To All the Natural Fiber Rugs I’ve Loved Before

To All the Natural Fiber Rugs I’ve Loved Before

 

Front Foyer

 Last week I got a question about the rugs in my house and I realized two things.

1.  I’ve had these rugs for over five years.

2.  And like that awkward relative at the family reunion that you love, but you’re never sure why they have a lego collection….

….I never talk about them.

Until now.

Today is rug public service announcement day.

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How To Decorate With Collections

How To Decorate With Collections

butler's pantry

Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention.

Wasn’t that a School House Rock song?

I remember when Better Homes and Gardens came to photograph the house for their Christmas edition.  I was nervous and excited and running around the house trying to make sure everything was perfect and that every available surface was covered with fresh evergreens.

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Simple Idea To Transform a Bed

Simple Idea To Transform a Bed

 

master bedroom makeover

You know that segment on the Today show where Matt Lauer leave the main studio and re-appears in the most random places and you always had to guess where he was.

Kind of like where’s Waldo from 7-9am.

Today on the blog is kind of like that.

I’m not here siting in my new master bedroom by the fire with a laptop and coffee and a Gray’s Anatomy marathon.

I’m somewhere else.

Some place that may or may not rhyme with yew fork witty.

And I can’t WAIT to tell you all about it.  Like a million pictures of the city and drinking coffee from the corner of 55th and Broadway and taking every bit of it in so I can tell you all about it and working with an awesome brand and watching the behind-the-scenes of a photo shoot and getting to meet famous people who may or may not be called Brooke Shields.

I KNOW…..right?

And I’m so over-the-moon excited that I want to check and make sure they meant to invite me.

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The Great Change-Up The Second Chapter

The Great Change-Up The Second Chapter

This is a sponsored post is brought to you by CREE LED light bulbs.

flowers decorating a mantel

Remember our intense and exciting discussion about the great change-up of 2015?

I was talking big.

Really big.

I was changing this room to that room and that room to this room….and so on.

And I did.

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Master Bedroom Makeover

Master Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom makeover is sponsored by Comforpedic iQ by Beautyrest

master bedroom makeover

I wasn’t sure whether to title this post Master Bedroom Makeover….

….or Rapunzel let down your long hair.

When I was little I used to pretend I was a princess in a castle.

Take your pick.

Sleeping Beauty.

Snow White.

Cinderella.

Or my personal favorite…..the queen of the castle with her long cascading locks….

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Simple Wreath Projects for Spring

Simple Wreath Projects for Spring

 
simple wreath ideas for spring

Have you ever bought something new from the store and felt like superwoman?

You know.

You try it on and it looks amazing.  Like you could leap small buildings and paint a house in an entire day….

….with your pinkie finger.

So you bring it home and wear it the next day and you feel so wonderful.  You catch sight of yourself in mirrors at the home improvement store and wonder why they didn’t give you a standing ovation when you entered the building.  And you think to yourself….this is my shirt. My go-to shirt. I’m building my entire wardrobe empire around this shirt and never looking back.

You hang it up in your closet.

And it hangs out with all the used-to-be-wonderful-shirts.

And one day when you take it out to wear it again, its lost some of its luster and you feel more like joker and the home improvement store experience gets downgraded to a smattering of applause.

And you realize that even you are wonderful and incredible and awe-inspiring with or without an amazing shirt….

….super woman might need to shopping again. :)Continue reading



Creative Ideas for Decorating With Flowers for Spring

Creative Ideas for Decorating With Flowers for Spring

flower decorating for spring

Oh the weather outside is frightful.

But the fire is so delightful.

And since we’ve no place to go.

Let it……Nooooooooooooo,  Arrrrrgh.  Ugggggggghhhhhhhhhhh. Maaaaaaaaaaake it stoooooooooop.

Ahem.

So sorry……wrong song.

I meant to sing….”Here comes the sun.” :)Continue reading



The Best Decorating Tip I Thought I Invented

The Best Decorating Tip I Thought I Invented

 

butler's pantry

Today my friend Heather from Decor Fix asked me to share one of my simplest decorating tips.

And because I’m a little in awe of Heather.

Seriously.

(I mean wait until you see her style).

And beca
use I have a tip that I totally thought I kind of invented.

I said yes.Continue reading