Dear Old Dad

So here I am blogging about just how crafty and organized I am trying to become and what do I do? I leave shopping for Father’s Day gifts to the very last minute. Not crafty. Not organized. Sorry Dad. Sorry Husband. I may not have ordered personalized golf balls months ago but I do fancy… read more

House Beautiful

I’ve got a cousin-in-law who is just one of those women. Effortlessly chic in a casual and cool kind of way. Bohemian yet modern. Relaxed but always accessorized with a piece that is truly unique. She has a lot of talents – one of them being a keen eye for interior design – and that’s… read more

Five Friday Favorites – For the Walls

A wall is just a wall – until you bring it to life… Precious Prints for the Kitchen Image: Judy Kaufmann’s Home via Easy Loving this “Inspiration Board” Image: Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic Adorable and Useful Wall Decor for a Child’s Room Image: Joanna Gaines’ Home via Design Mom Everything about this wall would be perfect… read more

Design Details

What makes a house a home? Is there a way to pull off creating a space that feels clean and lived-in at the same time? In my opinion the goal with interior design is to find that fine balance of old and new – a hint of history with a dash of current tastes. We… read more

How does your garden grow?

It’s still spring and I am still blogging about all things lawn and garden! Last year we used a lawn care service that regularly left signs posted in our yard that warned against letting children and pets near the grass for a few days after administration. Hmmmmm… I know these signs are created to make… read more

In Full Bloom

Signs of spring are everywhere!   These tulips were clipped from our garden over the weekend. The red is insane! Their appearance makes up for every drop of rain that fell last month.   The only thing I like getting from the garden more than fresh flowers are fresh vegetables. Over the last few years I… read more

Five Friday Updates

THE GEL NAILS The gel manicure from this post – meh – could really take it or leave it. The issue is that I am a picker. Show me a pimple and I will show you how to pop it. A tangled necklace – I live to undo tricky knots. Same thing goes for chipping polish…… read more

Pretty Petals

Flowers are special. They sincerely say “I’m sorry”. They uniquely say “I love you”. And they add that extra little bit of “You are someone special!” to a celebration or event. I love sending them home with guests at the end of a meal so I keep plenty of affordable round and square vases on… read more

Five Friday Favorites

Just a few of my favorites… Lashblast has been the love of my life for 4 years. She never runs, never clumps, and can even stand up to those hard to handle teary moments. She’s tough. CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara $6.94 This is my absolute favorite kid drink. Just a little bit sweet, and a lot… read more

WTF?

Found this little critter crawling on my floor recently. (So very creepy and crawly)   I recognized him as the living kin of the dead critters I found amongst my cashmere sweaters last fall when I took them out to wear. 15 of said sweaters (both mine and John’s) had massive holes in them. WTF… read more