The Colors of Fall

Something about Julie’s recent post over at Renaissance Mermaid got me thinking about fall color combinations. She has some to-die-for examples of burgundy and orange spaces, you have to take a peek. It really inspired me to take a hard Continue reading The Colors of Fall

Backyard Swing Refresh

We finally got around to a project that has been on our list for A LONG TIME. This swing has been in our family forever – actually, since my kids (who are in their 30s & 40s) were little. There Continue reading Backyard Swing Refresh

New Life For Barns

Barns…What do you think?  Would you live in one? The recent demise of the little barn that my dad built has me waxing nostalgic about old barns.  A couple of weeks ago the mountains of Northern California had quite a Continue reading New Life For Barns

A Minimalist Holiday Mantel

If you read Monday’s post you know that I’m paring down this year and using only decorations that I already have. I’m going for the minimalist woodland vibe. Last year there was a lot more on the mantel – I Continue reading A Minimalist Holiday Mantel

A New Sleek Look For Christmas

I’ve been taking in so many gorgeous Holiday Home Tours on the web.   Such great ideas and many would take lots time and effort to shop for and execute.  We only have a few short weeks until the big Continue reading A New Sleek Look For Christmas

Frugal Inspiration revisited

Today, I wanted to share a few more creative ideas from the Frugal House – the designer showcase house that I visited and posted about here and here. Aren’t these cute?  They are actually squares of lightweight metal secured with an Continue reading Frugal Inspiration revisited

Not Just For Packing Anymore – Vintage Suitcases

These leather suitcases were my mother’s.  She used them for as long as I can remember, and they have graced my living spaces for years after she gave them to me.  They have proven to be handy storage for blankets, Continue reading Not Just For Packing Anymore – Vintage Suitcases

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