Progress…but slow going

Home-Exercise-and-Fitness-room

I have an update to show you. I am going to spill the beans early and not wait for a final reveal post. Don't get too excited though, the room is still a mess, this is not a pretty post - but my vision for it is becoming clear. I know I kept you hanging a few weeks ago when I told you I was making over my daughter's bedroom since we no longer need to keep it a bedroom. I have seen many empty nesters turn unused bedrooms into glamorous closets - which would be fun, but it would only be for me.  I wanted to turn the room into something Ed and I could both use and enjoy. The room is … [Read More...]

Instagram Photos in My Bedroom + $100 Giveaway

Gallery-Wall-Ideas

I started updating my bedroom earlier this summer – no major changes – just some tweaks to freshen the vibe a little and make it more open and airy.  I showed you how I took down the bed hanging, bought a new quilt, and updated the shiny brass lamps so far.  I usually do room makeovers… 

Read More »

How I Am Beating Sugar Addiction

Beat-Sugar-Addication-in-one-week

I was going to wait to post about how I am beating my addiction to sugar after I marked 3 months without one sugar craving, but since posting a snippet about it a few weeks ago, I have been flooded with emails and comments asking for more details. I figured since it has been 11… 

Read More »

How to Cut Hydrangeas So They Won’t Wilt

hhow-to-turn-hydrangeas-pink

I know it has been a little quiet around here the past week, but I am trying to take some time off to relax and enjoy the summer.  I just got back from a mini vacation down at the southern Jersey shore.  It was hard leaving my favorite place and all the wonderful salt air… 

Read More »

Transformation: Update Brass Lamps

How-to-Brush-Polished-Brass

Last week I was a speaker at 2 sessions at the Haven conference in Atlanta. I spoke with two other bloggers, Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl and Mandy from Vintage Revivals.  Before each session we each told a little bit about ourselves and a description of our blog and style. I said that I am… 

Read More »

Currently Indulging… with Pretty Bed Pillows

Bedroom-Decorating-details-pillow-case-trim

Happy Monday… Last night, I got back from 3 jam-packed days of fun and learning at the Haven blog conference in Atlanta.  I had a good time, but my mind is on overload. It was non-stop – sessions, learning, meeting hundreds of bloggers, catching up with friends and… parties! You also come home with tons… 

Read More »

5 Things

Identical Twins

I am headed off to the Haven blog conference in Atlanta today. I have been busy preparing for a session at which I will be speaking and have gotten a little behind in getting a post photographed for today.  Instead of posting a project on the blog while I am away, I thought it would… 

Read More »

Whip It Up in Mason Jars

Blueberry-Smoothie-Recipe-made-in-a-Mason-jar-blender

My youngest daughter came home this weekend to celebrate the 4th with Ed and me.  To make her feel special on her arrival, I had a little surprise ready for her when she walked in the door that involved Mason jars. The iconic Mason Jar…  we all know and love them.  Just take a look… 

Read More »

My 4th of July Decorations

Door-Decoration-Ideas-for-the-Fouth-of-July-and-Patriot-holidays

I am starting the July 4th weekend today and before I sign off for the weekend, I thought I would share some red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations with you to wish you a happy 4th. Family is coming and I have lots to prepare. Instead of flying our usual American flag this… 

Read More »

Fresh: Favorite White Paint Colors

Best-white-paint-colors-for-walls

I have been up to lots of painting the past few days. Rolling and brushing on lots of white paint. First priming with white to block the bright green paint color on the walls in my daughter’s bedroom that I am transforming. While I am busy at work trying to make progress in this room, I… 

Read More »

Demolition + Paint Colors

How-to-choose-the-right-color-paint-when-decorating

Happy Friday… I have been busy this past week doing some demolition and thought I would show you my progress. This was my oldest daughter’s room.  Last week I told you I had planned to make it an office for Ed, but he would rather stay downstairs, so I came up with an even better… 

Read More »

How to Decorate So You Feel at Home

How-to-Decorate-Series-Feeling-at-Home

Today I am taking part in the How to Decorate series hosted by Beth at Home Stories A to Z.  If you are new here and coming from Sand and Sisal – Welcome to In My Own Style. There are 25 talented bloggers joining the series sharing all week, so be sure to follow along and see… 

Read More »

What Would You Do With This?

Kitchen-Decorating-with-vintage-finds

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to review an item from a new online vintage decor shop, Painted Fox Treasures. Of course I said yes and headed to the site. After looking at all the items the shop carries, I chose this vintage reproduction hardware bin.  I like not only… 

Read More »

Hatbox: Decorative Closet Storage

Closet-Storage-using-logos-from-hopping-bags

Are you ready to celebrate the first day of Summer?  I am and just in time. All week I have been concentrating my efforts on getting my work schedule planned for the next two months. When that was done, I switched gears and headed up to my clothes closet to purge and organize so my… 

Read More »

Catching Up

Creating a Meaningful Home

The Spring of 2014 is coming to a close. It has been a crazy busy one for me – all good – very exciting actually, but has me re-evaluating my time management. With Summer officially starting this Saturday I have been setting up a summer calendar for everything I need to get done in a… 

Read More »

Destination: Anna Maria Island

Beach-writing

Happy Monday… Today I bring you greetings from Anna Maria Island, but before I show you what a fabulous time I had with 5 other bloggers for an awesome 4 day girl escape getaway, I wanted to say congrats to the 5 winners of the Duluth giveaway I held last Monday.  You can find the… 

Read More »

To: Diane… From: Dad

Kitchen-gifts-and-Accessories

To help celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, I have a “reverse” Father’s Day gift to share with you, a gift that was from my dad to me. My dad passed away last December. He was 87. This is the first Father’s Day that he won’t be around and I didn’t need to find him a… 

Read More »