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 … [Continue Reading]

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Creamy Mushroom Cheddar Soup Recipe

Sometimes, a day calls for something extra.  Something warm.  Something seasonal.  Something like a good creamy mushroom cheddar soup. A … [Continue Reading]

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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 … [Continue Reading]

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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 … [Continue Reading]

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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 … [Continue Reading]

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DIY: I Finally Got A Clue!

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We spent hours in the hallway.  That long hallway that connected the living room to the three bedrooms in my childhood home where years of playing hot potato with a balloon, keep-away with someone’s prized possession, or rolling a ball back and forth. In that same hallway was the typical mid-century home’s closet.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Wall Mount Bottle Opener Board

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Do you ever find yourself asking the question? You know the one… “Seriously, just how hard is it to walk it to the garbage can?” If you have children (or even a husband) I bet you ask it often.  Daily. Hourly. But, I guess I am the one to blame.  My brilliance, resourcefulness and … [Read more...]

10 Unique DIY’s Created From…Leaves!

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The weekend is almost here and can I just speak for all of us when I say… … whoop whoop! If you are lucky enough to live in an area where the leaves are changing then consider your weekend already planned for you. It is time to test your skills so go grab your leaf-picking baskets! Take a look at some of your … [Read more...]

Where Were You?

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We have all been asked, many times. “Do you remember where you were?” 13 years ago today. The haunting images. The despair. The gut-wrenching mourning. The anger… …and the allegiance.  Ronald Martinez, Getty Images I can remember every detail… Very pregnant with Joey.  Getting ready for work.  … [Read more...]

Seeing This Makes Me Want To Build Another House – Again…

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Have I said that before?  Oh boy, I need some deja vu antihistamines.  STAT. I’m itching like crazy.  No, not the 7-year-marriage itch (I’ve been married 27 years after all) but the 5-year-housing itch. If I look back on our home history, it seems as though I’m ready to make a change about every 5 years.  And after … [Read more...]

Canvas And Leather Accessories That Are Popular This Fall

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There are some major players in the fall.  Big time players such as canvas and leather. Texture is a big part of decorating for any season, any reason and one way to incorporate a variety of textures is through textiles. Fabrics on pillows, poufs, ottomans and things like that. Things like these…   As you can … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Need A Can Of Shellac On Your DIY Paint Shelf!

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Happy Labor Day!  It is crazy, isn’t it? Crazy how it has flown by.  Regardless of the calendar, reality is that summer is over.  I love fall and always welcome it, but it is sad because I’ll miss summer. I wasn’t done with it yet.  Sigh.  Everything seems to be in constant motion no matter how much you try to … [Read more...]

Chill Out!

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Just calm down people. Seriously.  Chill. Out. I know you are chomping at the bit to see my new textiles that I’ll be carrying for fall. All that canvas. All that leather. All that coolness. So very chill. These incredible pillows will be in the store next week.   They are 42” x 30” … [Read more...]

In The Store: Fall Preview 2014

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I’ve been at the store all week getting it ready for the new retail season.  Can you believe August is almost over?  Craaaazzzzy.  Gone are the summer accents of citrus hues, beach inspired treasures and outdoor activities. While I can feel the change in the air, it seems odd to walk into my store and smell the fall … [Read more...]

Getting Ready…

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It is time. Time for the fall inventory to be unpacked and on the shelves.  I’ve spent the last two days getting the store ready and tomorrow it will start to be fall-i-fied.  Harvest. Natural woods. Seasonal scents. Signage. Textiles. And a lot more. It is a tough job, but somebody has to … [Read more...]