House & Home

The Best Plants for Brown Thumbs

I’ve never been particularly successful in my gardening. I start out with the best intentions, buying new pots and the best soil for the prettiest plants at the garden center, but within a few weeks I lose interest and the leaves start to turn brown. Before I know it, I’m hauling everything to the dumpster and swearing off foliage for…

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DIY, House & Home

31 Days of Color: DIY Vivid Blooms Jewelry Box

Ace Hardware has provided free paint samples. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware. I’m a renter. I like being a renter. It’s someone else’s problem when the AC stops working. I’m not responsible for watering the lawn.…

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House & Home

Dream Laundry Room #ilovelaundry

I have a confession to make. I love to do laundry. Specifically folding neat piles of big fluffy towels and sorting an overflowing basket of mismatched socks. When I’m overwhelmed with a list of tasks, I head to my pathetic little laundry closet to wash and dry and sort and fold. It’s so cathartic and fulfilling to make your way…

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DIY, House & Home

Office Redesign with Clark+Kensington #HelloBeautiful

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Ace Hardware via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Ace Hardware. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible! I spend a lot of time in my office, largely because my kitchen, living room, and office is…

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Tiny Succulents in Tiny Baskets

I know succulents have become a bit cliché since they’ve overtaken Pinterest, but I’ve always loved them. I didn’t know what they were called at the time, but my grandma had hen and chicks growing on the rocks and bricks that lined her garden and I was fascinated by them. Little clusters of spiky plants growing with no soil! How do…

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House & Home

I See London, I See France

Well, you can definitely see more than their underpants, but that’s exactly why I have an affinity for nudes and the free spirits they portray. I love loose nude sketches and dreamy watercolors (interestingly enough, all but one piece shown below are of women, by women) — which I think are so calming. I have the Gretchen Kelly pictured in…

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Saturday Night In

It’s no secret that I’m a homebody. I regularly Irish goodbye and as a general rule don’t believe in wearing anything besides pajamas while at home. My beside is full of books to be read and I drink hot tea several times a day. So it’s not surprisingly that things took a decidedly Miss Havisham turn when I was thinking…

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Fashion, House & Home

2014 Calendars

It’s December, and you know what that means. Time to choose your 2014 calendar. I’m very particular about my calendar (and don’t even get me started on day planners). I prefer wall calendars that show the entire year at-a-glance. None of this flipping pages and month-by-month nonsense. It also has to be poster size so I can hang it in…

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House & Home

Febreze Sleep Serenity (a giveaway)

The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Michelle! I’ve been having a terrible time sleeping lately. My mind won’t shut off. I’m worrying about big projects at work, trying not to forget to schedule an eye exam, wondering what the hell I’m going to wear to the holiday party, and counting down the days to vacation. I can’t control some of…

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