Lighting Inspiration And A Giveaway

October 5, 2015

About a month ago, we began the process of redecorating my daughter's bedroom. In my mind, I had this project wrapped up by the time school started. Well, now we are looking at Halloween costumes and the room is still in limbo. What's the hold up?

Lighting. She can't seem to find anything she likes in the stores we've been to. I get it, she's limited to what's on the shelf and she hasn't found her muse.

Just Like Mr. Rogers

October 2, 2015

October has arrived and a cool breeze has blown in with it, right on cue. Yesterday, we had the air conditioning on. It was humid and hot. Today, it is coat weather. Well, sweater weather anyway. Of course, I haven't unearthed my sweaters from the closet yet, they're still hibernating, so I grabbed my bathrobe and threw it on over my clothes. 

It's a really good look. 

Me. Showered, dressed and made up, walking around the house in my oversized, fuzzy, bubblegum pink, fleece robe. I do this a lot.

Decorating For Fall: The Kitchen

September 29, 2015

Decorate Your Kitchen For Fall

It's no secret that I don't really like to cook. Frankly, I don't really like to eat that much either. I am more of an eat to live kind of person, instead of the other way around. That's ok, to each his own, but people who know this about me are often perplexed when I tell them that the kitchen is my favorite room in the house.

You don't like food, but you love the kitchen? It's really not that big of a mystery, I love the kitchen for the fabulous decorating opportunities, especially in the fall.

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

September 25, 2015

This morning was a bit nutty around my house and we all woke up late, to boot. I had a sick child suffering with a cold, a family member to call and say happy birthday to, a husband working from home and a lunch date to make around all of it. In the middle of the chaos I sat down at my computer to check my emails and there they were, tons of them congratulating me for making the shortlist of nominees for the Amara Blog Awards. 

I was stunned...

Fall Book Page Leaf Banner

September 22, 2015

It's almost fall and even though I have been fighting it, looks like it's showing up anyway. So I decided to whip up a super, super simple fall book page leaf banner to welcome the season. It's my attempt at "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em". Plus, I figure, if I'm going to be cold, I should at least have something pretty to look at. 

Disappearing Dishes

September 17, 2015

Pottery Barn Emma Dishes

There's a mystery in my home today and I don't know about you, but I am not fond of mysteries. My tale begins many years ago, in the houseware's department at Macy's. I was newly engaged and registering.

Falling Into Fall ~ A Decor Tour

September 15, 2015

Fall Roses and Pumpin Arrangement

About a week ago, I proclaimed my love for summer and all the hazy, hot and humid it had to offer. I was not ready for fall, I was not going to decorate until the end of September or acknowledge its impending presence until the calendar forced me into it. Nothing and no one was going to change my mind. 

I'm pretty stubborn like that. 

Paint-A-Pillow Giveaway

September 10, 2015


Earlier this week I shared the two new pillows that I made from Paint-A-Pillow's fabulously easy stencil kit. 

DIY Stenciled Rooster Pillow

September 8, 2015

Way back in the late 1980's and early 90's, I was a very big stenciler. I loved the craft and I went crazy stenciling borders in just about every room of my home and all sorts of decorative items. Recently, I have fallen in love with stenciling again, both inside my home and out

My latest project is a pair of stenciled pillows and I am totally in love. 
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