Love Life.

Simplify your life Live one day at a time Less is more Slow down and take it all in… Quality over quantity Forget about the mess sometimes & be happy there’s someone there to make it. Don’t worry Paring down makes you feel free… Take pleasure in the day to day Appreciate the little things […]

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September 1, 2009

Grisaille Murals & Wallpapers

OK, all I can say about the entry in one of Martha Stewart’s homes (above) is LOVE LOVE LOVE. I’ve been attracted to large-scale murals & etchings & toiles lately as you can see here. Grisaille is a term for painting executed entirely in monochrome, usually in shades of gray or brown, particularly used in […]

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August 28, 2009

My Husband is THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!

He found the Obi Cocktail table!!!!!!!!! He went to the end of the internet & back & found it!!!!! Here: I’d really given up after hearing that Bernhardt was out & he didn’t. I was reading a book on the deck and he came out & gave me the news!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, so excited, had […]

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August 21, 2009

Smoothie & My Little Guy

I normally don’t do food posts, but sometimes something’s just too good & too easy not to share. The other night we made these amazing Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothies. (We were trying to copy one we’d just had a smoothie place in IL.) We used (reduced fat) peanut butter and (low fat) frozen yogurt […]

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August 19, 2009

I got my wallpaper!!!!

Yay!!! We’re (my husband) is hanging the wallpaper as I type!!! I should be packing but had to let you all know!!!! It’s going in the breakfast nook of our kitchen (which will have dark walnut hardwood floors installed in a couple of weeks, also courtesy of wonderful husband.):   If you remember, I really […]

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August 16, 2009

Accessorizing with Ferns

I love fern. Whenever I see a photo of a room with it in it, I take a second look. It just gives this awesome fresh jolt of green & energy to a space. It has a classic feel yet it’s a bit wild & untamed & perfect for any modern space. (And they’re so […]

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August 14, 2009

A Sweet Surprise: ( a casual) Tablescape Thursday

Saturday morning one of my best friends, Alissa, stopped over while we were gettting our lower level wall-to-wall seagreass carpet installed. I had to miss a little party some of our friends were having because I had to stay & supervise the install, so she brought over BREAKFAST!!! I’ve been meaning to do Tablesapes Thursday […]

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July 23, 2009

Inexpensive Artwork for Childrens’ Rooms

Some of the most beautiful art can be found in children’s books. And what an inexpensive way to decorate? Remember the curtains I bought at Ikea this weekend for my little guy’s bedroom?? (below) Well, the first thing I thought of when I saw them was My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (above)– one […]

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July 16, 2009



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