“Modern Marvel” Boy’s Bedroom: The Inspiration & Design (ORC Week 2)

We’re into week 2 of our Spring One Room Challenge. If you missed last week’s post we revealed that we’re finally tackling our son’s room and shared a few before pics of the space. It’s been a busy week getting the room emptied & replacing the flooring, but before we get into the progress we’ve […]

Family room inspiration

The making of a family room [Inspiration board]

After our very long hiatus from all things DIY, it’s not surprising that lately Kes and I have been feeling the itch to create. So now that this beautiful summer is creeping to a close and shorter days are bringing with them cooler temperatures, we’ve decided it’s finally time for us to trade in our […]

PARA Blog Crew SpringFever: 5 Blogs + 5 DIYs - Coming Apr 8th

Spring is (finally) in the air…

It’s April!!! And after months of snow, ice and Polar Vortex temperatures, Mother Nature is finally giving us a bit of a reprive (knock on wood) from what felt like the longest. winter. ever! Oh – and let me take a minute to say thank you for the overwhelmingly positive emails, text messages & blog comments I […]

Finding Light in the kindness of strangers | The Dreamhouse Project

Finding ‘light’ in the kindness of strangers…

It’s amazing how quickly karma can come back around. A couple of weeks ago we introduced the concept of Random Acts of Paint as a way of paying it forward. I’m a firm believer that if we all made an effort once in a while to do something nice for someone else there’d be a […]

Random Acts of Paint

Random acts of PAINT!

I love the idea that when something good happens you to, you should pay it forward. I feel like if more people tried to live by this one simple philosophy, our world would be a better place.  Sometimes just a simple act of human kindness can go a long way.

It’s a dream until you write it down and then it's a goal

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year! Before I get into today’s post, I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the overwhelmingly positive feedback on the Laundry Room Makeover project we did as a gift for my parents. Thanks also to everyone who took the time to enter the giveaway. Of course there can only be […]

The great countertop debate pt. 1

In working through the space planning & design with Lisa, we’ve begun talking about some of the interior finishes & materials for the various rooms. When the topic of kitchen counters came up our immediate first thought was quartz – for obvious reasons.