March 27, 2014

Decorating on a Dime: All Things Globes

Decorating with globes

Last weekend, I had the joy of sneaking away for a few days to the beautiful beaches of Tybee Island. Located right across the bridge from Savannah, it’s a feast for the eyes, truly. And if you assume that the […]

Finding New Home Decor Inspiration

Coffee Table Styling

“Have nothing in your home that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris Over this past year, I’ve slowly been putting that sentiment into action. If this home is truly my haven, then creating […]

Indoor Home Goals: Check One (Finally)!

Carpet mess

I close my eyes and our home is filled. Filled with the sounds of laughter, music, hooting, hollering, football commentary and a host of other noises. It’s filled with the smells of chili simmering on the stove, a wintergreen candle […]

I’m the Black Sheep of the Family (+ 75% off!)

Garland over french doors

It’s true. I am the black sheep of the family and I have lived with their backlash for years. You see, I grew up with an artificial Christmas tree. As a little girl, I have fond memories of waiting for […]

Dayspring Blow Out Sale + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Dayspring Super Deals

As For Me and My House – Canvas Framed Print (may personalize with name) For three years now, I’ve had the privilege of being a contributing writer for (in)courage. I’ve met some of my sweetest blogging friends through that group […]

To Share or Not to Share a Bedroom? (Lessons from 18 years + Decor ideas)

Bunk Beds for Sharing Rooms

Traditional Home I sat across from my dear friend as she worried, “We must get a new house before the baby comes. They each need their own room.” Speaking candidly, as only good friends can do, I reminded her, “You […]

Finally Fall – Home Decor Ideas

Fall centerpiece

For years, our home was the place to be during the fall. With lots of land and a huge bon fire pit, hay rides, bon fires and s’mores welcomed our fall guests with all that autumn has to offer. With […]

Ditto DIY (Inspired Design for the Rest of Us)

Ditto DIY group

Have you ever looked at home decorating magazine or watched a design show on HGTV and wished you could make your own rooms look that good? Design is not always about expertise or even an unlimited budget, but more about […]

Paint, Paints, Painting

How to Paint Tables

I paint. She paints. I am painting. The grammar girl in me can’t help but express herself when she has spent the last few weeks painting away. If you’re following along on my Instagram (jenschmidt_beautyandbedlam) or facebook, you know I’ve […]

Simple Tips for Styling Your Home

Accessorizing at the bottom nook of stairs

As the snow melts and spring nods its head to promise of things to come, my mind turns towards ideas to brighten and freshen up my home. Since I am all about the themes of repurpose, refresh and reuse, I […]

Pinwheel Napkin Fold: Tablescape Ideas

Pinwheel Napkin Fold

There’s just something about gorgeous linens and napkins all folded up pretty like that makes my table so very happy. I’ve been experimenting with napkin folds over the last couple years and slowly, but surely, I will share them all […]

Easy, Frugal and Gorgeous Ornament Garland

Ornament Garland at

My last two weeks have contained a world wind of the unexpected. From more basketball games than I can count, which include my new title, “Professional Concessions Stand Lady,” to decorating the school cafeteria for our son’s football banquet for […]

Painted Hutch Love: Christmas Style

painted hutch styled for Christmas

One of the pieces of furniture that makes me the most happy is my kitchen hutch, and I am staring at right now. Yes, this is the view as I sit at my kitchen table plucking away at my laptop. […]

Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree: Best 10 Minute Craft

Easy Paper Christmas Tree Craft

For years, shouts from behind the closet door have been taunting me. “Please, I want to be your friend again. We used to be besties. I promise, you won’t regret it.” But alas, I have ignored those quiet pleas and […]

High Impact, Low Budget, Paper Craft Decorations

Easy Christmas Decorations

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Christmas crafts create nostalgia, sentiment and guilt. When my big boys were little, I used to be a Christmas Craft kind of mom. I’d structure creative time into our schedule, and […]