Time for Change :: A Clock Update

grandfather clock

Something bothered me the first time I saw my grandfather clock. Do you see it? That little piece of thin decorative wood at the top. What in the world? I’m sure it’s probably some important part that makes expensive clocks nice and royal looking but on this cheap-o replica that I bought knowing I would […]

Painting With Chalk and A Giveaway


I’m interrupting this summer vacation because sometimes you just need a change. Today I’m joining Centsational Girl and a slew of creative bloggers for the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and The Home Depot‘s Ready, Set, Paint. Challenge Almost four years ago I had an “aha” moment and realized that I could hide my builder grade gas […]

30 Minute Guest Room Makeover

guest room ideas

The guest room, formerly known as a 15-year-old boy’s room was seriously lacking in style, furniture and general put-togetherness. I wasn’t ready to invest in a bed or anything for that matter but I did have a mattress, rug, thrifted chair, dresser and fun streamers. And a guest on the way. I wanted a quick, […]

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30 Minutes to A Welcoming Outdoor Space: A Giveaway


This outdoor post is sponsored by Home Depot and P&G, naturally, opinions and misspellings are all mine. This giveaway is now closed. Winner announced here. Perfection never ceases to strike. Even though our spectacular knockout roses are showing off and the other flowers in the yard are plotting their revenge against the diva blooms, I […]

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My Vignette

my vignette

Our bedroom is one of the few places in our house where I feel like I can make a vignette and it will stay that way. But that’s the one room where I go a little crazy and demand that everything in the room be ‘quiet’.  The duct tape wall is loud enough for me, […]

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5 Minute Assignment: How to Create A Vignette


BHG (thanks Kate!) When I say the word vignette (vin-yet) I feel all fancy and French like. When I try to make a vignette I feel all 12-years-old and dumb. And that’s when I head to Pinterest. decorpad Look at vignettes with a discerning eye (or two if you have them) here are my tips […]

Embellished Ottoman


Remember the cubes I found at Walmart a few months ago? I updated one as soon as I took this photo but had to hold the post until today because ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape wanted to sponsor it. I think I have a roll of Blue Painter’s tape in every room of our house so this […]

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Office Update

nester office

To the internet, my office looks like this. And mostly this. But it hasn’t looked that way in a long time. I sold the rug at the Big Sale in October and moved the mirror up to the boy’s room. The antelope head is part of the gallery wall. For the past few months my […]

Updated Arm Protectors

arm covers

I still love my white slipcovered sofa. But the one part that takes the worst beating is the arms. I’m hoping to re-slipcover the sofa soon, it’s been three years and many washes and lived on hard: it’s dingy. But this winter I tried out a little temporary fix and it worked even better than […]

Pretty Pictures vs. Liveable Rooms


jay jeffers I’m a little slow. Even though I like to think I’m really picky about what I pin on Pinterest I was surprised at some of the rooms I’ve pinned. It took me a year of Pinterest using to realize that just because I pinned a space didn’t mean I wanted to actually live […]

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