My Home: this isn’t the post i meant to …

I had every intention of blogging about our kitchen today. What works about the space, what I’d change… yet something infinitely more important is stirring my…

My Abstract Paintings {January 2014}

our living room LIVING with abstracts would be a more fitting title for this post since I’m not much of a decorator, preferring instead to…

Travel: Paris Secrets {Musee Carnavalet}

How are things with you today? Me? Less than cheery as chilling temperatures do a number on ‘my nerves’ as gramma used to say. Still, the…

My Home: January 2014

MORE evidence of my love affair with white lives in every room of our home… In a sleepy little Northern Illinois town, the house is newish…

My Art: paris graffiti collages i made

I found all sorts of beautiful, gritty, layered street art on building walls in Paris, where legal tagging sites are sprinkled across the city. Apparently, groups of artists…

Personal Reflections: My Home Around the Holidays {2013}

For me, Christmas is not about fancy wrapping paper or a jolly man negotiating our chimney. It’s about the birth of the King of my…

{DIY} My Fortuny Stenciled Dressing Room

Today I’m sharing a few more shots ofmy stenciled wall project from the other day! This post contains affiliate links which I hope you will…

DIY: My boozy pear-apple crumble

A lovely blogland friend in India asked me to join with others across the planet for a bloggy cooking party. Ingredients this time around? Pear…

DIY: My Dressing Room Stencil Project {royal design studio}

In exchange for a stencil from Royal Design Studio, I am bringing you this promotional post! After introducing this sweet little dressing room of mine…

Holiday Decor Inspiration: Unique Advent Calendars

Haven’t created one before, but I plan to make my own advent calendar this week. Did you grow up with one? via Just look at…

My Art: Where My Art Lives {1920s cottage}

When I began painting 4 years ago, it was with much encouragement from artist friend Melissa James . Melissa HAD to have this large gritty Pete…

Interior Design Books: Reflections on Swedish Interiors

Love Swedish interiors? Serenity. Calm. Feel-good quality. This is how the authors of a beautiful book describe a well-designed Swedish interior, and with countless examples…