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 we find. Tonight, I imagine we’ll play a game of “Upwords”, drink some sparkling wine, […]

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 send me a link to this darling little bench she made: It looks great in […]

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 I think they are fantastic! The woman behind all of this fantastic-ness is Maya, of […]

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 and unique as this moment!

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 focus on ideas for that piece. Inspired by these scrumptious chairs… …I started to think […]

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 booth, in record time. The first item I was on the look out for was […]

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 things that would make our days just a little bit brighter. We then transferred our […]

Happiness is Contagious

“The morning blahs, it turns out, is a real phenomenon, with positive moods — happiness, friendliness and warmth, for example — manifesting much later in the day,” That’s what lead researcher Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D. from Harvard University has found to be true. She went on to say, “Interestingly, when we placed a small bouquet of […]

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 throughout the two rooms. There are only two solid walls in the Dining Room, the […]

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 in your house? Have you ever driven all the way back to the store because […]

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 just under 1200 square feet.Somehow, the builder managed to squeeze in three bedrooms and two […]