My Home Renovation 2011: Hello Lovely Basement Makeover {reveal}

It took much longer than expected, but except for some closet organizers in the larger bedroom, the basement makeover project is complete! You can read…

DIY: Hello Lovely 2011 HOLIDAY COOKIES {my not so secret recipe}

It just isn’t possible for this sweet tooth blogger to wait until December to get stoked about holiday baking. And I don’t keep any of…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Basement Makeover (7)

It doesn’t look like it, but we’re actually down the home stretch as far as this project is concerned! The flooring is almost complete. And…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: RACHEL ASHWELL

Such an honor to interviewRachel Ashwell and ask abouther current inspirations. Rachel’s blog MR: What three thingsare inspiring you at the moment? RA:My life has always been my…

My Home: renovation, revelation, and rejuvenation

You may recall our place looked like these images about a year ago (and that I love bargains and spent next to nothing on furnishings/bling).…

2011 Interior Designer Interview with Shabby Chic Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {Part 3}

Such a thrill to interview Shabby Chic’s Rachel Ashwell and have the brain tickled and illuminated by such a soulful designer. Get ready, gorgeous readers…for a…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {part 2}

I’m back with more shabby chic love! Hope you’re feelin’ it. BTW. Were you aware this blogger majored in shabby chic in college? Okay. A…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: RACHEL ASHWELL {Part 1}

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic blog Color me humbled. Then throw in a few mixed feelings. While honored to be invited to interview Rachel (a creative…

DIY: More STENCIL Splendor

Royal Design Stencil It was so much fun stenciling on my mirror, I’m at it again with a little help from Royal Design Stencils. One…

DIY: Hello Lovely CUSTOM CLAY TAGS

Easy rustic hand formed clay tags made with these stamps. The other day I had fun with clay. Embellish gifts, a nightlight (top left), or…

DIY: My STENCILED MIRROR Project

Royally thrilled with my new Springtime in Paris stencil from Royal Design Stencils that I used on an old mirror. It took about 10 minutes to transform…

Interior Design Books: Summers in France {Kathryn Ireland}

Near Toulouse, designer Kathryn Ireland brought a rural, rundown property back to life in Summers In France. (Seen her hilarious self on Million Dollar Decorators? Yo. She…