Inspirational Autumn Eye Candy {Gorgeous Fall Spaces}

Aside from my favorite Fall things like wearing oversized cable knit sweaters, going apple picking, and Sunday football with the family, I love the changing over of blankets from light linen to heavy wool, and the swapping out of pillows from bright hues of yellow to deeper plums & emerald. Even though I am not completely ready to say goodbye to the long, warm days of Summer, Fall has a special place in my heart.   It's the season when I … [Read More...]


Box Valance with Greek Key Design {Tutorial}

This post is overdue.  Way overdue actually.  3 years overdue to be specific. Why? Because this post is a tutorial on the box pleat valance that I made for my master bathroom makeover three years ago.  I've received many emails asking about a tutorial and after the recent post on the roundup of all my handmade window treatments + the feature of the bathroom in the current KBMO, a dedicated post was needed.  Better later than never, … [Read More...]

9 DIY Window Treatments Ideas

9 Ideas for DIY Window Treatments

Since the older kids have been back in school, I've been cleaning + organizing like a mad woman!  It's bittersweet not to have them home throughout the day, but it's been nice getting the house back in order.  As I've been making my way room by room, for some reason I've been paying extra attention to the window treatments and realized that almost every window "dressing" (with the exception of 2) have been DIY projects.  Either I made them from … [Read More...]


Cover Feature: Storage Magazine + Behind the Scenes Details

Hi All! If you've been out and about lately shopping at stores like Target, Barnes and Noble, or your local grocery store, you may have come across a magazine featuring a vibrant blue room on the cover...  Storage Magazine to be exact.  And guess what, that's my home!  Yes, can you believe it?! Because I can't.  Another cover?  How is it possible? Here's the cover... Here's the story behind the cover... If you're a regular reader and … [Read More...]


DIY: How-To Reupholster a Bench

Projects in my corner of the world have been taking forever lately (for good reason, of course... aka, summer + a new baby),  BUT that doesn't mean my mind hasn't been working at full speed conjuring up new & great DIYs + decorating updates... Over the past months, I have thought of so much I want to tackle around the house.  One spot in particular is the dining room.  It really needs a pick me up!  I have it all planned in my head, but … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: Series Wrap Up

The last two months I've been in 100% survival mode.  Basically each day was simply spent trying to survive and making it through. And somehow, someway I did it. Taking care of and "entertaining" my two kids plus caring for an infant, all while being exhausted from lack of sleep, wasn't easy. But I did it. We're still alive. We're all happy (for the most part). And I survived. There was little time (actually no time) to work and blog over the … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: I Heart Organizing

This is the last guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series.  I'm sad to see the series end, but I am thrilled to have the very talented & inspiring Jen of I Heart Organizing. Welcome Jen… ******************* I am so honored to be part of the amazing Meaningful Home series.  With such an emphasis on Pinterest and "projects", the blogging community can quickly lose sight of what it is all about in the first place and why we … [Read More...]


Sleeping Like a Baby with ComforPedic iQ

We all know how important sleep is. As a mom of a newborn it's incredible how much those precious hours of rest can energize the body to tackle the day ahead. One important (and probably the most important) factor to achieve the best nights sleep or even an afternoon catnap is the mattress you lie your head on.  Our master bedroom mattress was actually the guest room mattress in our previous hone. Even though we love the family and … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: Eclectically Vintage

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Kelly of Eclectically Vintage. Welcome Kelly… ******************* Hi SAS friends - I'm Kelly of Eclectically Vintage and I'm thrilled to be here today sharing how I Create a Meaningful Home. My dream (and my hubby's nightmare) came true five years ago when we bought a 100 year old, run down house on a beautiful tree lined street. Brace yourself for the before … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: View Along the Way

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Kelly of View Along the Way. Welcome Kelly… ******************* Hey buds! I'm so pumped to be here on Jenna's beautiful blog talking about creating a meaningful home. I've been totally diggin' this series, haven't you? I'm Kelly and I blog at View Along the Way. We bought our stinky ol' foreclosure with grand plans of fixing it up in, oh, about four to six days … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: Inspiring Hearts & Homes

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Ange of Inspiring Hearts & Homes. Welcome Ange… ******************* Hi, I'm Ange from Inspiring Hearts & Homes, I am so excited to be a guest in Jenna's series Creating a Meaningful Home! I just love what Jenna has done in her own home, making it truly a home for her family and that she has this series so we can all share our own unique perspectives. Creating a … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: DIY Show Off

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Roeshel of DIY Show Off. Welcome Roeshel… ******************* Hi SAS Interiors friends! I'm Roeshel from DIYShowOff and honored to participate in Jenna's Meaningful Home series. To us, creating a meaningful home has meant transforming an old fixer upper farmhouse into our forever home. And for these past few years that's meant a lot of do-it-yourself projects with … [Read More...]


Triple Feature in Kitchen + Bath Makeovers Magazine

It seems like a lifetime ago, but early last year (in 2013) a crew from Better Homes & Gardens came to my home to photograph a bunch of spaces.  It was an incredible, eye-opening experience and one I will never forget. Truly a dream come true that I never even knew I had... Long before one of my client's kitchens were photographed for this past Spring's KBMO cover and even longer before my kids & I were photographed at our Central … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: The White Buffalo Styling Co.

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. Welcome Lindsay… ******************* Thank you so much for having me, Jenna!  I am Lindsay and I blog over at The White Buffalo Styling Co.  When Jenna asked me to participate in this series, I was so excited because this is my main goal with my home and blog. There's a long story about The White Buffalo.  You can read the whole … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs. Welcome Sarah… ******************* Hi SAS friends! I'm Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs, where I share my day to day DIY adventures and all things home related! Even though I've moved three times in the past year, my definition of a meaningful home is the same as most, first and foremost, family and then a few meaningful things that … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: Fieldstone Hill Design

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Darlene of Fieldstone Hill Design. Welcome Darlene… ******************* Hi! It is so nice to meet you. I'm Darlene Weir, principal interior designer at Fieldstone Hill Design, and blogger at . I am thrilled to be hanging out over at Jenna's place today, getting to meet all of you! I love the idea of this series because, truly, what is more … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: Dimples and Tangles

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles. Welcome Jennifer… ******************* Hi there!  My name is Jennifer and I blog at Dimples and Tangles.  I am a minister's wife and mother of 2 middle school aged children. I am in no way a professional decorator, but I love to decorate our home and try to make it an attractive, comfortable, and welcoming place for our family and others to … [Read More...]


Q & A Interview with David Bromstad

"We have celebrity interior designer and artist David Bromstad available for an interview...  Would love to know if you’d be able to speak with him?" Seriously, does that have to be asked?  Do I want to interview the incredibly talented David Bromstad?  ummm, YAY!!!  After taking a few breaths and realizing the email wasn't a hoax, I was super psyched and totally nervous.  Lil' ole' me interviewing a celeb designer - HOLLA.  It's not every day … [Read More...]


Creating a Meaningful Home: All Things Heart and Home

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Robin of All Things Heart and Home. Welcome Robin… ******************* Hi everybody! I’m Robin from All Things Heart and Home and I’m so happy to be visiting you and Jenna today, talking about some of the ways I create a meaningful home. Home. What do you think of when you hear the word? I’m immediately filled with a sense of well being. A sense of place. And … [Read More...]


A Dream Oasis…

I love my home.  Every nook-and-crannie has either been renovated, painted, or touched in some way to make it ours. BUT, I still dream.  I dream of creating an oasis where I can completely step away from it all, relax 100%, and all be mine - just for a moment.  Even though I love color, I dream of this oasis to be serene, quiet, and totally zen.  Soft pinks, hues of white, all surrounded by fluffy pillows and fun textures. Like living on a … [Read More...]