Oh Happy Day! A New Dishwasher

SQUEEEEEE! Ok, I'm pretty excited about this. You all know I like to keep my sink clean and unload my dishwasher every morning, right? (OK, let me confess here that lately it has been my husband who cooks and cleans more than I do. Yeah, it is … ** Read more **

Finding Inspiration: Fabric

Fabric Inspiration

  For many years, I kind of avoided going to fabric stores. I didn't own my own sewing machine, and while it was fun to window shop for fabric  I knew I shouldn't really buy anything since I couldn't sew. Fortunately my mom would sew for me … ** Read more **

My Shady Past & Remembering What We Love

green house beautiful room

I t isn't just because it is close to spring or almost St. Patrick's Day...I have always had a thing for the color green. My mom always let me help decorate my room when I was younger, but (as I've mentioned to you all before) the first bedroom I … ** Read more **

Before & After Mantel: Covering the TV Niche Above the Fireplace


  I have had quite a few questions about how I covered up that giant black hole above the fireplace known to builders as the place to put a TV. In case you are wondering why we don't just put our TV there, here are the reasons. One, the … ** Read more **

Simple Closet Makeover & The What Not To Do List

Design Sponge - Closet

image via Design Sponge no, this is not my closet or my bathroom. bummer. As I mentioned, I planned to follow along with Simple Mom's Project Simplify challenge this week. Although I did procrastinate starting until Thursday. I have to confess (as … ** Read more **

LOVE: Whimsical, Stylish & Simple Gallery Wall Idea

Traditional Home Tobi Fairley I'm in LOVE with this gallery wall idea! I know painted frames on a wall is not really a new idea, but this version looks particularly pretty to me. If it was warm enough outside to spray paint today, I'd be finding … ** Read more **