Inspiring Finds:
The I love blogland edition.


Classicly Amber Blogland.  So much talent, so many ideas, so much creativity. So little time to see it all. Want to know what I found this week? Well, I can't show you every post I read or loved, but here are a few inspiring finds to … ** Read more **

Making Our House More Like US:
A New Project Begins

Don't worry, that is not my new project. That is one of my daughters stripping wallpaper late one night from another hallway in our old house. Just thought you might be amused after yesterday's post to see yet another hallway of lovely wallpaper we … ** Read more **

DIY Staircase Makeover (Before & After)

staircase makeover red and white steps

AFTER: STAIRCASE At my old house, we gave this staircase a much needed DIY makeover. The above is the after photo. It started out in really sad shape. If you remember, our last house was a 1930s English style home that needed a lot of cosmetic … ** Read more **

Step Black!

Written by: Tim Layton (aka Remodeling Guy) Tim's love of creativity and design mix with a perspective built on a career as a remodeling contractor.He can also can be found at his blog, Step Black!? Oh man... sometimes I … ** Read more **

Inspired By: Spring Bouquets on Kitchen Counters

farmhouse sink marble kitchen counters

House Beautiful I am SO ready for spring. We are having sunshine this week (yeah, I am in SEATTLE. It should be raining right now, but it is SUNNY! Yay!) and it has got me in a major spring fever mode. A little sunshine on my face has me … ** Read more **

Accessorizing Tip: Leaning Artwork

Leaning Art & Mirrors Back when I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to buy my new house, I really wanted to make it feel like home without doing anything too "permanent." I had a number of very heavy mirrors and antique stained glass … ** Read more **