Decorating January-March


Those are the months we should all go on a cruise together, the dark, frigid weeks of winter. I recently got an email asking about advice for decorating from January till spring.  All I know is what I do and I can assure you I don’t have any January-Spring rubbermaid bins full of cute decorating […]

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Lessons on Accessories


accessories on parade Since we busted up some parades yesterday, I though we should talk about good and honorable ways to accessorize.  Let me assure you, I am accessory’s biggest fan.  I love accessories.  I dream about accessories, I am connoisseur of accessories.  Of course, these are all my big fat opinions, they are not […]

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Accessories on Parade


JoAnne Lenart-Weary, the ever talented and encouraging designer that trained me, has a pet peeve.  She calls it Accessories on Parade. Fitting don’t you think?  It’s so easy to fall into the trap of adding all of our favorite accessories together until they look like they are standing single file in line to get on […]

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Get Your Nest On :: Shine Your Sink

Why did I think that angle would be appealing?  I’m getting seasick just looking at it. I thought it would be fun every now and then to talk about a quick little task we can do in our homes that can add beauty, order, or sanity.  This week’s task: SHINE YOUR SINK I am not […]

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Are You Going to BlissDom?

Blissdom is such a great name, don’t you think?  If I had my own conference I’d call it Nestdom.  Or Nesterdom. Nesterville?  Nesterburg?  Nesterboro?  Why on earth did any towns ever start using the ‘boro’?  Why not ton or town or dom or ville?  No one wants to live or go to a boro unless […]

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Slow Decorating Part 1


The words Slow Decorating have been in my head for awhile. Hearing about Slow Food got me thinking. Why do I always feel the need to produce fast, now, complete, perfect, finished, instant decorating? I want to lower my own expectations.  If expect to have my house put together 3 weeks after we move and […]

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