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  • Monthly Archives: January 2009

    Off to the Flea Market!

    I’ll be back soon with photos of all our finds! Have a Happy Saturday, Layla

    Daffodils for the Guest Room

    My Mom is coming up for a visit today. I am so excited to see her! I think we’re going “junk huntin” at Eastbrook Flea Market tomorrow. I’ll be sure to take my camera and share some of the treasures … Continue reading

    Headboard Bench Inspiration

    I loved Misti’s idea to turn her $13 flea market find into a bench, so out of curiousity, I did a little research on the subject. My search led me to Sharon at Interior Image, who was kind enough to … Continue reading

    Burlap-covered Cork Boards

    Hello! As a follow-up to my post on “Misti’s Flea Market Find” the other day, I thought I’d share these photos of the lovely burlap beauties one of my gracious readers led me to. They’re coffee sack-covered cork boards, and … Continue reading

    Happy Tuesday!

    Seize this day and make it count! Walk with a confidence in your step-and really, really soak up the beauty that surrounds you. SMILE BIGand DRAW happiness into your life. MOVE the world, like only you can-you are as special … Continue reading

    Flea Market Find – Footboard

    Misti recently posted this photo of a flea market find she scored for $13.00: My brain kicked into overdrive when I saw the photo. I was instantly more drawn to the clean lines of the footboard, so I decided to … Continue reading

    Art will take you places…

    Quote of the Day: “Great ideas come from great bike rides” Watch this!

    Flea Market Find – Full Size Antique Bed

    Feast your eyes upon another treasure I spotted while I was at the Flea Market today- Stunning, isn’t it?Can you guess the price? (Or more importantly, can you guess how BADLY I wanted to straighten up this booth!?) Updated, January … Continue reading

    Flea Market Finds- Bedside Table & Pendant Light

    In between Design Consultations, I made a quick trip over to my favorite flea market today. I had two things in mind, while I scurried up and down the aisles.My eyes quickly shifted, side to side, scanning each over-flowing, junk-filled … Continue reading

    Good Jars…they’re back!

    Back by popular demand, a fresh batch of Good Jars! Here’s the story of the creation of the Good Jar. Over about a months time, Kevin and I sat in a quiet spot and wrote down a list of 365 … Continue reading

    Happiness is Contagious

    β€œThe morning blahs, it turns out, is a real phenomenon, with positive moods β€” happiness, friendliness and warmth, for example β€” manifesting much later in the day,” That’s what lead researcher Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D. from Harvard University has found to … Continue reading

    Lettered Cottage Dining Room Paint Color

    I don’t know why I said that the color I used in the Dining Room was “Softer Tan” yesterday. It is actually Sherwin Williams, “Rice Grain”. DUH! Layla

    Dining Room Update – January 2009

    Here’s a litte ditty ’bout the Dining Room. Newly installed beadboard panelling, that flows in from the Kitchen, to create a seamless, cottage look.New wall color, that speaks to the countertop in the Kitchen, and creates a soothing coastal palette … Continue reading

    Accessorizing- Traumatizing, Mesmerizing

    Do you have a “fear of accessorizing”?Do you pick up, and put down, and pick up, and put down accessories at the store, afraid to commit because, while it looks so pretty there on the shelf, it might not work … Continue reading

    My Second Place

    When Kevin and I sold our first house, on Hermitage Drive, we bought a brand new house, across the street from his Mom and Dads place. This is the only NEW house I have ever lived in.It was tiny, at … Continue reading