Author Archives: Kristie Barnett

Chandeliers

I have something of an obsession with chandeliers.  You see, I hate overhead flourescent lighting.  I mean, HATE it.  And I HATE ceiling fans.  I want to see something interesting and beautiful when I look up, something that casts a pleasant glow.  When we bought this house, it had 11 ceiling fans.   It now has […]

Form Follows Function

Small spaces require creativity and flexibility to use them most efficiently.  Think outside the box and make your home more interesting at the same time.  Use these ideas to multi-task and increase the functionality of your small space:  Don’t use your dining table much?  Push it against the wall and use it as a desk, […]

Birthday Book Bash

Ok, my daughter loves reading like you would not believe, so I had to find a way to take that love of books and create a birthday party to suit her perfectly.  The main theme was books, supported by owls, wise old cartoon owls are always reading a book, right?   If you preferred, you could […]

Birds of a Feather Dinner Party

I am fortunate to be in a fantastic Cooking Club with 10 other ladies, and one of my favorite things to do is come up with a unique “theme” when it’s my turn to host.  So in this case, I tried to come up with any and every way I could think of to incorporate […]