Take a Seat

Am I the only person in the world who appreciates a comfortable seat? I cannot believe that I am. Surely everyone enjoys a plush place to perch whilst they tip back a frosty beverage or pick through an appetizer platter. Which is why I do not understand how there are so many bar and restaurant establishments that expect me to sit on a rock hard slab of wood or a metal stool with no backrest! Continue reading “Take a Seat”

I love Zinc!!!


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The pretty zinc countertops from Kaemingk Design.

Countertops! Once upon a time, American kitchens without question had laminate (also known as formica) countertops. That was what you did. Oh sure, some people got artsy and did tile countertops, or maybe went fancy with Corian, but on the whole it was pretty much all laminate – all the time. Continue reading “I love Zinc!!!”

I am back, again.

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This is a picture of me trying to take a picture of the kid’s bathroom remodel I just finished up. Hopefully, I will be posting pictures from this project very soon. It turned out to be really beautiful!

I have been pretty quiet lately on here. Sorry, I have been in a little bit of a funk. Things seem to be turning around though lately. The truth is, a lot of the reason why I haven’t been blogging is because I always feel like I am not up to snuff visually. I follow a ton of designers and professional brands on Instagram, and I always love seeing the pictures that they post. Continue reading “I am back, again.”

Kid’s Bath Reno

It is kind of funny how I found my latest client. She is a friend and colleague of the Cutie Casita client that I am finishing up with now (pics are coming soon!!!) She approached me in order to “just get my opinion” and see if she was “making any mistakes.” I told her, very gently, that the light fixture she picked was probably too elegant and glamorous for the bathroom she was remodeling for her boys. She protested and explained that she LOVED that light fixture. As an act of generosity and charity, I told her that choosing this light was going to be the single biggest mistake of her life and bring SHAME to her entire family!!! Continue reading “Kid’s Bath Reno”

Summertime Escape 

You should know, dear readers, that I have a horrible affliction. The greatest difficulty of my condition is not the associated pain I experience, but the guilt that I feel for the anguish it causes my husband every time my sickness rears its ugly head. For he has to sit idly by, helpless, and watch me suffer through yet another exhausting episode with my disease. It is completely unbearable for him. What is this dreadful condition which brings so much agony to my family and me? I will tell you. In my mind we are always moving to a new place, whatever is the last place we went for our vacation. Every single time we are visiting some new destination, I am looking up real estate and scoping out neighborhoods. My mind considers the glorious possibilities of being within walking distance of charming cafes and sublime restaurants, near beautiful and majestic landscapes, and living within the walls of impressive historical architecture while church bells chime in the distance. It’s true! I fall down this rabbit hole each and every time we take a vacation. Continue reading “Summertime Escape “