Monthly Archives: September 2011

Remember on Monday when the pesky blank wall in the studio went from looking like this: …To this?: Basically the idea was to paint frames directly onto the dry wall – I wanted the lines to be uneven and sketchy, sort of like a designer’s rendering. The next step (obviously…) was to fill the spaces […]

I think it’s safe to say that we all have that little spot, corner or wall in our homes that is foiling us – One particular place that is blank, poorly lit or we just can’t decide what to put there. Well sometimes the best way to tackle these pesky zones is to just experiment. […]

It is actually a bona-fide miracle that this post is getting published today…Ever since about 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, I have been feeling the new-season-is-here blues. Sore throat, head feels like it weighs a million pounds…etc. etc. It was just me at first, but it didn’t take long for John to follow – So the […]

Before I get into this 32-picture post about my shopping experiences at the beach last week, I have a bone to pick with you guys…Why didn’t anyone tell me that I was two whole days off in my “First Day of Autumn” exclamations?! I would have bet my life that it was on the 21st […]

If you tuned in at the beginning of the week, you know that my family and John and I all headed to the beach (specifically Hilton Head, SC) for a week – We got back this past Saturday and we are all still in a “tropical” frame of mind. I’m not 100% ready to be […]

Instead of our normal “Pinspiration Monday” post, I decided to interrupt so that I could explain what we were up to last week…We managed to sneak away for a MUCH-needed week-long vacation to my family’s favorite place in the world: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. My parents went on their honeymoon there based on a […]

Thought I was going to say “…that never ends” didn’t ya?? Well normally that IS the lament over my more involved projects…But this time, we’ve got a To-Do List bullet item that John and I have been putting off for far too long. The dreaded kitchen redo. Here it is in all its peachy glory… […]

Okay, I know by now you’re probably sick of me talking about fall…But I just don’t have it out of my system yet. So I thought I’d give you a little visual explosion of what’s making my eyes so happy right now. I’m also a tad bit busy with something this week…Yeah I know that’s cryptic. […]

In my opinion, chalkboard paint is a DIY-ers dream. There’s something SO NEAT about creating your very own customizable, writable surface anywhere you want! I’ve seen people paint a swatch of chalkboard paint on planters or terracotta pots to mark specific flowers or herbs, I’ve seen people paint it on drinking glasses to keep the […]

This project has been a bit of a progressive one…But we are now finally finished! If you’ve been following along, so far we’ve organized the heck out of the space with new storage boxes, added a DIYed curtain with all sorts of button cuteness and created some custom art for the walls. For the last […]