The Downside to Jute Rugs

Remember back in Februrary when we got several new jute rugs? At first we loved it! It looked great, the surface was great for Sophie’s constantly running and jumping, and brought some texture into the room. Then it started to shed, and shed and shed…

Celebrate Every Mile Medal Holder

Completing a race, no matter what the mileage, is an always an accomplishment! I hear  and say “it was just [insert miles]” way too often! Why don’t we give ourselves more credit? That’s why when I started researching medal holders, I landed on the “Celebrate Every Mile” motto.

Family Canvas Prints

We got this great canvas print of us and our goddaughter Claire earlier this year. I LOVE it! But I was having problems figuring out where to hang it. We moved it around the house to several locations, but none felt “right”. Then I decided to make a “family wall” with four canvas prints of…

DIY Be Our Guest Sign

The I-could-make-that bug bit me too, but for me it was a DIY be our guest sign. With my friend’s help and mostly materials I already had, it turned out to be a pretty inexpensive art project!

DIY Blanket Ladder

I bought the plant in the corner as sort of stop-gap for that corner of our living room. I like the woven basket and the green that it brings to the space, but I was struggling with what to put on the wall above it. I decided on a blanket ladder and found lots of…

New Jute Rug for the Living Room

On the same day we said goodbye to our old rug, we ordered this jute rug from Amazon. I took these pictures after an hour-long walk with Sophie and she basically planted herself (and her toy) so that she’d be in almost all the pictures.

Goodbye Fluffy White Rug

We’ve had the same living room rug since 2015. Some of you probably thought I was crazy for getting a fluffy white rug with Sophie. If I could go back in time I’d still buy it; I loved that rug.