Thursday, September 18, 2014



When contacted me and asked me to take a look at their
products, the timing could not have been better….My girls' bath could use some 
attention and updates so using the website, I was able to 
put together a inspiration board with some products that are not just beautiful
but really quality items that will stand the test of time and use! is a wonderful online resource for luxurious home
and bathroom products including bathroom vanities, bathroom faucets,
bathroom cabinets and mirrors, bathroom shower panels, and a variety of other
contemporary bathroom items at discounted prices.  Go check them out
if you are in need of any of those products for your bathroom projects!

vanity/toilet/storage cabinet/mirrors

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Friday, September 12, 2014

I was brave with paint...

Seriously, could a title of a blog post be anymore lame?

In many ways, lately, it feels funny….silly, really, to come here and 
show photos of small projects I do in my home…..
Maybe it's a shift in me…..perspective….
time…..defining what's important…….or maybe
I am getting cynical …..

But you all seem to love photos of my home and for that
I am humbled and grateful…..and here to show you 
the latest victim of my paint brush.

The 'kitchen couch' might be the most sat on piece of furniture
in our home and while I love it's purpose and style, I wasn't always in 
love with it's dark gray original paint color.  

I recently saw a similar bench at a flea market but painted white
and was inspired to paint mine…..

I literally went to my paint stash and grabbed a white {I believe it was sample quart of BM OC-46}
and went to work….because it is an old bench, the paint went on sort of irregular,
with some of the original finish peeking through which is a bonus.
I didn't seal it, wax it, distress it…..nothing cause I am lazy like that.

All hail the power of paint!

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Monday, September 8, 2014


When I received the September issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine
I was so excited to discover a 'new to me' designer - Gen Sohr of Pencil & Paper
Development Co {a company founded with her cute hubby Benjamin}…….

The BH&G feature was of the designer's own home
{which they have since sold} in Nashville.  I fell in love with the modern simplicity 
mixed with traditional architecture and her use of color and pattern - PERFECTION!
Oh - and she loves vintage elements and objects but uses them in
in a restrained way and pairs them with graphic/modern textiles.  The result
can best be described as 'fresh'.

Isn't she adorable?

It has been awhile since I have REALLY been inspired by a magazine
feature…..I poured over the images in the BH&G feature - like 2,349,708 times.
I also stalked Gen on Instagram……and guess what?
She followed me back!  Made my day!

How do I best articulate what I love about her spaces and style?

* Her designs are fearless - she doesn't adhere to 'rules'.

* Her designs are personal, look at the jewelry collection that 
doubles as art in her closet.

* Her designs are unexpected/whimsical - notice the marquee letter in her master?

* Her spaces allow certain elements to be the 'star'…..they are not crowded
{I could use a lesson in editing from her.}

* Her designs successfully mix patterns that don't overwelm.

* She boldly embraces color!

* She incorporates a bit of vintage in all her spaces but it
never looks 'granny'.

Go checkout her portfolio HERE….and see what I mean!

I am inspired to make some changes in my own home with Gen's designs in mind.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

One Direction…tickets for sale…..Rose Bowl {not THE flea market}!

Six months ago {or more}, when one of my girls
was in LOVE with this boy band, I did a crazy thing
and purchased tickets for their concert 
in Los Angeles….at the Rose Bowl.

I thought the surprise trip would be a great
Sweet 16 birthday trip…..but love for this
boy band was 'like SO 6 months ago' and as her
feelings of adoration faded, so did my enthusiasm
for spending the time and money to go see
a band that she was just 'eh' about.

So - I have TWO pretty good seats for the One Direction
concert at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles for 
next Saturday, September 13.

I have been unsuccessful thus far with selling these
seats on Stub Hub SO, I thought I would put it out
there in blogland…..I will sell them for FACE VALUE.
If you are interested, please leave a comment with your
email address and I will get in touch with you.

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