It’s time for another “Around the House” post! This week my kids are on Spring Break from school so we’ve been enjoying the freedom that comes with not having an early AM rise time! Now, we are just waiting on the weather to cooperate so we can go out and have some fun. Looks like today might be the day. Fingers-crossed!

Here’s what’s happening on the home front here at the #BHvintagecolonial this week…



I say that with the utmost enthusiasm! After 15 years of working on our homes together, Dave and I have learned to see the joy in the labor of making our home reflect our family and meet our needs. It’s definitely an attitude of gratitude that we even get to make improvements to our home.

Our philosophy with our time has changed a bit since the blog took off over the years. We desire family balance and living more simply these days. We aren’t too keen on throwing our lives into a season of messiness and self-inflicted busyness in our home. It’s just not realistic for the stage of life our family is in and CONSTANT home renovation doesn’t align with what’s important to us right now. We want a more outward focus. Being available to help others more and outreach more. This move has turned out to be a much needed reset for our family spiritually. We are all quite thankful for the unexpected blessing in it.

We do love working together on our home though. It is something that we have bonded over and enjoy doing together. We hope to make the #BHvintagecolonial a long-term home, so we are taking it slow and really enjoying the process. Maybe one or two bigger projects per year and leaving it at that.

With that said, we are looking forward to starting the Living Room and Entry Way this weekend!! We blocked the time out to get the walls done and everything has arrived for these spaces except some curtain rod rings.


Our living room plans are on the neutral side by design, but I do think a little dash of color is needed. These gorgeous green malachite jars arrived last week from Frontgate and I think they are just the right way to infuse color into this space. For my own home, I lean towards decorating this way. These jars are timeless and stunning and I feel like they were made for this room.

Aren’t they beautiful? Frontgate has a green malachite collection on their site with trays and different sized jars and vessels. I love the pair of these flanking our fireplace. They are also really big measuring in at over 26 inches tall, so they make quite the statement.


As I said above, all the pieces have arrived for the entry way and living room. I can’t wait to share the reveal of these spaces with you! Dave and the boys love the new chairs so much. I think that’s their favorite new addition so far.

I have to agree, they are quite striking and they check all the boxes on the comfort level too. The fabric feels amazing to the touch! If I sit in these, I notice I pet the fabric, ha,ha!

And, yes, Dave is a happy man. They have arms. His disdain towards armless chairs always makes me laugh. I feel like we are in a Seinfeld episode when he talks about it. “I mean, why would you make a chair with no arms?? Whhhyyyy would you do that?!!” We all have our quirks, right?

So, is this preference a guy thing or just a Dave thing? Curious…do the men in your life hate armless chairs too? (I like asking the really hard-hitting questions here at [email protected])


I said I was still waiting on curtain rings…but what to my wondering eyes should appear?!! They are back in stock on the West Elm website as of today!! I’ve been stalking you, West Elm! FOR A MONTH so I can get my hands on the oversized antique gold curtain rings that are the mate to the rods I ordered. Needless to say, I did my happy dance when I saw that.

If you have been in the same boat…order now…before they are gone AGAIN!

Also, if they run out of stock again, my friend Jen of With Heart said that the Restoration Hardware rings are a good substitute if you are in a pinch with a deadline. They are the only ones I have seen that are close to the West Elm finish and are wide enough to fit the rods.

They should be here by the end of next week, so I’ll be able to start shooting the reveal soon after! Install day is getting pushed up…HOORAY!

Coming up…


We’ll share the progress we made on the walls next week so you can catch the vision even more.


Next week, I’ll finish up shooting these befores so you can see some more of the house.

Side note…

I love hearing stories of how God leads a marriage through the peaks and valleys of life. The struggles we all face with our finances, jobs, and family life. One of my dearest blog friends, Lindsay (The White Buffalo Styling Co.), has been sharing her family’s story recently on her blog. We met a few years back at a conference when we had just started our blogs and our friendship is ever strong today. We have a sister bond over our faith and love of home and family that is so precious. I urge you to check out her testimony, it’s a great listen!

Lindsay’s story Part One

Lindsay’s story Part Two





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