I thought I’d share some fun news. My Easter Mantel from last year has been featured by Better Homes and Gardens home decorating ideas! You can find it by clicking here: Better Homes & Gardens - Real Home Spring & Easter Mantel Decorating Ideas.Pin It
Hello me little leprechauns!
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your parts? ’Paddy’s Day’ (as we call it here) is HUGE where I come from. Our history and culture is strongly connected to Ireland, so it’s a pretty big deal here.
Newfoundland has been described, with little fear of contradiction, as the most Irish place in the world outside of Ireland. To this beautiful yet forbidding land…the Irish brought their surnames and place names, their Gaelic games and language, their folklore, music and religion.” Source
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In case you missed last week’s posts, we just painted the living room with Benjamin Moore’s Woodlawn Blue and Navajo White. It used to be a green-beige color (Kalahari Beige by SICO). I can’t tell you how much better this feels! (Click here to see the before pics).… Keep on reading —>Pin It
My “Saturday Swoon” this weekend is seriously GORGEOUS.
I came across this stunning South Carolina home yesterday on Houzz.com. It is originally credited to Julia at the blog Pawleys Island Posh. I’m not sure if it’s because we painted our own living room blue and cream this week, but my heart literally skipped a beat when stumbled on this photo. I’m sure I would have fallen for it anyway, as I’ve always been a huge fan of toile, and of watery blues and creams.… Keep on reading —>Pin It
You know a decorating trend has gone mainstream when you spot it at HomeSense (or its American equivalent , HomeGoods)! The other day, during my near-weekly stroll through HomeSense (um, yes, I’m an addict…don’t judge, lol), I spotted a bunch of storage bins covered in pastel Ikat fabric.
I know that Ikat decor has been described as ‘trendy’ for a year or two in fashion-forward blogs and mags – and its been on the shelves for awhile at places like Anthropologie.… Keep on reading —>Pin It
You know me, I love gallery walls!
But despite my adoration of gallery walls, they do have an ugly side.
Apparently, that ugly side only reveals itself when you disassemble it.
If you have a gallery wall in your home like me, then you’ll relate to the little row of 3 pictures that didn’t line up quite right the first time…
- so you hammer another 3 holes because, well, who’s gonna see it anyway…
- and then later, you decide you don’t like that little row of pictures, so you change it again, and none of the first 6 holes will work…
- so then you say, what the heck, what’s another hole, the wall already looks like swiss cheese, so you hammer a 7th hole…
- only to discover that the new picture doesn’t look quite right there after all…
- so then you decide to put 2 pictures there instead of that one, and you hammer the 8th and 9th hole.
OK, so I use the term ‘we’ loosely. We enrolled my dad. He’s a master painter extraordinaire. Does taking photos of him painting while I drink coffee count as ‘we’, lol?
I’ve had a major crush on Benjamin Moore, Woodlawn Blue (HC-147) for awhile now. So when we purchased new living room furniture last summer, I chose a chocolate brown sofa set and a blue patterned accent chair with plans to eventually change the color scheme to somehow incorporate this wall color.… Keep on reading —>Pin It
I must be living on another planet! Although it was announced in late 2011, I only recently learned that, as of March 1st, Google Friend Connect (GFC) subscriptions will no longer work for blogs that aren’t hosted on Google’s Blogger. Unfortunately, it applies to me as I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress last year. (Apparently, its part of Google’s big ‘strategy’ to force more of us bloggers over onto Google+.… Keep on reading —>Pin It