Creating the Look::
A Summer Beach Cottage

Please welcome Sarah from A Beach Cottage! Hi everyone! Thanks for having me over Melissa, I am so glad to be here at your place...I love visiting and always come away brimming with inspiration! So, when Melissa asked me about a nice summer … ** Read more **

Sunshine Inside and Out

Sunshine Inside. Sunshine Outside. That is what summer is all about. I'm enjoying a few days at our family's beach house! And there is nothing more beautiful than sunshine inside and out on the Oregon Coast. GLORIOUS I tell you! I've … ** Read more **

A sweet centerpiece
for a summer dinner party!

reluctant entertainer

Welcome my friend, Sandy Coughlin! Gardening seems to be more fun in the early summer, I think because it’s fresher and more exciting and the weather is cooler. Later in the summer we have to deal with the weeds, the heat, and it just seems like … ** Read more **

A Tribute

My mom's beach house window seat From the time I was little, I remember thinking about houses and how much I loved them. I spent countless hours as a grade schooler drawing floor plans, looking at design books and magazines, riding in the backseat … ** Read more **

Decorating Tip: Balance Legs & Skirts
{I promise this is a decorating tip}

Southern Living Do you ever just feel like something is wrong in your living room, but you aren't sure what? Sometimes the problem is you have too many legs or too many skirts on the furniture pieces in your room! Look around at your … ** Read more **

You hoooo! Pillows, Fabulous Pillows!


I'm a pillow lover. Are you? And for me, not just any pillow will do. Hate me. I like special pillows. Many of you might remember my adorable bird pillow (above). And many of you have asked where I got it. I happened to get mine as a gift, it … ** Read more **