Musings

A Big Thank You!

April 9, 2014
Better Homes and Gardens Makeover Madness IKEA hacks

If you have read my last few posts, you know about the Better Homes and Gardens Makeover Madness Challenge.  Yesterday was the final day – voting for the winner of the Final 4.  With all your efforts – I WON! Photo Credit:  Karla Conrad @ BHG Each of the 4 finalists had their photo taken […]

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Coming Soon

March 13, 2014
Better Homes and Gardens Blue and White Bedroom

Life is good, but boy can it get crazy sometimes.   When it rains it pours  - so many events and happenings going on that I have been a bit overwhelmed in a good way.  I am in a good place, but it does take a whole lot of organization to make life and work […]

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Out & About: The Weekender

March 7, 2014
Out and about shopping for Spring

Helloooo Friday… one week of March down.  You know what that means, don’t you?   Only 13 more days till Spring! I am sure you are as tired of winter as I am.  There is still snow on the ground here and too cold to do much outside.  I am craving warm sunshine and ready […]

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BH&G March Makeover Madness

March 5, 2014
March Madness Makeover Challenge

If you follow basketball, then you know that when March rolls around it means one thing… the road to the Final Four. This year the road to the Final Four has a slightly different meaning for 16 DIY home bloggers who were chosen to take part in Better Homes and Gardens Makeover Madness challenge. Remember […]

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Decorative Fragrances for Your Home

February 27, 2014
The Best Smelling Fragrance for the Home

I don’t have any powder room progress to show you today, but I do have something that is important for any powder room and your whole house.  It is something that smells divine. As I was preparing the cabinet under the sink in the powder room for painting, I needed to clean it out first. […]

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A Few Steps Forward…and One Step Back

February 6, 2014

Just when I thought my daily routine was getting back to normal – the snow and ice came, not once, not twice, but 3 times in the past two weeks. The latest storm left many in southeastern Pennsylvania without power.  It is not until you don’t have power in your home that you realize just […]

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Behind The Scenes of a Magazine Photo Shoot

January 30, 2014
Behind the scenes of a decorating magazine photo shoot

I was going to title this post – The Joy of Routine, since today feels like New Year’s Day to me, or the first day of the rest of my life, but it really is not about that. It is a little peek or behind-the-scenes look of what it was like to have my Christmas decor […]

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Happy Holidays – Again!

January 24, 2014

This is what I am doing today…  Decorating for Christmas….AGAIN! What!…. You are probably saying to yourself, “Why would Diane be doing that in January?” The decorations have stayed up except for the fresh tree in the family room and garland on the staircase that dried out. I took them down right after New Years […]

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Happy Hubby Bedroom Decorating Idea

January 9, 2014
Bedroom Decorating Ideas

I was going to title this post – How to Make Your Husband Happy in the Bedroom and then I thought twice about it – I didn’t want Google and the Internet search engines getting the wrong impression about my blog, but this post truly is about how I made Ed super happy in the […]

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Fresh Start: Planner Organization Ideas + Giveaway

January 5, 2014
Day Planner Organizing Ideas

I’m back!  Back after taking the holidays off. It felt good to take a little break, but it also feels just as good – exciting actually, to get back to what I love  – writing this blog and sharing my ideas, projects, and life with you. I may not have posted the past two weeks,  […]

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