There are times when the Universe tells you to . . . slowww dowwwnnn. Did you know that? It’s true. You might think you’re handling it all . . . hospital visits, daily blog posts, revamping the website . . . oh yes, you’ve got this. Or, so you think. And then you miss a […]
Baby, it’s cold outside! I can’t really complain because here in Northern California our temperatures would be considered warm to those of you in the south and east coast of the U.S. Regardless, I kinda feel like the Tin Man in the mornings, in need of a little extra oil in my joints until I […]
I’m approaching Christmas in a totally logical, reasonable fashion this year. At least, I started out that way. I’ve divvied up each area of the house that I want to decorate, made two lists for each area – one for floral decorations, wreaths and stuff, and one for paintable decorations. Then I combined those two […]
I’m almost done with my Halloween projects for this year. Almost. Since our new house has two levels, basically two different houses, that means I have to decorate twice. Have to. Luckily, I never seem to run out of ideas. Or paint. When I saw this silver and black runner at Pottery Barn, I thought […]
You know those walk-in pantries that have tons of storage and a door with pretty etching on it? Yeah, well, we don’t have one of those. With canning jars being all the rage right now, I thought we could use some vintage jars to kind of mimic the look of a pantry. These little display […]
No matter what your painting level, you can paint this snowflake painting!
I started to paint this tutorial a few weeks ago, back when my white lilacs were still in bloom. It was such a treat to clip some for inspiration. But Life intervened and I couldn’t get the tutorial painted until this week. There’s just something about white lilacs. They’re so lacy and light. I love […]
Stenciling Damask. Two words I never thought I’d hear myself saying, and never ever thought I’d actually do. (Please notice the title is not how to stencil damask, alright?) Stencil? Ok, maybe. I’m slowly becoming a convert after years and years of failed attempts. But Damask? unh-uh. Not that I don’t love the damask pattern. […]