Are You Ready to Decorate with Apple Green?

Remember that show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy?" On one of the episodes Thom Filicia, the "design doctor" used apple green to decorate one of the straight guy's bathroom. I would've never thought to use that color in such a small space, but ever since that transformation I've loved the color! And the bathroom turned out great, by the way. So today's post is a nod to that vibrant color ... are you ready to decorate with apple green? A pretty, … [Read more...]

Charming Log Home ~ Creative Cain Cabin

Are you ready to see the most charming log home ever? Today I'm featuring Dawn's beautiful cabin home in this first segment of my new Charming Home Series brought to you every Sunday! I can't tell you how excited I am to bring you the best of the best in charming homes! My goal is to share a variety of styles with you since charm isn't confined to just one genre.For my first feature, I'm showcasing Dawn who blogs at Creative Cain Cabin. I've … [Read more...]

Town and Country Living ~ 2013 Top 10 Readers’ Picks

One of the great perks of being a blogger is you have a chronicled resource of your projects and life. I can look back and see how my home has evolved over the 2 years since I started blogging. I only wish I had started sooner so I'd have documentation on how this old house looked 16 years ago when it still had carpeting and wallpaper.  Writing and photographing for Town and Country Living has been such an enjoyable task and I've met so many … [Read more...]

Halloween Decorating in a Jiffy

Since I spend so much time decorating for fall, I don't invest much energy into Halloween decorating. Although I enjoy my neighbors' outdoor decorations, my home doesn't get many spooky embellishments. I don't know about where you live, but around these parts Halloween is quickly becoming the next Christmas when it comes to decorations! In fact, in a day or two I'm gonna show you how one of my neighbors went all out! You don't want to miss it! So … [Read more...]

How to Make a Paper Fan Garland

I don't know about you but I'm so happy garlands and buntings are back in fashion! Most are easy to make and add whimsical charm to any room. I've made a few so far but this is the first one I actually documented so I could share the tutorial. What's great about this paper fan garland is that you can use a variety of paper so you'll always be able to make one in just the right color. I strung this book page paper fan garland across the mirror … [Read more...]

Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays}

I have some good news to share with you! My friend Jen at City Farmhouse is part of the upcoming Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays} e-course along with 8 other highly talented bloggers!  The course begins October 15th and I'm giving away 2 FREE spots in this online course! You'll be able to watch videos chock-full of gift giving ideas, decorating projects and favorite family recipes presented by women who painstakingly create beautiful … [Read more...]

You Don’t Want to Miss the Kitchen Details Tour!

I'm so excited to announce an upcoming home tour that showcases kitchen details!  Adding style and functionality to your kitchen doesn't have to be tricky. Learn some tips and secrets from 24 resourceful bloggers who use a little creativity and ingenuity to make their kitchens the heart of the home. On August 22nd and 23rd,  take an online tour of 24 kitchens that showcase kitchen details. My kitchen will be displayed on Thursday, August 22nd. … [Read more...]

Cottage Style Decorating in the Entry Way

My heart is torn between farmhouse and cottage decorating style, which means I typically end up fusing the two together as much as possible. I've been doing a bit of tweaking to the entry way, adding touches of cottage style. The entry way isn't a formal entry, but rather an extension of our living room. I had to be creative in positioning the furniture to appear like an entry and not just an unused portion of the living room. Our kitty Stella … [Read more...]

Summer Showcase of Homes Starts This Week!

Tomorrow is the beginning of the Summer Showcase of Homes featuring the homes of 26 bloggers. Starting Monday, July 22nd, you can view 5 homes per day, with 6 homes on Friday.  Since these homes are from around the country, the tour is online so anyone can view it! I’m honored to say my home's tour will be available on Wednesday the 24th. Here's a sneak peek of some of these amazing bloggers’ homes that are participating in the Summer Showcase of … [Read more...]

Live Creatively Inspired

It's funny how one day life is going along as it normally would, and then the next day the scenery of your world changes! I'm sure we've all experienced this in our life's journey ... giving birth to a child for example. One day life is peaceful and you go through your daily routine and then BAM ... you give birth to a baby and the whole world is turned upside down. Before any rumors get started, I'm not having a baby! Mother Nature has already … [Read more...]

My Blog is Featured on Hometalk this Week

This week my blog is being featured on Hometalk, which is a site where homeowners, renters, and professionals share and help with home and gardening. I've shared several projects on their website and now I have the wonderful honor of being featured by them! They've sent me some questions to help you get to know me better. While I'm chatting and answering the questions, I’ll share some flowery photos 'cause I can't blog without adding some photos … [Read more...]

Being Featured in the New Simply Shabbilicious Magazine

Have you seen the new Simply Shabbilicious magazine by Kerryanne English of Shabby Art Boutique? It's amazingly beautiful and is available to view online for absolutely FREE!Kerryanne is the writer behind the Shabby Art Boutique blog and is the creative mastermind of Woodberry Designs, an online boutique. She hails from New South Wales, Australia and her creative work is simply beautiful. When she asked to feature my home in the premier issue … [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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