Balancing Act: Finding A Beautiful Life

As I am sitting down in my new family room getting ready to put together this post, I am looking around laughing. A beautiful life? We have boxes everywhere. Nothing is set where it belongs. We have black garbage bags hanging from blue painters … ** Read more **

Creative Labeling for Home Organization


I love labels. I like seeing a row of notebooks with labeled spines, bins with labels inserted into metal brackets, tags tangling from baskets and stenciled names above towel hooks. I dream about everything in my house being all … ** Read more **

Built Ins: Making Good Use of Space

House Beautiful My new house doesn't have any built ins, but eventually I'd love to add some. I think built in shelving, benches, bookshelves and cabinetry not only add a lot of storage but pump up the character as well. I do love freestanding … ** Read more **

The New Home Adventures

Welcome to my new home! We are finally here in our new hometown. We bought a brand new house. Yes, me, the one who LOVES old charming houses bought a NEW house! Well, actually, we haven't bought it yet. We intend to as soon as our house in Portland … ** Read more **

A Beautiful Life: 12 Months of Goals

Hey all you beautiful people! I am starting something new for 2009 and I would love it if you joined me in whatever way you would like to. Here is my plan: I am going to set twelve key word goals for living the kind of life I want in 2009. I … ** Read more **

Laundry Rooms


Pretty laundry room inspiration! BHG BHG HGTV BHG Ta da! Introducing my new laundry room! For the first time ever, I will have a real laundry room! I feel so grown up! It is not very big or fancy, but it is a real laundry room with a … ** Read more **