DIY Makeup Vanity – Making Mornings Better

If I would have known how much better having a makeup vanity makes my mornings, I would have gotten one years ago. My husband and I recently remodeled the upstairs bedroom of our circa 1930’s house.  If you are familiar with older houses they hold lots of charm, but sometimes lots of headaches too.  Our upstairs […]

Closet Design Tips for Challenging Spaces

Organizing your closet can be a challenge – made even harder if your closet is an attic or unusually shaped space.  My husband and I ran into this issue when we remodeled our upstairs bedroom, which was a converted attic space.  Some of the design challenges we faced included an under window air-conditioning unit, a […]

Shoe Trolley DIY Shoe Organizer

Why are floor shoe organizers 12″ deep, when the clothes above them are 24″ deep?  This drives me crazy.  For years, I had 2 racks of shoes on the floor and I was constantly crawling (digging) around under all my hanging clothes trying to find the shoes I wanted.  When we remodeled our attic bedroom and […]

paris in july – polaroid fotobar pics

When my husband and I first went to Paris in July, we weren’t entirely sure what to bring.  Camera wise I mean.  Did I really want to lug around my new Canon Rebel that I’m just learning to use? Would I regret it if I didn’t bring it? Probably, yes, even though I wasn’t sure I was […]

Paris Travel Journal

When I go on vacation I can’t help but come home with handfuls of maps, tickets and museum guides. (Oh, and lots of pictures too, but more on that later.) I’m always looking for a way to keep all my vacation stuff together instead of just throwing it in a shoe box. So, I came […]

a walk down 45th and state line

a bit of our Memorial Day…