DIY Coat Rack

February 20, 2019

This project was long overdue but we finally got to it and it’s exactly what we wanted! We were in desperate need of somewhere to hang our coats before putting them away in the hall closet. We live in Portland, so with that comes some rainy weather = wet coats. We also have a dog who loves to dig in the yard. So anytime it has rained she comes in with muddy paws. For the longest time we have just had a rag hanging on the hing of the back door…super classy. But I am happy to say that is no longer the case, and the best part about this new coat rack? We made it using all materials we already had on hand!I looked around for a while to find a rack I could just buy but I really wanted the wood tone to mimic that of the kitchen cabinets (since the back door where this rack is located is right off the kitchen), and I didn’t want to pay $100+ for a freaking coat rack. So we just decided to get what we wanted we needed to make it. I remembered we had bought these hooks a couple years ago and never ended up using them. So we looked through some scrap cedar wood we had in our garage and found the perfect backing to attach the hooks to. This coat rack was the look we were going for (just not that price). I took the cedar board and sanded it down for a nice smooth finish. We then put a simple clear coat on top to help draw out the natural tones of the wood more. We then attached the hooks we had on hand (they look almost identical to these but for literally a fraction of the price!) and voilà! Super easy, quick DIY that looks like a high-end piece for a fraction of the price!

Simply Delicious Fudge

December 21, 2018

Growing up there were a few things I remember loving about the holidays, and my mom’s chocolate fudge is one of them! Every year around Christmas time she makes this fudge that everyone loves and the best thing about it is it is SO simple and easy to make. Continue Reading…

Holiday Home Tour 2018

December 20, 2018

This is our very first Christmas in our new home. One of the first things I thought about when we looked at this house was were I was going to put the Christmas tree. And now the time is here and I am so excited! Decorating this season was more fun tha I could of imagined. Continue Reading…

Picking a Pine Tree

December 5, 2018

Last weekend we headed out to a local Christmas Tree farm and chopped down our tree! We have always got a real tree and living in the PNW it almost seems silly not to. After wandering through the field of trees for about half hour we found the perfect tree for us 🙂 Continue Reading…

Shepherd’s Pie

November 16, 2018

With Thanksgiving just around the corner (less than a week!!) food, specifically leftovers, have been on my mind! I am a huge fan, like huge huge huge fan, of Shepherd’s Pie. Everything about it screams comfort, it is so just so damn delicious. Another awesome thing about it? Continue Reading…

Christmas Decor Inspiration

November 12, 2018

2018 has flown by and here were are, less than 2 weeks until Thanksgiving! While I love Thanksgiving, I am a total Christmas fanatic. However, I do refuse to put up Christmas decorations until AFTER Thanksgiving…the day after to be exact 🙂 Continue Reading…

Halloween 2018!

November 1, 2018

I’ve never really been that into Halloween, but since having Luna it’s definitely been fun to partake in all the activities again. I will say, we really half-assed our costumes this year….whoops. But at least Luna looked adorable! I found her ‘winter unicorn’ Continue Reading…

Family Trip to Kruger’s Farm

October 15, 2018

This was our first family trip to the pumpkin patch this year. We go to the same one on Sauvies Island every year, Kruger’s Farm. Luna and I had gone once before this a couple weeks ago during the week and we were literally the ones at the farm. But this time it Continue Reading…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 12, 2018

There is nothing more delicious than a chocolate chip cookie, but add a little pumpkin and it just takes it over the top! A lot of recipes for Chocolate chip pumpkin cookies often create a cookie that is too heavy on the pumpkin side for me. I want a nice balance of flavors Continue Reading…

Creamy Roasted Tomato Sauce

October 5, 2018

With the cold weather starting to set in it’s time to harvest the last of the many, many tomatoes from the garden, or in this case our neighbors garden. Our neighbor is this very sweet elderly man who lives alone and told us to treat his tomato plants as our own and come pick them Continue Reading…