Author: Maura

It’s Friday! Tour a Birmingham designer’s custom home, see our backyard dining area, and the new picture hangers I’m a little too psyched about

It’s Friday! Tour a Birmingham designer’s custom home, see our backyard dining area, and the new picture hangers I’m a little too psyched about

It’s Friday! I’m actually posting on a Friday again, trying to get back into a routine after this last maelstrom of a month (sort of literally here, we had some storm drama and damage). I hope you’re well and safe out there. We’re back to […]

TV/ Living Room Mantel & Curtain Updates

TV/ Living Room Mantel & Curtain Updates

Today I’ve got an overdue update for you on the TV/living room I introduced in the how to shop your house post from a few weeks back. (If things are feeling stale and you’re looking for ideas on how to decorate with what you have, […]

Yesterday was Friday! See the trees our first derecho took down, the most beautiful ancient tile floors, a Nashville abode, and the controversial basket I bought

Yesterday was Friday! See the trees our first derecho took down, the most beautiful ancient tile floors, a Nashville abode, and the controversial basket I bought

Hello, yesterday was Friday (Rebecca Black vibes) but we had no power so here’s my highlights of the week on Saturday! The shop will be up and running again next week.

Instead of glitter, we’re throwing some patterns around today – in mosaic tiles both new and old in this week’s home tour, and in a major archeological discovery unearthed this Spring.

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Ancient Floor Inspo: Have you seen the amazing ancient tile work uncovered in Italy under a vineyard? The intricate mosaic work in blues and corals are majorly inspiring, and would fit in in a modern decor scheme or any “selfeet” on the addicting ihavethisthingwithfloors account on insta. The dig site dates back to the 3rd century and was discovered in the 1920s under a vineyard, and has just this past May been successfully excavated to reveal its beauty.

El Derecho: As I mentioned yesterday via LTE and my iPhone 7, this Wednesday a derecho hit our area (aka severe thunderstorm with tornado force winds minus the cyclone). Pictures after the jump. Okay it’s not “el derecho,” it’s just called a derecho but I keep saying it like it’s El Nino. We lost four trees and power for 48 hours, and thus found ourselves on a sweaty, mandatory staycation with 80+ degree indoor temps and exhausted, traumatized little kids.

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It’s Friday! We have no power and three fewer trees!

It’s Friday! We have no power and three fewer trees!

Hello, it’s Friday! Quick and dirty post today, we have no power and I’m blogging from my iPhone 7 – thumb cramps commence! I’m sorry I missed last week. I decided to do some listening and reflecting instead of blogging. I see and hear you […]

A Beginner’s Quick-Start Guide to Square Foot Gardening

A Beginner’s Quick-Start Guide to Square Foot Gardening

I’ve spent the last few weeks in a fervent effort to research how to grow our own organic vegetables. To save you time, I’ve compiled what I’ve learned on the basics of getting started growing your own organic vegetable garden, and info and links for […]

It’s Friday! Tour a California eclectic stunner, Learn about the Link Between Polka Dots and my Self-Worth, and Have a Happy Memorial Day!

It’s Friday! Tour a California eclectic stunner, Learn about the Link Between Polka Dots and my Self-Worth, and Have a Happy Memorial Day!

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Hello, it’s Friday! Before I share this week’s home tour, let’s celebrate with some glitter, tossed by none other than the queen of pop herself, miss Britney Spears.

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It’s Friday! Take a Before Tour of Our First House, See the Spatula I Reach for Everyday, and Have Some Fun in the Sun

It’s Friday! Take a Before Tour of Our First House, See the Spatula I Reach for Everyday, and Have Some Fun in the Sun

Hello, it’s Friday! Let’s throw some glitter to celebrate with a baby goat this time around. Doesn’t it help, just a little bit?

Our First House: The Interior Before Tour

Our First House: The Interior Before Tour

Spring 2013 In Spring of 2013 we moved into our first house. If you’re new here (and you are, this is a new blog), catch up on our home buying story here and our exterior tour here. Any additional posts on this house can be […]

It’s Friday! Tour Robert Kime’s London Flat, Entertain the Kids, and Have a Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Friday! Tour Robert Kime’s London Flat, Entertain the Kids, and Have a Happy Mother’s Day

Hello, it’s Friday! No one throws glitter like a Mother’s Day GIF. What a hardcore celebration. I have way too much fun finding these every week.

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How To Window Shop Your House & Use What You Have to Decorate A Room

How To Window Shop Your House & Use What You Have to Decorate A Room

Do you ever shop your house? Or I should say home, because not every home comes in house shape. With all the time we’re spending at home, I’ve been increasingly aware that we’ve lived here for two years now and some rooms are not decorated […]