The Easiest (and Quickest!) Kitchen Transformation

I don’t know about you, but the room I try to keep the cleanest in the house is our kitchen. And despite all the work that goes into cleaning it (everyday cleaning and deep cleaning) it still looks like a battle field… one which we often lose. Here it is during one of those rare moments where we’re winning (and rocking out awesome new lightbulbs): Our kitchen is gorgeous and it was one of the key selling points when we decided to purchase this home, not to mention, my husband is an amateur chef and enjoys showing off his culinary skills ....more

The Easiest (and Quickest!) Kitchen Transformation

Our kitchen is gorgeous and it was one of the key selling points when we decided to purchase this home, not to mention, my husband is an amateur chef and enjoys showing off his culinary skills. Tall cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances are music to anyone looking to buy (or rent) a new home. One thing we overlooked, however, was the generic faucet that came with the kitchen....more

Banished to the Choir Loft

Alternate titles to this post: I Found my Voice Again, or My Big Comeback, or Keep It Down, I’m Trying to Think Here. I’m...more

Nailing the New Year with Jamberry Nail Wraps

Disclosure: I received Jamberry products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Yes, those are my real nails ....more

When Creativity Wanes

“For every time there is a season.” Apparently, these wise words are, for lack of a better word, wise. This morning, I opened the door to the service technician to look at our microwave and stove (both of which had recent electrical fires…yippee!) and our leaky fridge. Actually, I was told that there’s ice blocking the drain of the fridge, so it would be more accurate to say that I’ve spent the past 25 minutes sitting in front of the freezer with a hair dryer at full blast pointed at said drain, and my iPhone’s flashlight in one hand and ....more

Help Me Choose My Minted Bedroom Art?

I have been totally engrossed with decorating our new home. My friend and interior decorator, Heather, recommended that I pick one room to focus on since we have so many rooms to furnish. And good thing she did, as I tend to be scatterbrained when it comes to decorating, and it’s pretty normal for me to start one project before finishing another ....more

Lighting – the Difference Between Beautiful and Gorgeous

We’ve officially lived in our new home for two months. It’s taken us a lot longer than I expected to put our finishing touches on this house, and I’m convinced that it will take us at least a year to make this place look how we’d like it to. Folks, the wall color is wearing me out ....more

Lighting the Difference Between Beautiful and Gorgeous

We've officially lived in our new home for two months. It's taken us a lot longer than I expected to put our finishing touches on this house, and I'm convinced that it will take us at least a year to make this place look how we'd like it to. Folks, the wall color is wearing me out. The entire house is painted in a flat, beige color. Never in my life did I ever think I could grow to despise...beige. I mean, it was the staple of the 90s, was it not? I wanted to repaint the entire house, but with 3000 square feet, this costs a lot more than I'd like at the moment....more

5 Ways Turning 30 Has Changed Me

I find it slightly amusing that this post, sitting as a draft since September, is being published on my 31st birthday. It’s a bit telling of how my life has been the past several months: Non.Stop. I indulged you all (and my devices!) with a freebie for New Year’s and truth be told, I haven’t looked at my blog since then ....more

But first, Champagne…

Is your New Year’s outfit ready yet? I’m telling you, until your phone’s decked out with one of these, too, it’s not. New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays (after Christmas) ....more