Weather Talk & Touches of Spring

blue green living room

I really don’t want to talk about the weather.   It’s so boring.   It’s hot in the summer. It’s cold in the winter. Surprise, surprise.   Summer can’t come soon enough. Summer can’t be over soon enough. Winter is too harsh. Winter is too mild. I wish it would snow on … [Continue reading...]

Cracked Marble Jewelry

cracked marble

This blog post and cracked marble jewelry project  first appeared on Made From Pinterest. As a teenage girl growing up in Paramus, New Jersey I worked at the mall. As did many of my high school classmates. Paramus Park Mall was legendary in New Jersey. It may have even been one of the first … [Continue reading...]

How To Stencil A Wall

how to stencil

There are some diy projects that wait until my husband travels on business.   Please tell me I’m not alone.   I’m not worried he won’t like it. Okay, that’s not 100% true. I just don’t want him to see the project during the during. Because the during is not always pretty. The … [Continue reading...]

Paint This! Blue Bedrooms

blue bedroom ideas

Sometimes I wonder …   I wonder if I would pick blue for our master bedroom if I was picking colors today. Or last month. Or last year, for that matter.   You see, the color choices for the master bedroom were made close to five years ago. With the deal of the century $1-a-yard … [Continue reading...]

It’s The Little Things | Take 2

diamond ring

I was in the kitchen the other day making a snack when I spotted the 12-pack of caffeine free Diet Coke. Nestled in an awkward spot between the radiator cover and the refrigerator …   its designated resting place.   My husband picked up that 12-pack of caffeine free Diet Coke … [Continue reading...]

How To Paint Wrought Iron

paint iron fence

  Peer pressure. Or more like neighbor pressure. I try not to succumb. But it’s pretty hard to ignore when you live in a city where your next door neighbor is mere inches away.   And when your rusty and peeling wrought iron fence butts up against their newly painted and refreshed … [Continue reading...]

Master Bedroom Reveal

blue and brown bedroom

I never know what to say when revealing a room remodel.   Do I give all the details about what I did?   Um, paint. Sew a little. Buy a rug. Make the bed …   Do I embarrass myself with an admission about how long it took me to finish this project?   Five … [Continue reading...]

Paint This! IKEA Hacks

painted ikea furniture

Bar Cart VITTSJO Laptop Table Hack from Style Me Pretty | Mondrian Dresser MICKE Computer Work Station Hack from IKEA | Dipped Leg SVALBO IKEA Hack from The Sweet Beast | IKEA Step Stool Hack from Serendipity Refined | Kitchen Sideboard TARVA Dresser IKEA Hack from All Things G&D | IKEA RAST … [Continue reading...]

Teen Girl Room | Inspiration


Chandelier, IKEA | Faux Fur Pillows, Pottery Barn | Sunburst Wall Decor, Decorpad | Jewelry Holder Empty Frames, Pottery Barn (no longer available) | Black Iron Twin Daybed, Walmart | IKEA Step Stool Side Table, Stylizmo | White Armoire, Kawaii Home | Smocked Drapes, Pottery Barn | Oval Mirror, … [Continue reading...]