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I have a few prints from Fine Little Day and now that I'm expecting, I am excited to move them into the nursery.
That Nadadora print is calling my name... I love it!

10 Wall Art Pieces for Kids OR Adults
6/19/14 11:35 AM

I love these posts! I'm expecting my first and am working on my registry. Happy that you've shared a low-cost swing that also looks like it has a smaller footprint. What works for my friends in huge houses may not be what I want in my bungalow! :-)

Carrie's List: Baby Items I'm Glad I Bought and Ones I Wish I Hadn't
6/17/14 02:30 PM
Here it is :-)

Suggest a Dining Table to Match My Orange Chairs? Good Questions
3/11/14 10:30 AM

I have the verona table from world market and really like it. It expands to 84" with a butterfly leaf (stored inside the table). The trestle style makes it easier to fit a group. AND I have the matching bench and love it. Seems like the wood would match your chair legs.
They have sales and coupons often so don't pay full price!

Suggest a Dining Table to Match My Orange Chairs? Good Questions
3/10/14 04:24 PM

Focus on decluttering. It can make a huge difference in how you feel about this space.
Add lighting if possible. Find accessories for the kitchen in one pop color that you love. Maybe something fun like teal. Paint the walls a bright white, it looks like that would match your appliances.

Painting the cabinets is not fun and if you aren't careful it can look sloppy. I would really recommend first living with it as decluttered as possible - you have so many cabinets that if they are organized, surely you could get most of that stuff off of your counters and fridge. Find an area rug that you love and helps brighten. Something easy to clean though since it is a kitchen.

I'm speaking from experience... I have brightened, accessorized, and decluttered my kitchen. and my cabinets are wood. It has made a huge difference in how the kitchen feels. Good luck. Have fun!!

Ideas for Refreshing a Rental Kitchen on a Budget? Good Questions
2/14/14 09:19 AM

We use cloth napkins at home... I definitely prefer the feel and I don't think it adds significantly to laundry. Any load of laundry I do has room for a handful of cloth napkins to be thrown in. I have noticed guests feel bad using my cloth napkins like they are worried about making work for me! I couldn't switch back though... it's the little things sometimes.
Depending on which ones I have out I can fit 6-8 folded in a standard napkin holder.
Thanks for the tutorial... Homemade napkins and tea towels can make great gifts.

Easy DIY: Making Your Own Cloth Napkins
10/28/13 12:28 PM

My home was built around 1920. A few years ago a man in his 70s stopped by our home- he was born in our house -in one of the bedrooms- in the 1930's. We showed him around the home which was renovated at some point - probably in the 90s, and he told us about the original layout and a bit about his family. He pointed to where the couch was and told us about how he came back one day and found his mother had died right there, on their couch, in her sleep. It was really an amazing little experience and offered me a lot of perspective about the history of our sweet little bungalow.
It doesn't bother me to know someone died in my home. I'm glad she was in the comfort of her home... I agree it's tasteless to make the reality of life and death something "spooky" Tells You—You Guessed It—If Someone Died In Your House Design News 10.22.13
10/22/13 12:52 PM

Seriously cool piece. Thanks for sharing! Every home needs a splurge or too :-) I admire your vision and the fact that you knew what you wanted and went after it.

Before & After: I Spy A Reimagined Sofa
10/17/13 11:31 AM

I love my home and am really proud of the changes I've made so far but the biggest things on the Must-Do list are scraping the rest of the popcorn ceilngs (I have done a few rooms), carpeted areas chewed up by my dog when he was a puppy, several blinds chewed up by my dog, and our office which is a space to dump stuff rather than deal with it!!

What Is Your Biggest Home \"Embarrassment\"?
10/15/13 04:00 PM

We do our own laundry separately, but we used to combine our dirty laundry and just run them together. I learned after several pen incidents that for the sake of our marriage we needed to keep ours separate!

Do You Do Each Other's Laundry?
10/4/13 04:08 PM

While open shelves can look beautiful I tend to think that most open cabinets look really awkward. I'd focus on 1 or 2 colors you'd love to bring in by painting the island legs, making a simple kitchen curtain (tea towels on clips can be super cute in a kitchen), plants and their planters. The cabinets look OK and are actually a nice neutral background for the room. I think you'll be really happy if you focus on cohesive accessorizing. You could also get simple shelving for that open wall and keep all or most of your small appliances there to keep the counter open and styled however you like. Have fun!

Facelift for Rental Kitchen - Remove Cabinet Doors? Good Questions
9/27/13 09:02 AM

This space feels fresh. I love it!!

Maria's \"Light, Colorful & Collected\" Room
9/9/13 12:36 PM

I use a microscope every day at work... I love this roundup. I think I want to get this print:

Inspiration Board: Kids Science Room
9/4/13 11:28 AM

Love these items.
If I were facelifting my kitchen, I would choose the landscape painting, wire baskets, pitcher, and honeycomb pot.

Lauren's Shopping List Liveblogging the Style Cure
8/18/13 09:25 PM

I bought a white sheer curtain and cut it in half - one section for the front door and one for the back door. The front door is wood and I just used tacks to attach it and keep everything simple. The back door is metal and I used magnets to keep it up. No drilling and no hardware or curtain rods. I considered film but like being able to look out when I want to. Sheers still let in a ton of light thankfully.

A Real Front Door: Does This Mean I Have to Start Wearing Pants?
8/12/13 04:14 PM

I'm curing a small room that is a funny-shaped stairway landing/hallway/loft/office but currently it is a space for junk and is housing tons of tools and home supplies because we are renovating the bathroom next to it. So I'm not able to do everything along with the cure but I have already come a long way in creating vision for what the space can be. I've made my floorplans, have lots of ideas, and can't wait to try them out for real.

Day 5: Make a Floor Plan Apartment Therapy's Style Cure
8/7/13 11:46 AM

Yes. One of the necessities for us when buying a house was a front porch. We love spending time in a way that makes it easy to connect with neighbors.

The #1 Reason for Hanging Out, Out Front
4/16/13 01:24 PM

yes. white and pink with little flowers and horsies. & I peeled it off the wall when I was sent to my room. :-O oops.

Do You Remember Your Childhood Wallpaper?
4/9/13 11:54 AM

The mice in my house always outsmarted the snap traps. I don't recommend sticky traps because then you have to drown them or something. I ended up getting an electronic mouse trap from :
It has worked great for me. It will blink if you've caught something, but only for a day or 2, so you want to keep an eye on it.
I had the best luck keeping it along a baseboard since they usually run along a wall. Definitely in a room you know they've been in. Check your house for any cracks and gaps that you can fix or fill with 'great stuff' foam.
After you've been mouse-free for awhile I would try the peppermint oil to keep them away. But it's worth trying to catch what's already there. Good luck. It isn't fun! But I think the electronic trap is totally worthwhile. It sends a shock that kills them in just seconds

What To Do with Mouse in the House? Good Questions
4/5/13 04:51 PM

Interactive parties are more fun :) We've had sushi parties, panini parties, taco parties, make your own pizza parties...

Crêpe Parties, Taco Bars & More: 9 Build-Your-Own Party Meals
4/2/13 04:44 PM