Home Decorating:
The Beauty of Taking Your Time

I tend to be somewhat impatient by nature about completing projects, especially around my home. I love things to be finished. In my 22 years of home ownership, I've tackled many houses and many projects. As you know, my current desire in life … ** Read more **

Inspiration Tuesday: Real Shutters

This just makes my heart happy. Real shutters, white wood siding, and a charming lantern {sigh}. That's all. Have a great day! Photo: Coastal Living … ** Read more **

Bathrooms: Creating a Personal Retreat

Do you ever feel like your life is one long "to do" list? Does it feel like people or kids expect things from you all day long until you collapse exhausted in bed each night? Are you over-committed and feeling frazzled most of the week just trying to … ** Read more **

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 **