Great Finds: Stitch fix - a personal stylist sends you clothes
Posted on July 24th 2014
Great Finds: Stitch fix - a personal stylist sends you clothes
I want to preface this post by saying it is not sponsored and Stitch Fix did not ask me to blog about it. I just like to pass along great finds. A couple of months ago a friend suggested I signed up for Stitch Fix to try it out. ...
Behind the design: mood board, fireplace wall and sources
Posted on July 22nd 2014
Behind the design: mood board, fireplace wall and sources
This drawing was the first thing I made after Ana and I decided to make over her living room together. She was at my Christmas party and had seen my laundry room make-over with the zig-zag wall and liked it. She is also a fan of t ...
Ana's Living room make-over - before and after
Posted on July 17th 2014
Ana's Living room make-over - before and after
My friend Ana recently bought a new house. She and her family have been looking for a while and then finally they found this gorgeous house in San Juan Capistrano, about half an hour from where I live. Here is Ana and her kids an ...
Haven blog conference in Atlanta 2014 - Haven = Heaven?
Posted on July 14th 2014
Haven blog conference in Atlanta 2014 - Haven = Heaven?
Can a post have 25+ images? Should it? I don't know. Let's find out. This weekend I went to the 2014 Haven Blogging conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This was my first time going and I was very curious what it was and I honestly did ...
Flamingo art made with Psykopaint - a free resource
Posted on July 10th 2014
Flamingo art made with Psykopaint - a free resource
I have a been very inspired by flamingos lately. Are they the new owl? I don't know, but I love them. And I wanted one for our newly re-done entry. I have seen flamingos here and there in the last couple of months and I was very ...
Entry hall - the reveal
Posted on July 7th 2014
Entry hall - the reveal
This is our new entry hall. This is where we greet our guests and put on our shoes. And take them off. This is what it looked like when we moved in. In 2011, we added the wall on the right. Then, we built the bench which is made ...
June round-up
Posted on July 1st 2014
June round-up
And there goes another month, putting us into the second half of the year. Here is what we did in June.Getting the patio ready for summer with our new firepitPatio lounge - new rug, pillows and forever succulentB's walk-in closet ...
How to: make 3 kilim pillows for the price of one
Posted on June 30th 2014
How to: make 3 kilim pillows for the price of one
Here is how I made three Kilim pillows for the price of one. Don't you just love all these Kilim pillows that are popping up all over at moment? Or has been for a while? I do, but I don't love the price. They are usually around 4 ...
Curtain rods from galvanized pipes without the industrial look
Posted on June 27th 2014
Curtain rods from galvanized pipes without the industrial look
Let's time travel. Welcome to 2011 when we made some curtain rods. But wasn't today supposed to be all about artwork in the hallway you say? Yes. Yes, it was. Then weather happened. As in "We are having a great deal of weather tod ...
Two favorite vignettes in the dining room
Posted on June 25th 2014
Two favorite vignettes in the dining room
I have put an update on the master bath renovation and entryway overhaul at the bottom of this post. And maybe a nugget of other news. For the reading inclined. Let's first talk about the dining room. It is one of two spaces downs ...
Bs tween bedroom - the reveal
Posted on June 19th 2014
Bs tween bedroom - the reveal
The time has come, the time is now ~ Dr. Seuss To show you the final reveal of B's tween bedroom make over. It all started way back in November 2012, when I put together an Advent calendar for B. One of the gifts was a little embr ...
Gift wrap for a Bat Mitzvah
Posted on June 16th 2014
Gift wrap for a Bat Mitzvah
This weekend we went to a big celebration. A Bat Mitzvah for one of B's friends. I have only ever heard of a BaR Mitzvah before, but learned that a BaT Mitzvah is the celebration for Jewish girls becoming adults. We read up on wh ...
B's walk-in closet
Posted on June 13th 2014
B's walk-in closet
I never showed you the last wall in B's bedroom. I know...pee your pants with excitement. Oooh a wall. It is, however, the wall that has actually seen the most change in his room. The previous owners of our house added on the liv ...
Patio lounge - new rug, pillows and forever succulent
Posted on June 12th 2014
Patio lounge - new rug, pillows and forever succulent
This post has a new rug, a sewing project, a craft/decor project AND a recipe in it. So many things to talk about. Let's get started! Last Friday all my purchases from the Memorial Day sale had arrived at my doorstep. Great timin ...
Getting the patio ready for summer with our new fire pit
Posted on June 4th 2014
Getting the patio ready for summer with our new fire pit
This weekend we cleaned up the patio after finishing all the cutting for the master bath we are remodeling at the moment. Hover over the camera icon for a behind the scenes photo of what the patio looked like Saturday morning, be ...
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