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 **

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 **