Summer on the Front Porch

Summer is front porch sittin' time ... that is, if you're not at the beach, peddling a bike down a shaded trail, or enjoying a picnic with family and friends. When I have a few moments to myself, I love to sit out on our front porch. It's peaceful and shaded and perfectly situated to capture summer's breezes. For today's Humpdays with Houzz, I'm sharing a collection of refreshing summer porches.   Beach Style Porch by Chicago Interior … [Read more...]

Finding The Heart of the Home

You've probably heard the old adage, "The kitchen is the heart of the home," but I don't think this necessarily applies to everyone. We all have our "heart of the home" ... that thing or elements that makes our home a cozy refuge from the world. This week I'm joining a few blogging buddies as we share how we pour our hearts into our home. For me, that means breathing beauty and soul into my living spaces ... filling my home with things I … [Read more...]

Country Style Decorating in the Family Room

For many years I've been in love with country style decorating ... whether it's modern country, farmhouse country, eclectic or shabby. Country style decorating conjures images of days gone by that were more organic. Making foods from scratch and using everyday items for decorating the home. I think the soul of country style is what captivates me. Today I'm sharing country decorating style in my family room over at Live Creatively Inspired. Hope … [Read more...]

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...]

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