Recent House Projects

I must admit being a stay-at-home mom is much different than I anticipated! I have found that while baby is sleeping, rather than “sleep when he sleeps” I like to do house projects. The creative me is still very much alive and I figure that with this new life transition I can channel some time into adding more of what I love into our habitat. Below are a few new projects I have been working on.

plant shelf ikea

Plant Shelf

Nearly a year ago I posted about my minimalist bedroom refresh. After the initial painting of the walls I did not really do much to it until last week. I decided to buy a floating LACK shelf from Ikea along with a few plants I had really wanted. My husband installed the shelf that night and here you have it. I still am on the look out for pots for them but for now this will do.  I am especially all about the clean air with baby J around and he sleeps in our bedroom.

The Wild Kids Apparel


Accessories for the Nursery

If there is one thing I have not done much of, it’s buy accessories for the baby or his room. Yes I have it decorated but not much in the way of cute toys. A friend told me about a company called The Wild that creates super cute apparel and toys for babies and kids. I picked up this adorable Pip the Porcupine plush and he is a welcome addition to my woodsy theme. This little critter will love his new home! He is also super high contrast and interesting in the eyes of a 3 month old.

Family Photos

Family Photo Wall Grouping

My house has loads of art in it but I do not have one photo of us displayed anywhere except for the few tucked away at the side of my fridge, secured by magnets! I thought it was time to proudly frame and hang up some of the beautiful photos we have had taken throughout the years of us as a couple, our precious dog Bandit and of course our newest addition. I am still working on it, but purchased some frames from Ikea to get started. These photos will add a homey touch to our environment.

Teepee Tent

Teepee Tent Play Area

For those of you who read my previous post you know that I recently purchased a Teepee Tent for baby J to play in as he gets older. I love it because it feels like we are camping (but are away from the harsh elements). Someone mentioned that it was more like “glamping!” I don’t know how glamorous raising a baby is but I guess you could say it’s a version of it? No bugs, no bears, no soil (although I do love all three).



  1. Reply Elaine November 27, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    That’s great that you’re finding your creative outlet again! I’m terrible as I always buy decor stuff such as prints but never get around to hanging them up!

    • Reply Joanna November 28, 2017 at 1:24 am

      Yes I need a diversion from feeding and changing diapers! LOL Have to change things up a bit 🙂

  2. Reply Tracey November 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I definitely need to add more plants and green to my space. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • Reply Joanna November 28, 2017 at 1:26 am

      Yes to plants! You can never have too many! I try to buy low maintenance ones that don’t die easily haha

  3. Reply Maria November 28, 2017 at 12:47 am

    I love the plant shelf idea!! Just did something similar in my living room! 🙂 white walls + plants 😍

    • Reply Joanna November 28, 2017 at 1:27 am

      I need to see your plant wall!

  4. Reply Stacey November 29, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    These are all such cute ideas. Love the teepee.

    • Reply Joanna November 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you Stacey!

  5. Reply Sue Malinoski November 29, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Great post. Your projects are beautiful as is your photography!

    • Reply Joanna November 30, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you Sue that is such a sweet compliment!

  6. Reply Seppy November 30, 2017 at 2:51 am

    The tent is SO cute!!! We made one for my niece a couple of weeks ago and she loved it! (minus kicking me out of it haha)

    • Reply Joanna November 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      I would love to see photos of it! They are so simple but really change the space.

  7. Reply Ina November 30, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I can totally relate when it comes to baby sleeping during the day— I always find something to do around the house. And it’s almost become therapeutic. Hah. Everything looks lovely and I love that minimalist look!

    • Reply Joanna November 30, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Right? It’s like you know you should slow down but the old you is saying wait…”I STILL EXIST! Spend some time doing projects you enjoy!” Thank you, I love being clutter free. The biggest challenge is not shopping too much. I don’t want to replace what I just cleared out!

Leave a Reply