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Behind The Blog: Steve McKenzie’s

Like many friendships today, my friendship with Steve and Jill McKenzie started through social media. We connected with each other on Instagram and eventually had the pleasure of meeting in person a couple of years ago.  I first met Steve on a  visit to their beautiful home decor and gift store and then Jill at a design conference here in…

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Handcrafted Home–A Creative DIY Blog Hop

Today I’m joining a few bloggers for the Handcrafted Home DIY Blog Hop hosted by Jamala from Viva LaVintage For Your Home. And because this is a creative + diy themed blog hop, Jamala tasked each of us to transform an item using gold leaf. Well, what’s a girl to do when the only craft projects on my mind are holiday related?…

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Fab Finds From Pier 1–(budget friendly decor)

I received an email the other day from Pier 1 and it prompted me to head over to their website to see what was new.  Pier 1 is one of those stores that has lots of hidden gems amongst the array of pillows, plates and decorative objects.  While surfing their site I discovered quite a few items that hit on…

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Design Guide: Lamp Shades 101

  So many of you have left comments to tell me how much my Design Guide series has helped you with decorating your home.  A few of your favorite design guide posts have included tips on  Styling a Sectional Sofa and Key Measurements To Know When Decorating.  And my Color Rules posts has helped you confidently decorate with color. Today’s post continues to deliver tips and how-to’s for…

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Gift Wrap Inspiration: Floral Paper Wrapped Boxes

I’m back with another Gift Wrap Inspiration post and this one is sure to go down as one of the easiest gift wrap ideas ever. The idea was inspired by a box I spotted at HomeGoods.  It was a simple idea–a paper mache’ kraft box wrapped with pretty paper.  The minute I saw it, I recognized what a great concept…

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Pink Ribbon Welcome Mat for Carpet One Welcome A Cure

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am honored to have the opportunity to share a great product from Carpet One Floor & Home.   Carpet One Floor & Home is a cooperative of 1,000 locally owned flooring stores nationwide. For several yeas, they have designed and sold their Pink Ribbon Welcome Mats giving a percentage of the proceeds to…

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FIVE Spaces That Took My Breath Away

Have you noticed that surfing Pinterest is kinda like shopping at Costco.  You go in for one thing and come up with a cart full of items that weren’t on your list.  In the case of Pinterest, one beautiful image leads to another and the next thing you know you’ve been sitting in your chair for hours and your ‘pin…

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The Art Of Gifting–A Holiday Workshop

Join me for…   I’m excited to be partnering with Steve McKenzie’s this holiday, hosting a holiday gift wrap workshop, The Art of Gifting!  During the workshop I’ll share fun and creative wrapping ideas to get you ready for holiday gift giving.  From unique ways to use paper and ribbon, creative  packaging ideas and fun embellishment tips that will give your gifts that special touch, you’ll learn…

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