I shudder at the thought…

I shudder at the thought…

…of painting shutters. Or I did, before my genius husband made it easy with our little system! **I highly recommend buying or renting a sprayer to make the job 100x easier.** 1.  Remove shutters. Watch for wasps and bees. They like to live behind them. ;) 2.  Power wash or give them a good scrub-down. 3.  Stack … Continue reading

My Chili “Stew”

My Chili “Stew”

Only I would talk Chili going into spring, but I have a reason! Today would have been my mom’s 62nd birthday and so this post is in honor of her. Happy birthday, mom! I’m calling it chili stew because I know I could start WWIII with the ingredients in my “Chili”. Growing up, my mom would make … Continue reading

2014 in review

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading

I’ll Have the Marsala Please!

I’ll Have the Marsala Please!

So, there have mixed reviews to the announcement from Pantone that 2015’s color of the year will be “Marsala”. Personally, I’m pretty jazzed about it.  Not necessarily for the color itself but the bigger picture of what it works well with in home decor and fashion.  We all know that now this announcement has come … Continue reading

Easy Peasy Jewelry Displeasy :)

Easy Peasy Jewelry Displeasy :)

Hi Everyone!  I threw this together in about five minutes and I loved the way it turned out. Imagine all of the other items you could wrap in wire and hang to display or organize your favorite jewelry, craft notions, you name it! All this took was: –  Reclaimed Wood (in this case, a 14″ … Continue reading

When One Door Closes…

When One Door Closes…

…You make a table!  That’s how the saying goes, right?  :) Exactly one year ago this week Mike and I bought a car load of salvaged items from Arhaus Furniture. (Gotta love referencing Instagram for info like this) See the wood door panels with the jute string? We paid $100 each for them. We liked … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday Part III

Throwback Thursday Part III

Flashback to our city home in Buffalo, NY.  We really loved some of the quirky touches that came with our 1926 foursquare in the historic neighborhood of Park Meadow.  A few things didn’t make the cut though. Two of which were the painted-on “runner” on the stairway landing and this eclectic-meets-rickety-main bath: The shower definitely … Continue reading

Loads of Fun!

Loads of Fun!

Let’s be honest. In many ways Pinterest is the devil.  Tempting us with desserts that call for a dozen candy bars, a can of chocolate frosting and a jar of peanut butter  with names like Better Than Sex Cake or Sin Brownies or whatever.  Fear not! I pinned a 3 Days to Six-Pack Abs article right after … Continue reading