i have been in full cleaning and organizing mode and it’s a wonderful feeling! to tell the truth, i’d lost my rhythm after david’s heart surgery and the piles of stuff i needed to deal with, were really getting me down. enough was finally enough! over the weekend i tackled some piles and cleaned and i’m on my way to making our home feel peaceful again.

above is our entryway. the black buffet was a craigslist find. all the other pieces are mostly treasures picked up from thrift stores. you can see the DIY hand-painted love sign here.

this is the other wall in our entryway. the arched mirror and bench were both hand-me-downs from my generous mom. the ruffle pillow is from tj maxx.

in front of the fireplace is my happy aqua chair. you can see the chair before and after pics here. it was a serious transformation! that adorable quilt? made by my sweet friend, camille roskelley. it’s a treasure and so special to me! more pics about the spring mantle here.

this is a collage made up of thrifted frames and paintings. my most recent addition is the orange poppy painting–a gift from my twin sister. i love it. seriously love it {and her}. i’m on the hunt for more paintings for this space.

here’s a close-up of a couple paintings and our pewter heart wall hanging.

on our kitchen table is a wire basket with found treasures from the ocean and a napkin holder.

it might be time to re-do this nook again, but i’m still loving it. you can watch a little video about the nook re-do here.

a little cleaning and organizing and i am really falling in love with our home again. some of the areas i wanted to avoid before feel peaceful now. what’s your favorite spot in your home?