Chalkboard Paint the Pantry Door

Chalkboard Paint the Pantry Door

Chalkboard Paint.  Need I say more?  I seriously love this stuff.  {I *might* have a small obsession with it.}  After this post where I put chalkboard paint on wine glasses, there wasn’t a surface in my house that was safe…including my pantry door. As you can see from this photo, my kitchen has dark espresso […]

Paint the Front Door for Instant Curb Appeal

Paint the Front Door for Instant Curb Appeal

Do you ever have a hard time deciding how to decorate the outside of your home?  I mean, decorating the inside is one thing, the outside is an entire beast of its own!  Today let’s talk curb appeal and your front door.  The front door of a house can say so much about it!  For […]

Caliber Home Loans and Jane Deske

Jane Deske Caliber Home Loans Peoria Illinois

My new Featured Business Series begins today!  Jane Deske is a Mortgage Consultant with Caliber Home Loans in Peoria, Illinois.   If you are purchasing a new home and will require financing, you want to talk with Jane!  She is here today to tell you a bit more about her, Caliber Home Loans, and a […]

50 Shades of Grey A Condo in Escala

view a condo in the Escala building from 50 Shades of Grey

Have you ever dreamed of walking through the doors to the Escala Building? You know, the one from 50 Shades of Grey?  You know you have.  Those gorgeous sweeping views, the stunning marble floors, dripping chandeliers,…Christian Grey? Although I cannot deliver Christian Grey, how about a condo for some eye candy instead?  This condo is in The […]

Let’s talk Lighting…

Antique Silver Orb Chandelier, Ballard Designs, Small

Many of you may know that my current house was a builder’s spec house.  We purchased it while in town on our one week house hunt.  {if you have never relocated before, shopping for a house in one week is about the most awful thing you will ever go through}  It was already 90% complete. […]

Not your Grandma’s Wallpaper

Wallpaper Ideas Sprinkled Nest on Hometalk

New Year, New Decor!  Right?  I am always excited for a fresh start in the new year, and that means changing things up in the house as well.  I am frequently being asked “How can I add some drama to my room?”  Wallpaper!  Yes…you heard me…Wallpaper.  Now, this is NOT your Grandma’s wallpaper.  Nor is […]

Painting the Dining Room

Dining Room with Silver Tray focal wall

Despite the lack of blog posting, I have been making progress decorating around my house.  The biggest improvement has been painting the dining room!  Yet another room in the house that required eradicating the Builder’s Blah Brown.  I decided to stay with the gray theme of the FamNookEn (Family Room, Breakfast Nook, Kitchen) and paint […]

Make a Paper Book Wreath

Make a Paper Book Wreath

I was feeling crafty the other day.  I just needed to do something!  It is a curse of us crafty, design type…we get restless if we aren’t creating.   The blank spot by my front door in the entry was staring at me…something had to go there.  Had to…and pronto.  My good friend Missy came […]