Category Archives: Magazines

I’m Back!

Is anyone even still out there? I don’t blame you if you’re not. I guess I unintentionally took most of the summer off. I do apologize for not giving you the heads up and just disappearing like that. I have been very busy though! Good news, we finally sold our house! I feel pretty relieved as we were beginning to feel trapped here. Although now that we have the freedom to leave, we’re not sure exactly what to do or where to go! I think we will move in with my parents until we figure out if we want to buy or rent for a little while.

I also have some BIG and exciting news to share with you all soon! And no, I am not pregnant… Sorry for the cliffhanger, but you’ll just have to be patient until I can let the cat out of the bag. Soon, I promise!

In other news, I have followed Joslyn’s blog for some time now. My favorite part is when she does her column, ‘Scenes from the Weekend‘, where she shares little snippets from her life and home. I could always tell that she must have a great home from the small snapshots of beautiful vignettes and displays – But I have long been dying to see a full home tour. And yesterday I got my wish! Joslyn’s home was featured in Rue Magazine’s August edition. Click here for more photos and the interview and here for outtakes from the photo shoot.

Pretty great, right? Told you. Also, I have to apologize for leaving you again, but we are off tomorrow for a full week of camping by the seaside! Dustin worked really hard to get our vintage Boler ready to use for the trip. It is still a work in progress, but it’s liveable! I promise to show you some photos when we get back. I’m also going to pop in to make a big announcement (and I mean BIG)! So stay tuned.

{Photos by Manny Rodriguez, via Rue}

A DIY Home.

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but wow, that week went by fast! A couple nights ago, Dustin and I went on a spontaneous date night without Wren. Dinner and then groceries… my, how the times have changed :). While in line at the grocery store, I decided to treat myself to the new Country Living Magazine. I was actually looking for this one, but they didn’t have it.

This North Carolina home was one of my favorite features in the magazine (you can see my other favorite one here). The owners have done a great job ‘DIY-ing’ their entire house on a budget. That’s my kind of house! From full on renovations, to building furniture, to decorating. And it looks great! I love all the white walls with the natural wood tones. So airy and light.

{All photos: Country Living}

So, any fun plans for the weekend? We are having an open house on Sunday afternoon so we will have to find somewhere to escape for a few hours… I am thinking maybe some treasure hunting? We will see. Have a great weekend all!

Heart Home Magazine.

Good morning! Have you heard of the online magazine, Heart Home? I just discovered it via Holly Becker over at Decor8 about a week ago. They’ve recently released their second issue and it is full of great British interior design ideas and beautiful home tours. Their first issue is also worth a peak. If you’ve got the time, I would recommend grabbing a cup of coffee or tea and getting comfortable before you dive in. Enjoy!

(photography: Oliver Gordon, Sarah Hogan, Andrew Boyd and Jeska Hearne)

Sweet Paul Magazine.


Does the holiday season make you want to be more crafty? I don’t know what it is, maybe the colder weather, but every year around this time, all I want to do is stay inside and make pretty things! Combine that with ‘nesting’ this year and you can imagine what my house looks like! Especially since we are missing a key component – an office/craft room. Oh well. I’ve already decided not to decorate much for Christmas this year… I know, it sounds so sad but not knowing exactly when this baby is going to come makes things a little more difficult. I am mostly scared that I won’t have the time or energy to take it all down until Spring! Good thing I have the Fieldstone Vintage Market to make things for!

There are a lot of fun Christmas and holiday themed craft ideas in the new magazine from Sweet Paul, not to mention delicious looking recipes. Take a look for yourself, here.

Brighten Up.

As I was busy flipping through the latest issue of Lonny magazine with my coffee this morning, I couldn’t help but be inspired by interior designer Lisa Sherry‘s home. She has definitely mastered the white, creamy, neutral look – she also has a healthy dose of black and animal prints thrown in – which keep things interesting. I am also loving the brightness of the white walls in this home.

Most of the walls in my home are painted grey (a Benjamin Moore colour that I forget the name of right now)… I still like the colour, however I painted everything before I moved in and had I been living here already, I would have realized that despite having two very large windows (think sliding glass doors), how little natural light I actually get thanks to being north-facing. I probably would have reconsidered my paint choice for something far lighter. What do you think, could you have this much white in your home?

To see more of this home, check out this month’s issue of Lonny Magazine here.