intentional girl


Hiya! My name is Steph and I’ve been on a slow train to crunchy for about 12 years. Or so says my husband who thinks I’ve been on this train much longer. I have no memory of what started my trip to crunchy-land but I’m glad I’m here because I’m loving it. I am the perfect blend of weird and normal (or so I think). I started cutting out things because I… Read More

I am always amazed at how time flies. Like fast. Real fast. All the time. This has been a particularly busy summer for us. The Outer Banks for a week. Georgia for a big family reunion. The lake house with family. Lots of travels. And here we are. It’s back to school time. We’ve wandered into the amazing and daunting world of homeschooling this year. Yes, your eyes aren’t failing you. Yes,… Read More

Well, we are back at it again with our bathroom. After a very long hiatus we are finally moving forward with the finishing touches. We found these amazing windows at a salvage barn near us. The funny thing is that the business is primarily a glass business but in the process he collects a lot of old things and resells to the public. So we were there one day looking for something… Read More

My husband was kind enough to build a piece of furniture with the sole purpose of hiding my ginormous printer. See how large and in charge it is… And it all started with an innocent trip to Home Depot. Our 4 and 6 year olds were happy to help pick out the wood. The walnut (below) for the top was carefully and meticulously created. As you may recall from the farm table… Read More

Well after a solid 6 months of hard work my handy husband has done it again…he has built us a few new piece of furnutire. This time a custom-made farm table. I say “farm” table but who’s to really say if it’s a farm table or just a regular table. All I know is that my husband took planks of walnut from an attic in Virginia and transformed it into an absolutely… Read More

That chandelier doesn’t look like anything special, does it? Feelings about that are likely to be higher once you see all the dust and gunk caked on that bad boy. Oooh. Gross. Toss it and buy a new one, right? Nope. Nothing a can of spray paint and a handy little gal can’t handle. Step one, take the light down, place on a sheet or tarp. Make sure painting is done outside… Read More

  Thanks to the internet (and quite frankly Pinterest for helping me find things on the internet) I am happy to say that “Project: Paint The Bathroom Door” was a huge success. It was difficult to allow the 5 year old to help but since she was so eager, I thought I should let her so she can learn early how do be a DIY‘er herself. Is it really ever too early… Read More

I’ve decided to take up the daunting skill of sewing. My first project is a “botanical tiara” for my 5-yr-olds upcoming princess ball. Found a book with some simple gift ideas to sew and one is this really elegant floral tiara. The instructions called for ultra suede (fabric store didn’t have it and could not help me figure out an alternative). I decided on felt. I am happy to report success for… Read More

Well I’d love to write a long blurb about the bathroom and all the crazy things we’ve done but I simply do not have te time. BUT, I’m so excited about the progress we have made I have to share with you. Since a picture is worth a thousand words I’ll leave you with photos. Things left are: making the drawers, picking paint color and painting (along with prep work), choose light… Read More

It’s baby steps over here in our home. As we get older things take longer. Whether it’s a project or just eating a meal, seems we should expect the unexpected. Last night Mr Intentionalgirl said, I have some good news and I have some bad news when discussing progress on the bathroom. I have learned to take the bad first, which I did. Bottom line it would seem that we might have… Read More