Resource Friday

Everytime I go to Cincinnati I always have to make a stop at West Elm. Love this store and I hope one day Indy will finally open one!

I think this hanging capiz pendant light is really cool. I think it would look so cool in a foyer with large ceilings, totally dramatic!

These cast metal animals are super cute and remind me a bit of something Jonathan Adler might do but a heck of alot cheaper. My favorite is the rabbit and he’s only $26.00!

Finally, here’s some cool Lutz & Patmos honeycomb pillows that look like a great winter sweater. They are only $54.00 and a great way to spruce up your couch for the winter!

Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!

Friday’s Inspiration

This is another room done by Kishani Perera. Of course I love the ikat pillows on the couch, I’ve only mentioned my obsession with the fabric like a million times but what I like most about this home office is the inspiration board. It takes me back to whenI was a teenager and had a wall devoted to clippings from my mom’s home magazines and of course hotties like Corey Hart! Yea, I was a teenager in the ’80s!

Thursday’s Inspiration

It’s all about the fireplaces today! Do you know why? Because its our own fireplace that is heating our house this morning, it seems that our furnace is like what’s with this cold weather and has decided not to work so well. (It’s 60 in our house right now!) Looks like its a call to the furnace guy! Yea, cause that’s exactly what I was hoping for right before Christmas!

Send good kharma our way!

Christmas Inside

I don’t do alot of Christmas decorating. I’ll be honest I’m just not a fan of decorating the inside of my house for Christmas, I mean its just alot of stuff to store for 11 months out of the year! I tend to keep things simple and to use things that have meaning or a story behind it.

The first Christmas tradition is that my daughter and I always buy a Christmas ornament for the tree each year. This year we actually got 4.

Sloan picked out this wooden bird from Silver in the City. A cool little shop on Mass Avenue near downtown Indy.

Go figure I picked out a handmade owl from Silver in the City. Cute eh!

Then the next 2 were my daughter’s idea, its an H and N for our baby girls we lost this summer, who are obviously still very much in our hearts.

Our tree is a collection of our yearly ornament tradition, handmade ornaments my daughter made at school and 11 ornaments with Sloan’s photo in it for each year to reflect her age! We always get a real tree every year even though each year I think we should buy an artificial one when Christmas is over but by then I’m done with Christmas!

The kitchen is pretty simple, I hang my Williams Sonoma red and green towels on the stove. Here’s a secret, I’ve been using WS towels when I was young and broke and the only thing I could afford in the store were the towels. I decorated the table with our Williams Sonoma hot chocolate mugs and I bring out my Granny Kaye’s salad bowl and fill it with my Christmas cookie cutters, then on the window I put pinecones in my pots and glued some berries on them.


In my dining room I put my Christmas dishes in the hutch and line the back of the hutch with some Christmas fabric, change out the chandelier candles to red and set the table with my dishes and some sparkly pinecones Sloan made for me more then 5 years ago.



The last room I did was the living room, of course that’s where the tree is but I also decorated the mantle with fresh evergreen and our stockings and some candles, a side table with our advent Calendar that is my daughter’s favorite part of Christmas and a snowman I painted last year at the local pottery place and a Santa key that my daughter thought Santa used in a previous house when we had no fireplace.

I really think its the personal stuff that makes the holidays mean something and the very reason I started this blog, its about making your house into a home!

Oh wait, I have to show off my husband’s handy work outside with his lights! Great job honey!!

Wednesday’s Inspiration

With my bathrooms being showcased at The DIY Showoff yesterday I have bathroom’s on the brain so I went through my design files and came up with my favorite bathroom at the moment. Its actually Molly Sims bathroom and was designed by Kishani Perera. I’m so doing a room in black in my next house! I love the punches of purple too!

The DIY Show Off Showed Off My Bathrooms!

I just wanted to give a big thank you to Roeshel who featured my 2 bathrooms on her blog today! Totally made my day! Her blog is called The DIY Show Off and you all should totally go check it out! She has lots of postings on her own home remodeling projects as well as her readers!

The DIY Show Off

Homemade is Best!

My daughter’s school is lucky enough to have a kiln so every so often she comes home with a new craft. Recently she came home with the flower that is in the photo below. The instructions were to draw a flower and then to reproduce it in clay. She made 2 of them, one for her and one for me. (Kinda like how I Christmas shop, one for them and one for me!) The flower in the photo is Sloan’s to match her bedroom! She made me a blue one that I currently have on my bedside table that holds my earrings! I guarantee you can’t find these at Pottery Barn!

What’s the best homemade gift you’ve ever received?