Noisy Quiet

Have you ever had so many thoughts in your head that it starts to hurt sometimes? Have you ever had so many thoughts in your head and have so much to say that it leads to nothing to say? Well, that is where I am at. So, instead of boring you with … [Read more...]


Passing It On

A few weeks back I was contacted by the lovely Kelly at Eclectically Vintage, asking me if I wanted to participate in a new project she was working on with a few fellow bloggers. So, I am going to be totally honest here, I am not good at these type … [Read more...]


Show & Tell 14

Hello all, it is that time… So life is super busy this week, both of my girls are in plays, in-laws are visiting, taxes (ugh) and septic issues (yuck!), so, I am just going to get to the sharing… Okay, I have quite a few shares today, so here it … [Read more...]


Spring in Paris Painting

I have been wanting to tackle a painting for some time and the other day I shared how I “picked up my brush” and tried my hand at painting. I wanted to have something fun and bright this Spring, that reminded me of our trip to Paris. The original … [Read more...]


Spring Mantel 2012

Bonjour my dear friends! C’est le printemps a Paris! Okay, I know you know its just my family room and not Paris, but a girl can dream can’t she?  At least it is spring, I think. At first, I was not even sure if I was going to do a “spring … [Read more...]


Guest Interview: My Favorite Find

  Are you familiar with this sweet face?   Yes, this is Serena of The Farm Chicks!. She is the extraordinarily successful woman behind The Farm Chicks.  She is a Mom, an author , the hostess behind the amazing Antiques Shows (oh how … [Read more...]


Pick Up Your Brush: Facing Your Fears

Do you have something you have been wanting to do, but don’t ever do because you are afraid you would stink at it? Afraid that you would fail? Well, I did. I just wanted to paint. Not a wall. Not a piece of furniture. Not just want, … [Read more...]


Finding Color Inspiration: My Colortopia

A few weeks ago, I shared with you a new blog I found called My Colortopia. Did you take the quiz that gives you color suggestions based on your personality? Well today, I want to share another fun and useful tool that they have, it is called My … [Read more...]


Monday Randomness

Yup, no insight, no decorating, just fun randomness today! I came to my computer this morning to find this on my screen Yup, that is what happens when your 9 year old is on your computer! On Saturday afternoon, Sunshine and I were counting … [Read more...]


Show & Tell 13

Hello all – I hope you are having a fabulous end of the week and looking forward to the weekend. So, today is Show & Tell Friday – yup, getting a little fancy with the graphic. But today instead of telling, I am going to ask. Ask for some … [Read more...]


I Have a Reputation

Yup, it is true.  I have a reputation. A reputation for liking old and dirty stuff. And, if it is old and dirty and has our name on it? Shut. The. Front. Door. Yup, that is what I said when our friend and neighbor brought me out to our driveway … [Read more...]


A Secret In My Kitchen

So, I am curious, have you ever wondered what is behind those doors, there on the right of my kitchen? Well, one of them is my “garage” of sorts.  When we designed the kitchen I knew I wanted a place for the coffee maker (or as it has become, … [Read more...]


Makin’ Sugar

Have you ever wondered about the maple leaf in our logo and my signature?  No, we are not from Canada.  But each year as winter starts to come to an end and spring is in sight, we make maple syrup.  Now, as you may already know, I am a Jersey girl … [Read more...]


Show & Tell 12

It is going to be a quick one today! First, thanks to everyone for your kind thought and prayers for my step-dad. It was a long week for him, but they eventually got him started on his treatment and there have already been marked improvements. He … [Read more...]


Home Tour: Family Room

  Although you have already seen my family room several times and through several seasons and holidays, I have never done a true “Before and After” post.  So, today, I thought I would. Warning – lot of pictures! But first, I need to show … [Read more...]