Fall in St. Louis: A Day at the Wineries + Crafty Party Favors

birthday girl DIY wine glass

One of the best parts of living in St. Louis is that you’re only a short drive from some of the most beautiful wineries in Augusta, Missouri. My family always takes an annual trip in the Fall and this weekend we decided to celebrate my mother’s birthday at Mount Pleasant Winery. Beautiful scenery, right? Usually […]

They Call It Mellow Yellow

color palette office craft room

OK, so I’m actually making some progress on my home office / {someday} craft room!  I bought some paint today from Lowe’s and started the makeover. Here’s a shot of the before when it was a playroom… We had the futon couch for my sister to crash on when she visited from Chicago, plus a […]

An Afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch

pumpkin patch pyramid

I thought I’d share a couple of photos from our annual trip to the Rombach’s Pumpkin Patch in St. Louis County. Ellie hanging out by the Pumpkin Pyramid. Ellie and Daddy. Of course she says “Mommy, if I hold a pumpkin, this photo will be a lot cuter.” Yeah, she’s getting used to me taking […]

Stone Kitchen Backsplash

kitchen backsplash oak cabinets

My kitchen is definitely not my dream kitchen. For some stupid reason when my husband and I built our first home together 6 years ago, we picked out gray countertops and builder grade oak cabinets in the kitchen. Blah! The gray countertops against the orangish oak cabinets never made sense to me and I wanted […]