My $10 Kitchen Remodel

I've heard it said that the kitchen is the heart of the home.  That is absolutely the truth in our home.  It's the room where children and puppies beg for treats, where my hubby and I sneak kisses and chocolate, and where food simmers and heirloom cookbooks come alive....more

Bedroom Chic

Make This Gorgeous Canvas-Mounted Print for a Fraction of the Cost

I am a total print junkie. I love prints! I love finding them, I love making them, I love blowing them up and printing them out. And I recently, discovered I love the canvas look almost as much as a framed print. All you need is the right photo, and you can have a gallery look for a fraction of the gallery cost!...more

24 Things I Did When I Was 24

Because if you can't reflect on what you've accomplished on your birthday, when can you?...more

The Outsider’s Guide to Graphic Design: Vector vs. Raster

 Do you know the difference between a file ending in the extension “.JPG” and the extension “.EPS?”A skilled designer knows how to work with a client to achieve a product that both pleases the client and is grounded in good design principles. If you’re an outsider to the world of graphic design, you might become frustrated if the designer insists on following what seem to you like arbitrary rules. Having a familiarity with some of the basic concepts behind graphic design will help you better understand your designer’s needs and get the professional-looking results you deserve....more

Design Your Own Monograms

Have you been downloading your weekly freebies from Creative Market? I'm not an affiliate, I just LOVE their stuff. This week's goodies did not disappoint. Trust. As soon as I saw the wreaths, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them - Monograms! Do you want to design your own too?...more

Design: Notknot

Notknot pillows are by the icelandic designer Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir.They are unique as well as beautiful !More on: www.gemsshopiceland.blogspot.comwww.gemsshopiceland.blogspot.comA design and jewelry blog...more

Colorful Front Doors

The home's front door(s) should be designed to coordinate with the architecture of the home.  For many of the traditional homes that have solid wood doors or a combination of wood and glass they are typically stained a brown or painted a neutral color--black, white, & red.  One way to make that front door stand out from the rest is to paint it with a unique, fun color.  Colorful front doors are becoming more and more popular.  It's a reflection of the homeowners personality, and a great way to make your home stand out from the rest....more

Color Trends: Blue and White

Color combination blue and white is classic and timeless, and has been a color combination that I have always loved and has never gone out of style.  You cannot go wrong!  In the past five years, we have seen a resurgence of the classic color combo blue and white, and at High Point blue and white was very prevalent....more