The Crib.

We finally got our house all decorated and settled-in to. It’s been so much fun making this place feel like home, even though we’re just renting it for a few years.

I just wanted to share a few pictures with whoever wants to check it out! I’m pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished. It’s taken hours of Craigslisting and Pinteresting, but it was worth it!

The Nursery: 

Mark wanted to have something from Star Wars in his room, so we made this sign out of a couple canvas boards I got at a Salvation Army months ago.

The blanket on the wall was a gift we received at Christmas. It hung in Mark’s room when he was a baby, and now it hangs in Jake’s.

And yes, that’s a Dumb and Dumber poster. We’ll get a big family picture in there one day, but for now, these guys are gonna have to do.

I made these little bookshelves from IKEA spice racks.

And we made him. But I’m not gonna tell you how.

The Master Bedroom: 

I searched for MONTHS for a perfect white bedroom set, and found this amazing set for $350 on Craigslist. The bed, the nightstand, AND the dresser. The bed was broken on the bottom, so Mark did his manly man thing and got some wood and screws at Home Depot and fixed it all up. And now it’s all perfect. I am absolutely in love with this set, and hope we have it forever.

And that mirror up in the top right I got at Goodwill. It used to be purple. No lie. And you can barely see it, but in the top left, I have a shadow box that holds my wedding veil.

And there’s my little songwriting/recording nook. I still need to paint the piano bench, but I’ll get around to it eventually.

THIS is a prized project for me. It took a lot of mapping out and rearranging (that Mark mostly did) but I love how it turned out. It’s a giant collage of various family pictures from both sides of our family. Including our cats.

I made this scarf hanger thing out of an old rake I got for free at a garage sale.

And we made them. But I’m not gonna tell you how.

Just kidding. Pretty sure I can’t have kittens. Just humans.


I got this coffee table for $10 off Craigslist, and painted it yellow and white. And that’s the baby blanket I made for Jake (that I finished a week ago).

And there you have it! I love our little nest.