I was planning on shooting photos of some DIY leaf art today...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
As much as Luis and I are enjoying photography, I was excited to get an email from Easy Canvas Prints asking if I wanted to review a canvas. That was an easy "yes" as we are planning on offering them for sale in my shop.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Fall is definitely the time Luis and I like to go out and shoot the changing landscape here in the mountains. You just never know what you're going to get and foggy mornings can make for some great shots.
We headed up the Blue Ridge Parkway early one morning last week, and I finally found an overlook cleared enough to get this sunrise shot over Waynesville. We could also hear something moving in the woods, so I made this a very quick stop!
Monday, September 22, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
One thing I have always loved to do is use organic elements in decorating -- both inside and out. Instead of heading to a big box decor store, just look around your own yard, or even a neighbor's, for things you can use to decorate your home for fall. Be sure to ask your neighbor first, though:-)
I thought I would share some of the things I have done in the past to decorate our outdoor areas for fall.
Monday, September 8, 2014
I wanted to share some more details in the girls' room makeover so I thought I would show how my daughter and I made the artwork and how I painted the antique wash stand.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
I have been so busy with the girls' room and the ensuing mess it created throughout the house, that everything else has been seriously neglected.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Even though it's hot and not remotely fall here in the North Carolina mountains, I thought I would give y'all some ideas for fall decorating indoors using organic and natural elements.
I like to bring the outside in as I like for the inside to reflect what is going on outside, so I take my cues from nature.
I LOVE apples, which are abundant this time of year here, and find they are a great option for fall, plus you can eat them when you're through using them as decor:-)
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments about my girls' French bedroom last week:-) I worked so hard on this room, and seeing it come together was extremely rewarding.
I wanted to share how I painted all the furniture in the room starting with my grandmother's vanity.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Yesterday was my birthday. It was one of those milestone birthdays -- I won't say what year:-)
It is a birthday I will remember, though, not because of the year, but because of the amazing gift I received.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
I was so excited when I received an email from Printcopia about reviewing a product. Naturally, I chose to have a 16 x 20 printed of one of Luis's beautiful photos. My plan was to hang several beach photos we took of the children as well as some seascapes, so this was my first choice, and I was not disappointed!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I think I can, I *still* think I can. Repeat.
Things are progressing in the girls' room...slowly but surely.
We finally chose a paint color, and it was not easy. I wanted a lighter gray tone, but the light in the room just made them all look either too warm or too blue.
Monday, August 4, 2014
So many people have been asking me about buying the beautiful photographs my husband captures, that we have been looking at vendors for canvases and prints. Ironically, I was also contacted by two different companies about canvases and had to choose some for printing. Those of you who know his photography from my facebook page, know what a hard choice that is to make!
For hanging in the house, I prefer photographs that look as if they could be paintings, so I chose this one of the pier in Carolina Beach, N.C.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Last week I showed y'all the evolution of the living area, which, by the way, got a whole new seating arrangement yesterday. But more on that later:-) Today I wanted to share the different looks in the kitchen over the years.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I shared my summer living room yesterday HERE, so I was thinking about all the changes I have made over the last few years and thought it would be fun to revisit some of the different looks.
When we first moved into the house, it looked like this.