What to Do with All the Feels That Pile Up in Your Heart

Straight whiskey. That’s my drink of choice, or at least it’s one of them. Some nights I’ve kicked my heels up with a glass and sipped it slowly simply because I thought it sounded appealing. Other nights I’ve clutched my glass in a shaking hand with a sense of internal restlessness I couldn’t attribute to […]

Painted Black And White Chevron Floor Design

Y’all know that for months now, I’ve been dreaming of having a black and white design on the floor in the back entry of my studio. Whether I used tile or hardwood flooring, I was determined to have a black and white design in place of a rug. (Rugs and floor cloths just aren’t wheelchair […]

An Exercise That May Help You Make a Big, Scary Life Change

“Change your thoughts and you can change your world.” ~Norman Vincent Peale Making a major life change, such as changing careers or moving to a new state, can be really scary. Even if our hearts are pulling us in one direction, we may still be plagued with doubt, fear, and anxious thoughts, such as: How […]

9 Easy Ways You Can Speak Your Truth Today

“We are constantly invited to be who we are.” ~Henry David Thoreau When your circumstances invite you to present your true self to others, do you accept the invitation? I think of authentic communication as sharing the unfiltered essence of ourselves with others, including our identities, feelings, needs, boundaries, and desires. It’s taken me many […]

DIY Whitewashed Red Oak Studio Floor – Part 1

My whitewashed red oak floor isn’t finished yet, but we did get the most important (and definitely the most difficult) step finished yesterday — the actual whitewashing of the wood floor. So I wanted to show you how it turned out, and also share the whitewash stain formula that I ended up using. The floor […]

What to Do When You Feel Stuck, Stagnant, and Bored with Your Life

“Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.” ~L.J. Vanier Earlier last year, I felt like I finally had it all. Good education? Check. Respectable corporate job? Check. Decent salary? Check. Fancy car? Check. Charming, funny, and handsome boyfriend? Check. Stylish apartment? Check. I should’ve been happy. So why didn’t […]

Spice up Your TV Wall With These Design Ideas

A sleek, modern, wall-mounted TV is the center of attention in most American rumpus and family rooms. But, your brand-new flat-screen doesn’t need to be the only focus of your room. Whether you surround your TV with framed pictures to create your own gallery wall, perch it on that unique thrift-store find or set it […]

Major Studio Progress!

Y’all, it’s been a hard, exhausting week. Let’s just say that when the week starts off with a sewage geyser inside your house, it doesn’t really set a good tone for the week. It took a couple of days for me to get things back to normal and recover from that catastrophe. If you missed […]