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
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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
4 tips to boost the mood in your home
Spring time is often the time when we want a little change. The long days of Winter are winding down, we’re putting away the thick blankets and down filled jackets, pulling back the curtains and welcoming the long awaited sunshine. I don’t know how it is for you, but Spring makes me feel energized and…Read More
The definition of Success
As a textbook introvert, I spend a good deal of time, introvert-ing. Lol Over the past few years I challenged myself on my definition of success. I don’t believe there is one definition for success and I definitely don’t believe it’s the definition that society has given it: Mansions, fast cars, yachts, designer watches/shoes/handbags and…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
I think it’s time/your color story.
I sat down tonight to write a post about decorating for Spring and I thought to myself- I wonder if I’m going to get more questions on how to figure out a color scheme (story) for their home? It happens nearly every time I write about home design and decor, because that’s where it all…Read More
How To Style Series: Couch Pillows
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience that I make a small commission from (at no cost to you), should you choose to make a purchase from these links. With Pinterest and Instagram just a click away, we are bombarded with images of perfectly styled couch pillows from distant lands. Ok, maybe not distant…Read More
The (un)finished home
I follow a lot of other folks on Instagram who are also renovating and restoring old homes. Ours is a 1908 Craftsman Bungalow, others are renovating farmhouses and making homes of buildings that were formerly businesses. There’s something we all have in common, that feeling that the work is never done. We cheer each other…Read More