My Kitchen: The Top 10 Things I Learned While Remodeling on a Budget

kitchen remodel

Yesterday I said good-bye to my beloved kitchen. Let's all have a moment of silence, shall we? We packed up our final U-Haul and made the trip back up to Washington. It has been a long exhausting move, so I am thrilled to finally be done … ** Read more **

Quick Tips: Mix Things Up With Pharmacy Lamps


If you are short on space or have too many lampshades in a room,  you might want to consider a pharmacy lamp! Inspired by lighting from pharmacies in the early 2oth century, these lamps are classic and always in style. I just bought two for my house … ** Read more **

Weekend Projects:
3 Inspiring Ideas from Blogland

1. MAKE YOUR OWN THRIFTY BEACHY PILLOWS! via The Eck Life 2. MAKE OVER A THRIFT STORE FIND! (and of course save the before & afters for our party!) via Living With Lindsay 3. GIVE THE KIDS "SOMETHING TO DO" IN THE … ** Read more **

Project Procrastinators: UNITE!


Photo from Flickr by FranUlloa You all are so supportive! I send out my cry for pity over my overwhelming amount of painting projects, and you sympathized with me. Not only that, some of you revealed you too have a bunch of unfinished projects to … ** Read more **

How can YOU change YOUR WORLD?

Photo: HGTV Green Home Giveaway I think I have the most insightful, brilliant and inspiring blog readers ever (and I am not just saying that because you took pity on me yesterday. But I truly do love you for that!)! You all RAWKED the green tips … ** Read more **

The “I Don’t Like to Paint”
Pity Party & Poll

This piece will be so fabulous when it has a fresh coat of paint (and maybe some fun new hardware). Recently, due to my move, I have ended up with a lot of things that need to be painted. A lot of mismatched wood things. I happen to know that … ** Read more **