and it’s a very very very fine house, with two cats looking out over the yard.Read More
stuff for the home
my sister abby lives in a beautiful 100 year old portland home.Read More
vic and i had a super bowl party this past weekend. he spent a week deciding on the menu and the better part of saturday prepping food (don't feel bad for him, he loves cooking).
meanwhile my contribution was cleaning the house, putting the cat in an amazing bow tie, and picking up some flowers from a shop in rockridge.
then I decided to start a new project three hours before guests arrived.Read More
surprise! i've continued with making my family napkins and candles!
i made this set of napkins for my sister sammie, also known as maya and neela's mom.Read More
what does one get the woman who raised your significant other? homemade napkins and a candle of course!Read More
for the past few years I've done non physical gifts for my family, giving gift certificates for restaurants or local experiences instead. this year I did that as well as a few homemade things.
today I am going to show what I made for my very favorite person: my own mama.Read More
today i'm wrapping up the series on my favorite home made gifts by talking about things you can make for housewarming, hostess, and girl friends.Read More
when i moved to california two years ago i had grand dreams of refurbishing or making all our home furnishings.
i was going to find a vintage school map and hang it as a funky piece of art, put $75 worth of anthropologie hardware on a $50 dresser from craigslist i lovingly refinished while listening to podcasts, and of course sew any and all fabric components of the decor along the way.
these days i am a wiser woman and have come to realize just because you can make something it doesn't mean you have to. so today i am going share my thoughts on what is worth it to make vs. what is okay to just buy.Read More