The Psychology of Color (INFOGRAPHIC)

Colors play an important role in our every day life. And many decisions we make can be affected by them, in several aspects, without us even noticing it. It seems that our moods and emotions can change whether we are in a red room or a green room, whether we wear blue or yellow. It can influence which color of clothes we dress in or which color of paint we put on our walls and make a big difference on our state of mind....more

Recipe Binder

Do you ever feel like you are making the same meals over and over again? I was in this funk. We have our family favorites, our quick meals, and our "oops I forgot to thaw the meat" meals. I have been reading some of my favorite blogs for meals, searching online and looking on Pinterest. I have found some great meals and have been trying several out, but my recipe binder was in desperate need of a make-over. Plus all the new recipes I was printing out were being thrown into the cabinet....more

DIY & Editing My Poor Color Choices

In this post you will witness my neurosis with color and getting it exactly right. Although the "mistakes" are subtle, I think you will see why I freaked out and started over. During my recent stair railing makeover, I tried to step outside of my normal comfort zone and "warm up" my color scheme by bringing out the reds in my flooring. My house is an open loft style and the railing is visible from nearly every vantage point, including the kitchen, office, foyer, living room, sunroom. Each room flows right into the next. So in this case, the color had to be right. ...more
I like it! I am tempted to do that with our stairs.more

She comes in colors everywhere, she's like a rainbow...

There is nothing I like more than color. If you came to my house, you would understand… Every room is a bright, vivid shade. Every color of the rainbow is presented, from my lime green kitchen to my orange bedroom.  However, when it comes to clothing, I am not quite as bold. ...more
 @JourneyofLife  I think you need a bright yellow (more mustard than traffic light) coat.  I ...more

How to Wear: Navy Pants

Hey everyone!! It's Fashion Week on A Little of This and That and this week of fashion posts and advice starts with a good ol' "How To". A friend of mine posed a question for me on Facebook, "How do you wear navy pants?" Basically, she's treating navy like it is a color and not a neutral. But navy is a neutral. It can be worn with other neutrals just fine but it can also be worn with COLOR...which is my favorite. Here are some examples:...more
@BlogHerStyle Ooooooh 1st option and fourth option is all me!more

Color Trend: Navy

I've blogged before about how much I love the color Navy. It's the perfect neutral, in my mind.Well, it seems to also be the IT color this season. Designers all over the fashion spectrum are getting into the Navy trend with looks from Phillip Lim, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade making huge editorial spreads in major magazines.Navy is the perfect staple for your winter and winter-to-spring wardrobe. It's staple-worthy like black, but a bit more daring and striking....more

Feeling Orange

http://baileysandthings.blogspot.com/2011/11/feeling-orange.html...more

A Lesson in Art -- and Racial Identity

I volunteer as an Art Docent at my kids' school, which means that once a month I go into the classroom to teach the kids about a famous artist and let them try their hand at the techniques that artist used. For my latest project, I taught Little Brother’s first grade class how to draw self-portraits. The lesson was supposed to be about proportions. Each child would get a large sheet of white paper, on which they would draw an oval and sketch in pencil lines which would help them place their eyes, nose and mouth. ...more
It seems that we are never totally happy with who we are! @Kariannamore

Hottest Fall Home Furnishing Trends

Last week the New York design world was abuzz with the semi-annual New York International Gift Fair, a fabulous trade show showcasing what’s new and exciting in the worlds of handmade, jewelry, baby, gifts, garden accessories and, of course, home design. Located on the west side of Manhattan on Pier 94, the At Home section features the latest and greatest in home furnishing and accessories from companies around the world....more