Honey, I Shrunk the Chandelier...

and painted it too! Seems like all I've had to share lately is lighting (and I have one more exciting one coming up soon). But having the painting done and the chandies installed have been two of.. ....more

House Progress...

After working all weekend painting at the new house, I've come down with some kind of flu or virus. Who knows what this junk is, but Sunday it started with a sore throat like maybe just allergies,... [[ This is a content summary only ....more


The weather might not have realized that it's the start of all things Fall, but the calender says it's September, so it's good enough for me! Last January and February when I was packing up... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

We have the keys...

...to the new house. ...more

Inspiration Board for the New Living Room

I had so much fun putting together an inspiration board for the New Living Room here at the lease house that I thought I'd try it again for the Great Room living area at our new house. I didn't use... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

French Farmhouse Kitchen Chandelier Paint Project

OK, that's a mouthful....more

I usually do

I usually do a lot of complaining this time of year...I'm tired of the heat...I'm ready for Fall...my flowers are all dried up...I can go on and on....more

Pick a Pair (pear) of Prints

Time for an update, can't believe I haven't posted in over a week... We were in St. Louis last week for my followup cardiologist appointment, which went well ....more

Paint on the Brain

OK, I'm just going to come right out with it...the interior wall color in the new house really needs to go. So I'm just going to admit...up front...that I'm not a fan of flesh colored walls. About 10.. ....more

Ideas for a Cottage Look Lampshade

I'm giving you fair warning, I will probably be doing some random decor posts for awhile. My ""decor radar" is up for all kinds of new options and "finds". So I'll just be sharing with you what I'm.. ....more