Osterhouse 2017: Here’s to the Next Chapter

Osterhouse 2017: Here’s to the Next Chapter

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

FOYER LIVING ROOM DINING ROOM KITCHEN MUDROOM HALF BATH UPSTAIRS HALLWAY KIDS’ BATH MASTER BEDROOM BABY #3 GETS THE WALK IN CLOSET MASTER BATH LUCAS’S ROOM PARKER’S ROOM MY OFFICE MICHAEL’S MEDA ROOM THE OUTDOORSDid I mention that we have totally awesome neighbors? Check out this terrarium that was made BY HAND…and yes, that is […]

Mudroom Makeover: Movin’ Out

Mudroom Makeover: Movin’ Out

Posted on Nov 19, 2016 in Craft, Interior Design | No Comments

As we prep our home to put on the market, I can’t help but tackle a few last minute projects. The entryway to our home might be the last space left untouched by our DIY hands. Over the past 11 years, Michael and I replaced wood molding throughout, almost all lighting fixtures, installed flooring throughout, replaced […]

Curiouser & Curiouser: The Mood of Year 4

Curiouser & Curiouser: The Mood of Year 4

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 in Baby/Kids, Blog, Etsy, Photography | No Comments

The following prints I designed while Parker was just an infant. They can be found in my Etsy shop >> My son, Lucas, created the drawing below to be used in the shoot, but I thought it worked best on it’s own. LOVE!!

A Creative Superhero Conquers Year 6

A Creative Superhero Conquers Year 6

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Baby/Kids, Photography | No Comments

While shooting his year 6 birthday photos, I witnessed a creative in the making. The initial concept for this year’s shoot was “the evolution of a creative superhero”, and boy did Lucas have some ideas for props, poses and attitude. As someone who makes a living as a creative (not to mention, married to a […]

Homemade Eye Cream with Deathwish Coffee

Homemade Eye Cream with Deathwish Coffee

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in Blog, Craft, Food | No Comments

If it wasn’t for the 8-12 hours per week spent in a chemistry or biology lab during college, I might not have this obsession with ingredients and formulas. For the past ten years or so, I’ve gradually eliminated foods and beauty products that contain chemicals and/or other harmful ingredients. The main reason why I decided […]

Bye Bye Baby: Parker’s Bedroom Makeover

Bye Bye Baby: Parker’s Bedroom Makeover

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Baby/Kids, Blog, Craft, Interior Design | No Comments

Last summer we decided to play musical chairs with a few rooms in our home. We started to face the same reality that most parents face after having a boy AND a girl. Sharing a room isn’t in the cards, at least, not for the long term. Both of my “babies” inhabited a space in […]

Remember to Stop and Smell the Horses

Remember to Stop and Smell the Horses

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Self expression is the healthy way to release anxiety and depression. Aside from painting, photography is a wonderful way to let go of these negative feelings while focusing on the overlooked. For anyone who experiences racing thoughts (like myself), you can understand how important it is to decompress. While at home today, I received a […]

I Can Finally See the Forest for the Trees

I Can Finally See the Forest for the Trees

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 in Art, Blog, Craft, Interior Design | No Comments

It’s been a work in progress, but Lucas’s new room is finally finished! Don’t let the size fool ya, this remodel required a TON of detail work. Most of my design projects begin with nothing more than a vision. After ripping up carpet/baseboards, painting walls, installing pergo floors, a new closet door, baseboards, window trim […]

Parker: And Then There Were Three

Parker: And Then There Were Three

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 in Photography | No Comments

It’s hard to believe that’s she’s been by my side for three years now. It’s even harder to imagine life without little Miss Parker. Thinking back, Parker’s pregnancy was a bit difficult around the 35 week mark. She developed an irregular heartbeat (so thankful that it resolved itself) and I was practically debilitated with pelvic […]

Bedroom Interior Makeover: Less is More

Bedroom Interior Makeover: Less is More

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in Art, Blog, Graphic Design, Interior Design | No Comments

It’s hard to believe that my husband and I receive the keys to our first home just ten years ago. Life in the country has proved to be one of the best decisions we’ve made as a couple. I can say this after seeing the overflowing file that our realtor kept. We searched high and […]