Installing Butcher Block Counters with an Undermount Sink

Installing Butcher Block Counters with an Undermount Sink

Ah, butcher block. There are so many good things to say about the beautiful, warm texture that wood counters can bring to a home! But there are also a lot of concerns associated with butcher block in a kitchen because, well, it is just wood, after all. Water + wood is bad, right? Some people choose to only use butcher block in areas that are predominately dry, like on a... Continue Reading

Colorful Crystal Finial DIY

Colorful Crystal Finial DIY

I have to say that before this project I never really thought much about curtain finials. Obviously, pretty much every curtain rod and tieback hook has some sort of knob or something-or-other on the end of it, but I never paid much attention. When it came time to think of an idea to doll up the curtains in Elsie's new office, I was a bit stumped, to say the least.... Continue Reading

My Favorite No-Bake Cookie Recipe

My Favorite No-Bake Cookie Recipe

I'm making good on a promise today. A few readers requested I share my no-bake cookie recipe on the blog sometime. Which, of course, gives me an opportunity to make and eat more cookies, so I promised I would. I really can't claim this is entirely MY recipe. It's really my mom's. She makes the best no-bake cookies, as it was a childhood staple because we would not turn on... Continue Reading

Build Your Own Pergola (Part Three - Plants and Styling)

Build Your Own Pergola (Part Three - Plants and Styling)

Yay, pergola post #3! Thanks for letting me share this journey with you. It's been so much fun recapping the entire process with you guys. This post is going to go over planting the herbs and some other little things we did to make the pergola cozier. Let's start with herb planting. I listed the herbs I used in the previous post. I also used potting soil and gardening gravel... Continue Reading

#happyhandmadehome

#happyhandmadehome

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased or shared our book, A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home. You have no idea how much it makes us smile to see you post about our book on your Instagram or Twitter! We have the best readers in all the world, truly! You all are too sweet and inspire us with your kindness and creativity daily! If any of you plan... Continue Reading

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