Alas all good things must come to an end and such is the case with SPRING BREAK. Insert sad but grateful and sun-kissed faces here. We spent a week at the beach in North Carolina. I don’t know about you guys – but I did not grow up taking annual trips or even regular vacations… Read More SPRING BREAK AND SOME FENG SHUI TO START YOUR WEEK!
It was not until I sat down to write this post about our Master Bedroom that I remembered the MANY things that have happened in there -and I am not talking about the fun stuff. I think I have blocked out much of it because these “events” are just not fun to remember. Our… Read More THE MASTER BEDROOM – REVISITED
Looking at a blank page (or canvas) in front of me often makes my mind go completely blank. It’s as if I never had a thought in my life and I become stumped and convinced that I truly have nothing left to say. Fortunately, the moment passes. One thing – well actually there are 3… Read More THE ENTRYWAY – REVISITED
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 to… 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!