New Eras

I LOVE Summer. I call myself Summer Sarah because I thrive the most in summer. I love the busyness of it, I love the longer days, the tan skin, the warmth of the sun, traveling, there is just a freedom of summer that I love.

Now that Fall is entering I am starting to love the slow down. The routine. The sounds of the crickets. The cooler mornings. The warm colors. New new wardrobe.

As Summer is slipping away, and Fall is stumbling upon us, it really makes me realize what I love about the new seasons. How Each season gives us a new chance to reset

Think about new goals.

Think about how we want to feel.

Think How we want to look.

Think about what we want to do.

Each season we can choose to enter a new era. I say era because of Taylor Swift. I was able to go to her concert this summer with my daughter and her friends. What a great experience! Even at 42, I loved every single moment of it. I love how Taylor’s Era Tour showed us how you grow and evolve. How you don’t have stay in one era, And each new season gives us the chance to do that.


What are you waiting for?

How do you want to feel this fall?

How do you want to look?

What do you want to do!

What are your new goals.!?

The best thing about life. Is YOU get to choose. YOU get to choose how YOU feel, look, what YOU do and what YOUR goals are!


You can always start with how you want to feel when you walk into your home. Is it seeing warmer colors? Then Add some new throw pillows and fall stems. Is it the smell? Purchase a fall candle!

I love doing a fall refresh in our home! Little things can make a big difference.

How do you want to look? How I dress each day reflects on how I feel. I work from home, but I normally choose an outfit that I can go to a meeting in if need to. This way I am also motivated all day. Each season gives us a chance to enter in a new era!!

You can make a fall bucket list! Make sure you get all your favorite fall things on there! And something new!

What are you waiting for!

Sarah Grendahl

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Buffalo mac and cheese

by Sarah Grendahl

When we first started out on the Gluten free journey, it seemed like everything we loved, was not an option to eat GF, so I made it my mission to make all of our favorite meals Gluten Free!

This was the case for Buffalo Mac and Cheese. The key is to find good Gluten Free Noodles, and the right balance of GF flour to butter ratio to make the roux. This is one creation that I have found to be the right mix of everything!

I used Barilla Gluten Free Elbows for this Recipe, and King Arthur GF Flour.

If you cannot find the Mac and Cheese Shredded cheese, use your favorite blend, even Monterey Jack is great in this!

A Place to Unwind

The master bedroom is one of the most important rooms in a home. It is a space where you can relax, unwind and rejuvenate after a long day. Therefore, it is essential to design the master bedroom in a way that creates a calming and peaceful atmosphere. A well-designed master bedroom can not only improve the quality of your sleep but also add value to your home.

Here are a few of the key elements of master bedroom interior design that can help transform your bedroom into a luxurious and comfortable space.

  1. Color Scheme:
    The first step in designing a master bedroom is to select a color scheme that sets the tone for the room. A neutral color palette with soft tones such as beige, cream, and grey can create a serene and calming environment. However, if you prefer a more dramatic look, you can opt for bold colors such as navy blue or emerald green. The key is to choose a color scheme that reflects your personality and creates a relaxing ambiance.
  2. Lighting:
    Lighting is an essential element in master bedroom design. It is crucial to have a combination of natural and artificial lighting to create the perfect ambiance. Large windows that let in natural light can make the room feel more spacious and airy. In addition, you can install dimmer switches to control the intensity of the artificial lighting, allowing you to create the perfect mood.
  3. Furniture:
    The furniture in the master bedroom should be functional, comfortable and stylish. A statement piece such as an upholstered headboard can add a touch of luxury to the room. Additionally, a comfortable armchair, and a bedside table can provide practical and functional elements to the room’s design.
  4. Textiles:
    Soft and luxurious textiles such as silk, velvet, and cashmere can add a touch of elegance to the room. A plush rug, cozy throw pillows, and luxurious bedding can create a comfortable and relaxing environment. Additionally, window treatments such as curtains or blinds can add privacy and light control to the room.
  5. Accessories:
    Accessories such as artwork, mirrors, and decorative items can enhance the room’s design and add a personal touch. A statement piece of art can create a focal point in the room and add color and texture to the space. A decorative mirror can make the room feel more spacious and reflect natural light, while decorative items such as vases, candles, and plants can add a touch of personality to the room.

A master bedroom design requires careful consideration of the room’s function, style, and personal preferences. By incorporating the key elements of color, lighting, furniture, textiles, and accessories, you can create a luxurious and comfortable space that reflects your personality and helps you relax and unwind.

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The Geoffrey Home

The Geoffrey Home, [ pronounced Jo-free ] has been quite the journey. I had so much fun designing this home! Its named after my dear friend Geoffrey. I always had her style in the back of my mind. I wanted to think outside the box, and being intentional about offering something that is different than what is currently on the market, but keeping it my signature style. The design style is classic, yet fun. It has a modern coastal style with clean lines, that is seen throughout the whole home.

I used a color pallet of granite blue, grey, white, and wood tones to bring the coastal style together. The granite gray blue cabinets are used in the island, media cabinets, bathroom vanities and lower level bar area. Seeing the blue/gray color throughout the home brings it all together. You will also see the wood tones throughout the home in cabinets, shelving and light fixtures. White shows up in the quartz, backsplash, shiplap, beams, and the millwork. It is important to keep seeing similar design features in several areas of the home to pull it all together.

I also used a blend of metals. This can get tricky, but by choosing a dominate metal, you can mix in 2-3 metals as accents, depending on the size of the room. In this house, black was the dominate finish. and gold was used as an accent in several places. Knowing this was a home designed for the masses, I used gold cabinet hardware in places that could easily be swapped out with black.

The fireplace wall in the main living area is finished with white painted shiplap, we repeated this in the lower level fireplace wall, along with the custom built range hood in the kitchen! Many people see shiplap as farmhouse style, but it is also seen in numerous coastal interior designs. I love how it can be versatile.

We recently had this home staged by Design That Sells. I love how they captured our design style by just viewing photos of the home! I would buy everything they put in this home!

This home was being built smack dab in the middle of the pandemic. No one knew what was coming. We seen a lot of product delays and price increases. It really taught us to accept, adapt, and move to plan B when needed. And when plan B doesn’t work, there is always a plan C. We even realized that plan C, was just always meant to be.

We have always been one to adapt well, you have to when you are in this business. We find it as being one of our best assets. Also, part of being a designer is to make plan C the best that it can be! We are a team that looks at the glass half full. We know building isn’t a perfect process, but in the end, you get a pretty awesome result.

Walking in the door and knowing someone is going to call this their home, is why I keep showing up, learning, adapting, and making the best out outcome of what is meant to be.

Rolling Hills Master Bathroom

I love starting a project designing on my computer program. It’s the easiest way to experiment with ideas! I want our Rolling Hills Master bathroom design to be exceptional, and offer something that you don’t see in other homes.

The safe way would to do white cabinets. I love white cabinets in a bathroom. They are classic and clean. But if I want exceptional, I need a pop of color. Since I’m going with a coastal farmhouse theme, a shade of blue/green will be the fit perfect in the design. Going with black fixtures is timeless and brings in the farmhouse design aspect.

I’m also going to be using some shiplap in the house design. So bringing this feature into the master bathroom will tie the rooms together. This of course, is a conceptual view of how the bathroom will look, and the colors may vary a bit. But I think we are off to a good start! Stay tuned for the custom tiled shower design!! It’s going to be amazing!

Rolling Hills Progress

Our Rolling Hills house has made a lot of exciting progress the last couple weeks! We have a framed and sheeted house with windows, doors, and all the rough in for plumbing, HVAC and electrical is happening. Soon the fun interior choices begin!

Interior finish board

I’m staying very close to my original design board of this house. I’m very attached to it! I can’t wait to see it come to life.

I’ve put a lot of thought into the exterior of this house. I love and appreciate a classic look of a home. So I’ve kept that in mind while choosing the exterior materials and colors.

If this house speaks to you, please contact us! We’d love to show you around. We’ve had so many compliments regarding the floor plan and layout of this house. It’s perfect for a small family or a growing family!

My goal of this whole Design is to bring a family home. ❤️

Christmas Joy for Tiny Living

My latest project was so much fun! I was asked to decorate a house for the Holiday Home Walk, here in Bismarck, ND.    I was partnered up with the Dakota Adventist Academy to bring some Christmas Joy to their tiny house project.

I couldn’t wait to see the space, and I  was blown away by the tiny house! We’ve all seen the Tiny House Nation shows, but to be in one was very cool.  This whole project was built by students at the Dakota Adventist Academy.  They planned, designed and built the entire house. They did an amazing job.

Once I seen the space I went into vision board mode.  I knew immediately I wanted to bring the modern farmhouse charm to this space.  I am also so drawn to the buffalo plaid Christmas décor, I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the Christmas design.

Decorating a tiny house had its challenges.  I felt like a human puzzle piece! I wasn’t just adding Christmas décor to the space, I staged the house with furniture pieces to give it a lived in feel.   Once I got all my pieces into place I was able to edit out, and bring in better pieces to suit the space.

Decorating this space for Christmas was one of my favorite projects. I am so gratefully to be teamed up with an amazing project!

Happy Decorating!