One of the things I keep coming back to from my California conference tour was Justina Blakeney’s story about how and why she chose the colors in her very blue bathroom. The story goes that Justina wanted a serene feeling in her bathroom, so she thought about places in her travels where she had felt the kind of serene that she was going for in the bathroom. For her, that place was Lake Tahoe. The deep blue of the lake inspired the deep blue of the shower tile.
This is a brilliant way to approach design. What if you really got in touch with the feelings you want to convey or attract for each space individually? What if you used those places where you find peace or inspiration or center as a muse for your own home? Read More
The saga finally begins. You’ve heard me talk about this remodel for what seems like 200 hundred years already but now we are really getting somewhere. Maybe. The city took its time issuing our permits because someone over there thought we had plumbing where we didn’t have plumbing and required our builder to dig a 4’ trench across our yard to prove that we didn’t have said plumbing. Tiny hiccups. If you are one of those people who likes things done on a very specific timeline, I’m telling you now, don’t remodel. Read More
I’ve been seeing a lot about living with intention lately. It is hard to say whether there is really a lot of talk about this topic or I am just drawn to what discussion there is because I am in need of a refocus. Either way, I really enjoyed having our summer lists hung up conspicuously in the house these last few months. Read More
I think it has been about a hundred years since I posted about fun finds from Instagram or Project Life updates. It has been at least a hundred years since I have actually done any work on Project Life. I am so far behind that normal people would just give up. In fact, I gave up on May and decided to just do one two-page spread for the whole month. Check out how many photos I got into this little 12x12 space. Read More
Looking for a dinner review today? Yep, not going to happen. Started the soup at 3:30 and realized by 5:30 that we were at least two hours from done. Take out.
Instead of a recipe review, let’s talk a little more about Instagram. I was talking to someone yesterday about Instagram and her impression was that Instagram is a place where people post pictures of themselves. She said she didn't get the attraction. I totally agree. I don’t follow any of those people. I do follow people that take pictures of their kids and their food and their coffee (at an alarming rate, I might add, and I'm still trying to understand why). Sometimes these pictures are just beautiful and sometimes not so much. But in between the kids and the coffee is the awesome. Read More
I think I have a problem. Maybe several. But let's only get into the simple ones here. The first problem is that I spend too much time on Instagram. The second is that I can’t pin things from Instagram. Is there an app for that? Someone please tell me what it is. For now, my totally inefficient solution is the screen shot. This means I end up with a bunch of screen shots every week that I put into a folder on my hard drive for later and then forget about. Very effective.
I’ve decided to start clearing my folder out and you get to see what I think is cool on Instagram. Sound good? Excellent. Let’s get started. Read More