I’m pretty picky about shoes. They have to be comfortable, but they can’t look cheap or make me look like a granny. Also, the more functions they serve, the better (can you wear them with skirts? can you wear them to … Read More

Room redo

Hey all! Is everyone having a good summer? Ours has been pretty enjoyable. A good mix of busy and lazy. For the past few weeks, I had been consumed by a multi-family, hot mess of a garage sale at my … Read More

Flower update

You live and you learn, right? It’s my first year as an amateur gardener, so I’m cutting myself a little slack. Remember the flowers that we planted in the “Daddy” pot? Well, come to find out, the Creeping Phlox only … Read More

Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory

We spent part of Mother’s Day weekend in Cincinnati, and the International Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory in Mt. Adams was one of the places we visited. I can’t believe I’d never been to Mt. Adams before. It’s pretty awesome. (In the … Read More

Mother’s Day collage

Seven months after Jane’s birthday/our anniversary, I finally printed some of our pictures for the grandmas. Better late than never??? Anyhoo, two of the “namaws” got collages of our fam for Mother’s Day (my mom got separate prints, so don’t feel … Read More

Flowers and a new iphone app

Hey, guess what. We’ve been in our new house for two whole years this month! At what point do we have to stop calling it “new”? Also related – when do we have to stop calling our daughter “the baby”? … Read More

My rad new friend Alison – part 2

Wanna know another reason why my new friend Alison is rad? She let me and Jami ransack her booth  (that was closing) at the antique mall and take home anything we wanted. For free. True story. Here’s what I grabbed: … Read More

My rad new friend Alison – part 1

So you know my ottoman that I can’t stop talking about (here, here, and here)? I’ve mentioned before that I bought it from AZ Vintage at the Bloomington Antique Mall. Well guess what. I finally got to meet “AZ”!!! Her … Read More

My ottoman on Curbly!

Thanks to my bloggy friend Capree Kimball, my ottoman project was featured on the website Curbly yesterday! In addition to writing for Curbly, she also has her own design blog MAIYA, which I highly recommend! Thanks again, Capree!!

This awesome house

Hello, strangers! Long time, no see! I can’t use the excuse that I’ve been terribly busy, because I haven’t. I’ve actually been doing a whole lot of nothing, and it’s felt pretty good. I did recover my desk chair (I’ll … Read More


Oh Lordy, this thing is finally done. I told myself at the beginning of the year that I wasn’t going to start any new projects until I finished all of my in-process ones. This one officially took me just over … Read More

Have a great day!

Hope you have a Valentine as sweet as ours. PS. Cougar Town‘s back on tonight (2/14 @ 8:30pm on ABC). Please watch!! It’s my favorite show on TV, and I’d like to keep it that way! Picture me hunkering down … Read More

PS. to the previous post

One more thing I forgot to mention that happened in last month – my desk calendar was mentioned on Print & Pattern! It’s a pretty big deal to me even though it didn’t result in any sales. But it was … Read More

Hello again!

Hi. That was a much needed break. The beauty of being the boss of your own blog is that you can take as much vacation time as you want. So I did! Here’s a quick-and-dirty of what I was up … Read More

FREE Christmas gift tag download!

Am I the only one who still has some presents to wrap? And does anyone else need some last minute gift tags? Look no further, I’ve got you covered!  Just click this link to access the PDF file, and you can … Read More

Our tree, she’s famous!

Many thanks to Natalie of Nat the Fat Rat for featuring our Christmas tree on her blog: This month, in addition to her normal posts, she is featuring reader-submitted Christmas trees, and ours was one of the lucky ones she picked!! … Read More

Desk calendar!

They’re done, they’re here, they’re for sale in my etsy shop. Hallelujah! Holy sh*t! Where’s the Tylenol…? PS. The price went up because these are professionally printed. But trust me, it’s so worth it! PPS. Here are the previous years … Read More

Rad ornament

Kate from Retro Ranch Revamp recently shared her newest creation, these adorable mini ranch house ornaments: And now she is selling them on etsy! Take a wild guess who bought the first one… Can’t wait until the silver one is gracing … Read More

FREE holiday postcard download!

Because I have not been posting much lately, I’d like to extend a peace offering to my readers in the form of a free holiday postcard download! Just click this link to access the PDF file; it is an 8.5×11 … Read More

We’re ready for Christmas

Christmas is in full force at the Browning house. Here’s some highlights of what we’ve got going on here… All of our window clings hung at toddler-eye level: Our “tree” centerpiece: Our lovely tree: My tree collection on top of … Read More

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