Around the House

Hello and happy August! I hope the end of your summer is going well. Here are a few little things from around our house that are making me happy right now. I’ve fallen in love with bamboo flatware, but the true bamboo pieces are pretty pricey so I started with these little corn-on-the-cob holders. They’ve […]

Some Florida Things

We are just back from Pensacola, Florida where we went to see my sister’s boyfriend retire from a 23-year career with the Navy. It was such a moving ceremony and it was an honor to be there. The retirement ceremony took place in the National Naval Aviation Air Museum which is such an amazing place. […]

Dining Rooms as Libraries

Every now and then I run across a photo of a dining room that doubles as a library and it stops me in my tracks. It’s just so unexpected to see shelves of books in a dining room. But it creates such a warm and interesting space, don’t you think? Here are some of my […]

What Are Your Thoughts on White Walls?

Every wall in our house is painted a color. Most rooms, like the entryway above, and the master bath and living room below, are painted Benjamin Moore’s Stone Hearth. The kitchen and dining room are painted Benjamin Moore’s Beigewood. And our master bedroom is painted Sherwin William’s Urbane Bronze. I like these colors. We’ve lived […]

What Gives a House Soul?

“Surround yourself with what you love, so that your house has soul. Collect, don’t decorate.” – Christy Ford Houses are one of my love languages. And while I love a beautifully decorated house as well as the next person, my favorite houses are those with a lot of soul. Houses that give you a real […]

What I’ve Been Pinning: Foyers and Entries

There’s something about a warm, welcoming entryway that I find irresistible. I have a board full of them on Pinterest. Here are some of my favorites. I could study this picture from a North Carolina mountain home for hours. I love all the layers: the beams, the sconces, the lantern, the antique chest, and my […]

Around the House

I think Fall is finally here to stay in KC. A few summer-like days continue to pop up here and there, but the nights are cool and the leaves are changing so we’ve definitely turned the corner. I no longer “decorate” the house for the seasons like I used to, but I do like slowly […]

Mix and Match Bedding

Can we talk bedding for a minute? I’ve always struggled with it. I think it’s because I tended toward bedding “sets” which ended up seeming too matchy – matchy for me.  Recently, however, we found ourselves in need of a new bed and that purchase inspired me to revisit our bedding.  I knew I wanted a […]

Around the House

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I love a good secondhand find. I’ve done my fair share of shopping at estate sales and on Craigslist, but recently I tried shopping an online auction and came away with this little chest for my living room. It was a local […]

A Few Estate Sale Finds

I did almost no estate sale shopping over the winter. I saw nothing in the ad photos that motivated me to leave my house in the early AM, which is when you have to get there to get the good stuff.  But just when I began to wonder if I had completely lost my estate […]