Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Do you have pumpkins sitting around your house from Halloween? Here's a quick project you can do with a sharpie and a pumpkin.

I simply wrote directly onto the pumpkin with a black marker and then went back and filled in the downstrokes.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gold Stems

Try painting stems of white pumpkins with gold craft paint for something a little different.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Do you have Spiraea in bloom right now? Some clippings on our kitchen table from ours in the yard.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring planting

These baskets are my favorite item for spring, from Village Green Nurseries.

What have you planted so far?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Today is a perfect day to think about sunrooms. I can't believe the weather in the Boston area right now!

Here's my sunroom:

And here's what it looked like before:

A little paint really brightened it up:

Do you have a sunroom, or have you pinned any that you like?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Shared Bedroom

Hi and welcome to the blog. I have a few great projects lined up to share with you soon; for the garden and for the home. For now, let me share with you a bedroom that I designed for my kids this past fall.

I started gathering ideas on Pinterest for a colorful, eclectic room that would fit both a boy and a girl sharing it. Here's the Pin Board for all the ideas.

And here's the final room! Gray, white and yellow with patchwork accents.

I started with this fabric called Varenna, Ash. It is like a suzani inspired print.

Then I got these chevron pillows to go with them.

Beds: Young America brand Cottage Twin from Jordan's Furniture.
Yellow blankets: LL Bean, Thermal Zone fleece blanket in Wheat.
Quilts: Kohls, Magrit Quilt and Alicia Quilt.
Metal Letter: Anthropologie, Zinc Letters.
Fabric Letter: Anthropologie, Pinwale Alphabet.
Curtains: Tonic Living
White Shelves: Kohls, Ledge Set in white.
Art Prints: Paper Confections in Ikea frames.