I LOVE OLD HOUSES. love them with all my heart. and when I am scoping out homes online, my head is always turned when I see a beautiful old home. The character, the charm, the history…and the quality of workmanship are difficult if not impossible to replicate on todays budgets. are old houses easy? no… Read More MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE BUCKET LIST
Life is funny, during those months and months of preparation and anticipation of their impending departures – THEIR LEAVING occupied my every thought…every moment was “THE LAST TIME” sniff, sniff, sniff, and simple events took on extra significance… …but NOW that we have successfully launched them both – I see that IN TRUTH, while they… Read More DORM SHOPPING – and PHOEBE’S “MUST HAVES”
THIS is the first summer in 3 years, that I will NOT been preparing to send a child OFF to college. Fall 2015 I sent a son to college and Fall 2016 I sent a daughter. Their basic needs – bedding, toiletries, food – were about the same. My daughter was a bit more invested… Read More COLLEGE BOUND – and My “REVISED” DORM PACKING LIST
This post was originally posted 4 years ago TODAY. It popped up on my Facebook, you know how they do that? It is as if THEY KNEW what I was thinking! Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The DIY School Desk Island has transformed our kitchen…just one problem… ….The kids kept dragging the big ole Dining Room chairs in… Read More DIPPED STOOLS AND TIMELESS STYLE
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 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE GUEST PARTICIPANTS DO NOT DISAPPOINT!!! Today I am super duper TGIF excited to share with you my favorite ORC Bathroom makeovers. I gotta say – I have been so inspired by ALL of the makeovers – 254 I think – each and every one shows vision and originality…which is SO refreshing… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FANTASTIC BATHROOM MAKEOVERS!
WOW- is all I can say! The One Room Challenge proves that a hard deadline (6 weeks) and a lot of inspiration – can work nothing short of miracles…I have been working my way through the Guest Participants posts and every time I think I have seen THE ONE, the room that blows my mind… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – BEDROOM TRANSFORMATIONS!!!
As I gathered photos and composed this post – two things became abundantly clear – In the SPRING 2017 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE LIVING ROOMS 1. COLOR is alive and kicking… 2. Living rooms are an opportunity to show who YOU are!!!! The One Room Challenge Guest Participants outdid themselves this Spring!!! I am in awe….like… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE LIVING ROOMS
One of my very first decorating books was “ROOM FOR CHILDREN” by Susanna Salk. I love CHILDREN’S ROOMS and I LOVED redecorating and making over my own kids rooms over the years…Phoebe’s room was like my decorating playground!!! HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE CHILDREN’S ROOMS FROM THE SPRING 2017 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE GUEST PARTICIPANTS… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE CHILDREN’S ROOMS