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I'm a recent corporate drop-out, mother of three, rookie photographer and marathon runner, married 18 years to a man with a big heart and an old soul.

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paint, wood

DIY Tales: How to Stain Without Pain

By Jenny on Jan 07, 2014

Hello! I hope it's warm wherever you are - the kiddos have a snow day again today, not so much for the snow (we dodged that bullet, thank goodness), but for the bitter cold temperatures.... Continue reading

remodeling, bathroom

Love the One You're With: Bathroom on a Budget

By Jenny on Sep 23, 2013

Hello!! I'm so very excited to share the client condo makeover I've been working on - it really turned out lovely! As I said, this project expanded beyond the kitchen cabinets I was working on,... Continue reading

real estate

Staging to Sell: A Case Study in Pictures

By Jenny on Jun 28, 2013

Hello! It's no secret that I'm a real estate junkie that probably needs a 12-step program. Even though I have no intention of moving (ever again), I still love looking. Waste of time? Perhaps, yes.... Continue reading


Oak Kitchen Makeover Reveal: From Builder-Grade to Custom-Made

By Jenny on Jun 24, 2013

Hello! This reveal has been a long time coming, but I'm sure you'll find that it was worth the wait! I know many people struggle with what to do with their builder-grade oak cabinets, and... Continue reading

diy, furniture

Furniture Makeovers: Updating a Thrift Store End Table

By Jenny on Jun 21, 2013

Hello! I have been enjoying the abundance of yard sales lately and came upon some serious goodies this week. I have been looking for a bench, and snagged this cutie, but for the sake of... Continue reading

diy, furniture, paint

From the Community: Painting Everything Black, and Loving It

By Jenny on Jun 13, 2013

Hello! As you approach our front door, you're greeted with adirondack chairs. I brought these from our old house - they were a Goodwill steal, and I had painted them white. You can't tell from... Continue reading

diy, storage, closets

DIY Closet Organization: Adding a Pegboard

By Jenny on Mar 05, 2013

As part of my Quest for Organization this year, I put a pegboard in my master closet, an addition that brings me one step closer to organizational bliss. Is it sad that this hole-filled piece... Continue reading


10 Lovely Linen Closet Inspirations

By Jenny on Jan 23, 2013

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week andthe temperatures are warmer than your freezer. I would actually be happy with freezer tempsright now, because it is crazy f-f-f-freeezing here! But, cold weather is... Continue reading


Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Big?

By Jenny on Jan 07, 2013

Hello friends! Seriously, don't you feel like clutter and disorganization weighs you down? I think I've reached a breaking point with some areas in my home and am tired of spending so much time looking for things!... Continue reading

deck patio & porch

Fall Favorite: Outdoor Fireplaces

By Jenny on Oct 23, 2012

Hello! We had quite the exciting weekend here!  My oldest son (he turns 14 in two weeks) ended up in the ER with a dislocated kneecap as a result of jumping around with his buddies in... Continue reading