Soothing Nursery Palette

This soft palette uses greens, yellow, and gray - perfect for a nursery.

When my blogger friend Pamela, of, asked me to help her design a nursery palette for a series she’s writing on building self-esteem in children, I jumped at the idea. While my babies are almost as tall as I am now, I have several friends who are preparing to welcome new little ones into… Read More »

Make Your Own Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub


Do you know how easy it is to make your own sugar scrub? I didn’t! To me, summer means three things: sun, heat, and barefeet. All three of which result in dry skin, especially here in the Desert Southwest of New Mexico. Until recently I had been using a super-posh exfoliating scrub from Origins, which… Read More »

A Prettier Filing Cabinet


It’s the little things in life that add up to big things.  This is true for the happy moments, like a perfect cup of coffee on your porch, as well as the not-so-happy ones. Like when you encounter a small annoyance over and over again, which saps your energy and raises your blood pressure a… Read More »

Misty Beach Palette

This beachy palette is made up of muted blues, greens, and oranges.

When I think of the beach, I tend to think of it as I knew it growing up in Texas. Once as year, when we could, my family would get together and visit the beach along the Gulf of Mexico right around July 4th. It was hot, muggy, and so sunny it would sear your eyeballs, not to… Read More »

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


Sure, this blog is usually about color, design, and DIY projects, but apparently a good portion of my life behind the scenes revolves around ice cream. So, you get to share in my obsession (because if I don’t write down these creations somewhere, I’ll never remember how to make them again)! The last time I… Read More »

Ode to Coffee Palette

From rich dark brown, to creamy hazelnut, this coffee palette will wake you up!

How do I love thee, Coffee? Let me count the ways. I covet thy bracing strength, I crave thy comforting warmth, I thrive on thine aroma of hope and possibilities… My apologies to Mrs. Barrett Browning. I do so love a good cup of coffee, or three or four. I love it so much, I… Read More »

21 Clever Pantry Storage Solutions

Pantry Solutions and Organizing tips from and Hometalk

Every year in May, as the school year winds down and summer approaches, I start planning my summer projects. I think to myself, “It’ll just be me and the kids, with all this free time. Now I can finally get some things done around the house.” I start making lists that look something like this:… Read More »

Pretty Pintastic Party #58

 Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party where all posts are pinned; features pinned by all! Important:  Once again this week, we had to have to pass over a few posts that we thought would make great features…. but when we checked to see if the bloggers had pinned the features, they hadn’t, so we had… Read More »

6 Steps to Turn your Bedroom into a Retreat


You know that feeling you get when you go on vacation, check into your hotel, and immediately feel a sense of luxury as you sink into the hotel bed? You start cancelling plans because you just want to lay on that bed and revel in the knowledge that you don’t have to do a thing.… Read More »

Pretty Pintastic Party #57

I’m so thrilled to be co-hosting the Pretty Pintastic Party this week and next! This is a great way to find wonderful projects, recipes, and inspiration from hundreds of amazing bloggers, all in one place.  Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party where all posts are pinned; features pinned by all! Important:  Once again this week,… Read More »