Category: Decor and Home

Mom’s Green Thumb: Indoor Edition

Courtesy of my Mom, Jeanette (because I did not inherit her green thumb)… Last Spring Becky asked me to write a  post about outdoor plants and flowers, so I did. Now, she asked me to write about indoor plants, so I will do that as…

Be Our Guests

Last weekend we had the pleasure of hosting our dear friends from Michigan which has me thinking about what it means to me to be a good hostess or at least how I try to be.  First and foremost, I truly enjoy having company…

Auction Anyone?

What are you doing this weekend? Looking for something different?  If you’ve never been to an auction there is no time like the present. Mark and I started to going auctions a few years ago and became enamoured with the whole experience.  We have…

Spring Cleaning Part 2: Out

Well today is officially the first day of Spring!…now we just need Mother Nature to play along so it actually feels like it. In Part 1 I shared my Spring cleaning to-do list.  In the spirit of full transparency, I will admit is nowhere near done…

Decorating For All

If you share your home with another person or people, chances are good you may need to take them into consideration when it comes to decorating.  Perhaps you could cover your entire house top to bottom in ultra feminine pastel florals and your husband wouldn’t care…

Mission: Gallery Wall

Looking to make a statement? A gallery wall can be the perfect way to do so (and avoid the hassle of painting an accent wall).  Gallery walls can beautifully showcase collections of favorite family photos, artwork, objects and whatever else your heart may desire. There is…

Downsized Update

Mark and I had grand ideas about doing a complete overhaul of our living room…we were going to completely reconfigure our furniture, mount the tv over the fireplace, looked into buying a sectional…until we did a mock-up with our current furniture and it was…

Spring Cleaning Part 1: In

A few weeks ago Mark nearly made me swoon… he mentioned (out of nowhere) that we should pick a weekend soon to go through the house room by room and deep clean together.  Yes please! We have a pretty even divide of regular “chores”…

Cottage: Butcher Block

It’s been a minute since my last cottage update. No cause for alarm, we haven’t been Up North since early January and we’re down to miscellaneous punch list items to complete.  We will be back for a quick weekend at the end of end of…

Recent Reads

Reading is relaxing for me.  There is nothing better than becoming fully immersed in a new book which often involves staying up way too late to read “just one more chapter.”  I’ll admit I do appreciate the convenience of e-books, but there is something…

That One Room

I know at least some of you have one too…that one room in the house that is both multipurpose while simultaneously serving no single purpose well at all. Sometimes we refer to it as the spare room, sometimes the office because there is a…

Goals Revisited

We are officially one full month into 2018 (which is CRAZY)  I’ve been thinking it is about time for me to briefly recap/revisit my 2017 GOALS with you… 1.Finish Cottage Remodel We have made AMAZING progress on the cottage! It is now in living condition and…

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