How I’m Reviewing My Year And Setting Goals For The Next As A Proud Perfectionist

traditional end-of-year reviews usually just don’t work for me (as I imagine they most likely don’t work for a lot of perfectionists). Either they are overly critical and can cause me to shut down and feel like a failure, OR when told to “just focus on all the good things that happened” can then feel like a trivial, meaningless mental exercise, antithetical to who I am as an individual and the things I value at my core.

Home For The Holidays: 2021

Christmas may have come and gone this year, but I couldn’t let the holiday season pass us by without sharing at least a few images of our home in all it’s yuletide glory! From fresh handmade garland to a custom Dickensian inspired vintage banner, I had so much fun decking the halls this Christmas! WouldContinue reading “Home For The Holidays: 2021”

Winter: A Public Domain Print Shop Special Collection

Winter has officially arrived at The Public Domain Print Shop! So go grab a throw blanket, brew yourself a nice cup of hot tea and get ready to cozy up with some of the best FREE winter-themed artwork currently available in the public domain! (As an added bonus, that will also give your browser aContinue reading “Winter: A Public Domain Print Shop Special Collection”

My Go-To Tips For Setting A Budget Friendly Formal Tablescape

Thanksgiving is a big deal around our house. Partly because I love any excuse to host a large dinner party and cook an abundance of decadent, over-the-top food for my favorite people and partly because it means I get to create my yearly Thanksgiving tablescape! While this year (out of an abundance of caution) ourContinue reading “My Go-To Tips For Setting A Budget Friendly Formal Tablescape”

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

As a person who puts a lot of thought and mindfulness into her gift giving, the holiday season is often an extremely stressful time of year for me since I’m always trying to purchase things that are truly meaningful to each individual and chosen specifically with their likes/needs/wishes in mind. That said, I also knowContinue reading “2021 Holiday Gift Guide”

How To Etch Any Design On A Pumpkin

Want to up your pumpkin carving game but don’t know where to start? Try etching! I switched over from carving my pumpkins to etching my designs a few years ago and I’ve been blown away with how easy it is for even a beginner to achieve really amazing results! Here’s the entire process broken downContinue reading “How To Etch Any Design On A Pumpkin”

Autumnal: A Public Domain Print Shop Special Collection

If you’ve followed my blog for anything length of time you’ll know that my Public Domain Print Shop is a curated collection of FREE public domain artwork I’ve sourced from online galleries and archives around the internet. But the thing is, I can’t include EVERYTHING I find, and there is some good stuff that oftenContinue reading “Autumnal: A Public Domain Print Shop Special Collection”

My DIY Art Deco Inspired Accent Ceiling

I’ve had a love obsession with classic vintage tile for as long as I can remember. In fact, I’m pretty sure I spent most of my last trip to Paris staring at the ground, drooling over the intricate mosaic tile floors from bygone eras. So when we decided to renovate our guest bathroom, I wasContinue reading “My DIY Art Deco Inspired Accent Ceiling”

Spookish Bookish Reads For Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year to curl up with a comfy throw blanket and good book next to a roaring fire, so I thought I’d share a few of my seasonal favorites! While everyone’s tolerance for what is scary varies WILDY, I tried my best to create a mix of books that wereContinue reading “Spookish Bookish Reads For Fall”

Bathroom Meet World, World Meet Bathroom: A Renovation Story

Have you ever wanted to design a bathroom whose inspiration you’d describe as an old english gentleman’s club meets a cabinet of curiosities with a dash of art deco glamor and a good helping of craftsman charm? No? Just me? Cool…. keep reading if you want to see how that played out lol… The BeforeContinue reading “Bathroom Meet World, World Meet Bathroom: A Renovation Story”