Is anybody else just about ready for fall? I know a handful of you will be throwing mental daggers my way for speaking such blasphemy, but I’m just not cut out for summer. I spend practically all of my time inside to beat the heat, and entirely give into my tendency towards laziness. John and I […]


Just like the next girl (or guy!), I’m head over heels in love with marble. Whether it’s a wine-cooler-turned-utensil-crock in the kitchen, a toiletries tray in my favorite hotel bathroom, or a clock in someone’s office, marble has officially stolen my soul. So when I caught sight of these beautiful wood and marble boxes on Pinterest hailing from West […]

  • July 21, 2016 - 9:42 am

    Timia Lewis - This is fantastic! Streaking the brown paint for a faux wood look is genius.ReplyCancel

    • July 21, 2016 - 9:55 am

      Carrie - Thank you! I’m so glad you like it!!ReplyCancel

First of all, I need to go ahead and admit that this project was incredibly close to hitting the cutting room floor. I mention that by way of a little reminder that my DIY projects are far from consistently successful, and that trial and error is just part of the game in the life of a […]


Although you better believe that I’m all about the bar cart trend that has been raging for the past several seasons, we can’t forget that it is just that: a trend. Someday, bar carts won’t be pictured in every single blog home tour or shelter magazine that you scroll or flip through—I know…the horror, right?! […]


If you’re anything like me, than you could easily get lost in the rabbit hole that is online home tours. Practically nothing gives me more pleasure then producing the home tours we publish over on Glitter Guide on a weekly basis (a few of which I’ve linked to below), but it doesn’t stop there. I love to pour […]

  • July 18, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse - I love your home tour the best! As much as I love the boho/70s inspired look that’s trending, mid-century is always where it’s at for me so I love that you stay true to the era of your gorgeous new home, while updating it bit by bit. Seriously! Loving every inch 🙂ReplyCancel

    • July 19, 2016 - 8:46 am

      Carrie - Awww, thank you so much Tanya! That means the world to me!! 🙂ReplyCancel

Not only is it my sister’s birthday this weekend (yippee!) but it’s also National Ice Cream Day on Sunday—so basically, I have a party-filled weekend ahead and I’m not complaining. In fact, I’m downright giddy at the idea of spending some quality time with my family to celebrate the occasions, and plan to hit up the J.Crew factory […]


Happy National Ice Cream Week! Have you been inundated with tasty looking frozen treats since Monday? I know my own favorite blogs and feeds have been just overflowing with ice cream recipes and ideas, and I’m totally okay with it. To celebrate, I worked with Oriental Trading to put together my very FIRST ice cream […]


Welcome to the Purina® Cat Chow® “Nutrition to Build Better Lives” Virtual Party! If you’re popping over to Dream Green DIY care of the other blogs in the campaign (full list of links are at the end of the post!) then an extra special welcome to you. In case you didn’t know, I’m a certifiable cat lady having three […]

  • July 13, 2016 - 8:16 am

    Rachel - So cute! Love how colorful and fun you made something thats usually so boring!ReplyCancel

    • July 13, 2016 - 2:05 pm

      Carrie - Thanks, Rachel!! Glad you like how it come together! Boring NO MORE 🙂 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    ELISE - So cute! I swear my cat could be asleep on the second floor, but if I even slightly move her treat bin in the pantry, she would come flying down the stairs.ReplyCancel

    • July 13, 2016 - 7:05 pm

      Carrie - Oh, that’s just PRECIOUS!!! Love that, Elise 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2016 - 4:38 pm

    Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake - Oh my goodness, Tonks is such a cutie! Your husband needs to take a cue from you, being a crazy cat person is something to be proud of! <3 And I love this cute idea to decorate a food bin! xoxoReplyCancel

    • July 13, 2016 - 7:05 pm

      Carrie - Thanks, Marlene!! I fully agree 🙂 And thank you!ReplyCancel

First, I want to say right off the bat that I am still pinching myself that I can list a few magazine features in my portfolio. Like, seriously?! I’m just a little-known blogger churning out crafts from the floor in my living room most days right here in tiny Waynesboro, Virginia. It absolutely boggles my mind that editors would […]

  • July 18, 2016 - 8:54 pm

    Karla @Small Town Rambler - Thanks for the tips, Carrie! I have sent plenty of projects and never heard back, so I decided to work mostly on content/photos, although I’m not much of a photographer. This post was very helpful, and congratulations on your feature in the BHG “I Did It”! That dresser looks amazing!ReplyCancel

    • July 19, 2016 - 8:47 am

      Carrie - Of course!! I’m happy to help! And if you haven’t been “discovered” yet, I’m sure it’s only just a matter of time 🙂 Thanks for the support!ReplyCancel

Today is a particularly thrilling Friday because it means that tomorrow is the kick off of Galaxie Modern’s big warehouse sale! We are making the 1.5 hour trek back home to Lynchburg, Virginia, bright and early tomorrow morning in the hopes that we can snag some new mid-century furniture, art, and accessories for our home. […]