Black & White Modern Farmhouse Meets Classic Tudor Style in Arizona

After a couple of weeks in sunny Arizona, it’s home home sweet polar vortex home. Home feels even sweeter since getting here entailed a scary…

Shop the Room: Resource Guide For My Simple Serene Grey …

My last post with the before and after story of our DIY serene Arizona kitchen describes how we customized a cookie cutter, builder-grade kitchen without…

{Before and After} DIY Kitchen Remodel on a Budget: Arizona …

Before and After DIY Kitchen Remodel on a Budget: Arizona Fixer Upper shares the transformation of the kitchen in a second home we bought in…

Arizona Fixer Upper – Where It Began

Almost a year ago, we bought this sweet little Mediterranean style cottage in Arizona to make over into a relaxing getaway, and today I want to…

Personal Reflections January 2013: moments in arizona {BRCA}

My dad took this of me and my sisterswho gathered around my momwho is doing an amazing jobfighting disease withchemo and givingcancer a nicekickinthecrotch.* Here…

Shop My Home: European Inspired, White French Country Decorating Resources

Five years ago, we traded our great big French country home for a Chicagoland fixer upper (half the square footage and property) to renovate ourselves.…

Hello Lovely Master Bedroom Renovation

Although I shared this fixer upper makeover with you three years ago, I have just updated the links and photos in hopes it will help! Hello…

20 Beautiful White Sofas for Living Room Inspiration

Whether you favor a laid back beachy look with a white cotton slipcover or a more elegant Belgian linen, a comfy lovely white sofa can…

Self-Care Over 50: Daily Practices and Mindful Indulgences

Every now and then, it just feels like we need a palate cleanser. Some sorbet. A break from discussions about undertones in white paint or…

16 Simply Sophisticated Kitchen Design Ideas

Will we ever tire of seeing thoughtfully designed, traditional, and classic kitchens with timeless and tranquil inspiration? Doubt it. 16 Simply Sophisticated Kitchen Design Ideas…

European Country French Decor in Our Renovated Home

Our home is neither fancy nor fussy and came with all sorts of cottage quirkiness. Over the years, I have identified its design style with…

16 Soothing Bedroom Paint Colors for a Tranquil Retreat

16 Soothing Bedroom Paint Colors for a Tranquil Retreat is not simply another paint color romp for you – it’s help for me too! Time…