Uncategorized / 08.06.2021

A few years ago, my sister gave me a few peonies from her garden to plant in our yard. I remember the first year after planting, how excited I was to get a single bloom on that plant. Today, we have dozens of blooms. I'm not sure why but this year seems exceedingly abundant. I love it! I hope they continue to spread so I can divide them to plant more throughout the yard. Last year, I remember feeling hesitant about cutting them as they looked so pretty in...

Uncategorized / 27.01.2021

Happy New Year! I've never really been a big New Year's resolution type person but I do like this time of year because it feels like a fresh start and pushes me to make small changes to my life. I find myself usually trying to get more organized or to fit more time in for exercise. Well, this year is no different but I also am working on some changes to my blog that have been a long time coming. You see, when I came up with Graceful...

home tour / 18.12.2019

Last March my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told him that I wanted him to build me open shelves for our coffee bar. Fast forward several months and a few projects in between and we have new shelves for our coffee bar. First, let's recap how they looked then. I had this rustic shelf from Hobby Lobby which I loved but I didn't feel like it truly fit with the rest of the style of our home. To see what this space looked...