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Nov 28, 2018

When the last dish has been washed after Thanksgiving dinner, we run to the tree lot.  A stubborn crew, my family.  We have chosen the path of fresh tree and garlands.  If you’ve ever tried this, you know not to buy your fresh Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.  Inevitably it will be crispy and […]

Nov 8, 2018

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!!  For so many reasons today is like Christmas.  I cannot wait to pour a cup of coffee and spend my morning combing through renovated rooms created by the featured & guest participant designers over the past six weeks of the One Room Challenge.  And for us here in the […]

Nov 1, 2018

What is harder than the One Room Challenge timeline itself? Waiting to share!!!  Last year’s ORC taught me the value of professional photography. In order to get the photos edited in time we had to bust out a one week-early completion date.  I am thrilled to report that this baby is DONE! New quartzite counters installed. […]

Oct 25, 2018

Man, do you ever get exhausted from the hustle? Those last minute hold out decisions are killing me.  The smallest minute details would make anyone listening in on my rants think I am positively an insane person.  Shades of color suddenly feel monumental.  Oh, I found the magical perfect vintage rug, hooray, does it make […]

Oct 18, 2018

Oh hey there hey, One Room Challenge Week 3!! Our quickie kitchen renovation is running full steam ahead. After a complete decision melt down last week, I resorted to my original choice of wallpaper.  A few strips have gone up and the vibe is exactly what I was hoping for.  Its airy, has subtle movement, […]

Oct 11, 2018

Hello Week 2 of the One Room Challenge! This week l feel like a lazy cheat.  I Honky tonk’d my way through Nashville on a girl’s vaca, while my husband slaved away on our kitchen.   And WOW the progress he’s made.   Sanded and painted cabinets and installed the subway tile.  I genuinely came home to […]

Oct 4, 2018

I’ve been struggling with our kitchen since the moment we moved into our 1890 Victorian last fall. This house has magical old bones that are straight up charming.  The kind of charming that only whispers to the soul of a fixer-upper. It sat empty and unloved on the market for over a year.  She needed […]

Mar 8, 2018

OK, its happened.  I’ve survived my first winter in 16 years.  After moving from the land of endless summer I now understand the true joy of spring.  Once upon a year ago in my San Diego home, spring was same as summer as was winter.  Having just lived through the long cold days of barren […]

Nov 16, 2017

I fear for my husband, I fear for my family.  I do believe that my virgin attempt at One Room Challenge has me hooked.   The ebb and flow of a quick run makeover is buoyed by the knowledge you are in the company of hundreds of amazing designers.  I imagine we all feel a little […]

Nov 8, 2017

This week’s One Room Challenge update is a blog version of an out-of-office. Currently I am somewhere in the air en route to Florence, Italy. If you’ve been following my renovation you might have caught this last minute ticket purchase somewhere around week 3. Please feel free to follow along on my journey there on […]