Casual Celebrations

Midcentury library table used as a dining room table.

Behold! Our Vintage Oak Dining Set

It was about two years ago that I began campaigning hard for a table and …

November 20, 2015 in Being Thrifty, Casual Celebrations, Dining Room
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A DIY frog cake made from Rice Krispie Treats and homemade fondant.

That Time We Made A Frog Cake

How many of you still make homemade birthday cakes? Whenever it comes up in conversation, …

August 20, 2015 in Casual Celebrations, DIY
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Cody's 7th Birthday

Dogface is 7

“Why is his dessert sitting so close to the human dessert?” “Don’t worry about it. …

August 19, 2015 in Casual Celebrations, Dog-Related
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An easy, organized closet makeover to see on

The New (And Lots To Fill You In On)

I can’t say it enough, it has been a total pleasure collaborating with the team at Scripps …

April 10, 2015 in Casual Celebrations, DIY Network Projects
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Me, at the video shoot for Made + Remade with DIY Network.

The Big Debut

Hey! Big happies. In May, I spent a week traveling with DIY Network to film a …

July 14, 2014 in Business-y, Casual Celebrations, DIY Network Projects
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The month of May flew through without thought to two “celebrations” I’ve grown fond of appreciating: Buying my …

June 08, 2014 in Casual Celebrations
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The day we found the house, and the day of our first home inspection.

Last Year

This blogging thing, even after all these years, still strikes a quite personal chord. My …

April 10, 2014 in Casual Celebrations
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Small Room Decorating!

Three Years Later

Last year, on the day of my second blogiversary, we entertained a team of photographers …

November 15, 2013 in Casual Celebrations
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Henrietta's Birthday


We’ve greeted our sweet daughter into the world. She has her father’s hairline and my …

November 10, 2013 in Casual Celebrations
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Jade growth, July 2013.

Seven Years of Jade

I moved into my first apartment in Rochester 7 years ago today. It was a …

July 16, 2013 in Casual Celebrations
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