Fall Home Tour Coming Soon!

Technically it's still summer but fall will be in full swing next week in more ways than one. The days are getting cooler, the nights are getting longer, and 25 bloggers are banding together September 23-27 to showcase their homes all decked out for autumn. Next week you can view the Fall Home Tour brought to you by All Things Home. Since there are 25 homes, that means you get to view 5 fall-inspired homes each day. I'm happy to announce that my … [Read more...]

Decorating with White

White made its grand entrance onto the home decor scene with the introduction of Rachel Ashwell's shabby chic style. The color white is used profusely in shabby chic decor, using the color to unite worn objects from different eras. While some may think decorating with white is falling out of favor, numerous home decor sites still show an abundancy of white rooms. Country Living magazine has an entire section dedicated to decorating with white on … [Read more...]

Create a Garden Table Setting with Impatiens

Our volatile spring weather here in Illinois has hammered an ache in my heart for the smell of dirt and fresh mown lawns. One day we suffer widespread flooding due to torrential rain, and the next day we're pummeled with snow and sleet. Mother Nature's wrathful confusion drove me to Shady Hill Gardens this weekend for some much needed relief and therapy. I simply wanted to stroll the aisles of the greenhouse to absorb the warmth and riotous … [Read more...]

Creating a Green Environment to Fight Cabin Fever

January through March are my least favorite months of the year and once March rolls around, I start to get a little stir crazy. Even though I work in a beautiful LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building 5 days out of the week and even though I run outside on a regular basis, I still get cabin fever. Bringing plants and flowers into the house helps lift my spirits, and I think it creates a healthy living space, … [Read more...]

Beating the Winter Blues with a Little Pink

The months of January through March are always hard for me. I'm not a winter person and I suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). I find myself craving longer days, natural light, and warmth. Thankfully the days are getting longer but it's still cold and snowy here in Illinois. By March I'm ready to be done with Old Man Winter once and for all. To help beat the winter blues I like to bring in lots of fresh flowers and pink ones are always … [Read more...]

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