I'm a thief!

My latest issue of ::Surroundings:: Guide to Decorative Living is focused on vacation style living. One of features is “A Cheap and Cheerful Vacation in a Bag”. It’s a cute idea, but I must come clean – it’s not my own!! My Skirted Roundtable partner Joni Webb shared this concept on here blog in 2010 … Read more

::Surroundings:: Guide to Decorative Living, Spring 2013, is Live!!

  I feel like I’ve fallen off the face of the planet, but I’ve really just been very busy putting the final touches on my latest edition of ::Surroundings:: Guide to Decorative Surroundings (among other things like client work and holding my flute student’s annual recital!)   Last month, cover photographer Michael J. Lee and … Read more

Seeking solace

It’s been a terrible week. Really, it’s been a terrible few months.   Newtown. Boston. Moore. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it … Read more

Bathroom Makeover Project

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. As I mentioned on Friday, I am starting a little makeover of my Mom’s main bathroom. I thought I’d share where I’m starting from and what my plans are. As you can see above, the bathroom is not very big and is pretty bland and outdated. The vinyl … Read more

DRAWING TODAY!! May Giveaway! A handmade serving board from 60Nobscot Home

TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO ENTER!!  I’m thrilled to be able to offer as a giveaway this beautiful handmade latter that would be great as a cheese tray, sushi platter or for any other food presentation. This unique, minimalist serving board is made from re-purposed remnants of domestic New England hardwoods. Ray and I … Read more

BlogTourNola Sponsor Spotlight: Blanco Sinks and Faucets – It’s all in the details

A longtime BlogTour sponsor is BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, brings style and quality to a new level with their latest collection of faucets. “Our latest collection of faucets offer livable style,” stated Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “When we say livable style, we are referencing style that … Read more

East or West: Home is Best

Contrary to what many of us realize, many residents who lost their homes in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina – which was in 2005! – are still struggling to rebuild. Our BlogTourNola trip a couple of weeks ago wasn’t all about beignet’s and bubby, we were on a mission to learn more about all … Read more