Archive for April, 2010

Come On In: Back Entry Hall

I’m sticking to the new plan, keeping it simple. Here’s the first area to get a makeover. This is what the back entry hallway looks like right now: There are some good things and some not so good things about this space. The Good The rugs from Target are a little dirty now, but colorful […]

Home Decor, Home Improvement

Keep it Simple

I love renovating, decorating and creating new things (and writing about it here). Sometimes it’s easy for me to forget that I have a full time job. No, I don’t mean that I forget to get in the car and show up at work Monday-Friday. But, I do fail to remember that my time outside of work […]


One Fun Thing: Dog House in the House

Moose needs this above his food bowl, yes? It’s only fair that his corner of the world gets some decorating love too! From Etsy shop graphicspaces.

One Fun Thing

Basement Update: 3 hours, 30 minutes + $0

After the first three hours spent on the basement, it’s clean and free from clutter. Now the fun part begins! Here’s the design inspiration so far: From top left, clockwise: A painted floor is the right choice for us. It’s inexpensive, durable and a light color will brighten up the space. I love this diamond pattern from […]

Home Decor, Home Improvement

One Fun Thing: Chalkboard Pendant Lamp

A lamp you can write on? Now I’ve seen everything! Chalkboard paint is huge in home decor. For example: Chalkboard Table Chalkboard Wall Calendar Chalkboard Mugs But this lamp (seen in Lonny Mag) takes the cake.   Just imagine writing… birthday messages to-do lists favorite quotes silly drawings I’d hang one in my kitchen and […]

One Fun Thing

Grilled Chicken Enchiladas

At this house, we love chicken enchiladas. We also love to grill. Combining the two = maybe the best enchiladas I’ve ever made. Here’s my (admittedly loosey-goosey) recipe. What you’ll need: 1 lb. chicken thighs (you could also use breasts, but I think the thighs have more flavor, and they’re cheaper) 1 packet of taco […]

From the Kitchen

Blue Dining Room of My Dreams!

This may just be the most beautiful room I’ve ever seen. From the blue walls to the fabric on the chairs to the curtains down to the parrot pillow…my heart skipped a beat. (if you’re into home decor and you’ve never seen, you must go now! This room is on page 124-125 of the […]

Home Improvement

Scones and Clotted Cream

Here’s a quick, easy breakfast that also feels a little fancy: scones and clotted cream. The scone mix just needs milk and an egg. Bake the scones and add some clotted cream on top of each one as you eat it. I’m eating one right now. I can almost see Big Ben I feel so […]

From the Kitchen

Projects to Try

Someday I need to stop adding ideas to my “Projects to Try” list and start actually doing the projects. But not today. Don’t these look fun?  How to Make Sidewalk Chalk from Art Mind (link courtesy of The Storque)  DIY Wine Bottle Centerpieces from Ruffled Bright and Cheery Note Card from li’l magoolie (link courtesy of […]

Projects to Try