DIY Custom Storage Boxes

How often have you made a mental or written note to get {more} storage boxes or containers? And how many of those times have you wanted a nicely matched or coordinated “set”? Maybe with handles, unique patterns or colors? Yah me too. But then I think about how much all those nice boxes & containers…

Eco-Friendly Home Essentials

One of my goals for 2019 & beyond is to continue my sustainability journey by challenging myself to shop less. When I have to shop, I want to buy smarter & greener than I already have been. Some things are easy enough, I just need to do them more – like thrifting. I love thrift…

DIY Custom Serving Tray

Hey y’all!  I know I haven’t been posting much over the summer but… Today I’m excited because it’s been a while since I’ve been able to “build” something or use any power tools.  This is the day that I get back to it! I love the smell of sawdust in the morning (or any other time…

I Tested 3 White Paint Colors & Here’s What I Found Out

Hi again design lovers! Today I’m talking paint.  White paint.  Let me say up front that I’m not evaluating my like or dislike of any 1 color over the other mentioned in this post & there are no affiliate links.  Just my direct opinion & experience with each. Y’all know I love color.  And if…

DIY Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

Hey there friend!  I have a treat for you today.  Anything that involves wine, recycling, & a DIY project is gonna be right up my alley.  I’m sure you’ve seen these tiki torches done so many ways all across the web, but I’m going to show you the quickest, easiest, cheapest version of a DIY…

Decked Out Apartment Living Room For A Swank Young Couple

Hey y’all! I’ve got another Room Remix to share & this time it’s part of the Spring Into Action Blog Hop!  If this is your 1st time here, welcome in!  If you’re visiting from Ola’s blog J’Adore Le Decor thanks so much for stopping by! When my baby sister got married almost 2 years ago, there were 2…

How to Make Houston Feel Like Home (Inside and Out!)

This post was kindly written by Bellhops Moving Company. Houston has a lot to offer newcomers. From it’s affordable real estate prices to its booming job market, people are drawn to Houston for a range of reasons. But how can you make this new city feel like home? Where do you begin? Well, as a Houston…

7 Easy Budget Friendly Interior Design Tricks to Transform Your Kitchen

I have a service called the Xtraordinary Room Remix where I makeover a room for a specified budget by making small changes with big impact. I’ve just wrapped a kitchen project that is bigger than a Room Remix & but not a full remodel & I’ve recently made a few changes to my own kitchen…

Why Is Interior Design So Important?

It’s a quote about education, but I think it applies to the person as a whole.  To life overall. What does it have to do with design? Why is interior design & decorating so important? It’s the same reason that your wardrobe, your hair, & your overall external appearance is important. It’s your first impression. …

How to Create a Beautiful Sustainable Living Room

Following up on my Living Room Layout Guide I wanted to show you a practical way to create a beautiful sustainable living room. There are 3 things I always hear when it comes to sourcing an eco-friendly home: 1. It’s hard to find great looking items that are “sustainable” Shopping sustainably isn’t as hard as…

Recovering From Hurricane Harvey

Houston is the biggest small town in the world. For as big as we are, we know no strangers.  In the past week, Hurricane Harvey dumped a ton of water on Texas – trillions of gallons.  While most of our city (and many surrounding areas including our neighbors to the south & east) is underwater, many…