Fall at This Monty House

Every year, my Facebook feed is full of individuals trying to squash early seasonal decorator’s joy. In the immortal words of Lee Greenwood, “I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free!” We can’t let the naysayers keep us from decorating our own houses whenever we feel like it (insert Patrick…

A French Blue Christmas: 2018 Edition

I like to switch things up when it comes to holiday decor. Of course, the traditional ornaments are worked in along with past decorations but I like to challenge myself. This year, my inspiration came from a set of Wedgwood plates that I scored for $5 at a yard sale last year.  Inspiration  After starting…

It’s Fall, Y’all!

This whole decorate for every holiday scheme is suspect but I’m here for it. I like having an excuse to change things up around our tiny house. The goal is to keep it fresh without breaking the bank. Since last year was our first in #thismontyhouse, we bought a good bit of decor. Going forward,…

Outdoor Oasis: The Big Reveal

We had high hopes for the courtyard area from the beginning. It has gone through several rehab attempts. First, we cleared out the scraps left behind. That included sanding, staining, and painting the picnic table that was there. We also spray painted the fence and poles. The wavy rim was taken off of the top…

First Baby Shower

My younger sister Hope and I are less than two years apart in age. We have always been close and even lived in Hawaii together for a few years together (those were the days). She was the maid of honor in my wedding and I performed the same role in her wedding. When she announced…