New Pillows and New Art

February 19, 2014 by 11 Comments

The only thing better than getting the house cleaned up after a long weekend and new pillows on the sofa is getting a call from your baby sister — yesterday was a really good day!  If you haven’t heard an update on Anna and Mark …continue reading

New Pillow Covers

February 5, 2014 by 12 Comments

Orchid is Pantone’s color and Potterybarn is all about Indigo, but I have been crushing on another color and wanted to find new pillow covers for Spring in that new favorite color.  I searched lots of stores until I found it — exactly what I …continue reading

My New TV Console

January 22, 2014 by 29 Comments

The other day I gave you a sneak peek of my plan for the family room.  A little ‘Robin Hood’ action – take from the rich and give to the poor!  My master bedroom was overloaded with furniture and this room was bare!  While Stud …continue reading

Displaying Christmas Cards

December 20, 2013 by 5 Comments

My absolute favorite month to check my mailbox is December!  We’ve recently moved so cards are still trickling in as friends are getting our updated address and each day it’s such a treat to open cards of friendly faces from years past!!!  This year I’m …continue reading

Craigslist Find and Living Room Update

October 28, 2013 by 13 Comments

The last time I updated you on my new house, I told you I’d ordered two new rugs and they were on the way!  Guess what, they arrived and they’re perfect!  The picture below is my old rug, it’s going to be listed on Craigslist …continue reading

Living Spaces Reveal – Formal Rooms

August 6, 2013 by 20 Comments

Yesterday I showed how I declutter our rancher.  I thoroughly sorted every room before throwing up the for sale sign.  I knew my house wouldn’t get any cleaner than at an open house (all of three families showed up) so I went around snapping pictures.  …continue reading

Simple Decorating – Bookshelf

June 5, 2013 by 27 Comments

I’m so excited to show you one of my favorite walls in our home.   Get ready for a whole lot of  pictures and some simple decorating tips for built-in bookshelves. A little peek at my tray.  I love the bright greens with soft yellows!  The …continue reading

How to Build a Bookcase

June 4, 2013 by 21 Comments

For a while now I have shown you sneak peeks of this wall in my living room.  Today, I want to show you how to build a bookcase built-in.  Every home I’ve lived in, a built-in has been a mandatory feature! This is the built-in …continue reading

Decorating a Bookcase

May 29, 2013 by 19 Comments

When we moved into our 1950s home there was a built-in that had some definite potential, but totally needed reworking!  I drew the plans and Stud got to work!  It turned out great and next week I’m going to show you our huge reworking project.  …continue reading

Sew a Pillow from a Napkin

April 22, 2013 by 9 Comments

Did you know you can sew a pillow from a napkin?  IO contributor Anu from Nalle’s House is sharing a tutorial on how you can make a professional looking pillow cover from a pair of napkins. — I often fall in love with the textiles …continue reading

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