DIY : Cable Rail Artwork Gallery

I have been trying to come up with a way to display my son’s artwork that he is starting to accrue from school each week. He is always so proud of it and I personally think he’s a regular Pablo Picasso, so I decided I must find a way to exhibit his masterpieces. Could I find something inexpensive, easy to make and functional?

Spoiler alert…I could and I did! [Insert happy dance and fist pumping here.]

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Seize the Day!

I am NOT a morning person. Not even a little bit. I think it’s cruel and unusual punishment that anyone need wake up before 10 am. But, I’m a mom and my children don’t exactly share my circadian rhythms. Nor does my husbands place of employment, he needs to be out the door by 7:30 for his job, so like it or not I must be up by that time as well. Let me just say, I am well aware that many people get up way earlier than this, so I really shouldn’t be complaining…but I’m just trying to be honest and I honestly loathe getting up at 7:30. So, moving right along. There is one thing that helps get me out of bed at this ungodly hour in a mood that is only slightly pissed off as opposed to homicidal, and that my friends, is COFFEE! Mama needs her coffee in the morning and that is that.Read More »

“…this is just like the silly astronauts that eat floating food in space!”

The above quote is what I heard my son excitedly exclaim as I was driving him home from Montessori school today. I had just picked him up and we had stopped at our favorite coffee place to get him a “not-so-hot chocolate with LOTSO whip cream,” because I’ve turned him into a warm beverage addict just like myself. As I was driving along sipping my chai tea latte and listening to face-palm worthy news on NPR, I hear him pipe up from the backseat, “Woah! Mom! This is just like the silly astronauts that eat floating food in space!” OK, quite down NPR, my son is in the process of being profound. “What did you just say Max?” I asked incredulously, “This is just like the astronauts we saw! In outer space, their food floats and then the guys throw it and they eat it!”   Read More »

My Story

Alrighty people, it is time to get comfortable and settle in for story time. This is going to be a very long and wordy post telling you the story of me. Ready? Ok, here goes….

My name is Brenna Hess. I’m a 30 something mom-wife-virgo-perfectionist-honest-effervescent-gal who loves design. Read More »