the sweetest vacation and a feature


Hi, loves!  I'm back from our North & South Carolina vacation!  It was one our favorite vacations yet.  Just me and the littles cruising down the East Coast to see my sister, niece, nephew, grandparents, aunts, cousins, and a bunch of other NY to Carolina transplants.  I thought I'd share a bit of it with … [Read more...]

color splashed little girl’s room

Edyns Bedroom French Inspired Freckled Laundry

Happy Monday, loves! In 9 hours, I'll be road tripping with the little ones to visit my sis in North Carolina for 9 days, so before I completely unplug, I wanted to share some snapshots of projects that I've been cranking out for Edyn's room.  I know. I know. It's not my bedroom.   I decided to briefly press pause in there to … [Read more...]

change & FREE printable nautical photos

freckled laundry cottage molding

I hope you're all having a lovely summer (or winter/autumn/spring wherever you are)!  July has been quite a month of change for me (with breathtaking surroundings sprinkled in). I have some free printable nautical & tattered aqua rowboat photos for you, but let's talk change for a minute.  Moving...  A couple of weeks … [Read more...]

my lucketts haul


I thought I'd {finally} share a few of the things I brought home with me from the Luckett's market in Leesburg, VA a few weeks ago! While I didn't find any of the items on my original Luckett list aside from from a sign that I pre-ordered, I still found just enough to make me smile. Besides, things like "lavender shutters" aren't exactly a … [Read more...]

20 small kitchen storage ideas

DIY Wire and Nail Hanging Spice Storage by freckled laundry

Hi, loves. If you have a small kitchen like me, you might also struggle with places to put stuff and keep the clutter to a minimum, (especially if you love to cook and/or have a teeny addiction to all of the cooking "candy" at Williams-Sanoma). Not too long ago, I shared my DIY Wire and Nail Hanging Spice Holder with the hometalk … [Read more...]

dreams and fireflies


I've been somewhat tongue tied (or finger tied) since returning to my blog after two months away. I have so many thoughts to share with you, but haven't been quite able to write them down. Writer's block, I suppose...or my little ones? ;) I keep this blog (and you) so close to my heart that I find myself choosing my words carefully, not in … [Read more...]

plywood planked floors and walls


I feel like talking planks tonight. My guy and I spent the day looking at flooring options for our family room that is connected to the kitchen through the French doors. It was time. We've been walking around on sub-flooring for oh, 9 months now? We decided to go with finish-grade, maple hardwood plywood planks (a.k.a. smooth maple … [Read more...]

boots & pearls


This won't be the first time nor the last that you hear a blogger talk about the wonderful people and opportunities that come into our lives along the way. This post is about an amazing woman that I have come to know and her new blog, Kristen's blog isn't about her though. It's a blog she created with one reason alone: "I hope to inspire … [Read more...]

inspired you review and giveaway


Oh, heavens. I will try not to write a book of my own here. If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you likely know how much I adore and thank God for Marian Parsons, a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed. Despite my all of my imperfections, she has always encouraged and inspired me (and so many others) in more ways than she probably knows, and … [Read more...]

diy anthropologie inspired twine/ribbon hanger

Hi, loves.   Happy Saturday!   I don't know about you, but I have enough ribbon, twine, thread, lace, etc. to last a small village a lifetime.   I'm always trying to think of or looking for cute organization ideas {my craft room is desperately next on the makeover list} and came across this idea. Garden Twine Hanger from … [Read more...]