Valuable lessons I’ve learned about design during my short life: 1). Sometimes, what you think will look absolutely fabulous, doesn’t look good at all. 2). Sometimes, what you think won’t look good at all, looks absolutely fabulous. 3). Most of the time, size does matter. The size of the canvas on the wall, the size of … Continue reading Valuable Lessons of Design
Some of my favorite blogs are those in which I spotlight an artist whom I know. Jim Hall is my spotlight artist today. Jim owns Oak Lane Designs and has been creating things all his life. He has worked with wood, ceramics, stained glass, macrame, photography, computer graphics and more. He claims to have … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Oak Lane Designs, Jim Hall, Artist
The butcher block, in my kitchen, has three major functions; a place for eating, a place for seasonal decor, a place for junk mail and bills. I won’t be photographing the junk mail or bills that I had to move to take photos of my decor. October is upon us and it’s time to get … Continue reading October
As I was visiting some friends, recently, I fell in love with their very attractive, super convenient and easy to operate, indoor dog gate. I suppose I experienced gate envy. For the last 10 years, we have been using fireplace screens as dog gates in our home (Don’t judge, it’s called making do). I have … Continue reading Gate Envy
I’ve had this tiered server for many a year. I don’t even know how long, but more than ten, I’m sure. It’s become boring to me after having it this long, so I decided to add a bit of pizazz by replacing the plates with these colorful ones from Wal-Mart. An easy and inexpensive update … Continue reading Adding Life to Something Old
I lit my first candle of the fall season, today. “Dragon’s Breath, Bewitchingly Scented Candle”, is the description on the label. It’s a lovely scent of dragon’s breath… or something quite similar. 😉 Candles are a great way to add to the ambiance of any room; kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath. Who doesn’t love to … Continue reading Dragon’s Breath
It’s interesting to discover what people splurge on. We all have our reasons and justifications for spending on the things we do. I’ve found it to be a very personal subject, one that is intertwined with who we are and what motivates us. My family, from when I was a child, chose to splurge on … Continue reading What Do You Splurge On?