How to Clean Glass Bottles & Vases

How to clean glass bottles

You know I have a thing for old glass bottles and vases. My demijohns, old soda bottles and thrift shop green glass didn't look like this when I got them. The bottles were filled with mud and crud and dirt and debris (one even hid the stiff little body of a poor little mouse). The vases had mineral deposits and hard water … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Jenna Sue Design

Eclectic Home Tour Jenna Sue Design

  With over 100 Eclectic Home Tours to date, I am still always thrilled to find a gorgeous home to share with you. Jenna Sue Design really blew me away ... see for yourself in her completely renovated California cottage. Subway tile, rustic wood beams, farmhouse sink, open shelving ... a dream kitchen (done on a … [Read more...]


Rustic Winter Mantel

Rustic Winter Mantel

  I'm exhausted. Too many trees, tinsel, garland, wreaths, ornaments (you get the idea) to pack away. When the last box was finally hauled down to the basement, I was confronted with a blank, empty, barren mantel. It mocked me and let out a little chuckle every time I walked by or sat by the roaring fire. But I've recuperated … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Sita Montgomery

Eclectic Home Tour Sita Montgomery Interiors

It's time for another Eclectic Home Tour - one of more than 100 creative tours you can browse out for design inspiration and amazing eye candy. Today, we are touring the Utah home of Sita of Sita Montgomery Interiors. Love the open floor plan. Symmetry is perfect in this peaceful bedroom. I love floating desks - why stare at … [Read more...]


10 Minute Decorating – Displaying Collections Year Round


I love to collect. I'm an equal opportunity collector (I think it started with my mouse figurines when I was a kid).   One of my favorite, no fuss ways to decorate is to arrange a favorite collection together for big impact.   Here are some of my favorite ways to decorate with collections and how I display them differently … [Read more...]


My Highest Rated Mattress – and It’s Affordable Too!

#1 Rated Mattress on Amazon Review

Mattress shopping. Worse than root canal. Pushy salespeople expect you to plunk down thousands after spending just minutes laying awkwardly on their beds in front of a bunch of strangers. To make matters worse, you can't return it if your back hurts after a week of tossing and turning.   So when it was time to get a new mattress … [Read more...]


Let It Go! – 10 Steps to Clutter Free (and how to maintain it)

Decluttering Tips for an Organized Home

Let it go, let it go, I'm one with the wind and sky.   Oops, wrong quote.  Sorry to get the theme from Frozen stuck in your head but it's time to ... Let it Go!   I have piles of clutter that threaten to topple upon me causing serious bodily injury - maybe even death - so I have vowed that it's time to live with only … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – House Seven

DIY Barn Door and house tour

Can you believe I've featured over 100 Eclectic Home Tours over the years (114 to be exact). So to kick off a new year in style, featured home number 115 is a doozy ...   Anissa of House Seven is documenting life in her seventh house and it's a beauty. A modern sputnik chandelier gives the room a new look. I love a sofa … [Read more...]


2015 – The Year of Using Only What We Love Decorating

Love this beautifully styled sofa table

  I love Christmas ... but I also love packing away all the tinsel and garland, the Shiny Brites and trees and starting fresh.   I'm ready for simplicity. Less stuff and more of what I truly love.   I'm starting with my gorgeous new Norton console table from Birch Lane that reminds me of an antique radiator … [Read more...]


Top 10 Projects of 2014 – From Thrift Store Makeovers to Purge Sales to My Flower-Less Summer and More!

When to prune hydrangeas

2014 What a very good year it's been. I'm taking a walk down memory lane (actually, I should be jogging to work off all the extra eggnog I've been consuming) and re-visiting my Top DIY Projects 2014 ... I'm getting fancy and counting down in Spanish in honor of my dad.   Diez Thrift shop makeovers.  The mission: find … [Read more...]