Top Ten

Best of March & April

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

It’s May tomorrow (already!) which is my favorite month tied with September, gorgeous weather, flowers in bloom, and the kids are still in school (ha!). These are the top ten not to miss posts from the past two months including DIY projects and decorating articles, enjoy! best of april

Spring arrived in our living room; take a trip with me to St. Helena in the Napa Valley. We’re contemplating a look like these beautiful freestanding tubs; get inspired by the marbled/marbleized trend.

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An in depth look at kitchen countertops, pros and cons. Some DIY projects included my little bone inlay inspired tray, getting creative with floribunda printables, and the beginning of a built-in banquette. Don’t miss this roundup of inspiring Etsy artists who specialize in watercolors and this look at the interiors in House of Cards is fun for all the fans of the show.

Cheers to a productive May & June!


Looking Forward & Back

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Hello friends! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas last week, for us that week of doing a lot of nothing went by extremely fast and here we are facing a new year in a few days. Matt and I do much of our best planning for the future while we talk on long road trips and on vacay up to Lake Tahoe and back we set goals and made projections for 2014. bring on 2014

We’ve held off on investing in real estate for a few years but at last we’re gearing up to purchase so we can do what we love most which is remodeling homes and spaces – that said we’ve got our eye on a few fixers in the local area, so 2014 will bring a lot of home improvement posts your way and as always I’ll share it all as it happens.

I’m working on several more fabric designs and planning on a release of more patterns in several colorways in January, look forward to that! There are a few partnerships and collaborations in the works, all of it related to this continuing conversation on interior design that is both pretty and practical, so I’m very excited to jump into 2014.

It’s tradition to look back this time of year and highlight favorite projects, so without further ado, I’ve narrowed down the 12 most popular DIY projects and space makeovers of 2013: 

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tiling a bathroom backsplash / Ikea hack: a textured dresser makeover / how to paint bathroom cabinets / diy mosaic tile mirror

best of 2013 projects

besta + billy bookcases with lights / lego meets lack play table / how to spray paint furniture/ criss cross outdoor planters

best of 2013 space makeovers

guest room upgrades / outdoor room makeover / lavender & blue girl’s room / rustic refined dining room

I’m linking up to Rhoda’s Top Posts of 2013 link party and you can find the most popular DIY projects from the blog to date right here. Find me over at Rambling Renovators today talking about my two favorite posts from 2013.

I’m taking a few more days off to finish up extremely exciting non blog worthy things like end of the year paperwork, photo organization, and packing up Christmas.  

I’ll be back on Thursday January 2nd to kick start the new year. 

Cheers and Happy New Year to all of you, bring on 2014 !