Greek Isle Palette

Bright blue and red is tempered with gray and a little sky blue.

As the sleet falls outside my window, and the floor heater warms my toes under my desk, I find myself dreaming of faraway sunny places. Santorini, anyone? Time for a little getaway, even if it’s only virtual…   When I was in college, I spent a semester in Italy. In the last few days before… Read More »

Thank You Giveaway

Enter to win a free hand printed tea towel!

Last week, I reached a blogging milestone – 1,000 Pinterest followers! I know that may not seem like a lot to some people, but it means a lot to me, just as each and every one of you mean so much to me. And to say “Thank you!” to my readers, I thought it would… Read More »

Dreaming of Vintage Campers

Vintage Campers and Glampers by The Palette Muse

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! With the positively springlike weather we’ve been having (sorry to my friends in NY and Boston!) the whole family’s been outside in the backyard, cleaning and weeding. The kids aren’t actually helping; they’re more interested in snipping leaves off plants and trying to make potions out of them. This… Read More »

Goodbye Gigi

Gigi in the Vinca

…or The Day I had a Guinea Pig in my Freezer. This morning, while getting the kids ready for school, I noticed our guinea pig, Gigi, was having a rather long nap. She’s quite a perky little thing, always one to jump up and sniff at the slightest suggestion of a person casually strolling by… Read More »

Creating an Organized Pantry from a Hall Closet

Pantry Organization on

Ahhh, finally the weather is warming up, Spring feels like it’s just around the corner, Valentine’s Day is this week, and my thoughts turn to… …Organizing. Does it say something about me that I’d rather have a new closet system than roses or chocolates from my honey? OK, maybe he could throw in a few… Read More »

Water Lily Palette

Water Lily Color Palette

Can you tell I’m ready for Spring? This Water Lily Palette kind of says it all. Its rich greens and purples look strong enough that you could almost step on them and float on the surface of the water. After all the grays and browns of winter, it’s time to put some color back into… Read More »

Easy Watercolor Heart Garland

Easy Watercolor Heart Garland

I’ve had enough of winter already. I know it’s only January, but it seems like things should be warming up, right? That feeling must be left over from my Texas upbringing. Here in New Mexico it’s snowing and dreary outside. So we’re warming things up inside with this fun and easy Watercolor Heart Banner made… Read More »

Change is Good…Right?

Change is Good...Right?

I’m in the process of learning something: No goal is achievable without sacrifice. I know, it sounds like one of those cheesy sayings you see on the bottom of the poster of a guy free-climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan. But it’s truly a new concept to me. I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions (which… Read More »

Warm Library Design

Warm Library Design

I love decorating. Problem is, I’ve run out of rooms in my house to decorate. Yes, I have an interior design business where I get to decorate other people’s houses, but then my clients have this pesky habit of wanting me to decorate for them in their style, not mine. (I guess that’s reasonable, since… Read More »

3 Tips for a Well Designed Entryway

3 Tips for a Well Designed Entryway

I’m so proud to partner with Jennifer Riner from today for a guest post. (Did you know that in addition to providing a wealth of information about real estate, they also have a great home design page?) She has brought us some pointers for designing a functional and pretty entryway. 3 Tips to a… Read More »