Thursday, August 30, 2012

Keepin' It Fresh [avoiding musty laundry]


Have you ever grabbed what you thought was a freshly laundered towel when you step out of the shower, only to find it smelled like it needed washing?
I couldn't figure out why in the world my towels were starting to smell musty... the day AFTER I washed them!
It was driving me crazy.  But never fear - there's a solution.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Blues Make Me Happy [Vintage Find]


Yep, I've got the blues.
But I'm so totally happy about it :) 

 My guest room isn't anywhere near completion.
Not even close.

BUT,  I have this little gem sitting in there that I've had for weeks now,
and I can't not show you.
Because I LOVE her.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Easy Picture Hanging [Hardware]


I'm all about easy.
And fast.
And a lot of times, hanging frames or art on the walls is neither of those things.
First, whatever you're hanging is heavy so you have to find a stud to hang it in...
..and then the stud is in a wonky place that doesn't look right.
So then you have to use those stupid plastic wall anchors that I always seem to end up destroying.
So frustrating.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Master Bedroom Makeover: Breakdown


Bear with me today, and prepare yourself for a looooong post.
These are all the details that were missing from the original master bedroom reveal, so hopefully I've answered all the questions you've been sending me.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Grow Your Own Succulent Garden


I love having plants around the house, but I'm not super at keeping them alive.
AND, it can get rather pricey replacing them time and again.
Ask me how I know. :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bed Making 101: The Great Debate and The Skinny on Sheets [Which Way Does the Flat Sheet Go?]



Mr. V. is a superstar when it comes to helping out around the house.
He does kitchen floors, he vacuums, he'll do the dishwasher and he also does laundry.  I know I'm lucky to be able to share these duties.

But sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm lucky in this regard, because there are some things I like done a certain way, and sometimes Mr. V. does things a different way.
Making up the bed after washing the sheets is one of those things.
I am ALWAYS grateful he does it.
But he does it wrong. ;)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Look Ma, No Paint! [Master Bedroom Makeover]



Up until now, every room redo I've ever done has involved an updated - or sometimes first - coat of paint.  Walls, furniture, frames... SOMETHING was always painted.
And I stand by my belief that paint is the easiest and often most cost-effective way to make a big impact in a room.
Today, though, I have a room update that I didn't even realize until I finished - is entirely paint-free!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Greetings from the Land of Almost Done...

OK...

I know from the look of the blog, it appears I'm utterly project-less.
That actually couldn't be farther from the truth!
It's just that even though I'm knee-deep in two room makeovers, I haven't exactly, um... finished anything.