection

Hello friends! Today, I want to share my number one favorite collection with you—my vinyl collection. When we moved into our home, I saved up for a record player setup…

Classic Gimlet Cocktail

Confession: Years ago if you had asked me what my least favorite spirit was, I probably would have answered, “gin.” But to be fair, I really hadn’t tried very many…

Easy Stenciled Outdoor Rug

We have been working hard to finish our outdoor porch projects this summer, and I was almost done with decorating when I realized that I was in need of a…

Make Rainbow Rice in 5 Minutes!

So, as a mom of only one kid so far, I basically learn about all the things that kids can play with as Lola hits each developmental milestone. And while…

How to Be Your Most Productive Self

One of Emma’s and my most requested topics is productivity. We, of course, owe a huge credit to our team(s) for both our blog company and our app company who…

How I Save Money

I’ve admittedly always been more of a natural spender, and my sister was born a saver. I’ve always admired that about her! In recent years, I’ve slowly been working to…

The Russell in Nashville, Tennessee

We are so honored to feature this space on the blog today! Elsie and Emma recently attended the grand opening of The Russell, a gorgeous new boutique hotel in Nashville….

Sprinkled Clay Ring Tower DIY

So, I think this is such a fun DIY to make on a night in, or gather up a few gal pals for an afternoon of crafting and a cocktail….

Goal-Setting Tips That Work For Me

I’m trying to figure out at what age things really started to shift for me, confidence-wise. My earliest memory of feeling powerful enough to change my own life was in…

DIY: Criss Cross Vegetable Trellis

*This project brought to you in partnership with Arrow Fastener tools. It’s garden season! I don’t plant a big garden every year, usually just a few tomato plants, some green…

Statement Black + White Tile Options

I installed this hexagon black and white statement tile in a client’s bathroom, it’s so beautiful! Reveal coming soon. 🙂 The use of statement tile on a floor or backsplash…

Mermaid Birthday Party

One of my favorite (self-imposed) duties of motherhood has got to be party planning! My kids and I have such a fun time dreaming up their ultimate party themes and…

Emma’s BNB Tour (Part Two)

Sharing a tour of the bedrooms and bathrooms in my Nashville house today. If you missed it I recently shared about all the living spaces in this home as well….

My Biggest Mistake As a New Mom

I spent a long time trying to decide what my biggest mistake was as a new mom. I’ve made plenty, but I’m not one to dwell on mistakes. I’m more…

How to Make a Sandcastle Cake

When considering what kind of cake to have at a birthday party, every good mermaid knows that only the finest sandcastle cake will do! A sandcastle cake? I had never…

10 Things I Love Sunday

Hi hi! I’ve had the best weekend with my little sister and cousin visiting me here in Nashville. Living away from family, almost nothing makes me happier than when they…