Adoption, Our Story and the Wait

There’s been a few unpublished versions of this post. Many starting paragraphs keyed in and deleted. An adoption story begun, and then abandoned. A draft waiting for it’s turn. I know this isn’t the usual fun DIY, but I ask you to bear with me. Our Story I never really knew how to begin. Our […]

Where you been girl?

I write this post holed up in the bathroom. My little one with her naked bum on a towel, her reading seat for the moment… determined to potty train. Is this my last resort? Not sure, I feel like we’ve changed course a few times this week. Changing course has been the name of the […]

A New Site is Coming!

Look up, look waaaaay up. Our Fresh Crush site is changin’… for the better! To better suit the content, to better suit the readers, to make it more searchable, and of course to make it more pretty! We’re doing our best, and aiming for early 2011. So, hopefully after you’ve all stuffed yourselves silly over […]

DIY: Place Cards

With the holiday season quickly approaching (can you believe I’ve already seen a Christmas commercial?), I thought I’d revisit a project from last year. Place cards! We used this project for a large office Christmas party. We needed something cheap, sparkly, and festive. And, these hit the mark perfectly. But, these would be fun for […]

Fresh Find: Shelving

I’m loving these beautiful shelving options… all inspired by our pollinating little friends. I think bees are on to something. Boom Hive Wall Shelf – $160 USD CB2 Hive Storage Unit – $79.95 USD Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free printables!

Before and After: Patio chairs come inside…

Every once in a while, a steal of a deal disappoints. Such is the case with a $99, 3 piece patio set, we purchased a couple summers ago. The table is still standing, but as you can see, the chairs have not quite held up. They had an imitation wicker effect, but in reality, it […]

Home Gym: Paintchips and Fabric!

Choices! Choices! Choices! Yes, once again the home gym is on my mind. So, the dividers are up, and the fabric choices have been made. So what is the right direction with paint? I spent some time staring at these options for a while, trying to figure out just that… Phew! I think I’ve got […]

DIY: Energy Film Insulator

I don’t know about your neck of the woods… but it has been hot around here! I think it was around the time my make-up was melting off my face, faster than I could apply it, that I brilliantly thought, “I should do something about this!” (Two years later). But nevermind the delay, I got […]

New House Tour!

I couldn’t be more excited to announce these new images! Check out the Our House section to see some of the fantastic photos shot by friend, and photographer Teresa Bolinski. Check out her website here! Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, and free printables!

Fresh Tour – Small Can Be Good!

Our very first “fresh tour” is thanks to Lisa M., who has been so kind to invite us into her home. Her home is an exercise in how small does not mean you have to sacrifice any function or style. Built in 1954, and only 650 sq. ft., she tells us it’s just perfect for […]