When I was in middle school, I would fake sick to stay home and watch HGTV, I cringe now to think of the “designing” I idolized from the wallpaper borders on Room by Room to the rubber stamping talents of Carol Duval. The 90’s were a fantastic era. Fast forward to present day, my husband and I purchased a house a little under a year ago and I’ve spent all of my free time (and money) making it a home. With a tight budget, a bit of creativity, and a pinch of pinterest I’ve become quite proud of our little homestead, so I thought I’d share a little bit of it with you. We’ll start with the heart of the home, the kitchen. Our’s isn’t large and it’s not new, but it suits us pretty perfectly right now. Most of the items you see were either wedding presents or goodwill treasures . . . the shelves on the wall were all collected from thrift shops and garage sales and painted in the same color, I created the light fixture with jars I’ve collected and lanterns bought on sale. Our dining room table was a gracious hand-me-down from my step mom which I stripped and stained as I found out I was pregnant with Doiron. Enjoy this little peek into my home, It’s like taking a walk at night and peering into your neighbor’s windows, except not as creepy (everybody does that right? I mean purely to see how they’ve designed their home, right?) ok, for real here are some pics that aren’t of my toddler (well mostly). alright. here you go.