Halloween | offthebeatenpress.com

For Halloween this year, I decided to throw a party. I built a passthrough between my kitchen and my living room this summer and wanted to show off the digs to friends from other cities who hadn’t visited yet. The first thing I did was make a wreath for my front door. I bought this

Building a Pass Through | offthebeatenpress.com

The living room in my house was always pretty tiny – let’s go with cozy – it was pretty cozy. I had wanted to instal a pass through to the kitchen since I bought it. I looked into getting it done by a contractor, but it was really expensive. Unfortunately, the wall was load bearing,

Stained Glass Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Window | offthebeatenpress.com

I posted about some Modern Stained Glass Triangles I made a few weeks ago. These pieces were all foiled glass, a process I had done once before for my dad. I knew I wanted to make another grey piece for my kitchen as soon as I started on the triangles. What to make wasn’t too

Kitchen Updates| offthebeatenpress.com

When I moved into my house, I was never a huge fan of the counters that were installed when it was flipped. Everything around my house was grey, black & white, but the counters were brown and horrible. On top of that, you couldn’t see when anything was dirty. You would think that you had

Paint a Brick Fireplace | offthebeatenpress.com

I’ve been in this house for a while now and have been working on tweaks here and there. This January seemed to be the perfect time to tackle the living room. It all started a few weeks ago when I was gifted a gorgeous vintage ginger jar lamp from my grandmother. The lamp brought a lot

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Cheat Sheet | offthebeatenpress.com

Last year I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, as did many of you! Afterwards, I went through my house and began Marie Kondo’s process of decluttering. It went well, but I felt like I needed to do it again since I’ve had a huge wardrobe change and a roomate move out! What a

wifipassword | offthebeatenpress.com

I had a few friends stay with me over the weekend. It was lovely to have company. When I first moved into my house, I typed up the wifi password on my typewriter and left it on display for people to use when they came over. I host small group at my house once a

DIY Himmeli Geometric Wreath | offthebeatenpress.com

Back in January, I made two himmeli wreaths that turned out amazing. I wanted to make a third to hand in my house with the other and I also finally finished the first one I had started making in the fall when Hobby Lobby restocked their aluminum tubing. I took pictures to show you all how

deck stain | offthebeatenpress.com

Updates on the house have been slow. But over the past few weeks, I have done a lot! This past weekend, I tackled staining my deck. I bought the stain last year. The color is Cedar Naturaltone. My deck was so washed out without anything on it and I tend to lean more to darker

real snow | offthebeatenpress.com

Got my first REAL snow in the new house! It was nice and cozy curling up and working from home today with a glass of coco. I could certainly get used to that.