It’s that time of the year: entertaining season! Whether you’re hosting the whole family for Thanksgiving, or having a more intimate gathering with friends, dreaming up the perfect tablescape can really set the tone for your gathering. In this episode, Read More

Creating the Dream Thanksgiving Tablescape

Nov 21, 2018

May 24, 2017

When it comes to home buying, there are plenty of duds out there– badly designed, badly remodeled, or just plain bad-all-around homes that aren’t worth the investment to try to make them good.  There are also plenty of gems– homes with hidden potential Read More

How to spot a diamond in the rough

Our new renovation project is huge– much bigger than our last home, if you can believe it.  Because of that, we needed somewhere to live while some of the major changes are happening.  Enter the rental. I don’t love renting.  Who does?  Well, some Read More

Details About Our Rental

Oct 23, 2014

Oct 20, 2014

It’s with a lot of mixed feelings I share the following news: friends, we sold our house.  We’ve actually already moved (more on that in a second) and it all happened so fast, my head is still spinning. There is much to share, so let’s start with Read More


This weekend we made some great progress and I’m excited to share some of it with you, starting with a major addition to our bedroom: a new mattress. We bought our old mattress about 6 years ago and it was expensive.  It’s pillow-top, and was so so Read More

New Mattress

Aug 25, 2014

Aug 12, 2014

My goodness, thank you for all of your kind responses about the family room yesterday here and on social media!  I’m always so humbled by the kindness of readers/viewers and feel so lucky to get to share my crazy ideas with all of you. Today I wanted Read More

Family Room Details

Happy Monday!  Today is an exciting day here at withHEART– it’s the day I’m showing you all one of the most lived in, loved, and comfortable rooms in my home– it’s family room reveal day! When we moved in, I had good intentions of tackling this room Read More


Aug 11, 2014

May 12, 2014

When I find a great piece of furniture, decor, accent, you name it, it’s tough for me to pass it up.  As a result, I switch home items around often and like to switch things up.  But there’s a dilemma– what do you do with it all once you’re ready to Read More


It’s here!  Today is the day!  I can finally spill the beans about one of the biggest projects in our renovation thus far– our back deck makeover. I mentioned a while back that the Home Depot asked me to be a part of their Patio Style Challenge.  They Read More


Apr 24, 2014

Mar 31, 2014

All of the projects and deadlines and weight of the everyday caught up with me last week and I just needed a moment to catch my breath.  Do you ever feel that way?  We spent the weekend catching up on things we put on the back burner during the patio Read More


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She’s Jen. He’s Jon. We’re believers in the power of home, fearless DIYers, and eternal optimists who know with a can-do spirit, elbow grease and some guidance, you can create a home you love. We love a good project—or 20. Stick around and we’ll have you pulling out the paint brushes and fluffing throw pillows in no time.

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