Pure and Lovely

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She had me at turquoise and white striped walls.   Last week, within 4 minutes of my first stop ever at a blog called Pure and Lovely, I was tweeting the author, Ashley, begging her to show off her home at Nesting Place.  She names her furniture people, like real, vintage names, need I say more? […]

Rearranged.

nesting place headquarters

See that white table in my office?  I forgot to show you that I moved it in there a month or so ago.   And I cannot believe that I let a perfectly good blog topic like moving furniture pass me by. When I first found this $15 table at a yard sale, I honestly didn’t […]

Good Bones vs Accessories

the cottage

This week I’m doing a little series on What I learned from the Painted Cottage.  We stayed there last weekend and I loved the warm, inviting feeling of the cottage, it was homey but not cluttered.  Although this cottage is not someones home, and I know there are some things that if someone really lived […]

Write Them on Your Doorposts :: A Giveaway

book crops

Special thanks to DaySpring for sponsoring this giveaway and feathering our nest with these charming book crops. Did you notice this sign on my mantel the other day?  My boys did.  I saw one of them mouthing the words as he read it to himself. There’s one here too. And here. And here. Over here. […]

Secret Reading Room

We used the awkward closet under the stairs for the boys. Sometimes we take the table out and throw in the twin size mattress from the trundle bed. It’s perfectly cozy and feels oh so private when the door is closed. Did you have a special place to hang with yourself when you were growing […]

My Top 10 Biggest Decorating Mistakes

This is a repost from March 2009, but worth reading again. Not making the master bedroom a priority. Not getting rid of stuff that I don’t really need or love. Being afraid of color. Buying something trendy instead of more traditional {remember those over stuffed chairs from the 90’s?} I had two of them. It […]

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