My Experience Being Published in an Italian Decor Magazine

Less than 2 months ago I received an email from Annarita Triarico, an Italian journalist working for Lotus Publishing. She wanted to feature my home in one of their magazines, "Gli Speciali di Casa Chic."  At first I thought it was a joke, but I looked at their publishing site and realized it was a legitimate request. Unfortunately, this magazine is not for sale in the United States, but I'll receive several hard copies of my own. As you'll see … [Read more...]

Celebrating All Hallow’s Eve

After the trick or treaters have come and gone, how will you spend what's left of your hallowed evening? For me, it's going to be a relaxing, candlelit bubble bath.Lots of autumn candles scented with pumpkin and cinnamon.Makes me wanna just climb on in.A good book is a must when you want to linger in the bubbles.A variety of candles is heavenly, as long as you make sure the fragrances blend well.I wrapped a few mason … [Read more...]

My Bathing Beauty

Slow but sure, room by room, my house is undergoing a transformation of sorts. Not a full-fledged remodeling assault ... just a simple sprucing up. A fresh coat of paint here, a new rug there. Hubby is rolling his eyes thinking, "here we go again." And so, without further ado ...Hubby installed the molding (love him!). I painted the upper walls in Linen, the bottom wears Simply White.Thankfully the old toilet still functions. I love its … [Read more...]

Stuff I Wanna Get Done in 2012

If I were to list everything I wanna get done in 2012, this blog post would involve so much scrolling down the page that you'd be sure to get carpal tunnel syndrome. For now, I'll limit it to manageable goals ... and goals for which I have pictures taken. So in no particular order ... Paint the house. This photo was taken several years ago so it doesn't look like it needs painting. Fast forward about 10 years and this little cottage is in need of … [Read more...]

Rub a Dub Dub: A Claw Foot Tub

What really sold me on our house when touring it for the first time, was the claw foot tub in the downstairs bathroom. I had always wanted one and there it sat, in all its glory. Upon further exploration, we found another one in the upstairs bathroom. One day soon, I'll take photos of each ... but not until I get a new camera. It's been frustrating trying to get sharp, indoor images with my Canon PowerShot. So tomorrow, I'm heading over to the … [Read more...]

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