11 Easy to Grow Plants to Repel Mosquitos

August 5, 2013

Inspect Repelling Plants

It's Summer.  Finally the time of year is here to enjoy the outdoors, yet its often difficult to do with mosquitos and bugs being so pesky! Nothing beats having to bring family & friends indoors when the plan was to spend a nice, quiet evening grilling & relaxing.  Sound familiar? So what's the great solution?  Plants + Flowers -- you've gotta keep reading... this is good! Mosquito Repelling Potagerie Typical to keep my body free of bugs and mosquitos when outdoors either gardening, entertaining, or simply spending time with the kids, I often use an all-natural bug spray (that … [Read more...]

Styling a Bookcase

August 14, 2012


I've mentioned here and there that I've been working on revamping my faux-stained laminate bookcases, and I can officially say they are done & styled. Take a look... I LOVE a well-styled bookcase!  A good mix of books, accessories, and personal momentos really brings life and character to a bookcase. When we moved into our home a couple years ago, I was in a wood-tone state-of-mind, and chose these laminate shelves from Walmart for $99/each.  They are not at all of great quality, but at the time they fit the bill. before pictures... Since then, I've started … [Read more...]

The Best Online Home Decor Resources

August 15, 2011

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As an Interior Designer and blogger, I'm always searching for the next best thing. Whether it's a new product or an awesome deal, I'm continually "on the hunt" to share new and interesting home decor items with my clients and you.  Instead of keeping all the go-to places to myself, I'm in the mood to share some insider secrets. I'm often asked, "where do you shop?"... well here's the scoop ~ One Kings Lane If you're an SAS veteran, you know my design philosophy is to inspire you to achieve a high-end look at a fraction of the cost.  One of my favorite resources that parallel this … [Read more...]