dad project no. 1

There is seriously nothing better than a retired parent(s).  My dad retired a couple of years ago and in between breaking up old concrete in his basement, caring for Kheri a few hours each week and reading the paper while sipping coffee at Panera Bread he made this wonderful coat rack for us.  On the […]


We covered the base of our Christmas tree in burlap (I purchased a roll of it from Terrain) and now I have a thing for burlap.  It's so utilitarian – like those old grain sacks – yet so pretty used in a new way.  I stumbled upon these burlap buckets.  These would be great all […]

vipp : yellow cab line

Love these trash cans and storage pieces.   via

fabric box storage collections

So versatile, so pretty and so organized…for every room of a home.  I kick myself every time I think of how I passed up all those marked-down boxes that Hold Everything was selling off when they closed up shop.  But I have three favorite go-to online shops to buy beautiful fabric covered storage pieces. Not […]

Kitchen and Bath Business :: get info right from the pros

I received a package from the lovely Melissa at Kitchen and Bath Business last week. I have read the K+BB magazine before, but have never been on their website. Over 6 million kitchens were renovated last year in the US and almost the same amount of bathrooms.  Whether you live in a house or an […]

a mini project instead of packing my office

I had to take down my inspiration board (starting to pack for moving) and got a little sad, so I decided to spice up my decoration/house binders (i.e. procrastinate).  I routinely tear out hive modern magazine ads (usually I find them in Metropolis) because they are so beautiful, yummy and inspirational.  But I could never […]

63 Flying Cloud: a tale of life and travel in Colorado (a new to me blog)

One more post before I sign off for the night! The boy and I always talk dreamily about one day owning an Airstream trailer, especially a Design Within Reach model.  And I came across a unique and really enjoyable blog by Lynn and Michael who live in Colorado and travel around the beautiful state in […]

a WREN handmade sneek peak at design*sponge

who:: Laura Normandin of WREN handmadewhere (geographic):: Park Slope, Brooklynwhere (blog):: design*sponge image from designspongeshop flickr set

more *moving* resources

Relative to hiring movers to move you and your stuff, it seems to me that the consensus is to get REFERRALS from friends and family and anyone else that you trust.  I have heard that most of the people dissatisfied with their movers found them online.  Luckily, I know a number of people who have […]

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