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Mixed Media Pastel & Watercolor: Gulf Shore Cottage

 Gulf Shore Cottage 17 x 24 Watercolor & Pastel...more

A Bright Idea Home

Home Renovation - Our Guest Bedroom

My husband and I purchased a 50+ year old house as our first home a few years ago. While the house only had one previous owner (they built it and lived in it their entire lives), we had a lot of updates to do as ...more

Sneaking Stripes Into Modern Quilts

A couple of years ago or so, I realized that I loved to work with solids, that they emphasized the simple geometry of a quilt top in a way that really suited my aesthetic. But apparently somewhere along the line, this preference became a rule– something I realized as I continued to dive into my shot cotton fabric stash, avoiding all those beautiful striped patterns that I once coveted....more
I love this! It looks so warm and cozy! I just want to curl up in it and read a good book :)more

Table Decor - Oh the Possibilities

 Spring fever can make it difficult to really buckle down for hours on end in the sewing room. So I'm taking great pleasure in quick, cheery quilting projects that fit my restless warm weather mood-- and my fondness for table decor.I resurected an old favorite-- diagonal intersecting stripes-- and whipped it up into this little guy....more
Those are all super cute! LOVE all that color!more

First Fashion, Then Bridal, Now Home Decor? Why I Love Ruche (and you should too.)

I shared some fabulous feminine finds a few weeks ago from Ruche, but it appears they have added some new items to their "Home and Office" section just to tempt me (and you.) We're all lucky that Ruche is so afford...more

For the Luv of Aqua and Paint Colors

For today's House Luv I am going to share my new obsession.... the color aqua! Just to introduce myself I am a girl that's not afraid of color in my home. It makes me feel good and sets the mood for any room. In my opinion you just can't go wrong with a good shade of aqua, or wait, is it turquoise? Or maybe it's teal? robins egg blue?  Really you can't go wrong, they all sound yummy and they are so pleasing to the female eye....more

DIY Dry Erase Calendar

    My husband has the worst memory of anyone I know....more
thank you! This is probably my favorite (and cheapest) household project to date! Everyone who ...more

Spliced and Stitched-- Another Little Wall Quilt

My latest mini quilt was such a pleasure to create. If you look closely, you can see that it's composed of 16 squares. Basically, I sliced up solid gray squares at random, re-stitched them with colorful bands between, and trimmed them to the 5 1/2".Easy! And the result is a whimsical, random design. Finished off with some curly cue quilting....more