As you can imagine, I get asked design questions all the time. There are those that stand out because they are asked most often. Believe me, there are more than 10, but let’s just get started with these. 1. I have an open plan in my home but want to change colors, where do I…
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Awesome Old Fashioned Easter Eggs
Did you know that the original PAAS Easter egg dye was invented by an American named William Townley? “Mr. Townley owned a drug store in Newark, New Jersey, where he concocted recipes for home products. In the late 1800s, he came up with a recipe for Easter egg dye tablets that tinted eggs five cheerful…
Best Vegetarian/Vegan Cookbooks
…according to me! That’s right, I use quite a few vegetarian cookbooks in my kitchen and I’ve recently done a series of articles on these five with recipes included. If you missed the series, here’s a recap to spark your interest! I’ve been mostly vegetarian and sometimes vegan for the past 5 years or so….
The Vegan Cook’s Bible’s Black Blondies
The Vegan Cook’s Bibleby Pat Crocker is a cookbook I purchased for the amazing amount of health information it has. There are over 120 pages of intense information about how a vegan lifestyle can affect your health along with how certain foods benefit different body systems. There are 60 pages following that list all the…
The Vegan Table’s Elegantly Simple Stuffed Bell Peppers
Choosing a vegan cooking style is a choice that requires dedication, perseverance, and determination. I tried this for a while and found that I really wanted eggs, butter and milk in my recipes. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it and find it to be just the right fit for your health goals and conscience….
Cooking Light’s Baby Arugula, Pear, and Gorgonzola Salad
Cooking Light Way to Cook Vegetarianshould be a staple in any vegetarian’s kitchen. Even if you only occasionally go meat-free, like on Meat-Free Mondays, this cookbook will give you over 150 delicious recipes that celebrate the idea of dining without meat. What is nice about his cookbook is that the recipes included cover vegetables of…
Vegetable of the Day’s Summer Beans with Lemon and Almonds
Unique Water Shut-Off Position
I took a photo of this in my friend T.J.’s model home, because I thought it was such a smart idea. I have spent many agonizing hours trying to paint around, tape around, wallpaper around, and upholster around the water shut-off under the commode. You’ve done this haven’t you? You try laying on the commode,…
Knit a Corner to Corner Baby Afghan
Jungle Theme Kid’s Bedroom Projects
When you are getting set to decorate a child’s bedroom, you often search through bedding for inspiration. It makes sense because there are so many great bedding designs out there for kids, and its fun to let your child make the bedding decision. Then, it’s up to you to bring the entire bedroom to life….
Are Vessel Sinks Practical?
Paper Mache Animals Make Great Room Decor
Stainless Steel Back Splash – Yea or Nay?
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Mirrors Can Do Magic in Your Home
How To Survive Wallpaper Nightmares
After having wallpapered dozens of rooms, and of course removed just as much paper, I can tell you I’ve been through dream projects and nightmares as well. However, between Matt’s and my experience, we can get you through any wallpaper dilemma and have you begging for more….wallpapering that is, not dilemmas. 1. Can I prime…
Make a Modern Stylish Bean Bag Pouf
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Accessorize Your Kitchen with the Art of Vignettes
Vignettes, or small groupings of accessories, are great ways to add designer details to your kitchen. They need to be thought out well because the kitchen counter is a very busy place. Of course you have necessities that belong there, but a few accessories do make it feel more like home instead of a sterile…
Oreo Balls Taste Like Expensive Truffles
I’m not sure where this recipe originated…probably from the Nabisco Company, but they are fabulous made with the original Oreo and I recently had some made with the mint Oreo and fell in love again! I got this recipe from my friend Sharlee, who gives me most of my great recipes. The ones pictured are…
Get Organized Using Your Recycled Jars
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Printed Lamp Shades Add a Nice Detail
I know this isn’t the first printed lamp shade you’ve seen, but it certainly is an interesting one, especially since we’ve been having discussions about the color gray. I do like the idea of giving your shade a little lift with a colored fabric, texture, pleating, folds and now printed patterns. You might want to…
How to Use the Color Gray in Your Home
A recent visit to a Designer Show House opened my eyes to the popularity of the color…or lack of color…“gray”! Some of the rooms were designed with gray as the main color but done in varying shades as you see in this lovely contemporary living room setting. The clean, curvilinear lines and geometric shapes are…
Interesting Detail on High End Chairs
Another quick shot from the Show House I recently visited. This is a detail we’ve seen on clothing before and I’m not surprised that it made it to home fashions. Notice the seams on this high end chair. Instead of the serged edges and seam allowances being hidden inside the upholstery, they are on the…
Meet My Eagle
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Sew Your Own Mini Felt Conversation Hearts
Candy conversation hearts are all the rage around Valentine’s Day, but with a few scraps of felt and embroidery floss you can make some of your own that have your sentiments on them and can be used year after year. Materials List: Variety of 9×12 felt squares or scraps Heart shaped template or cookie cutter Coordinating embroidery…
Old Buoys Dress an Accent Wall
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Salad Dressing Has All My Favorites
How could it be possible that someone would put together all my favorite things in one salad dressing? I love vinaigrette dressing, add my favorite berry – raspberry – and then make it FAT-FREE!!! This is another dream come true. This little packet came from a restaurant so I don’t know if the brand is…
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