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Map as Blinds

Map as Blinds

Right before Jonas was born, we scored the most amazing map. It was perfect for his space themed room, so we didn’t care that it was from 2001 (even though we found it in an antique store). And the price was right (under $30, if I remember correctly).

Jonas in Cloth

The map … Read the rest

Cafe Curtain with Ruffle from a Thrifted Pillowcase + Ruffle Video Tutorial

Cafe Curtain from a Thrifted Pillowcase

Today I’m going to show you how to make these awesome cafe curtains out of a pillowcase. There’s even a video tutorial for the most difficult part: the ruffle.

There are a lot of pretty leaded glass windows in our old house, and I hate covering up the awesome design … Read the rest

Vintage Office in the Bathroom

Vintage Office Organizer in the Bathroom

We’ve got a steadily growing vintage office supply collection going on here in Holly House; it’s one of our favorite things to thrift. We found this metal index organizer about a year ago for $2 and I’ve been using it to collect index notecards that I keep by my bed … Read the rest

I’m Superwoman!

Or something like her. The only purpose of this post is to brag, but I’m super proud of myself. Side note first:

Eliza's Bed

If you’ve been around for awhile, you’ll remember that Jake’s brother Nick lived with us from March 2011 to November 2011. Our house has five “bedrooms”: three on … Read the rest

Room Tour: Science Bathroom

Science Bathroom

We thought it was due time for a little room tour! Welcome to our first floor half bath, where we fully live up to our blog name with an awesome science theme. It, like the rest of our house, is only halfway decorated (it needs paint, a mirror, and curtains, … Read the rest

Schooled

Entryway - School Desk

Project Life is coming tomorrow – it was too dark today to take good photos.

I love school stuff. Jake likes to describe my decorating style as “8th grade classroom”. Which is probably spot on. We’ve got a school chair or a microscope in pretty much every room in the … Read the rest

Step 2. Our New Office

As I detailed in this post, my new mantra for 2012 is One Step at a Time. When I think about all of the things that I’d like to do and change, it can be a little overwhelming. So instead of making big goals, we’re taking it one … Read the rest

Globe Collection

Nerd Nest Collections
We love collections. And by we I mean me and Eliza. Jake is by nature a collector too, but he thinks that gadgets don’t count (his collections are for doing things with, not for looking pretty). Eliza and I, we collect for the love of collecting. Which is why we’re … Read the rest