Our Backyard Makeover Reveal

Have I foreshadowed this post enough to get you super pumped? Well it’s time! Let’s start back a year ago… Welcome to our backyard jungle. We closed on our house in the dead of winter, so as soon as spring hit, we got a first look at the massive amounts of greenery that made up our yard. The shot above was taken mid spring, and since the house had been vacant for quite some time before we got there, things got a bit unruly back there. As a reminder, our yard was divided into two sections (lower tier/upper tier), separated

Keep reading…

DIY Succulent Medley

Saw these beauties at the garden store the other day… Price tag was $79 each. I love you but um, no thanks. So instead I bought these mini succulents (bottom right) for $4/each… And using some potting soil and a pot I already had siting around… Put together my own version! Best part? You really can’t kill these. Trust me. If any one could, it would be me… Nope. Alive and thriving, and under $30 buckeroos! I heart succulents.

Keep reading…

Fun with Knobs

I love quick and easy projects that have big impact. Ikea dresser/changing table before… Ikea dresser/changing table after a trip to Anthropologie! When you don’t spend a lot on the dresser, you can justify the splurge on the knobs I decided to mix and match a bit with their Singular Bloom Knobs I’m sure baby will greatly appreciate the decor effort 😉  

Keep reading…

Craft Product: Silhouette

First off, that word is really hard to spell. Second, does anyone have a Silhouette machine? Third, do I need one??? This thing seems pretty bad a$$. It’s basically an electronic cutting tool that can create almost anything you can design on your computer. And not just on paper! According to their website, you can use it to cut vinyl, cardstock, fabric, heat transfer material, and more. It’s definitely an investment, with their two models ranging from $199-$299. So my question to those who have it…. Do you use it enough to make it worthwhile? Or

Keep reading…

Tips for Space Layout

One of my favorite parts about designing a room is figuring out the layout. I love the initial process of taking measurements and figuring out the best use of space for our furniture. Sidenote: I am NOT good at actually taking measurements… I’ve always been a “ball park” or “eye ball it” kinda gal, and that doesn’t usually fly when you’re dealing with layouts. So Tony, the engineer, is usually the captain of that team… but then I get to play! So here is the layout of what was once a guest room/exercise room/office and will eventually be a nursery/office.

Keep reading…

Project: Ombre Heartwork

Last Sunday we were blessed with a lovely mix of snow, sleet and rain for most of the weekend. You know, that weather that makes even those girls with a Brazilian blowout look horrendous? Well on the bright side it meant I got to rock sweatpants and an unattractive yet super comfortable hoodie for 16 straight hours and do crafts all day while Tony played Call of Duty! Fun times at the Hopf Household! So remember that heart punch I told you about here? Well I put it to good use my friends. DIY Project:

Keep reading…

10 Minute Makeover

My post last week reminded me of my stash of Washi tape that was collecting dust in my craft box, so I took 10 minutes this weekend and made a quick update to our window shutter card holder. You can read more about the shutter project here! All you need is Washi tape and clothespins. I got my Washi tape on Etsy, which has a fabulous selection! Simply lay the tape on the exposed side of the clothespin. Most have a flat

Keep reading…

Project: Reusable Jar Labels

I love using old mason jars to store various things around the house, and one of my favorite (and practical) uses is storing my baking ingredients. Not only do the jars keep things like sugar, flour and oats real fresh, but I dig the way they look which means I leave them out on open shelves in our kitchen. Well a few weeks ago my husband, who plays more of a “guest star” role in the kitchen, was cooking and almost mistook the flour for convenctioners sugar. Not an appetizing susbtitute. The reason for the close call is that I

Keep reading…

A Window Story

I have a husband and a father-in-law with some mad skills, and you know what? I’m about to toot their horns. Yeah that’s right… we got new windows man! If you watched my House Tour Video from when we first moved in, you may recall that we had some shnasty looking picture windows. If you love a good amateur YouTube video, full of shaky camera shots with a somewhat annoying girl narrator, you can check out the two minute house tour video here. Or you can just see the before shot below! ********** That film you see is

Keep reading…

DIY: Refinishing a Farmhouse Table

I have been wanting a farmhouse dining room table for-like-evah! A good one can cost you over $2k and let’s face it, that ain’t happenin… But I was determined to find a way, so for months I kept my eye on Craigslist for the perfect culprit, and well, I found it! This project has truly been a labor of love… It started with the Craigslist find (vintage solid wood farmhouse table for $100) followed by a trip 45 minutes away to a small town on the North Shore of Mass. I’ll spare you the details, but long story short the

Keep reading…

Page 1 of 212