Our Bedroom Gallery Wall

For today's Pretty Little Friday, I thought I'd share a quick glimpse into the process I used for laying out such a large collection of art on our bedroom wall.   I had fun with this one!! ...

04 Apr 2014

How to Keep Plants Alive if You Have a Black Thumb

I have a black thumb.  It's like the black thumb of death for any plants that enter our house,  the "plant hospice," but there are few plants in my house right now that have survived for over a year and I thought I'd share my secrets with you. ...

17 Mar 2014

How to Accessorize a Console: Step by Step

I love rearranging accessories for little refreshes around my house and my clients' homes.  Taking an ordinary spot and elevating it with a thoughtful arrangement is so satisfying and makes such a difference!!  So today I thought I'd share a little step-by-step console arrangement I did in my house.   ...

25 Feb 2014

Pure Style Project #9: How To Make Wax Drip Candle Covers for Your Chandelier

Hope you had a great weekend!  We painted the nursery, organized it (finally!) & I started hanging things on the walls.  wahooo!!  Our washing machine broke and our house got so trashed from working on the nursery and neglecting everything else,  that we decided to head over to my parents' house and do laundry & order pizza & watch movies Saturday night.  They'd gone out for the night so we got to relax in their newly finished basement (redone after the flood.) (For those of you who haven't been reading this blog since the beginning, Dave & I had moved into my parents' last year to save up for this house.  It was one of the best things we ever did, although at the time it seemed like an eternity.)  It was cool to be back in our old "home" (the basement) Saturday night and remember all of our saving & dreaming & planning for a new house and to realize that we were there.     ...

09 Mar 2010