Clean and Simple

This kitchen appeals to the minimalist in me.
scanned via Met Home

Wall of Bookshelves

This might be the perfect set-up.

More Bertoia Barstools...


Baby Claire

I'll put up a few more soon...



Gravel Walkways and "Planted" Pools

In a future home I think I would forgo concrete in favor of gravel.
This is also a way I would break a backyard up into separate spaces.

I'm loving the grasses hanging over the edge of this pool. They make what could have been a "blah" pool setting so natural.
scanned via April 09 Garden Design

Window Panel Chalkboard Calender

This chalkboard calender would be great as the kids get older and busier.

A bit about it:

"Tell us about the unique chalkboard/calendar. Is it custom?

Funnily enough, we found this wooden frame at a church rummage sale for $5 when we lived in NY. My husband didn't see the potential, but I promised I would think of something great to do with it. A few months later, I was looking for a big family calendar and ended up painting a piece of masonite board with chalkboard paint and fit it into the frame. It is one of my favorite things in the house. It helps keep us running smoothly."

I'm not much of a bug person, but this is a great way of displaying a bug or any other collection in progress. It would remind me to keep on searching and collecting.



The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

-Hans Hoffman



Light Blue Walls

{These splashes of green are surprisingly perfect}

The main area painting is done and I love the fresh feel it brought to the home. We went with Sherwin-Williams' Glimmer in a satin finish, and while it turned out a tiny bit more colorful than planned, I am in love with the look.

These are some torn out pages we used as we searched for the color that would give us the look we were going for.

scanned via Met Home?, O at Home, BHG, Home Depot ad

A work in progress...


Dost thou love life?
Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin



Vertical Gardens

Every time I see them I fall more and more in love with vertical gardens.

scanned via Garden Design April 09

Cottage Garden

The structure throughout this cottage garden makes it so appealing.

We have finally finished a front yard overhaul and I have realized more than ever just how much you have to enjoy gardening if you want to have a truly incredible yard. Fortunately I am also realizing that gardening grows on you, and the more you do it, the more you know, and the easier and more fun it gets.

Scanned via April 09 BHG


I could stare at books and bookshelves all day.
Don't you love checking out the titles?
via dti