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Completed new Game Room and Office!

Well, I call it my office anyway, but Lodi started calling it the game room and that's definitely going to stick though my office is in here.

So, after lots of work and more money than I wanted to spend (because I never like spending money) I have officially turned our workshop into JUST my office! Well, I call it my office anyway, but Lodi started calling it the game room and that’s definitely going to stick though it is my office 100%. This really does feel like a den for chillaxing, reading, playing etc. I do quite a bit of work here but even I have to admit that I still probably use my desktop more for gaming than anything else. There’s even enough floor space to set up a card table. Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #400)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #400

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #400. Holy crap you guys this is our 400th week of doing this party! Our first party came out back in 2018! Well spring has sprung for us in northern MN which usually seems to just suddenly happen over night lol we worked in the yard this last weekend and I am feeling it. I’m loving everything coming back to us and blooming though. I had two hummingbird’s scold me for not having our feeders out yet so I rectified that problem immediately. Now, on to the party! Read More »

How To Install A Plaid Wallpaper To Give Your Home A Cute Cozy Feel

Plaid is wonderful for bringing a northern cozy feel to just about any room. On the walls a plaid wallpaper would be so fun!

Oh I’ve always loved plaid in just about any way. Probably because its such a common site around here in northern Minnesota. Just about everyone I know has a plaid shirt that they love! Plaid is wonderful for bringing a northern cozy feel to just about any room. On the walls a plaid wallpaper would be super comfortable feeling. Read More »

Spa-Like Comfort: Creating a Relaxing Atmosphere with Towel Radiators

The bathroom vanity in our master bathroom is actually a buffet my mom purchased when she first moved out when she was 19.

Creating a luxurious bathroom isn’t as difficult or expensive as it used to be! I’ve been planning on getting a little towel warmer too, just for the fun of it. Small additions can bring some much needed comfort and atmosphere. Our master is one of our favorite rooms in the house because of its overall spa like feeling from the tub to even the choice we made to have a little lamp in there to provide warm low light. Read More »

Organizing one very ugly corner

Well, after all this work I've been doing in our former workshop I was still left frowning at my corner of ugly. I just haven't figured out

Have we all got at least one disorganized spot that drives us nuts? Well, after all this work I’ve been doing in our former workshop I was still left frowning at my special corner of ugly in the closet. It was time for me to figure out a decent way to organize pipe clamps, paint roll extenders (mostly broom handles because they screw right into paint rollers…) pretty much tall round rods of every capacity… there’s even a flag poll in there somewhere and yep that’s a big roll of brown paper. Read More »

Crafting Your Creative Sanctuary: Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Craft Room

Lodi's Room Reveal complete with New Light Fixtures! There were quite a few steps to finally getting here from building a wall and lots of

As many people have found out combining households is not always an easy thing lol. I was already filling this old farmhouse up pretty completely when Lodi joined me here. But we made it work! We were able to utilize a back hall and closet and make him his very own space! It would work amazing for anyone as hobby room and craft room with peg board etc. And remains his little getaway. Read More »

My name is Tarah and its great to meet you!

It's been a hell of a ride since I started this blog and renovated and moved into this old farm house back in 2015. I got married, divorced, lost my doggo soul mate, spent two years as a single gal, remodeled everything, threw my back out countless times and was even found by an amazing guy in my own backyard! Lodi and I got married and I still can't believe I found a someone who loves this place just as much as I do. Our two senior dogs and a senior horse put up with all of our shenanigans too. (The story behind Storyhardt Farm.)

Around here we're totally fearless when it comes to bettering our home. We love to refinish old furniture, re-purpose old pieces, build it from scratch and totally renovate anything that needs it! If we can do it - so can you. We've got some serious plans for this old farm - for the first time ever, I have a real partner!

This is gonna be so much fun!

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Organizing one very ugly corner

Well, after all this work I've been doing in our former workshop I was still left frowning at my corner of ugly. I just haven't figured out

Have we all got at least one disorganized spot that drives us nuts? Well, after all this work I’ve been doing in our former workshop I was still left frowning at my special corner of ugly in the closet. It was time for me to figure out a decent way to organize pipe clamps, paint roll extenders (mostly broom handles because they screw right into paint rollers…) pretty much tall round rods of every capacity… there’s even a flag poll in there somewhere and yep that’s a big roll of brown paper. Read More »

How to: Build your own inexpensive closet doors!

How to build your own inexpensive, easy and beautiful closet doors. Tips and tutorials, DIY, wood working, build projects, how tos How to build your own inexpensive, easy and beautiful closet doors. Tips and tutorials, DIY, wood working, build projects, how tos

Our next throwback comes from November of 2015. I was pretty proud of these closet doors when I first built them and they’re still serving us in the house. Its time to replace the fabric though as, after almost ten years, the once “white” curtains have become considerably grimy. I’m still very weird and picky when it comes to closet doors and, though these have worked for us, I’m still constantly wondering if I can’t come up with something better. Read More »

Bookshelf build for our new Office space

I want a shallow bookshelf here to put the TV on and give me some storage and décor options. Building a bookshelf for our game room!

Building a bookshelf. I wrote a whole post about our furniture choices in here because I wasn’t planning on doing anything else for awhile but, once I got to this point (new light fixture, closet curtains, new sofa etc.) I mentioned to Lodi my future plans for a TV on the wall across from the sofa. I told him I was certainly not buying an unneeded TV for this space now though and Lodi said, “Hon, why don’t you just use Grandma’s TV?” I had completely forgot we already had an extra TV just hanging out in storage. Read More »

Curtains – What to do when you HATE closet doors…

Curtains, the painful only option that I've found for closet doors. I've had a love / hate relationship with closet

Curtains, the painful only option that I’ve found for closet doors. I’ve had a love / hate relationship with closet doors starting all the way back when I was a kid watching my mom having a fight with a set of bifold doors. Over the years I’ve lived with just about every option there is available: Bifolds, sliders, barn doors and hinged. Every one of them has failed me in some way and annoyed me in others. Read More »

My laundry room gets spruced up with some paint and inexpensive storage!

A laundry room gets some new storage and a folding station. Tip and tutorial on how to build easy laundry room storage! A laundry room gets some new storage and a folding station. Tip and tutorial on how to build easy laundry room storage!

These throwback posts every month are WILD. This comes from back in November of 2015 and I was so proud and so excited for this little makeover. Looking back it really wasn’t much lol but, like with everything around here I’m always just working toward better and never perfect. This was certainly better than it WAS but it was a long way (and lots more work) from the lovely room it is now! Read More »

Installing a New Light Fixture in our Office

New directional light fixture for the office. A few years back my mom hired me to update her little guest house and it was a big job.

New directional light fixture for the office. A few years back my mom hired me to update her little guest house and it was a big job. It was dated and ROUGH but we both really loved how it turned out in the end. I’m very happy with my choice in Grandma’s house to do mostly recessed lights throughout – I much prefer them to just one big light in the middle of a room. However, I wasn’t able to do that in every room of the house and this room is a good example. Read More »

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An old cabinet gets new life as an entertainment center!

Old cabinet made by my grandparents back in 1994 for me, trying to find a use for it my mom and I realized it would make her a great entertainment center!

Oh now this is a fun throwback! I had darned near forgot about this cabinet I painted years ago! I posted this back in November of 2015 and it served my mom as an entertainment center for years. It has just awesome storage and its not too stupid big or heavy that it can’t be used just about everywhere. It is no longer her entertainment center but it traveled with Mom all the way to her new house and is now her entry storage table! Read More »

An old washstand gets new life and purpose!

Giving an a coat of black paint to an old washstand to match my entire bedroom set! Hollywood glam, black paint and glass knobs. Furniture refinish.

Aw this lovely little washstand I remember from my Grandparents’ entryway for literally my entire life. I painted it out with our two dressers for the bedroom to act as my bedside table way back but ended up changing the entire bedroom around several times since then. It worked fine as an end table but it was a bit big and I managed to find matching bedside tables since then that I even added power strips and USB plugins to for our master. I had no idea this little stand would actually end up working perfectly for me in my closet and now I use ever day! Read More »

Before and After: Refinished dresser goes Hollywood glam with black paint!

Refinished dresser painted black with a mirror and add glass knobs for an old Hollywood look and feel in our master bedroom!

This dresser (and its matching companion) are my two favorites of the pieces I’ve inherited over the years. This dresser is totally lovely but the way it looks is not actually why I like it so much. I love it because its LIGHT. Its not solid wood which means that from a purely usability aspect the drawers work perfectly and that I cannot say is true for our other HEAVY, old, solid wood pieces. I also didn’t feel at all bad for painting it out because it isn’t solid wood and I just love this piece in black! (See it here in our updated master too!) Read More »

My Grandma’s white cabinets get a face lift in my kitchen!

Using one of my grandma's old white cabinets and a set of her old cabinet doors in our brand new kitchen with new paint and new hardware! Country kitchen!

Moving on in our Throwback series from October 2015! I always loved these cabinets in my Grandparents’ entryway so you guys know immediately that I had to save them. Unfortunately the only thing I could salvage off of the top cabinet was the doors as the cabinet itself had been built in place. The lower cabinet though was a stand alone piece and I’ve always wondered where it came from!
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Doggie door flap, a Prettier Replacement using a Stencil

Replacing an ugly doggie door with a new flap and a pretty little stencil. A couple of years ago Replacing an ugly doggie door with a

Replacing an ugly doggie door with a new flap and a pretty little stencil. A couple of years ago we moved our back door into the workshop so we could enclose a big closet and hallway to give us a third room on the main floor. This worked well for us as it gave Lodi a room for his hobbies and moving the back door into the workshop has been really convenient. If I have big projects, pieces of wood or tools etc. now I can just bring them to the back of the house and right on in to the workshop. Also, the back door is primarily used by our dogs with their doggie door in it, so any dirt they drag in primarily stays in the workshop which is our “dirtiest” room of the house anyway. Read More »

An old cabinet: Paint and new hardware for a face lift!

Paint an old cabinet in our laundry room and add new hardware to give it a face lift!

I just can’t get over how amazing it is for me revisiting these old posts. I guess this blog really is a diary of sorts but I totally forgot how long I lived with a REALLY crappy laundry room lol. It had no storage and it was just plain UGLY. Even after this “update” it went through many over hauls and took me a lot of time and work to get it into something that actually worked for us. It all started with this cabinet that my Grandparents’ made and, of course, its still there and going strong. Read More »

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Tackling Home Improvement Projects Before Moving Abroad

Whether you’re moving abroad, down the street, or just planning to renovate the home you’re currently living in, this is a great list that can really help! As someone who has gone through plenty of renovations over the years I can attest it can be incredibly stressful – not to mention frustrating! Read More »

April 2024 – Our Unrecognizable Yard and Things

April 2024 - with the loss of my old horse last month I knew eventually I would have to go down and clear out his shed. You guys know I'm

April 2024 – with the loss of our horse last month I knew eventually we would have to go down and clear out his shed. You guys know I’m not into wasting anything so we’d already found someone who was really happy to take the leftover hay and grain. (Also sold the red panels and t-posts as well.) Spending time down there, where he used to be, felt both good and terrible. It was really sad but there was also a certain amount of relief in it. Read More »

March 2024 – I’m sorry to say I have some really sad news

In late February into March 2024 Lodi and I went on a cruise with his daughter and her boyfriend. It was lovely and very much fun but

Hey guys, I wrote this post pretty early in March 2024 to tell you all about our vacation and summer plans. I will keep that here after this but sadly I must first share some bad news. On March 20th Lodi came home and went down to feed our old horse like he always does. At first he thought Gar was just laying down but then he saw that he wasn’t moving. Read More »

February 2024 – So I guess we’re not doing winter this year

I'm starting this blog post in early February 2024 and me (and all of my coworkers) are staring in shock as it just started RAINING outside.

I’m starting this blog post in early February 2024 and me (and all of my coworkers) are staring in shock as it just started RAINING outside. It rained in January this year too… In fact, we basically have no snow right now and this will certainly get rid of the last of it. We’ve consistently broken record highs since the start of 2024 and its just awesome but, I will admit, its also a bit creepy. I saw a picture of a bank sign in late January on the day we hit 50 degrees in 2024 and the same sign on the same day in 2023 when the temperature was negative 38. Read More »

January 2024 – The hits just never quit last year

Every January 2024 I devote our first blog post to a full recap of all the year before it and I'm sitting here trying to figure out

Every January I devote our first blog post to a full recap of all the year before it and I’m trying to figure out how to NOT write something that is downright depressing. Guys, frankly, I won’t blame you for skipping this one. 2023 started out in the worst way I can imagine for my family. On January 9th I received the call that my nephew had passed away that morning. He was only two years old. And it was my dad’s birthday. Those weeks of January 2023 are a bit of blur as we supported my brother and his family as best we could. It just sucked. Read More »

December 2023 – What a nice spring we’re having…

As usual I start writing our end of the month blog posts pretty early on. Its the 15th of December 2023 and it is currently... RAINING.

I always start writing our end of the month blog posts pretty early on in the month. So its the 15th of December 2023 and it is currently… RAINING. Some pretty funny hazing on Facebook has begun as the few brave souls wish for a white Christmas and… not many people agree with them lol. A brown holiday in December would be a welcome change for me as well. I actually don’t think that’s ever happened here in northern MN before… This rain will turn to snow this evening but there’s no chance of it sticking around. Read More »

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Completed new Game Room and Office!

Well, I call it my office anyway, but Lodi started calling it the game room and that's definitely going to stick though my office is in here.

So, after lots of work and more money than I wanted to spend (because I never like spending money) I have officially turned our workshop into JUST my office! Well, I call it my office anyway, but Lodi started calling it the game room and that’s definitely going to stick though it is my office 100%. This really does feel like a den for chillaxing, reading, playing etc. I do quite a bit of work here but even I have to admit that I still probably use my desktop more for gaming than anything else. There’s even enough floor space to set up a card table. Read More »

Office Workshop Reveal

The final reveal of our office workshop! I'm sure its old news at this point but I'm just so happy with my new office here. How long

The final reveal of our office workshop! I’m sure its old news at this point but I’m just so happy with my new office here. How long has it been since I moved it from the entryway? Over 6 months for sure! But every time I come in here I am still just smitten and so glad to have it. Finally some space to work and play. I think just about everyone can identify trying to work from home without actually having a real office. Whether we’re trying to work on the couch with a laptop or at the dining room table… We can make it work but frankly there is nothing like having a REAL desk… not to mention an actual dedicated office space. Read More »

New Entryway Design… and some thoughts on rugs

A new design for our entryway... and some thoughts on rugs. So I did a rug count in the house a while back and ended up feeling quite

A new design for our entryway. So I did a rug count in the house a while back and ended up feeling quite annoyed with myself actually. How many rugs does a 1,500 square foot main floor actually need? Apparently it was 19?! Now that was just seem borderline silly lol. To be fair most of them were the rag rugs that I love and a few came from my Grandma so I loved those even more. However, the majority of them had also seen better days. I started removing rugs or replacing them with more toned down and better alternatives. The entryway redesign here was my first opportunity to do just that! Read More »

New Living Room Layout, Redesign and Rearrange

So, it is interesting that we love this new redesign so much because it is LITERALLY my old layout plan for the living room that we tried and hated a few years back. There’s only one difference and I refuse to believe it’s actually why we hated this before. When we tried it back then the sofa encroached into the “hallway” by several more inches, making walking behind it feel kind of tight… Could that be it? A few inches on that side of the room? I talked about why we hated it before and it was because the room felt closed off… but somehow now, it feels bright, intimate and open all at the same time. Read More »

Master Bathroom and Master Closet Tour

Master Bathroom and Master Closet Tour it dawned on me this is the first time I’ve done a full reveal of these two rooms together. WAY back in 2015 was the last time you guys saw the closet and, even then, it wasn’t much of a reveal. You know I’ve been working on our master suite second floor for nearly a year now. I refused to stop until every. last. thing. I could think of was completed and / or fixed. I’m very happy with how it all turned out! Read More »

Elegear LED Lights! – Adding warmth to our main floor for Xmas

But, first, what Lodi did with these incredible Elegear LED lights that were gifted to us! Adding warmth for the holidays to our main floor

There’s been some changes here at Grandma’s house that you will definitely notice in the pictures! I’ve moved my office into our workshop thus freeing up our entryway entirely. There’s lots more to do and posts coming out all about my new office workshop and our new open plan entryway. But, first, what Lodi did with these incredible Elegear LED lights that were gifted to us! Check them out here on Amazon and make sure and use the 10% off discount code: DHSCZOTA Read More »

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To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #400)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #400

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #400. Holy crap you guys this is our 400th week of doing this party! Our first party came out back in 2018! Well spring has sprung for us in northern MN which usually seems to just suddenly happen over night lol we worked in the yard this last weekend and I am feeling it. I’m loving everything coming back to us and blooming though. I had two hummingbird’s scold me for not having our feeders out yet so I rectified that problem immediately. Now, on to the party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #399)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #399

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #399. It is so amazing to see this place right now that we’ve finally got a little rain! I swear you can see the grass grow lol. Finally starting to look and feel like spring around here with highs coming in the 70s. Can’t wait to get back out into our yard. Now, on to the Party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #398)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #398

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #398. We’ve been in a severe drought since last year. With winter not really showing up we’ve been dealing with constant red flag warnings and fire bans. So, I can’t complain, the rain has showed up and it doesn’t look like its going to be stopping for the majority of May. Unfortunately it came with pretty chilly temps too so, though we need it, Lodi and I are definitely going to be gazing outside longingly for awhile lol. We worked through the rain last weekend outside and it was not pleasant but it was still gratifying. Now, on to the Party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #397)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #397

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #397. Phew – just got done sheet rocking the stairwell down to the basement with my nephew and have officially “finished” the last of this house after ten years of living here lol. At no time in its life since 1915 has that stairwell been “finished” so it does feel pretty good. Though it was not without a lot of issues because it is an old house so I’m glad my much taller nephew was with me! Now comes the far more time consuming task of taping and mudding… Now, on to the Party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #396)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #396

Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #396. We hit our yard VERY hard this last weekend and this little lady is quite sore lol. I borrowed a “T-post puller” and we took out every last t post on the property and managed to sell them that day too. I also tackled the horse shed and pulled everything out of it and also sold our red steel fence panels. It was sad but also felt good – like spring cleaning x a thousand. A new chapter… though I’ll miss my old horse forever. Now, on to the Party! Read More »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #395)

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Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #395. We’re finally seeing some rain here this spring which is really desperately needed. Not looking forward to another summer without rain! Seventy degrees coming this weekend and I know we’re all ready to get out into our yards. We had a lovely mild winter but I think this time of the year we all start feeling to itch to get outside! Now, on to the Party! Read More »

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OMG Pumpkins everywhere! Hometalk Fall Decor Inspiration board

OMG Pumpkins everywhere! Hometalk Fall Inspiration board, wreaths, decorating and autumn inspiration for your orange and yellow with flowers and pine cones

Hometalk Fall Decor Inspiration board! Summer is absolutely my favorite time of the year – you will NEVER hear me complaining about the heat lol But I honestly think that’s a fact simply because fall and spring are such short seasons here in northern MN. Fall for us could truly last all of three weeks like our spring did this year! And that’s just depressing lol because that means we’re settling into at least four months of some serious cold and snow. Read More »

Hometalk’s Outdoor Projects I Can’t Wait to Build! Do it Yourself!

Inspiration Board of Hometalk's best do it yourself wood working build projects for outside, outdoor, backyards and lawns. Arbor, pallet couch, pallet love seat, planter boxes, easy to do bench, potting table do it yourself, home improvement

Inspiration Board of the Outdoor projects on Hometalk that I’ve been drooling over! I received a comment on my outdoor bench saying, “You’re SO crafty, that’s amazing!” And I admittedly got a bit offended, eventually I just laughed about it but I’m not sure how I can build a wrap around bench for my deck and still be called “crafty”. I could’t help but think that if I was a guy she certainly wouldn’t have looked at that bench and called him crafty! I am a builder at heart and I spend most of my time building things in my head or drooling over outdoor projects like these: Read More »

Let’s build some swings! Pinterest Do It Yourself Inspiration Board!

Let's build some swings! Pinterest Do It Yourself Inspiration Board! Wood Working, DIY, Tips and Tutorials, Wood Working, How to, Build your own swings, some out of pallet wood, some from scratch for a fun way to enjoy a spring or summer day in your backyard or on your deck! Swing Away!

Well now that spring has FINALLY arrived, my dreaming has turned to swings! Let’s build some! These are some of my favorites I’ve found on Pinterest and stashed away for a later time because, seriously, who doesn’t want to swing away a beautiful summer day? Contrary to popular belief, I do NOT feel that swings are for kids in any way. Many of these are very grown up swings for us “adults” lol Read More »

Nooks and Getaway Places: Pinterest Inspiration Board

Nooks, crannies, special getaway places, some of my favorite escapes via Pinterest Inspiration board, come sneak away with me!

Nooks, crannies, special getaway places, some of my favorite escapes via Pinterest Inspiration board. It has been a very difficult few weeks here at Grandma’s House, tailing the end of a very, very hard year. I will tell you guys why and what’s been going on when I’m able to get my feet back under me again. To say the least though I have found myself on Pinterest, looking longingly at getaway places and nooks that promise quiet and PEACE. Read More »

Inspiration Board: Six more Summer Projects I can’t wait to build!

Need more summer projects for next summer? Table, buffet, porch, screened in porches, bench, swing, all for your outside patio or deck or fire pit!

Six more summer projects I can’t wait to build for us outside and out on our deck! Some DIYs and things just have to wait for some nice weather not only for us to enjoy them but for us to build them as well. Currently I’m sitting here in late October and we have a winter storm warning 🙁 So, hears to dreaming about next summer and all the things to look forward to building. I posted earlier this year a few summer projects I just can’t wait to build but I’ve seen so many build projects on Pinterest I had to share a few more that I can’t wait to build next summer! Read More »

Inspiration Board: Gorgeous Bedrooms to swoon over!

Master bedroom refresh country, hollywood regency makeover, white tufted headboard, glass lamp and hardware, black painted furniture, dark hardwood floors

I spend a certain amount of time on Pinterest gazing with my mouth open at some of the gorgeous bedrooms people have. As far as Inspiration Boards go I’ve published quite a few over the years but I think this one might take the cake. I am absolutely in awe of a few of these. Considering how much time we spend in our bedrooms (albeit it is with our eyes closed) I am a firm believer that they are a VERY important part of our homes. From gorgeous colour palettes to hardwood bedroom furniture options, there’s always amazing bedrooms to look at when you are scrolling through Pinterest. In fact, the inspiration doesn’t stop coming the moment you type in beautiful bedrooms into Google! So, without further adieu here’s some gorgeous bedrooms via Pinterest!! Read More »

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Plaid is wonderful for bringing a northern cozy feel to just about any room. On the walls a plaid wallpaper would be so fun!

Oh I’ve always loved plaid in just about any way. Probably because its such a common site around here in northern Minnesota. Just about everyone I know has a plaid shirt that they love! Plaid is wonderful for bringing a northern cozy feel to just about any room. On the walls a plaid wallpaper would be super comfortable feeling. Read More »

Spa-Like Comfort: Creating a Relaxing Atmosphere with Towel Radiators

The bathroom vanity in our master bathroom is actually a buffet my mom purchased when she first moved out when she was 19.

Creating a luxurious bathroom isn’t as difficult or expensive as it used to be! I’ve been planning on getting a little towel warmer too, just for the fun of it. Small additions can bring some much needed comfort and atmosphere. Our master is one of our favorite rooms in the house because of its overall spa like feeling from the tub to even the choice we made to have a little lamp in there to provide warm low light. Read More »

Crafting Your Creative Sanctuary: Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Craft Room

Lodi's Room Reveal complete with New Light Fixtures! There were quite a few steps to finally getting here from building a wall and lots of

As many people have found out combining households is not always an easy thing lol. I was already filling this old farmhouse up pretty completely when Lodi joined me here. But we made it work! We were able to utilize a back hall and closet and make him his very own space! It would work amazing for anyone as hobby room and craft room with peg board etc. And remains his little getaway. Read More »

Cute on a Shoestring Budget – Throw A Party for Your Daughter

July 2023 - Our June blog post came out nearly a week BEFORE the end of June and a lot sure happened in those few days lol.

These some fun and cute ideas for a girl party! We’ve had lots of parties out here over the years but the only birthday parties we’ve hosted were for people over 40 lol. Yep, we’re old. There are still some good budget ideas in here though for any kind of party! Read More »

The Botanical Trend: How Plant-Focused Interiors Are Redefining Sustainability in Commercial Design

New window treatments up here in the master bedroom! As most of you know I've been excitedly hacking away at our second floor for awhile now.

I love this new trend in bringing the outside in more and more in interior design. One of my favorite things I did in our master bedroom was hang plants in the south facing windows. Even on the coldest winter day I get to wake up to green and growing things. Not mention they’re very good for our air quality too! Read More »

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When you take care of things they last and the longer they can take care of you. Spending a little extra on things like our furnaces, heating, air conditioning can have a major impact on not just our comfort but also our health. Simply taking the time to clean out and replaced yearly filters can make a big difference in the long run. Read More »

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