When You’re A Cozy Minimalist :: Decorating Made Easy

I am constantly fighting two extreme decorating styles. Sometimes I’ll go to Edie’s blog and see all of her beautiful patterns and layers and colors and she puts everything together so well and I tell myself that her house is the very definition of what I want my home to be and that it must […]

The 1 Thing Every Home Needs

Every home needs an empty surface zone. This is a surface in your home that you are deciding is no longer a home for things. This is NOT to be confused with a surface that you are demanding to be absolutely empty at all times. No way. This is a hardworking surface, preferably the most […]

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My Vignette

Our bedroom is one of the few places in our house where I feel like I can make a vignette and it will stay that way. But that’s the one room where I go a little crazy and demand that everything in the room be ‘quiet’.  The duct tape wall is loud enough for me, […]

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31 Days :: Nobody’s Dream Job

  Hello.  Nice to meet you! What do I do?  Oh, I’m a Stuff Manager. Gosh, no, I don’t really like it but, isn’t that what everyone does? My daily routine involves looking through my stuff, putting stuff away, organizing stuff, feeling guilty because I haven’t organized other stuff, fussing at my kids because their […]

On Editing

I used to never edit.  I’d only add, rarely subtract.  And now I’ve learned it’s one of the secrets to a good room.  I like to ask myself, what’s the least amount of stuff I can have in a room and it still look like home, be useful and beautiful?  That amount of stuff is […]

It’s All Too Much

I’m intentionally writing this post now instead of in two weeks after I get back from Tanzania. Because you might think that I only feel this way because of my trip and blame poor Shaun Groves and Tanzania and the truth is, I’ve been feeling this way for months. Months, I tell you.

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