How to Style Overhead Still Life Photos (Flat Lays)

It took me a long time to admit that photography is part of my job. UGH! I’m a decorator, a blogger, a writer–but every step of the way it was the photos that helped communicate my message. In a visual business with an online presence, photography makes or breaks you. Often, photos are the deciding […]

Make A DIY Wall Hanging:: Starting with a Mop

Hi friends! I wanted to share how I made my wall hanging, not because I expect you to copy it–you certainly are welcome to, but more because I think it’s inspiring to be reminded to use what we can find in all sorts of new ways. This project was SO fun to collect for and […]

6 Decorating Mistakes I Made in My Home in 2015

UPDATED: I started out with 4 Mistakes, but then I added two more, carry on.. I’ve been creating a home for 20 years in 14 different homes–mostly rentals, three we owned. I love home making so much that I wrote a book about it and even taught a class. So imagine my shock when it […]

Favorite Books of 2015

I LOVE reading about everyone’s favorite books, so I thought I’d join in and share mine, in no particular order…   All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr About the book: “From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl […]

Why No & Yes are BFFs

It was October 2014 when I requested my own intervention. I was busy (the curse word kind where you feel like there’s no rest) distracted, and at the mercy of my own day and I needed help making it stop. So Chad and I went to Emily & John’s house (my sister & her husband) […]

Fix That Thing :: A Giveaway

This post created in partnership with Sugru, wait until you see this stuff! I keep a DIY toolkit. I’m not organized enough to have a cute pink tool box, but there are a few things I always keep around my house for when the need arises. Things like hot glue and glue guns, gold metallic […]

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