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

On the Homefront: A few changes


Well, we’ve been busy as usual around here & I thought I’d share some pictures of our progress. Above & below is the mantle arrangement I just did today… You know how you just get restless sometimes & need a change?   I still haven’t gotten anything on the walls “permanently” in this house yet!! […]

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July 10, 2009

My Favorite Weeds


It’s that time of year (depending upon where you live, this post could be a little early!) when my favorite weeds, Queen Anne’s lace and Wild Chicory, are popping up alongside of roads, in fields & generally anywhere there’s untended dirt. One of my favorite flowers (if not favorite ) is Queen Anne’s Lace. It […]

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July 8, 2009

Happy Birday Ke-che!


My little guy Christian, AKA “Ke-che” (how he pronounces it) is turning 2!! We’re having a little family 4th of July party for his birthday and he is so excited. He is constantly talking about “baby’s bir-day party,” reciting the guest list and more importantly (hee hee) the menu: “Ice cream, beans (he loves beans) […]

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July 4, 2009

On the Homefont


I thought I’d give you an update on what we’ve been up to at our new house & share some plans for our family room.   Above, our yard is finally getting there… The flowers are getting big enough for cutting and my husband built a pretty fence around the property. Life is so much […]

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June 24, 2009

What We’ve Been Up to


So I’m finally back!! I’ve missed everyone – both blog readers & writers- like crazy!!! We’ve been busy, of course. It’s been 2 weeks since we moved into our new house. Here’s what it looked like the first night: The first thing we attacked was the kitchen. Below is a pic of my husband and […]

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May 20, 2009

The Treehouse: Living Room Plans & Ideas


INSPIRATION: (Above Chaffee Braithwaite’s living room AGAIN 😉 I’m using it as inspiration… I’ll be going with a bit more warmth & a little washed/ muted pattern. My goal is for the room to feel light airy, natural, raw, fresh with a classic modern feel and a hint of old-fashioned pretty. I want a fairly […]

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April 30, 2009

Industial Chic Before & After: The Basement


Well, we really changed things up in our basement last night & I wanted to share with you. First are the before photos, which I was actually pretty happy with. This first one (below) was taken at Christmas time: And here is my office before. (below) I was really in the mood for something a […]

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April 17, 2009

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