Home is A (Well Decorated) Feeling….

I received an email with the subject line  “Need help”. The email read “I recently bought my home (2011) and did an extensive kitchen, living room, bathroom renovation. I am now looking for design help for furniture selection, theme and overall look and feel.” What my client meant by “Need help” was simply hiring someone to create that overall … [Read more...]

In The BlogLight with HomeTalk

  In case you aren’t completely addicted already, let me hook.you.up - Hometalk is an online community to share home-related projects, ask home-related questions, and be inspired by amazingly talented DIY-ers, bloggers, and professionals.  Each week, one blogger is chosen to be In The Bloglight!  So, here I am – um, super-YAY! Miriam … [Read more...]

Year in Review 2012

There’s such a mix of emotions at the brink of a New Year, isn't there?  Excitement and anticipation about what the new year will hold, and a bit reflective and thoughtful about what the past year held. As I look through the Musings posts for 2012, not only is my exhaustion validated, but there’s a ton o’ satisfaction in the projects … [Read more...]

My Christmas Home

  [facebooksimplelike] Welcome – I’m so glad you’re here!  YOU are the very best kind of Christmas visitor – I can only offer you virtual drinks and snacks (requiring minimal effort), AND I can host you while in my fuzzy pj pants, ghastly hair and no makeup. I'm not even kidding, it's Perfect.  Blog Hosting is the shizz. The Christmas … [Read more...]

Dressers & Baking….

  [facebooksimplelike] This story is about dressers.  And baking – Baking & Dressers.  And Sacrifice. So, first, have I ever told you about my friend Dawn’s baking?  As in, her world-class, amazingly delicious baking?  Cobblers, crisps, brownies, blondies, cookies & cakes – that just show up at my door.  I cannot, (and therefore, … [Read more...]

Summer Happy – Outdoor Decorating Inspiration

[facebooksimplelike] FINALLY I SAY! I have thawed, the sun is warm and wonderful and the time is here for living outdoors! We’re in the midst of "re-creating" our outdoor spaces a bit, I’ll show you what we’ve been doing around here soon. It involves spray paint, re-purposing, and color....just a few of my very favorite … [Read more...]

Happy Mothers Day

[facebooksimplelike]   This is completely non-decor related, and not my regular weekly post.....but it’s Mothers Day. In honor of the occasion, I want to wish a Happy Mothers Day to every Mom who is flying by the seat of her pants, trying to figure things out as she goes, and feeling absolutely overwhelmed and insane sometimes. The Moms … [Read more...]

Come on In, Let me show you around….

[facebooksimplelike]  Hey Hey Crazy Cats – guess what? I have nary a DIY project nor a Home Staging adventure to share with you this week. First, the new globes aren’t here yet, and if the USPS ever gets them here,  they’ll be hung in the most fabulously fabulous way and I can’t wait to show you. Second, bathroom reno#1 is done Friday, … [Read more...]

Updates, Thoughts, Kijiji….and some crying

[facebooksimplelike] Well, the only thing that’s been going on around here lately is work....that bathroom reno I told you about last week is headed to the finish line, and I’ve been Staging like crazy. And did you ever read my post on Manly Decorating?  Well, that milkshake is bringing the boys to my yard because I’ve had 2 projects decorating … [Read more...]

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS – Buh-Bye 80’s

[facebooksimplelike] My lovely client has 2 bathrooms that are so, so tired. They’ve worked so hard for many, many years, asking so little in return....they’ve been there for kids growing from toddler to teen... it’s where family dogs were bathed.....dramas took place, there was laughter & tears (ok, you get the point). These 2 bathrooms … [Read more...]