its freakin done. kitchen reveal!

I shouldn’t complain. I have an amazing house and a wonderful life and a great husband and daughter. But holy hell, this kitchen reno felt like a lifetime. I think it was because it was nearly unusable beforehand so it feels like we’ve almost had no kitchen since we moved in in October. With that…

i’m redoing a house…

I read an article about the culture of “busy” and how it’s a choice. The fact that I agree with that doesn’t mean that it’s not currently true though, and especially so lately. My husband and I sold our city life for a piece of the burbs. And I’ve never been happier. We purchased a…

you can’t be original without risking looking foolish

This video from Ethan Hawke on big think is one of the purest pieces of advice I’ve heard in a long time. It’s about identity. It’s about diminishing fear. It’s about finding peace within yourself by understanding that you have to take chances to make a change, or have success, or just be heard. You should really watch…

exciting update: a night in the woods

Special shout out and thank you to Susan in the Development Office at Bethel Woods for sending me this AMAZING video of the event, A Night in the Woods!! You can really see the fashion and tone of the event, and why we had SO much fun! To like Bethel Woods on Facebook, click here….

a night in the woods

What a weekend! We had so much going on, I was worried I would feel overwhelmed, but celebrating so many wonderful events was actually really great. Between a baby shower, celebrating my first Mother’s Day, and then the event this post is titled for, I really had so much fun. Saturday night was especially great,…

overly ambitious re-launch!

As you may have noticed, I redesigned overlyambitious.com! I hope you like the new, streamlined layout and what I feel is a more visually engaging format. I also have a few new pages! The DESIGN and PAINTING links lead to some work I’ve done recently. I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Thanks for checking out overly ambitious. I…

cara (delevingne) mia

So, I am fascinated by Cara Delevingne. She’s totally #sorrynotsorry, her eyebrows are insane, and while she wears sneakers and makes out with Michelle Rodriguez at basketball games, she also gives off this weirdly innocent bording school vibe. All of that being said, she does high fashion so SO well. All the blogs today are showing…

love travels boutique on etsy

Today is a wonderful day for a friend of overly ambitious! Love Travels (lovetravels8) has opened her shop on etsy! New Yorker, Caitlin Casey, is the artist behind the magic of these beautiful handmade custom maps. She will create whatever city is close to your heart,and is currently featuring three maps in her shop: New York, NY,…