Styling a bookcase or shelf can be a challenge! Especially if you’re not one to have a lot of books or knicknacks on hand. What do you do with the empty space? What if the shelves are super deep? Here’s a link to a Facebook live I did to help make you a bookshelf styling…Read More
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Living Room Furniture Arranging Tips
I get this question a lot- Catrina, can you help me with my living room? It just doesn’t feel right and I can’t put my finger on it. There are a few things that I always check first, and that is the basics.The basics aren’t super exciting and might be a little boring but they’re…Read More
Dining room lighting update
I’ve been wanting to update my dining room lighting since we bought this grand ol’ home in 2010. Lighting plays such a big part in the overall ambiance of a room! And as a complete ambiance geek, it was making me a little cuckoo. If you’re new around here, our home is a 1908 Craftsman…Read More
My Dining Room Centerpiece
I love pumpkins! This was my centerpiece from last year, pretty much pumpkin centric. lol But I just wasn’t feeling it this Fall for my dining room centerpiece. All I could think about were deep, reds, blues, golds and greens in a brass compote. I used a few of the flowers from last years arrangement…Read More
Why does it take courage to be ourselves?
Absolute strangers will walk up to me when I’m out and about, and comment to me about my hair. It’s the weirdest thing and though it’s been going on for years, it still surprises me. What do they comment about? Well, it used to be how long and full my hair was lol but those…Read More
My big mistake (before & after)
I knew better. But I was in a hurry. I can’t even remember why. I had purchased an outdoor wrought iron couch and two chairs (at an estate sale, of course) and I wanted to put them in my living room. I know. Sounds weird but stay with me. The couch was a four-seater, the…Read More
One word is not enough.
If I asked you to describe yourself, would you use just one word? Can one word really capture all that you are? I don’t even know you personally but I’m pretty sure the length and breadth of who you are cannot be summed up in a single, solitary word. Three to five words? Maybe. I’ve…Read More
It’s finally time…
Remember back in March when I shared with you all that I was working on something (for you) that I was a little nervous about putting out into the world? Remember when I said it was pretty “out of the box” but I was working on it in hopes that it would be useful to…Read More
Update: Spring Project
Just before the holidays last year, we stopped all the work on the kitchen, pulled up the drop cloths and decided to take some time off from the renovation. After the holidays I was sick for a month straight and spent the next month or so after that, making up for lost time. That brings…Read More
Give that idea… wings!
I’m working on something. Something for you, in fact! Something that involves fabric, foam board, polyfil and glue. And a wee bit of courage. :-) I’ve been thinking about doing this for quite awhile. But it’s pretty out-of-the-box, I’ve never seen it done before. It kept going over and over in my mind because I…Read More