How to Hang Outdoor String Lights

When Adam and I were designing our home we purposely enclosed the backyard, making it a courtyard that is surrounded by the house and garage on three sides. We plan to put a tiny little irrigated lawn in that area (the only way to keep grass alive in Texas) and have the rest of the property be native. Over this part of the backyard I wanted … [Read more...]



Plans for the Master Bedroom

In the last house I never finished our master bedroom, the entire time we lived there it was an unfinished catch-all for everything in the house that didn't have a place. We basically slept in a storage unit. Adam and I would crawl into bed night after a long day, and instead of feeling relaxed we would just look around and think “Ugh...there is so … [Read more...]



2016 Year In Review

Alright y’all, here comes one heck of a post. I’ve been chipping away at it for months...it’s pretty much my masterpiece. Enjoy.  2016 was a great year. Adam and I worked on building our house, moved into it, sold our old house for more than we thought we would, had a baby, and  generally lots of amazing things happened. That being said, it has … [Read more...]



Top 10 Places to Shop for Fabric Online

We are finally getting to the stage of building where I’m thinking less about the guts of the house and more about the pretty things. Hardware on cabinets, rugs, curtains, and fabrics are where my mind wanders to these days. For the past few weeks I’ve been spending most of my "stuck on the couch breastfeeding” time scrolling through fabrics … [Read more...]



One of a Kind Double Barstools

Alright, let’s skip the fluffy intro and get right down to it - I’ve been on the hunt or barstools for the island. Originally I had my eye on these from West Elm... They cost $199 a pop and I needed four, so with tax and shipping came to nearly $1000. I stalked them for awhile, but even with the best sale + coupon + rebate combo I couldn’t … [Read more...]



Whole30 – A Journal of the First Two (Really Hard) Weeks

You might be thinking “Whatttt...a food post on Domestic Imperfection?” Yeah, a food post. Actually, a post about a diet Adam and I are doing as our January New Years resolution called Whole30. You may have heard of it, it’s kinda the new “fad” diet...very similar to Paleo but even stricter. I know this is totally not the normal kind of post around … [Read more...]



Planning and Building a Pantry (Part I)

A few months ago Adam and I finished our master closet, which became the first finished room in the house. It was so organized and amazing that we decided to skip some of the bigger projects we had planned and instead pick another tiny room and finish it 100%. We debated doing a bathroom, the office, or the pantry, and eventually landed on the … [Read more...]



Master Closet Reveal!

It’s master closet reveal day! I showed y’all the fully installed but empty closet over two months ago, then I had a baby, the holidays came, things got crazy, and the final reveal has been a long time coming. First and foremost, I am so in love with it. I’m not usually one to gush over things, but I’m also not used to awesome organized … [Read more...]



Crafts of Christmas Past

Well, December is here and Christmas prep is in full swing...sorta. As usual I’m a little behind, but this year I am totally okay with that. I have my tree up (but not decorated) and I may go crazy on the mantel...I’ve never had a fireplace or a mantel before this year and it’s begging for the full Christmas treatment. So while I don’t foresee … [Read more...]



Four Boys and a Man on a Mission

I figured that after a month of silence it was about time for an update on the baby and life in general, so here we go. Let’s start at the beginning...the day Abram was born. I’m one of those women that is chronically overdue with babies and I expected nothing less with this one... I don’t think I even packed my hospital bag until after my … [Read more...]



Industrial Pipe Kitchen Shelving

From the time we started designing our house I knew I wanted some open shelving in the kitchen. Not all open shelving (because it would look cluttered), but just enough for our everyday dishes. We put open shelving in our last kitchen and really loved it, I liked having the dishes out in the open, and since we used them everyday dust was never an … [Read more...]



Baby #4 is here, and it’s a…

BOY! Everyone, meet Abram. Born 10/26/16 7 lbs 12 oz 20.5 inches He is the sweetest, most snuggly little thing you will ever meet. I was planning to write a whole post about him and the birth, but the second I started typing three-quarters of my kids started crying, so I will be back at a later time to share more details. We are … [Read more...]



Planning and Installing a Closet System

*This post is sponsored by EasyClosets...and by that I mean that I received the closet system for free in exchange for blog posts about the closet and my experience. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.* When we bought our last house, the master closet had a single rod and shelf around the whole thing. From day one we planned to rip out that … [Read more...]



The Search for a Vintage Farmhouse Sink

From the time I started sketching up our new house on graph paper nearly two years ago, I knew I wanted a vintage farmhouse sink for the kitchen. Not a modern apron front farmhouse sink that are popular today, but an antique one from the 20’s or 30’s. Those weren’t my only demands though, no...I also wanted it to have a single basin, high back, and … [Read more...]



Kitchen Progress – Dark green cabinets, a rustic wood countertop, and lighting

Last time I did an overall kitchen update we had just installed the cabinets and it looked like this.... Well now we have not only moved in, but I’ve painted the cabinets, we poured our concrete countertops, added a wood island top, bought appliances, and installed our island lighting. First thing first, the cabinet color. I wrote … [Read more...]



The Boy’s Room – Then, Now, and Future Plans

So today let’s talk about the boy's room.   The room is 12 x 15 and will be shared by my older two boys. If you regularly read the blog than you’ve seen pictures of it while under construction...but here they are again (mostly to remind me that we’ve already come a long way and aren't just beginning...because it’s true, but I … [Read more...]



DIY Basics – How to Recover a Dining Room Chair

*Thank you to HomeRight for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. After writing this blog for nearly six years I tend to assume that my readers are all DIY masters. A lot of you are, but new people happen upon this blog everyday, many of which have never DIYed a single thing. So If you are new to DIY then a great place … [Read more...]



A Corrugated Metal Ceiling

I know I keep talking about the hailstorm that hit earlier this year, but that dang hailstorm seems to have led to a lot of other things...like rustic beams instead of fake ones, a quick sale of our old house, and now a practically free metal ceiling in our living room. Since day one Adam and I have planned to put a metal ceiling on the living … [Read more...]



Gold Stenciled Table

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a furniture makeover on the blog, even though redoing furniture is one of my favorite things. We’ve been so busy building our house for the last year that I’ve barely posted about anything else or done any projects just because I enjoy them. So this table...I actually finished it about six months ago, but with … [Read more...]



How We Sold Our House in One Day

This post started off as a simple “tips to sell your house quickly” post...but then it just couldn’t stop writing and it kinda turned into a brain dump on everything. So keep reading if you want to hear about how we sold our house in a day (for over the asking price!), how much profit we made, the final house tour, and other various thoughts on the … [Read more...]