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 Zillow.com 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 »

Window Blinds that Work Better than I Do

Levolor CustomSizeNow Blinds

A couple of weeks ago I had the world’s easiest and fastest shopping experience picking out blinds for my new kitchen. Then it was all downhill from there. Not the blinds – they’re great. No, the problem unfortunately is me. I got them picked out, custom cut, and then home, all in less time than… Read More »

Saffron Robes Color Palette

Saffron Robes Color Palette

Today I want to share with you a beautifully ordinary picture. It’s laundry, hung out to dry. But not just any laundry. These are the saffron robes of monks at the Wat Bo monastery in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Am I the only one who finds it comforting that even holy men have to do laundry?… Read More »

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding from thepalettemuse.com

I love leftovers. I love the satisfaction of knowing nothing has gone to waste, and the way the flavors mellow and develop after a night or so in the fridge. The other night, I bought a loaf of French bread to go with dinner. It was the perfect complement to the spaghetti I was making,… Read More »

Brownies and Window Blinds

Brownies and Blinds, How I got rid of those ugly cords from thepalettemuse.com

What do brownies have to do with window blinds? I’ll get to that in a minute. But first, tell me I’m not the only one who has learned to live in a house with all sorts of minor inconveniences that would only take moments to fix, but somehow live on, only to be contemplated when… Read More »

A Christmas Wish

A Christmas Wish from thepalettemuse.com

As I prepare to take a few days off from the computer and spend time with my family, I just wanted to wish all my friends, family, and readers a blessed and very Merry Christmas! You know me though, and therefore know I’m a girl of many words, so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to… Read More »

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Reveal

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Reveal and DIY Tutorial

…And The World’s Longest Kitchen Cabinet Painting Tutorial! It’s finally done! I’ve finished painting my kitchen cabinets and to celebrate, I’m sharing the entire process with you! I’ve learned a lot along the way, made a few mistakes, and in the end, am thrilled with the results. This makeover has completely transformed the look of… Read More »

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