Tag Archives: martha stewart

Paint Color Trends 2014 – Color Experts Weigh In

My article on 2014 Paint Color Trends just hit the newsstand in Everyday Home magazine, woohoo! When the editor asked me to write the article back in the fall, I decided to share not only my predictions, but also those of some other color experts whose work I admire.   Everyday Home Magazine   While […]

Easy-Peasy Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

Not all of us have the artistic skill to do intricately carved pumpkins for Halloween, so here are some easy (really!) ways to decorate pumpkins that will still wow the neighbors.  Try painting or drawing with a black Sharpee on white pumpkins to make cool designs like these.  Martha Stewart   You can punch little holes […]

Fun Alternative to Your Average Bar Stool

What do you think about this as an alternative to the predictable wood counter or bar stool?   Lyon Industrial Stool   It’s Dove Gray and comes in heights from 18 to 30 inches.  Great for a contemporory space, a farmhouse kitchen, or even one with a retro vibe, don’t you think?  I read that Martha Stewart […]

Make Your Own Snow Globes

I love vintage snow globes, but few keep all their liquid over the years.  I thought maybe this year I may try to make my own!  Martha Stewart and a few other people in blogland have tutorials, so I’ll relay the skinny on this project.   You’ll need a small jar – baby jar, olive […]

Decorative Ideas for Seashells

Who doesn’t have at least a few seashells saved from a favorite beach vacation?  Recently, my beautiful friend Leif came over for dinner and brought me these:

Decorating for Easter

  Easter is probably my favorite holiday for decorating my home.  Maybe it’s because I love colors like robin’s egg blue, butter yellow, grass green, and petal pink.   Maybe it’s because I love decorating with nests and birds.  Maybe it’s because I love daffodils and forsythia.  Or maybe it’s because it means that winter really […]

Valentine’s Truffles

I’m not much of a cook, but food gifts are always appreciated at Valentine’s.  Especially if they are chocolate!  I thought I’d share a yummy and easy recipe I’ve used for Valentine’s gifting in the past.  Wish I had time to make some this year, but maybe you do!

Halloween, Martha-Style

It’s October 1st, so you know what that means?  It means Halloween decorating!  With the days getting shorter and the temperature dropping, it just makes sense to start spooking the house up as I mourn the dying of Summer. Over the last several years, my Halloween decorating has been inspired by two people:  Martha Stewart […]