West Elm Art Print Challenge at Minted

West Elm, the purveyors of ultra cool and modern furniture + home decor, recently partnered with Minted, the purveyors of ultra cool and modern stationery + art prints! A match made in heaven, don't you think? The collaboration resulted in an Art Print Challenge at Minted, with the potential of, not only a cash prize of $1000, but also having your art prints sold exclusively at West Elm + Minted....more

Vintage Home: 10 Uses for Borax

You might remember Borax being a staple in your mom or grandmother's homes. Well, it's still a must-have for every home. There are so many uses, here are 10 to get you started!...more

Vintage Home: How to Store Non-Perishable Food

Stocking up on food but not sure how long food is good for, or where to store it?...more

Working from Bed - Yay or Nay?

When I first decided to officially be a ‘freelance writer’ (whatever that means), I was working from a desk in our bedroom. However, as we have electric heating (read: expensive), when it turned colder I soon took my work and crawled into bed, seeking warmth....more

Counters: Kitchen revamp & organization 2014

Kitchen counters are, by nature, hideous. They house small appliances, crumbs, kitchen utensils & tools, random food items, kitschy decor, and much more. How exactly does one tame them?Very carefully.Use a cake stand to hold miscellaneous counter items....more

Home is Where the Heart is

BlogHer – NaBloPoMoWednesday, March 5, 2013 When or where do you feel most like yourself?~~~~~~~~The saying goes, “There’s no place like home.” Home is the place where you can relax and be your self. Home is where you can do what you want, when you want. Sure, there are chores, tasks, and work that has to be done, but home is where you can do them at your own pace....more

this weekend i learned that painting is the worst

I learned some lessons this weekend. On Friday, we paid to have our living room painted. I felt guilty paying someone to do something we technically could have done ourselves. But she moved the furniture, puttied all the holes, washed the walls and painted the walls, ceiling and trim. So worth it. And I'm so much happier to be free of our previously pee yellow colored walls. Here are some after photos - ...more

There's no place like home

We've lived in this house for more than two years now, the latest in a long line of residents who have called this place home over the past hundred years or so. (One hundred years! I never thought I'd ever live in a place of that age, and sometimes wish the house could share its stories of all of those who came before. What an interesting conversation that would be!) ...more
melanie jean juneau Wow... yours is quite a bit older than ours! I think ours was built around ...more

10 Tips On Modernizing Your Home

If you think that your home needs a good makeover, there are a few things that you can fix in order to make it look more modern. The great thing is that you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on renovating your home. You can make a couple of changes that will really beautify your space. Here are a couple of tips on modernizing your home inside and out:1. Get some ideas...more

I Like My Neighbors - But Not in THAT Way

Years ago, I used to live in an apartment - and I loved it. I lived in a small one-bedroom apartment in my favorite neighborhood in my favorite city. What else could a girl ask for, right?...more