Decorating with Opposites:: Quirky Combinations of Shiny & Matte

glittered feather

New Year’s Eve (after eagerly working on my puzzle for a few hours) I texted Karrie and Reeve and Maria to see what they were wearing so I would know if I could get away with wearing my old yoga pants or if I should get fancy and put my new yoga pants on for […]

Around the House

fall family room

There are no words to describe how relieved I am that speaking at that conference is over.  I came home, slept great and then tinkered around in the family room, just for fun. Moving furniture is SUCH a fun (sometimes) and easy (hopefully) way to get a fresh feel in your home.  And even though […]

It’s Here, The Leather Sofa

leather sofa

My leather sofa has been here for two weeks and I haven’t even had time to think about it, much less write about it.  But I have had time to sit on it. We love it. And the leather feels like butter. Not even kidding. And just like I knew it would, it threw the […]

Dimmer Cord

dimmer cord

I love this little gadget I picked up at Ikea last year.  All you do is plug it into the wall and then plug your lamp into and use the thingy on the end to choose the setting–it’s a sliding dimmer on a cord so you can change any lamp into a dimmer. We have […]

Two Things Every Room Design Needs


A little inspiration so the top of this post doesn’t look like the train wreck that it is.  Takeaway from this photo?  Black accent wall. Via @Made by Girl Last week our guest room looked like this. And the week before that, and the week before that. The worst part was I didn’t have a […]

The Most Frivolous Thing in our Home

disco ball

I bought a disco ball off ebay for $36 in February. Some of you noticed polka dot lights in our bedroom photos–it’s the disco ball. He sits over there on my husband’s side on the table.  And for about two hours every day, puts on a show. It’s quite possibly, the most needless purchase I’ve […]

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