• Monthly Archives: March 2010

    The Left Side of the Reading Room

    I finally got all the “sunshines” hung on the wall on the left side of the reading room, and after a trip to Walmart for some purple tulips, I was able to snap this photo of the left side of … Continue reading

    Landscaping with Mom and the Right Side of the Reading Room

    As Kevin’s band played to a sea of screaming Navy men and women at a naval base in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday night, I was scurrying around the house, dusting and scrubbing as fast as I could before my Mom … Continue reading

    Houzz Ideabook- Meant to be, by the Sea: Coastal-Inspired Design Ideas

    Some day, Kevin and I would love to live in a sleepy, little Southern town, that’s only a bike rides distance from the sea. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or full of square feet… Its just gotta have a … Continue reading

    Ikea Butcher Block Counter Top Swap

    Every once in a while Kev and I get a wild hair and decide to take a day off. He would like to do this a lot more than she does. She is obsessed with her work and would probably … Continue reading

    Kitchen Redo #2

    Greetings! Well, Spring has definitely sprung around these parts, and we just couldn’t resist clipping a few Bradford Pear branches to use in the photos we took for our post today… Aren’t they beautiful? I wish I could say that … Continue reading

    Mantel Mania: Part Two

    I’ve learned a few things this week: 1. There are about three photos of corner fireplaces on Google: (Photo: Thrifty Decor Chick) 2. You don’t have to have a real fireplace if you want to decorate a mantel… and 3. … Continue reading

    Houzz Ideabook- The Soothing Effect of Symmetry

    We interrupt this regularly scheduled “Mantel Mania” with a fresh, new Houzz Ideabook! Click on the badge below to head over to Houzz to read my latest article: “The Soothing Effect of Symmetry”.I’m all about the visual calm, so I’ve … Continue reading

    Mantel Mania: Part One

    Okay folks- I hope you’re ready for a TON of photos!First, I’m going to show you a bunch of photos of well-decorated mantels I found while surfing the web. Then, I’m going to show you some photos of some mantels … Continue reading

    How To Decorate Your Mantel For Spring

    Welcome to Mantel Mania! I’ve decided to ring in Spring by hosting a week-long “blog-stravaganza” devoted to sharing ideas about all things “mantel”. I don’t know about you, but I have found that decorating a fireplace mantel can be extremely … Continue reading

    Spring Mantel

    Every Woman Should…

    My Mom sent me this poem the other day. Thought you might like to read it too! ————————————————————————————- Enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or … Continue reading

    Mantel Mania: Sneak Peek

    Intrigued? Well, I am happy to report that everything came together quite nicely! Turns out, I actually had a lot of other things around the house that I was able to work into the mantel display as well. This is … Continue reading

    Houzz Ideabook- Building Built-Ins: They’re Really Just A Bunch of Boxes

    Ahhh, built-in cabinetry.We all love it.We all want it. And ya know what?I’m here to tell you- we can all build it too! Case in point- the built-ins we made in our guest bathroom… Neither Kevin, nor I, had never … Continue reading

    Shutters, and Singing, and Sidebars, oh my!

    Well, we decided not to use the shutters in the reading room after all… We loved the idea of having shutters, but we just couldn’t get used to the look of them. They were really easy and inexpensive to make, … Continue reading

    We Now Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Reading Room Re-do

    Howdy folks!Did you miss me?I haven’t taken three days off since I don’t know when!It wasn’t by choice though. My pupils made me do it.Yep, I woke up on Thursday morning and they were huge. I looked like a cast … Continue reading

    Reading Room Ceiling Re-do (Part 2)

    Howdy folks!Are you having a good week? Hope so!If you downloaded, left me a comment or emailed me about my book- I want to say thank you! You’re a real day maker and I appreciate your thoughtfulness so much! On … Continue reading