healthy food · Interior Design · workouts

Stress Talk

I have been incredibly stressed lately (and this is my excuse for not blogging lately, either that or I have just been lazy).  The majority of this stress stems from work, some from my anxiety ridden dog (although she still looks pretty darn cute even when she’s stressed)… and the rest from little other things… Continue reading Stress Talk

farmhouse · Interior Design · light filled spaces

Modern + Rustic Interior

It is no secret that I love rustic modern combos.  I featured this modern, restored farmhouse here.  And today I have yet one more modern rustic home to share… The architecture is intriguing and unique and the layout of the home creates cozy exterior areas… Red is not always my first color choice in design,… Continue reading Modern + Rustic Interior

favorite spaces · Interior Design

Design Crush

Have you read the September issue of Lonny Magazine yet?!? I was perusing it for a while and fell in love with this Los Angeles home designed by Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat of Lucas Studio, Inc. And since I spent a while admiring the beautiful images of this Brentwood home, I thought it was probably… Continue reading Design Crush

Interior Design · rough luxe · rustic chic

Rough Luxe interiors

After perusing my usual design sites, I came across a photo gallery on the Canadian House and Home website that was titled ‘Rough Luxe.’ I don’t know why, but I love those two words together. I think it because it is a new way of saying ‘rustic chic’ that doesn’t feel so overused and kitschy. And I… Continue reading Rough Luxe interiors

4th of July · bathroom · bedrooms · favorite spaces · Interior Design · kitchen · Library · living rooms · White and Gray spaces

White Interiors

After my post yesterday about RED interior spaces, today, I am going to continue my three day 4th of July celebration by showcasing WHITE interiors.  As I have discussed here before, I love white interiors (white walls, white ceilings, white floors, the whole bit).  So it was not unexpected when it became a challenge for… Continue reading White Interiors

4th of July · bathroom · beach house · bedrooms · celebrations · Color · food and wine · Interior Design · kitchen · living rooms · recipes · Red

Red Beach Home (+ a Salsa recipe)

The 4th of July (also known as Independence Day) is a United States federal holiday commemorating the U.S. declaring their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence back in 1776.  Friends and families around celebrate this holiday with each other with many different traditions including watching fireworks, grilling out,… Continue reading Red Beach Home (+ a Salsa recipe)

bedrooms · Color · Fashion · Flowers · food and wine · Interior Design · lilac · purple

Pretty in plum…

Every once in a while you may see a reoccurring theme on this blog, which is likely a strong indication that I like something. A lot. And today, that reoccurring theme is purple, and more specifically plum. Which I talked a little bit about here. But I’d like to discuss it further today. Mainly because I… Continue reading Pretty in plum…

bathroom · bedrooms · dining · food and wine · healthy food · Interior Design · kitchen · living rooms · recipes · Stairs

Paleo Bread and a Modern Farmhouse

I am going to be traveling this morning to my brother and future sister-in-law’s wedding! I am so very excited to celebrate with them this weekend.  My husband and I are both in the wedding party so we are getting there early today for golfing (the boys) and getting nails done (girls).  But I wanted… Continue reading Paleo Bread and a Modern Farmhouse

Color · exterior · Fashion · Interior Design · lighting · mint · Pastels

Mint mania

So lately everyone has been posting, pinning, and talking about the color mint. Even my husband (although to be fair, he has been talking about, the website that summarizes our finances, not the color). I’ll be honest, while I love mint-flavored pastries, drinks and candies (like peppermint patties for instance), I have not yet jumped on… Continue reading Mint mania

Furniture · Interior Design · Navy


So with the holidays around the corner and the nights continuing to get longer and our days even shorter, I am thinking it is just about any day now that the snow is going to start falling, and the darkness will get a little bit brighter into some nice shades of navy… For those of… Continue reading Navy