Why, hello there!
My name is Mercedes and I am a believer of The Home. A house is made of four walls and a roof, but your home is made of people and memories. It is a place where you should find refuge and safety, where you love, laugh, and cry. I believe that you should love where you live and what you fill your home with should be a reflection of who you are.
I grew up in Northern Michigan where the summers were short yet glorious and the winters were long but the colors in fall made it all worth it. I don’t have unpleasant memories of those long, cold winters because they were filled with snowmen and sledding and hot cocoa. I did not grow up in a large house – in fact, it was quite cozy for a family of six – but it was a wonderful home. When my parents sold that home a few years ago, it felt like loosing a member of the family because although it was a good change, our homes hold an important place in our hearts.
At a ripe old age of 16, I moved from those snowy banks and sandy beaches to the mountains of Utah to attend Brigham Young University. I graduated with my degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology in 2016 and as a published scientific author (super neat, right?!?!?). My plan had been to attend medical school, but God made it clear to me that I needed to follow a different path. It was a difficult decision, but my trust in the Lord has led me to a life I absolutely love! I taught High School Biology for a couple years before I had my kids. My husband, Jordan, and I have a three year old son, Elliott, one year old daughter, Theia, and a 40-pound fluff ball of a dog, Major.
We bought our first home in Arkansas where I really discovered my love of all things DIY and now we live in Utah. Thank you for being here and following along as I take our house and transform it into Our Home.
Check out some of my latest posts!
- Staircase Moulding PlanI have had grand plans for this staircase for a few years now and even though I can’t do all of it right now (things like removing walls and tearing out carpet are going to have to wait for a bit…), I am finally getting around to starting the process! Traditional picture frame moulding, box … Continue reading Staircase Moulding Plan
- Holiday Gift Guide Stocking Stuffers | 2022While you’re busy prepping for Christmas, don’t forget about the stockings! Order things for stockings now so you aren’t panicked and buying random junk on Christmas Eve. For the most part I try to keep our stockings nice and simple, but I love to mix in a few small gifts among the candy and toothbrush. … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide Stocking Stuffers | 2022
- Holiday Gift Guide for BFFS | 2022These gifts are sure to put a smile on your friends faces. Getting a gift from a friend can feel so thoughtful and sweet and this list is full of great ideas. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 78 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 Hopefully you … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide for BFFS | 2022