You’re probably going to a lot of parties this time of year, and maybe you’re not sure what gift to pick up for the host or hostess at the next event. Or you might be tired of getting the same things all the time…. I have a few recommendations for ways to shop local and find the perfect hostess gift…

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So I’m going to try 12 Days of Christmas (ending on Christmas). I know every one else started a yesterday or the day before, but I’m starting today (I’m also pretty sure that the 12 days are supposed to start on Christmas and go until Kings Day in January, but no one else seems to pay attention to these things)… Keep me accountable, friends!

I want to get back into blogging, and this seemed like a fun way to start things off.

Many of my decorations you’ve seen in other places on my blog. If I make things, I do try to use them every year! The biggest change this year was the plant situation. The pine tree doesn’t fit in well with the jungle growing in front of my window. I moved a few plants to the other side of the fireplace, but they don’t get a lot of sun, so that won’t be permanent. View Post

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keep only those things that speak to your heart. discard the rest

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So a few months ago I read the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up… and like most people, I did find it pretty life changing. I know I’m not exactly a minimalist (ha), but I can love having only the things that will bring me joy. So far I have only gone through my wardrobe, but I know the rest of the house is next!

Wardrobe Journey

I do go through my wardrobe at the end of every season, so I didn’t throw out as much as I thought I would. By following this KonMari method, I actually was able to fit all my clothes in my bedroom without leaving anything in storage! View Post

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Finally! The moment you all have been waiting for! Ok, maybe not. You probably don’t think about my bathroom renovation too often, but if you’ve visited my house you probably have been wondering… when will Danielle post her bathroom renovation?!

Well, I’ll be honest. We didn’t finish it for a long time. That’s right: we rewatched all the seasons of Parks and Recreation between when we made the bathroom workable to when it was actually fully finished. Am I embarrassed about this? A little. But I’m pretty happy that it’s over, and we can enjoy it now without thinking, I wish this was done…

1920s lakehouse tiny bathroom gets a full renovation

So much went into the project, so it’s going to be a pretty long post! Get ready for supply lists, tips and tricks, and things NOT TO DO. And also – it’s very difficult to get good photos of a 5’6″x5’6″ bathroom, but I tried my best

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Well, it’s been a while guys… I spent most of the year focusing on my freelance writing business, but in honor of National Sewing Month I’m going to knock out some projects!

national sewing month 2017 goals and plans

National Sewing Month Goals

  1. Get through my WIP stack:
    To be honest, these pieces are barely WIP. But I do have a large stack of fabric with patterns attached and ready to be cut. I have a few dresses, sweaters, leggings, tshirts…. a bunch of things :/ really need to get through these things.
  2. Plan out my fall capsule wardrobe:
    I’m going to try Project 333 (3 months, 33 items) and clean out my closet for Oct-Dec. I’ve actually been looking forward to this all year… This summer, I’ve worn the same few shirts and shorts and it’s been pretty great. Can’t wait to do the same thing this winter!
  3. Post my office/ sewing room makeover:
    I recently moved my craft room upstairs to my attic – more space, and it’s out of the way! I made my old craft room into a guest room (aka, come visit us!), and that means one less room to tidy up when friends come over… or one less room for the puppy to rummage through.

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As some of you know, I turned 27 last week. I planned on writing a little birthday post about my life and updates and all that… but sometimes those get a little depressing, so instead I’ll show you some fun photos of my birthday brunch party.

The funny thing is… I knew I was going to write this post, as well as a post for the Cafe Pierrot Blog about breakfast brunches/ catering…. but I didn’t really take that many photos :/ Oh well. Here’s the best I could do.

It was so fun, and my friends bought me such cute gifts. Seriously a fun day sitting in the sun and chatting with these ladies. I definitely want to plan more throughout the year. Maybe once a month? I do love brunch….

One of my friends bought me the CUTEST mini party hat from francesca’s…. and here I am posing with the French Toast haha. So yummy! We ended up only having around 10 people at the party, so there was a lot of yummy food 🙂 View Post

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