Sweet Escape: Fathers & Backyard Barbecues

Happy Father's Day to those special Dads in your life!! I'm going to be spending a delightful day with my two favorite fathers, my own dad and the dad of my three babies. Enjoy the weekend, everyone! From Sunset's Ideas for Building Barbecues, 1961 … ** Read more **

Blissfully {un} Domestic

COVER YOUR EYES! OH NO! THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE PRETTY! Dirty sock on floor, dust filled registers, broken doorstop, yucky ripped wallpaper = Blissfully Domestic Diva "Just call me a Blissfully Domestic Diva!" Uproarious laughter went up in … ** Read more **

Style Tips: Seasonal Style

spring decorating

Coastal Living, Jean Allsopp Ideal Home, August 2005 Coastal Living, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn Coastal Living, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn Many people really enjoy changing their rooms for the season. Whether you have slipcovers for your … ** Read more **

Outdoor Rooms: Curb Appeal

Coastal Living, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn (photo), Lisa Knowlton (designer) One of my most favorite things to consider in working on our outdoor spaces is curb appeal. Backyards are great for private living, but the front yard says a lot to your … ** Read more **

Sweet Escape: Oh to be Bill Gates

Do you think Bill Gates' kids ever say, "I'm BOORREDD!"? What if we had money like Bill Gates? I shudder to imagine what life might be like. Would it be good or would we get bored even with the excess? It is Friday night and I'm off to find … ** Read more **

Window Shopping for Summery Goodness

Hey girls! Wow, I cannot believe it was Easter the last time I did a little window shopping with you all! My how time flies! I love checking out what is available at Sur la Table each season. I was not disappointed at all the summery goodness to be … ** Read more **