February 1, 2021

I’ve never really been one for new year resolutions, but there is always a running list of things I like to tackle and change up around the house this time of year and 2021 is no exception. First up is a new set of chairs for our breakfast table. I absolutely LOVED the French bistro…

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November 23, 2020

Potted orchids are one of my favorite hostess, teacher, housewarming and “just because” gifts; with the holidays quickly approaching, it’s so easy to pop into the grocery store and grab one to take to dinner, along with a bottle of wine for the hostess, or send a few to school for teacher’s gifts for Thanksgiving!…

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July 27, 2020

Last week, I posted a photo of a tablesetting on Instagram and mentioned that the hydrangeas in the center were going two weeks strong. You wouldn’t believe the response I got in comments and DM’s, asking my secret! Well, today I’m sharing because, for one, it’s so easy (and works every time!) but also because…

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April 17, 2020

It never ceases to amaze me how a fresh coat of paint can completely transform a piece of furniture and breathe new life into it. We found an old Thomasville dresser on an antiquing jaunt a few months back when we were actually looking for end tables for our bedroom. I spotted this beauty in…

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diy: painted christmas balls

December 17, 2019

My idea of the perfect craft project is one that takes less than ten minutes and doesn’t make much of a mess.  These painted Christmas balls check all those boxes and then some!  I’ve wanted to try these for years but never got around to it for one reason or another; this year, while searching…

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“zinc” pots + new topiary

October 22, 2019

I have quite the love/hate relationship with topiary; I’m completely obsessed with their shape and texture and how much interest they bring to a space but loathe that they are close to impossible to find near me, as well as the fact that they die ridiculously fast whenever I do.  I’ve searched for some realistic…

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tips for hanging a gallery wall

August 9, 2019

I LOVE a good gallery wall.  Back when I was designing and decorating full-time, pre-kids, there wasn’t a single house or project I worked on that didn’t end up with one!  I’m all about filling your home with treasured items that have personal meaning and what could possibly have more meaning than a wall ful…

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homemade advent calendar

December 3, 2018

When my brothers and I were little, we always looked forward to 1 December because my mother would bring out our Advent calendar, all stuffed with little goodies for each of us.  This is the first year I think Lydia is old enough to really understand the purpose of an Advent calendar and all the…

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before + after: luca’s grass cloth bookshelf

October 26, 2018

FINALLY sharing a little before and after of Luca’s room today and it happens to be one of my favorite DIY/furniture transformations yet!! Luca’s room has become somewhat of a dump-all for toys in rotation, the hubby’s work bags and just about anything and everything else that I don’t want to lay eyes on in the living…

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diy myrtle topiary

August 28, 2018

I love, love, LOVE myrtle topiary; I think they may, quite possibly, be the chicest house plant, as much for the texture as the shape and pop of green, but despite my best efforts (or the $$$ I’ve spent buying them in the first place), I’ve never been able to keep one alive for more…

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