Cleaning Routines – Clean House Tips

Cleaning Supply Closet

I was the first person to christen the toilets in all of my houses! Since I've been married, I've lived in three houses. Two new builds and my current 100 year old house that we completely renovated before we moved in so I consider it a new house. With anything new, I was paranoid of spills, scratches and stains but eventually, life takes … [Read more...]


Why Aren’t My Hydrangeas Blooming – and How to Fix It!

Winter Kill Hydrangea Care

Why aren't my hydrangeas blooming? To make a long story short, it's because of the harsh winter! If your hydrangeas are pathetic brown sticks like mine, join me in a moment of silence then read on to see what you can do about it. The back story: After two hydrangea-less summers (thanks to the "pro" that mutilated my hydrangeas one spring … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Blue Stone Farm

White farmhouse tour

He bought an old farm in Pennsylvania and turned it into a place with personality. The charming white farmhouse comes complete with it's very own red barn that hosts everything from weddings to yoga retreats! Best part, the farm is for sale - so step right in and tour the Cooper Boone farm. It's the latest home in my Eclectic Home Tour … [Read more...]


Collecting Bug – Decorating with Vintage Cameras

Vintage camera collection

Say Cheese! Today's Cool Collection is all about old cameras. Amy of My Life From Home has been an avid photographer since she was a kid so starting a camera collection was a natural fit. "Cameras are perfect for displaying alone in a vignette or in groupings. They pair well with any design style and are fun conversation pieces," says … [Read more...]


$500 World Market Giveaway & My Favorite Outdoor Finds

Outdoor rug adds fun color

To know me is to know I love World Market. If you're lucky enough to live near one, you understand. There's a new World Market in town and to celebrate I'm giving away a $500 World Market gift card so you can shop til you drop (see giveaway and new store Grand Opening info at end of post). I'm also sharing some of my recent affiliate picks … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Birdie Farm

Birdie Farm home tour

I discovered Lucy Rose of Birdie Farm on Instagram and fell in love with her newly built Colorado farmhouse. "I love how the open floor plan still feels cozy and homey! My husband and I love everything vintage and antique, and have many family heirlooms that make our house feel like a home." says Lucy Rose.   When you're done touring … [Read more...]


Patio Makeover – My Backyard Oasis

Outdoor patio oasis

When we renovated our house seven years ago, we added a beautiful blue stone patio. I've always envisioned my patio would one day become an outdoor oasis - the perfect place to escape with an ice cold lemonade (margaritas on the weekend!) and a good book. The perfect place to host backyard bbq's, family dinners and late night s'more … [Read more...]


Sunshine & Happiness – New Sunroom Sofa

Love this beautiful Article mid century sofa

Sunshine and happiness ... rainbows and a new sofa. These are the things that make me happy (in addition to ice cold margaritas and free finds on the side of the road). Ever try to work with your old furniture in a new house. It doesn't really fit but you put on a brave face (while crying inside) and make it work. That's what was … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Rafterhouse

Rustic home tour - love the sliding bard door

Rafterhouse is a husband and wife team who transform Arizona homes with beautiful attention to detail and farmhouse touches. "We have a passion for post-war era ranch homes and hate seeing them lose their charm. We strive to build, enhance, and upgrade these homes while staying true to their historical roots and the character and integrity of … [Read more...]


Colorful Cacti Garden

How to plant moon cactus

Growing up, I had a tiny little cactus plant in my room. I lovingly cared for it as I listened to Kenny Rogers belt out The Gambler on my little blue record player.  My cactus was planted in vibrantly colored sand in the clear glass vase. It grew happily for a long time until one fateful day, it shriveled up and died. Since then, I've been a shell … [Read more...]


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