Valentine’s Day Soirée!

Someone like myself, who prefers Halloween to all holidays, watching documentaries about diseases, sharks and/or massacres, as well as the generally macabre aspects of life, may not truly appreciate the saccharine, heart-shaped miasma that is Valentine’s Day. I do, however, love a good theme. One I can really run with, like the goddess Diana, through…

Host the BEST Christmas Gathering!

We are down to the wire, people! If you are hosting a holiday party this year, now is the time to get going with the party planning! Unless you’re a lonely butler, chances are you know some people, and those people are likely to invade your house at some point during the month of December….

Gift Guides & DIY Inspiration!

Christmas is officially ONE WEEK AWAY! *Cue hysterical jingle bells* That means that if you haven’t put together a holiday ambiance at your home/desk/car, you should GET ON IT! Also, if you haven’t purchased (or made) gifts for everyone you know (and a few more, just in case), you can refer to any number of…

Random Fun Wednesday! Beauty, Decor & Inspiration!

Today’s collection of things is pretty amazing! I’ve got a couple of Houzz articles to share about holiday decorating, some INCREDIBLE up-close shots of snowflakes, and a super inspiring project that involves mannequins! Yay, mannequins! Ok, so for those of you who haven’t thrown up the Christmas decorations just yet, Houzz has some simple ways…

Let’s All Appreciate Quilting!

Several weeks ago (right before the madness of Halloween), I attended Houston’s International Quilt Festival. It is an event I have been familiar with my whole life, partially because of my mother (she owns a “quilt cabinet”), and partially because we are just a nice, Southern family and so we have about a million quilts,…

Random Fun Wednesday!

It’s the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for a random collection of vaguely-related things that are awesomely strung together for your reading pleasure! First of all, via Queens of Vintage, how to create a 1920s/Art Deco-inspired bathroom! Creating a glam space in your bathroom is simple with chrome, glass and fancy…

Fall Centerpiece Follow Up!

As promised, I have pictures of the centerpiece I created last night for said United Way Craft Day auction! It turned out to be quite the masterpiece! I have never made a similar Fall centerpiece (or any centerpiece, for that matter), so I am quite proud of my first attempt! Especially considering all the elements…

Happy Veterans Day! – Let’s Talk Fall Centerpieces

First off, a resounding thank you to all the service men and women out there who have (for decades) dedicated their time and lives to the protection of our nation! Both of my grandfathers are WWII Navy veterans. My maternal grandfather just turned 91 years old this month! Veterans Day is a wonderful beginning to…

Design Your Own Wallpaper – Via Houzz!

This is such a great article, full of amazing links, suggestions and tips! In case you don’t know about Houzz, they are a fabulous design website! They’ll send you weekly inspiration emails, you can design inspiration pages, browse incredible room designs and find local professionals to help you out! Go there, sign up and get…

Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life

Originally published in 1981, and given to my Father one Christmas by my Aunt Lisa (the “vintage” to-from tag is still in it), I don’t remember a time without the essential Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life. (Not surprisingly, one of Jonathan Adler’s favorites as well.) Being a child of the 80s/90s, I knew all about…

Estate Sales

Ok, lords and ladies, this is where it may get weird. Being the progeny of hoarders, as well as the fortunate inheritor of lots of furniture (and SO many other things), it won’t likely be shocking to hear that I love estate sales. And I do. I super, really do! Not just that they’re a…