The Seach for home: “The Farmhouse”

warning: I’m trusting you to not steal this house from me. 😉 (really though, haha)   Well, are you surprised? 😉 😉 The house we’re loving now is a farmhouse that was built in 1889. (Camila guessed it & Kelly was close with a barn– I’d SO take a barn!!! It’s another dream of mine […]

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March 5, 2009

The Search for Home Continues…

So, as you know, we’ve been looking for homes & I want show you where we’ve been on our journey so far. If you don’t know our story: we are YFBers (young, fabulous & broke) and are looking for a TOTAL fixer-upper that we can turn into our beautiful home. We’re workhorses and aren’t afraid […]

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March 3, 2009

My Dad’s Kitchen

Dagny from Beautiful Living tagged me to do a post about my kitchen… Well, the thing is, I don’t really have my own kitchen! since we’re in the process of looking for homes now 🙂 My mom & stepdad’s kitchen is in the process of being redsigned (I will show before & afters as soon […]

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February 26, 2009

Living in the Present Moment

I don’t know about anyone else, but this has felt like the shortest Winter ever to me. I think it probably had to do with Thanksgiving being so late & then the Christmas Season just flew by & it’s already February!! (I was still listening to Christmas music in January because I didn’t get enough! […]

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February 10, 2009

The Search for ‘Home’

Yesterday we went out house-hunting. Well, it was more of a trip to see what’s available in our price range. And it wasn’t pretty. (I’m being kind.) I tried searching for a picture to insert here as an example & didn’t want to hurt any feelings by using actual listings, so I googled “dilapidated house…” […]

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February 6, 2009

Synesthesia- do you have it?

Synesthesia – from the Ancient Greek σύν (syn), “together,” and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), “sensation” — is a neurologically based phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway (definition taken from Wikipedia) (Image from Studies show that anywhere between 1 on 20 […]

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February 3, 2009

"Real" vs. "Kitsch"

As you know, I’m constantly trying to define my style, hone my skills & figure out what works & what doesn’t work in spaces. Well, a concept I often think about is real or authentic design, art & accessories. vs. what make something kitsch or scripted or forced or “decorated.”     I used to […]

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January 31, 2009

Florida Flea Market

This antique Chinese console at the 2007 San Francisco showhouse was dressed up by Suzanne Tucker of Tucker & Marks. If you’ll remember, it’s from that same “Neautrals” issue of House Beautiful that we all loved so much. Of course this vignette totally jumped out at me because I loved all the white, the mix […]

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January 21, 2009



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