I am a designer. I always have been! I can remember back to when I was 12 almost 13 and my dad built a master suite onto my childhood home. That meant I got to move into their old room!!! Woohoo!!! Master suite for ME! (but don't be too impressed, it was about a 10'… Continue reading Designing for a Client: Country to Classic
A quick re-design of the crafting sewing closet.
No kids. No husband. I am in a Lyft, heading to the airport for a long weekend to New Orleans. Just saying this, I can hear Harry Connick Jr.'s voice talkin' in my ear. The south. I've never been. Well, not since I was a young girl on the cusp of my thirteenth birthday, traveling… Continue reading Annual Girls Trip: New Orleans 2019
If you have been following me, you will know that this lady loves her cocktails! 😉 Some of my favorite posts have been the Crimson Kiss, the Salty Bunny, and most recently The Clover Club. When we reconfigured our kitchen, we lost our "bar area". Now, don't get too sad for the signature cocktail queen. … Continue reading Where’s the Bar?
I had a lovely kitchen. I really did. I remember walking into this house 11 years ago and thinking, we can never afford this house. It's so grand. It's so well kept. It's been updated, and it looks out onto a flat back yard (those are hard to come by in our neck of the… Continue reading Our New Kitchen: Before & After
Come along on our adventure, following every step of our recently remodeled KITCHEN!
Many years ago, even before I got married, I was part of a book club. Oprah started her book club in 1996 and everyone was joining along. It was a wonderful reason to get together with other intelligent women, sipping wine and analyzing the story we had all experienced that month. Some were fantastic reads… Continue reading Bookshelf Styling
The story goes...I went into Homegoods looking for something (ANYTHING! Furniture, throws, cupcake liners...you never know what you might find!)...and all the fall decor was out! Glass pumpkins, wheat bunches, orange and brown and black goods a-plenty! I didn't need any of it. In fact, I hadn't even gotten my own fall decor boxes out… Continue reading Fall is HERE!
Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? After a long day’s work, arms full of groceries, you tromp thru the dirty garage and mudroom, enter into your kitchen and see that beautiful arrangement greeting you, adding a little brightness to your day. What Flowers to Buy Fresh flowers don’t have to cost a lot of money. I… Continue reading April showers bring May flowers!
I have been doing auction art for about 5 years now. What is auction art, you ask? Every year our elementary school has an auction to raise money for the school. One big component of that is making art with the students and then selling it at the auction! I love it! Why do I… Continue reading The Behind the Scenes Secrets of 2019 Auction Art