Monthly Archives: May 2011

I hope that everyone enjoyed a fun Memorial Day celebration! If you’re a local central Virginian, then how about this HEAT?! Yikes…Hope you have a pool or lake to find refuge in!! For today’s post, I want to reveal my second “cover up” project using the fabric I bought from JoAnn’s a couple of weeks […]

We all have someone or something that we try to emulate – That person for me is definitely Emily Henderson, designer and host of HGTV’s “Secrets from a Stylist“. I mentioned her in a “Monday Inspiration” post of yore, but I feel like she deserves a full post given how much inspiration she provides me […]

For those of you who jumped on the band wagon with our old couch, affectionately named “Uncle Bob”, and wonder where he went – Have no fear 🙂 He’s now living it up in the finished basement along with the white pull-out sofa (she doesn’t have a name yet…Anyone wanna take a crack at coming […]

We’ve got TWO treasures for you today! For those who checked out our big new-couch-reveal on Tuesday, you may have noticed these two newly-thrifted pieces. Although both made it into a couple of the photos, I purposely avoided gushing about them because I wanted to use them in this week’s “SCORE!”. I am finally going […]

We are back with another installment of “New Uses for an Old Thing”, inspired by the Real Simple version – If you’ll remember, our first household-tool-re-purpose involved felt pads and the many handy things they can be used for. Today, we will be talking about tabletop file boxes! To clarify what I’m talking about, I […]

You know that feeling you get when you’ve done a certain something to a room that makes you just GIDDY to walk into it? Yeah. That’s us right now… The new couch is here and looking SNAZYYY!!! I would like to apologize in advance for the plethora of pictures that are about to fill your […]

Some of my favorite things: The sounds of a thunderstorm When my little cat curls up against me and takes a nap The smells of a horse barn The feeling I get when I finish a book When John holds my hand Singing Sitting on the back porch with my parents at their house on […]

I don’t know if it’s the artist in me or what, but in my opinion a room isn’t a room until it’s got art up on the walls…Luckily the hunt for the perfect print or the creation of something completely unique is part of the fun in adding life to a room’s blank walls! As […]

I don’t know what it is about our lifestyles these days, but people just can’t get enough of extra storage. I suppose it comes from the more materialistic tendencies of the current times (which doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing…). But for those of you living in old homes, I’m sure you know […]

Despite lamenting to my mother as a child in kindergarten that I would “NEVER be able to read” (picture huge little girl tears streaming down my face) I finally mastered the art 😉 As I mentioned here (at the bottom of the post), I am a HUGE fan of reading, doing it each spare moment […]