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.

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Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers Yesterday I ate my cereal with a fork.

And it wasn’t because I thought it might taste better that way.  I ate my cereal with a fork and oddly tried to scrape up the milk at the end with the prongs because the sink was full of unwashed dishes.  Bowls and plates and cups and mugs….

…..and spoons.

Stacked to the ceiling.

I almost took a picture of my dirty dish leaning tower of pisa.

But that might be grounds for un-friendom.

And then you would miss this.Continue reading



Same Song Second Verse

Same Song Second Verse

 

Farmhouse Kitchen Desk

One of these days I’m going to write a stream of consciousness post.

Remember those from high school literature junior year?

The author of the piece would just write down whatever they were thinking.  It was kind of like chasing rabbits with a literary accent.  Sometimes it made sense and sometimes it didn’t.  At the time I thought it was ridiculous.

Now me and my much wiser self think it’s brilliant.Continue reading



To All the Rooms I’ve Loved Before

To All the Rooms I’ve Loved Before

 

monogrammed chair covers

I did it.

Sometimes I’m a big talker.

I talk and dream and hope and sigh and plan….

….and end up just watch Downton Abbey.

Not this time.  Well, of course I watched Downton Abbey….I wanted to find out what happened with Mary’s scandalous trip across Europe and what quips the Dowager Countess of Grantham would say to make me laugh out loud.  But before that I finished the big room change-up.

And today I have pictures.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen

Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen

 

Christmas table decorating ideas

Hello cold, wintry December morning.

The day ahead is full to the brim of activity and spilling over with to-do lists.

And what’s on the list?  Are you curious?

Here’s my mini list of what my December day brought to me (and a little Christmas decorating in the kitchen).Continue reading



Kitchen Organization Project

Kitchen Organization Project

 
kitchen organization project

Happy Labor Day rock star.

May your day be full of fun without any labor in sight.

But just in case you wanted to plan a little organizing for the rest of the week….

….here’s a fun kitchen organization project.Continue reading



The Kitchen:  How to Add Architectural Detail to Your Home

The Kitchen: How to Add Architectural Detail to Your Home

 

add architectural detail to your home

favorite-room-edition-graphic

 Hello rock star.

If you are visiting from White Buffalo Styling Company on the favorite room home tour….my kitchen and I are happy you are here. :)

When we first bought the farmhouse….the kitchen looked absolutely nothing like the picture above.  There were no moldings or khaki walls or faux transom windows or white cabinets…..and the antique pine flooring was buried under four layers of indoor/outdoor carpet and linoleum.

The before needed a makeover.

Like yesterday.Continue reading



Ribbon Button Basket

Ribbon Button Basket

 

ribbon-button-basket-how-to

I was so hoping today was National Basket day….

….and we could celebrate together.

I mean….after all…..May is full of holidays.

There’s No Socks Day and Star Wars Day (may the fourth be with you) and International Tuba Day and Buy A Musical Instrument Day and No Dirty Dishes Day (my personal favorite) and of course….Memorial Day.

But I didn’t see National Basket Day on the calendar.

So let’s start a trend.

Today…..May 6, 2014.

I’ll show you a basket idea I just made…and you can tell me if you even like baskets and if you’ve seen any cute basket ideas lately and what kind of baskets are your favorite and what you use baskets for and how you decorate with baskets in your home and we can discuss all things basket….

….and celebrate together. :)Continue reading