DIY Project: How to Make a Live Edge Wood Slab Coffee Table

I've always loved the look of live edge wood - on countertops, on tables, on siding - and Patrick and I have made a handful of tables of our own for our house. Live edge wood comes in so many shapes and sizes that I think it's easier to find the perfect slab of wood, finish it, and add legs to it than to hope that you find one that's right for your home.

This is a project you could do in a weekend from start to finish - with most of the time being dry time for the polyurethane!

Adventure: Natural Wonders in Iceland

I didn't take as many photos on this trip to Iceland - we went on less tours and more self-guided adventures, spent our nights waiting for the Northern Lights outside in our cottage's hot tub, and mostly enjoyed the trip with our friends.

We continued up the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, stopping to traverse the natural stone bridge at Arnarstapi, and, of course, spent an entire day at the Blue Lagoon to end our trip.

Adventure: The Black Church at Budir



We loved our honeymoon in Iceland so much that we couldn't wait to go back to see Iceland in the winter. Since we spent most of our last trip in the southern and eastern parts of the country, I knew that visiting the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland was at the top of my to-do list.

Adventure: Hike towards Glymur Waterfall


Glymur is Iceland's second highest waterfall, accessible by a 3-4 hour hike through caves and canyons, and across the Botnsá river.

Before + After: A Home Office Makeover with Space for Two

My friends Mike and Kate have one of my favorite homes - it's a rehabbed rowhome in South Philly with plenty of character, lots of light, and space for a home office. They both need a place to work at home - Kate spends a lot of her time working remotely and Mike needs a place for photo and video editing - but over time their home office became filled with stuff and nowhere to store it!

All we needed for this home office makeover was a custom desk to turn a cluttered catch-all room into a bright and airy study!