A Sip of Coffee by the Shed

Sheds are usually hidden in a back corner of a yard to store away the lawnmower, children’s toys and other random yard tools. I’d like a shed for the storage but I certainly don’t want to keep it hidden as a square structure amongst overgrown bushes and trees. I look forward to landscaping around it […]

Colorful Mondays {garden food}

Fresh vegetables are so delicious especially when they are home-grown with your own hands. It’s also known that it’s important to eat a variety of colors. Colorful foods signify there is a high nutritional value. According to http://www.livestrong.com, “these nutrients protect you from a host of health issues, including cancer, age-related macular degeneration and heart […]

The Beauty of a Vintage Poster

Large, framed posters add great color to a wall. I love filling a space with such a large piece of art with colors that are usually vibrant and crisp. The poster image shows a modern and fun life of the times. One of the original poster/printmakers is a Frenchman by the name of Henri de […]

Relaxing like a Southerner on a Front Porch

It is so relaxing to sit on the front porch with a glass of iced lemon water and watch the time go by. A storm just swept through to bring in cooler temperatures after an exhausting heat wave. Do you find sitting, or rocking, on the front porch inspiring, as do I? eclectic porch design […]

People Watch: Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia has gorgeous architecture with little streets winding along the Ljubljanica River. Ljubljana also offers a couple of open air markets which sell the best gifts for friends or yourself! There is a flea market which runs along the river between the Triple Bridge and the Cobblers’ Bridge, or the Shoemakers’ Bridge, in the […]

Comforting Built-Ins

What is it with built-in bookshelves that make me feel so cozy and at home? It would take me years to get through all the books in a bookshelf, but they are certainly inspiring to have by my side. Do you find it comforting to have gorgeous built-ins filled with your favorite books or the […]

Colorful Mondays {green}

Green is the color of nature and life. Green symbolizes well-being and is the color of balance, growth and harmony. I was out in the yard most of the day and it gets me thinking about all things green. Research shows that it’s a positive feeling. It will soon be time to plant the garden… […]

Decorating a Beach House

Thinking about a place by the ocean, I can smell the salty water and feel the warm breeze brushing my hair back. It’s inspiring for me to look at real estate listings of getaways. I imagine decorating each room in a splashy, summer-fun color. Is that why I want the beach house? Is it for […]

The Beauty of Swedish Mora Clocks

Going online and looking at pictures from antique shops or blogs with photos of beautiful, white, Scandinavian design truly inspires me. I especially love the clean, soft white and light gray shape of the Mora clocks. The tall, curvy, colorful clocks are named after the town that they originated from…. Mora, Sweden. The current “shabby […]