• Around the House,  Get Crafty

    Improving our kitchen table

    I’ve had a minor dilemma in our kitchen that was bugging me. I got this sweet and unusual octagonal table from my great aunt recently that my parents also had in our home at one point. I refinished the top of it with Restor A Finish a few months ago and we’ve been using it in our kitchen. We usually eat there and I love the idea of having heirlooms in our home, but it just wasn’t working.It has leaves on either side that are supported by legs that swing out underneath. The leaves are big, so the table isn’t functional to eat at if they are down. But, the support…

  • Around the House

    Fireplace Surround

    I spray painted the fireplace surround at our old house, so I decided to do the same here. This picture is from the day before we moved in. I do love the look of red brick, especially inside, so I wasn’t particularly eager to change that. But I didn’t love the brass surround, so that’s what I started with.  It was very simple to remove. It sat in the garage for several weeks because I have a life, haha. I did give the brick a good wash with some vinegar and water after this photo was taken. I also cleaned the brass surround really well while it was in the…

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    Iron Bed

    Since our daughter moved schools in the middle of the year, and the move was the biggest adjustment for her, I wanted to get her room in good shape first off. It was important to me for her room to feel comfortable and organized so she could feel at home. Also, I wanted it to be pretty, because she is the sweetest girl ever. She is really into pink and turquoise right now. And I am really into neutrals, always. I let her look at pictures on Pinterest with me and also pick out some accent pieces to make her room feel girly, but a little more mature than in…

  • Around the House

    Change is Good!

    Yesterday marked one month since we moved into our new home! I have taken a break from painting for others, but my creative juices have not stopped flowing! There are fun little projects all over the place at our house that I am getting to tackle. The to-do list is long. But whose isn’t? Yesterday I moved a box full of shoes off my bathroom counter that had been there a month, so we’re getting there! And I am loving the new place. They say if mama’s happy, everybody’s happy. You know, or something like that.. 🙂 I am excited to share some of the little projects I’ve been working…

  • Around the House,  Parenting

    What’s Next?

    It’s 2017! I think many people seem to feel like 2016 was a bad year. I don’t think it was bad, at all. It went super fast. Like, scary, I am so glad I take so many pictures or I wouldn’t remember it even happened, fast. But it was a good year for me! As the beginning of a new year tends to make you do, I have given some thought to what is next for “Those Littles”. I have learned so much over the last three months, since I purchased a business license. I made a bunch of baby-friendly necklaces, drew and put together some collage prints, painted very simple…

  • Get Crafty

    Learning and loving it!

    I am brand new to “making things and selling them” 🙂 so I am learning something new every day. Lately I have casually offered to draw and then watercolor homes and my close friends and family, along with others I don’t know quite as well, have wanted me to do this for them! I am really loving the challenge and figuring it out. I never realized until now that this was really something I could do, so I feel very fortunate. I am going slow and steady right now, not throwing myself too hard into the painting and making things because I want to focus on my little family over…

  • Around the House

    Updating your space – Part Two

    This transformation was a little more complicated than just a coat of chalk paint, but I was still able to do it by myself with zero experience! And it cost roughly $138 for the materials. It took me two full days to replace our old backsplash, and that time was well worth it! When we bought our house, the kitchen walls were covered a brownish wallpaper. That was removed before we moved in. I tried a yellow wall paint that looked JUST like mustard…so that was quickly repainted a neutral color! While the walls were yellow, I had painted over the windmill tiles just because the windmills made me sad.…

  • Around the House

    Updating your space – Part One

    I am notorious for changing the look of the rooms in our home. Sometimes our needs change, sometimes I find a new piece of decor I want to incorporate, sometimes walls get damaged and need repaired, and usually it’s just because I like to mix things up. Giving your home some updates does not always have to cost a lot, and sometimes it doesn’t really even take that much time. I have been updating a few areas around here and I wanted to share and maybe inspire you to freshen up a space in your home that you are not loving. First was our daughter’s built in desk. When we…