Mouse in a Tin of Altoids

Are you ready for some serious cuteness? I just finished making this little mouse in a tin and I am seriously DYING. She is just so darn adorable! She is made of felt and sewn by hand complete with her own little mattress, pillow and blanket.

Family Craft Studio

I am so excited to be showing you our family craft studio today! When I realized that we were going to have the opportunity to build our house my main request was having a large craft room with plenty of natural light. This "bonus room" over the garage was the perfect spot for my vision to come true.  It is my absolute favorite room in the house. It is a place where we can hang out, be messy and create projects together. And the best part is that almost everything is thrifted or "crafted" by me.

Master Bedroom Reveal

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! After a year of living in our house I feel like some rooms are finally pulling together and I am excited to start showing you around. This week...the master bedroom.

You have no idea how good it feels to finally have a bedroom that I LOVE! It took a while to find the right combo of fabrics, colors and textures, but now I can say it is perfectly "Tessie" and I have been giddy about it all week. I am also happy to report that the hubby...

Garden Tea Party

Last weekend was a good one. My Emma turned 7 and we celebrated in style with a garden tea party.

The inspiration for the party came from meeting Jodi Levine at Altitude Summit a few weeks ago. I have to admit that I was freaking out a bit when I realized she was the craft editor of Martha Stewart Living and also was the mastermind behind Martha Stewart Kids Magazine! The Martha Stewart Books and Magazines saved me at a time in my life...

Valentine's Day Gift Idea

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... And let's do it with chocolate :)

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and I wanted to share with you one of my all time favorite DIY gifts. 

Built-In Bookshelf Decorating Ideas

These built-ins sit proudly in our main living room on either side of our fireplace. The cupboards below are stuffed with our family's vast collection of board games and the shelves above are filled with pretty books and favorite treasures.

My favorite part about these shelves is the cohesive color pallet. I always see beautifully styled shelves in magazines, but honestly who has that many pretty books??

Kid's Quiet Bags/Church Bags

Kid's can be pretty fabulous. They have boundless energy and often have an infinite amount of stories to tell. But once in a while kids just needs to be quiet. Maybe you are going out to eat at a restaurant or visiting a friend or going to church and you just need something to keep their little hands busy and their minds engaged without all the bouncing and talking. These little quiet bags are the perfect solution.