Happy Halloween … And An Announcement


Happy Halloween!  Although this is primarily a day for the little ghouls and goblins, children, no matter their age, never really grow up.  Do they? Mine don’t.  Instead, they call mom and ask if they can come over and carve pumpkins. Perhaps I’ll feed them as well. And they always bring friends. But that is … [Read more...]

Natural Fiber Rugs – The Ultimate Guide


Have you ever been to Cheesecake Factory and found yourself reading the menu over and over again only to get frustrated because there are too many choices?  Selecting a natural fiber rug for your home is a lot like that!  There are so many options, so many factors to consider.  Size?  Color?  Pattern?  Density?  Cost?  … [Read more...]

10 Decorating Trends That May Be Over


OMG.  Are you ready to talk about decorating trends that may be on their way out? Trends like chevrons and ombre, perhaps? I mean, can we please come up with something new to turn into a DIY and decorating trend? Like Jimmy Fallon says… “ew.” Ok. Stop! I’m just kidding!! It just all makes me laugh because I know … [Read more...]

Creating Stylish Storage Options With More Detail


In the process of creating a home, we all have the same non-discriminatory demand for something important.  Something such as storage.  And even better yet, stylish storage options! We can never get enough of it. Never. We are always wanting more.  Trying to find ways to make it happen. And that one common … [Read more...]

How I Repurposed A Spring Item For My Fall Decor


Are your closets cluttered with decor items for each season?  I know how you feel.  I am somebody that hates clutter, yet I find myself fighting the fight all the time. It drives me crazy. Spring here.  Summer there.  Fall and winter EVERYWHERE… …in a neat and orderly, chaotic sort of way. But, I’m vulnerable.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Fast, Fun & Spirited Halloween Decor…And Then Some


Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  Any fall activities? John and I traveled to Pasadena to go to the Oregon v. UCLA football game – and watch a great win. Aside from our flight being delayed for four hours on the way home, it was a great weekend.  We did a little bit of shopping and a lot of eating.  A quick … [Read more...]

How To Decorate For The Seasons Using Associations, Not Cliches


Okay.  It is confession time. How many of you have gone overboard when decorating for fall, or any season?    So overboard that when you walk into the room it feels like every marketable gimmick has just arrived at your doorstep? I think we have all been guilty of it at some point.  It is easy to do, especially … [Read more...]

How To Display Seasonal Potpourri In A Beautiful Way


One of my favorite things about fall is color. It is everywhere.  Vibrant.  Fresh.  Diverse. Even if you aren’t one to add touches of the season to the inside of your home, it is all there the minute you walk outside your door. For the lucky ones who live where there are four seasons, it is everywhere.  … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: The Pantry


Ahhhh… today is a day of makeovers. Furniture and computers. But who wants to talk about computers, right?  It is back to full function, without viruses, and that is all that matters! So let’s talk furniture instead. This piece was acquired from a lavender farm near Salem, Oregon.  And it was in rough shape.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Quick & Easy Fall Centerpiece


Can I bring you coffee and flowers to celebrate the official start of fall?  I mean, it truly is a celebration. Don’t you think? We get to celebrate our favorite things about the season. Things such as… Lingering at your favorite farmstand, taking in all the colors… Zipping up those worn leather … [Read more...]