DIY · Floral Arrangements · Interior Design

How To Polish Silver Naturally Without Hours Of Elbow Grease And A Spring Arrangement With Tulips And Crabapple Blossoms

Spring has come to the Carolinas. So, in order to get my Spring floral fix, I made a trip to Trader Joe’s (which is the best local source of flowers other than the wholesale flower market). Faced with their awesome selection of many different colors and types of tulips, I ultimately decided to purchase a… Continue reading How To Polish Silver Naturally Without Hours Of Elbow Grease And A Spring Arrangement With Tulips And Crabapple Blossoms

Interior Decorating · Interior Design

Why My Family Room Decor Is Always A Work In Progress Or: How To Play Decorating Whack-A-Mole

You can redecorate some rooms you rarely use, like guestrooms or formal dining rooms, once in a blue moon. In these spaces, you may add an accessory or a seasonal decor item here or there. But otherwise once decorated, you can walk away satisfied that they will need little or no updating for some time. Not… Continue reading Why My Family Room Decor Is Always A Work In Progress Or: How To Play Decorating Whack-A-Mole

DIY · Interior Design

Tips For Using Chalk Paint And Dark Wax

Like many DIYers, at one time or another, I have painted every room in my house and much of the furniture in it. As you might imagine, all this practice has made me a pretty proficient painter. Never the less, I don’t enjoy painting. And the older I get, the less enthusiastic about painting I… Continue reading Tips For Using Chalk Paint And Dark Wax

Crafts · Holidays

Homemade Valentines Ideas: Love Notes Through The Years

When I started to think about writing a Valentine’s Day post, I immediately thought about all of the homemade valentines that I’ve made for my kids over the years. From the time they were old enough to understand the concept of Valentine’s, I have made a point of creating some sort of homemade valentine card… Continue reading Homemade Valentines Ideas: Love Notes Through The Years

Interior Design

Slipcovers For Sofas And Loveseats — The Ultimate Solution

This post is primarily a cautionary tale about choosing upholstered vs. slipcovered sofas and loveseats for the family room. I am writing it in hopes that you can learn from my mistakes. However, if you’ve clicked on this link because you are only interested slipcovers for sofas and loveseats, you can skip right to my… Continue reading Slipcovers For Sofas And Loveseats — The Ultimate Solution