Tag Archives: home

How does your garden grow?

15 Jun

Stella and I have been spending lots of time outside lately. For some reason she has not developed an appreciation for  nice, quiet, air-conditioned, indoor activities. She and Matt like to tend to the garden and I like to let her pick green tomatoes and various flowers from around the yard. When it gets too hot and sticky (ie every day during St. Louis summers) we turn on the water and she is content to splash around all day long. As long as I can find a nice shady spot from which to observe the fun, we are golden. Looking forward to ripe tomatoes and cucumber infused water to keep cool the rest of the summer.

Ps. Don’t let Stella’s scowls and funny faces fool you. She is having fun. Really.

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Cheap, Cheap, Fun, Fun

14 Jun

 

So a few weeks ago while I was doing a window treatment install with my dear friend Kathlean May, I stepped into the powder room of the client’s home and was confronted by the most fabulous ruffled shower curtain I have ever seen in all my life. So girly. So pretty. It spoke to me. Don’t ask me exactly what it said but it had to have been something along the lines of, “You need me. Now.”

I came home to research and as I suspected, this lovely curtain came from Anthropologie: one of my  favorite places to ogle the pretty clothing and home goods that are all sadly, way out of my budget. So without hesitation, I began googling. I found out that Anthro’s rebellious kid sister shop, Urban Outfitters had a version for slightly less money but at $68 it was still out of the question. And then, lo and behold I came across a website for home decor called The Fair. And there, jumping off the page was their version of the curtain: Carmen. And with a price tag of an incredible low $19 you know I was all over it. Well, I was all over it but knew I had to restrain myself until I found out whether I would have any spending money when Renegade Brooklyn was all said and done. And what do you know? I did. So I have just ordered this amazing shower curtain and cannot wait for the UPS man to deliver it to my doorstep. Happy Monday!! And yes, I am aware that the pricier versions are slightly more fabulous than my bargain priced alternative but the money I am saving will make up for it in the end.

My favorite blogs

9 Apr

So my list of favorite blogs is constantly expanding and I thought I would take a minute to share my faves with you all. I know at least one of you will enjoy these blogs as much as I do, if not more.

Design Sponge is a daily read and I love all of their content. But my favorite posts are the before and afters. Always so inspiring.

Holly over at Decor8 has the most amazing sense of color and style. She is always introducing me to incredible designers, photographers and other talented folks on her blog. Thank you for being awesome Holly!

And last but not least: Young House Love is the blog of the ultimate diy power couple, John and Sherry Petersik. They transformed their home from blah to fab and share all of their knowledge and how-to tips with their readers. Another daily stop for lots of inspiration and design ideas and solutions. And they are expecting their first child so their nursery transformation has been tons of fun to watch.

I have so many other faves but that is all I will share for today. Mostly because I need to hop in the shower so I can be ready to meet the talented and super fun S. Bosse for drinks tonight on the patio at Schlafly. Leave me some of your favorite blogs in the comments so I can add to my list!!