MY HANDS ARE SWEATY. I have never invested this much in MYSELF. It feels a tad like jumping off a really high diving board…like the kind in the Olympics that they do 12 flips and then knife the water. I am anxious and excited and I PRAY I do not do a belly flop. So… Read More 9 DAYS UNTIL THE NEW LESLI DEVITO PAINTINGS WEBSITE IS UP!
MY LATEST COW PAINTING – MEET “MORNING GLORY” “Morning Glory” – 20 x 24.acrylic on canvas. When I was little, maybe 6 or 7, my Dad and I planted Morning Glory seeds at the base of our mailbox. It was like magic – when they began to grow, and wind their way around the post…all… Read More Monday Morning Cow Fix
I GOT MY NEW CHAIRS!!! Something this insignificant in the big scheme of things should not make me THIS HAPPY – BUT they DO! IT has been tough for a Decorator and Color obsessed person such as myself to abstain from buying things for the house…or making even the slightest change while the house is… Read More MY NEW PINK CHAIRS – NATE BERKUS FOR TARGET
Almost EXACTLY two years ago – I wrote blog post about BLUSH PINK. MARIA KILLAM , MY FAVORITE COLOR GENIUS, had just returned from the Spring High Point Market and was reporting on “TRENDS AND WHAT IS IN FOR 2016” and based on what she had seen – BLUSH PINK AND DEEP BRIGHT PINK WERE… Read More THIS IS 2017 and BLUSH IS EVERYWHERE!
I grew up during the Vietnam war. In the 1970’s, we wore Prisoner of War, POW Bracelets and Missing in Action, MIA Bracelets bearing the name of a captured or lost soldier. We did this to keep this person in our hearts and minds, even if we did not know them personally. We proudly wore… Read More MEMORIAL DAY. HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED AND I REMEMBER MY M.I.A.
I am not blessed with a GREEN THUMB. I can look at a dilapidated house, with rotting floors and sagging walls…and see POTENTIAL. I can visualize the path to beauty! But give me a yard full of weeds and overgrowth and poison ivy and trees and all I see is – overgrowth, weeds and poison… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – DINING ROOMS AND EXTERIOR SPACES
THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – is the GIFT that keeps on giving!!! Room after room of inspiration…I have LOVED going through each one. I must have lived under a rock for the past year..when I took a step back from blogging…I missed this big wave of GREEN…I am seeing it…AND LOVING IT…all over the place! WHAT… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE KITCHENS
The other day, I was making some updates to the blog and realized much to my embarrassment – that the photos of the house were super outdated!!! So I went back and UPDATED making a nice fresh new house TOUR and what being Wednesday and all…I thought it the perfect day to share it with… Read More MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE TOUR – 2017 EDITION
I absolutely positively LOVE Mudrooms!!! I COVET mudrooms. When I go into homes that have them, I sit in them and just dream of what it would be like to have a WHOLE ROOM dedicated to keeping everything in ITS PLACE. Yes, we have a “ROOM” AND we definitely have “MUD” but our version is… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – MUDROOMS AND ENTRYWAYS
VISIT MY INSTAGRAM FOR THIS WEEKS GIVEAWAY!!!! There were so many great room transformations in the Spring 2017 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE that I had to break my “Greatest Hits” series into 2 weeks! Of all the categories _ Children’s rooms, Living rooms, Bedrooms,Bathrooms, Exterior spaces, Dining rooms, and Entryways – it has been the LAUNDRY AND UTILITY… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – LAUNDRY AND UTILITY ROOMS