- I am a 30-something year old strawberry blonde.
- I am 5’2″.
- I strive to be taller than I am wide.
- My birthday is Nov 25th.
- I got married Nov 2012.
- My husband and I are currently updating our 1980’s home.
- I work at a materials lab as a glorified office admin.
- My husband and I work for the same company, in the same office. People think we are weird, but we like working together.
- I have two step sons, 16 and 18.
- I own an overweight Chihuahua named Poppi
- I am the oldest of my six siblings
- And I don’t do crafts.
To put it simply my passions are shopping, thrifting, cooking and home design.
I have held my administrative job for eight years now. I combat office boredom with dreams of my next decorating project or new recipe. It helps keep me sane.
You will never see magazine worthy pictures on this blog because:
- I am a terrible photographer.
- Magazine worthy photos are not realistic. And personally, I find them annoying. No one lives in a magazine worthy house all the time. I like to feature realistic ideas and decorations that anyone can relate to.
My Food: I like to feature delicious recipes from all over the web, as well as post some original family recipes. I love working with fresh ingredients and prefer to make things from scratch, but it’s not beneath me to use a box cake mix every once in a while.
My Style: I love things with age. Vintage purses, furniture, artwork etc.
- Shiny new things make me uncomfortable.
- I enjoy the search as much as I enjoy the design.
- Most of my design in my own home are collections of things I have found over the years. I dable in DIY, but I tend to decorate with things as is. I am always on the hunt for ready made items at a great price!
- DIY home projects that look like craft projects are a pet peeve of mine.
And I don’t worry about current trends in design. I just decorate with what I like and somehow it always works out.
There is a distinction between investing in “things” for the sake of having stuff and a creating a beautiful place to call home. It is healing and restorative to the soul to have a nice place to relax.
Why a blog?
For years I have received questions via emails, phone calls, and notes from friends, family and clients about all sorts of home projects, shopping advice and tips for great recipes.
This blog is a way to share what I have learned mostly through trial and error, personal research and retail therapy.
You will also find that I share family stories, traditions and recipes.
I hope you find my musings interesting or at least go away with a smile on your face.