Designing An Art-Centric Space

                                                          Image Source via Betty Wasserman...more

Abandoning My Obsession with a Clean House

Aside from EVERYTHING related to the challenge of writing every single day this year for my self-imposed challenge, one of the biggest hurdles has been allowing for my apartment to get messy. ...more

The Big 6 DIY Failures You Should Avoid

Buying a condo or house is one of the most expensive decisions in life, and when it comes to selling the property, who doesn't consider making improvements so that it makes a profit? And with  real estate prices on the rise in the Philippines, you can take advantage of it with some DIY. However, trying to keep everything within budget and to a timeframe without sacrificing quality is a tricky balancing act. With that in mind, here are the 6 top mistakes in DIY improvement:...more

Bird Of Paradise Plant Care

 In Southern California this plant, with its bright, bold and easily recognizable flowers, is ubiquitous. It’s found growing alongside sidewalks and the streets, by the sea, poolside, in parking strips, in container plantings as well as in lots and lots of gardens.  It’s common but loved nonetheless so much so that it’s the official flower of the city of Los Angeles....more

Dream a Little Dream

I've fallen in love with a house. Head over heels with its cheerful, cheeky red door and modern, grey clapboard face. Crazy for the peaks of its triangular roof and the wide, long swathes of its windows bathing the bones of the rafters in shimmering sunlight. The house is full of light, saved from a spartan existence by the warmth of the dark wood floors and the exposed beams of the vaulted ceilings. Stainless steel fixtures, twinkle and beckon across a sea of pure, unblemished white counter top. Behind the house, enormous stately trees hold down the four corners of the yard....more

Decorate Your Dream Home by Adjusting Your Mindset

How long have you been in your home?  Do you absolutely love it? Do you get the warm fuzzies when you walk in?  If you have to think about it and you don't absolutely LOVE what you see & how you feel when you walk in the door, it may be because you're making one or more BIG decorating mistakes.Let me help you get past that.  This is not a list of things to physically do or stop doing.  And it's not another list of designer do's and don'ts....more

Trying to stay put

We are about to move homes. Although my husband and I have moved lots of times together (we're experts at purging and packing), I've recently realized that this is the third time we've moved since having our son....more

And Now UPS Won't Come To My House Anymore

And Now UPS Won’t Come To My House AnymoreI live alone, and let me tell you IT IS AWESOME!!!! My house is a non-negotiable pants free zone and safe haven!...more