Christmas on the Inside

More than anything this blog is my own journaling of home projects and changes over the years. I visit here to remember the color paint I used in a room, or the way I decorated for Christmas some particular year. So in that spirit of not wanting to forget the pretty Christmas we made inside […]

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The Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a meal, a holiday, a season…a daily practice. Thanksgiving is reverent mindfulness of the source of life’s gifts and its mysteries and magic. So I was sad for a few minutes when I realized that I wouldn’t be hosting Thanksgiving at my table this year. But then today… I set the table anyway. I set the table anyway. […]

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Living Room Facelift, Restoration Hardware Knock-Off, and DIY Painting

For four years I enjoyed my DIY version of Jackson Pollock on the living room wall. The colors were right but the scale was off, the style wasn’t me and the whole room itself needed balancing and color calibrating. I had subjected this room to the standard of “cheapest possible” and learned that sometimes it doesn’t pay. You can see the […]

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Grown Up Guest Room in Gray

The nursery was a serene and calm room, painted in a quiet gray with a wish for a gentle, sleep-through-the-night babyhood. It mostly happened that way, but I don’t know if we can quite credit the paint color. You’ll remember it looked like this and we blogged about it here. Well, a few years passed and […]

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