My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 36}

It continues…this cottage makeover adventure has reached the 9 month mark, and, yes, contractions are feeling more painful…what exactly is being born? Affiliate links follow…

{Paris Apartment Home Decor Inspiration} in the Marais

  Daydreaming about visiting Paris again on this overcast day, and I think I’d like to rent this apartment in the Marais offered by Apartments Actually.   Founder…

Brooke and Steve Giannetti Interview {Patina Farm}

Their lovely new book Patina Farm tells the story of how Steve and Brooke Giannetti dreamed a picturesque Ojai property into existence, incorporating all of…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 32}

Lots of boudoir bath progress made since last we dished about the lovely fixer upper here. The master bath is nearly done, and you can see…

I Won an Ikea Contest!

Ikea recently crowned me one of their winners in the TOGETHER WE EAT contest where I submitted my story and recipe for Swedish Pancakes. To get…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 28}

Nothing exciting to reveal in this update… in fact, since most of these shots are forlorn and do not in the slightest reflect the joy…

{Home Decor Inspiration} January Whites & Tricia Foley

    How is January treating you, friends?   It is not always my favorite month, but this year it has been kind.   the child…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 24}

Can you believe it has been 6 months since we bought this crazy quirky cottage to reno? We have made progress on the main floor,…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 16}

Hello again, friends. I am back with an update on our cottage reno, and though I don’t have any particularly pretty pictures to share of…

{Personal Reflections} She Used to Be Mine

B e l l a   L u n a was my constant companion for nearly 14 years, and our hearts are now broken and mournful…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 12}

I’m back with an update, and our biggest news right now is we will be moving all of our stuff into the cottage in two…

Decor Inspiration: Modern Farmhouse Kitchen by Sebastian Cox for deVOL

I was blown away by this kitchen by Sebastian Cox for deVOL. Sebastian Cox Not only is it innovative, but it incorporates uncommon materials such as…