Friday, June 26, 2009

Country Houses

I love a good country house and fell in love with these images when I saw them. I am drawn to the rough hewn beams and of course the Dwell Studio bedding, always loved them...

Images courtesy of Canadian House & Home online.

Check out more right here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Inspirational Budget Bathroom Makeover

Still searching for inspiration for our bath remodel and came across this cool transformation. This homeowner used corrugated metal as a shower surround and refurbished secondhand cast offs for materials. His luxe chandelier was a steal and the shower curtain a splurge (we sell the prom night shower curtain here). The result is a unique and gorgeous budget friendly bath.

Photos courtesy of Country Living online. Click here to read more.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Since the weather has FINALLY warmed up here in Wisconsin, I am feeling inspired to whip together a yummy summer treat for the girls. These homemade popsicles just might fit the bill.

Photos courtesy of Country Living online.

Check out these yummy recipes here.

Peek Inside Amy Butler's Studio

I love Amy Butler and her line of fabrics and and the fact that she is a Midwest gal like myself! She has a unique decorating style that really speaks to me. Raw woods, industrial pieces, and punchy fabrics all combine for a great down to earth look. Enjoy this sneak peek inside her amazing treetop studio...

Photos courtesy of Amy Butler Design.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Farm Chicks

Loved the photos the BarnHouse boys posted of The Farm Chicks show. Wish I could have attended, looks like a great collection of vendors and some awesome stuff!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bathroom Design Ideas

We are talking about remodeling our smaller bathroom and I came across these photos in my search for some inspiration. Love the rustic and country touches in these baths. A furniture piece in the bath can provide great storage as well as help give the room a more cozy feel.

Photos courtesy of Country Living online.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Ideas for Summer Decorating

Loved these summer decorating ideas from Canadian House and Home. A great online source chalk full of wonderful inspirations so be sure to check them out. I found this online site via the amazing blog decor8. In this particular article, Canadian House and Home tells us to, "Get inspired by the season's bright summer dresses, endless blue skies, beach vacations, casual camp style and sunny hues". Sounds great to me! I love decorating with splashes of bright color, lots of texture, and mixing it up with some rustic and unexpected pieces so this really appealed to me.

I am super in love with the second photo of the tufted headboard surrounded by barnwood beams. We have some great old barnwood beams in the barn, I think I feel a project coming on...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dream House on Price Edward Island

Loved the beautiful photos of this dream house on Prince Edward Island but was also drawn to the touching story surrounding this wonderful family and their beautiful home...

Photos courtesy of Country Living online.
Read about their heartwarming story here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

My daughter made me laugh outloud this morning when I saw this was what she had written on her chalkboard.

"God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy." Billy Currington

Monday, June 1, 2009


Be still my beating *heart*... Can you imagine having this place as your own private getaway? Clingstone is located in the Narraganaset bay of Rhode Island. The house boasts 4 stories and 23 rooms. Despite it's massive size, the interior of the house appears to still encompass that cozy welcoming feel of a smaller cottage. The most amazing part of the story of this house to me is that the current owner, Henry Wood, purchased the house in 1961 for the sum of $3,600.00. It had sat vacant for over two decades but I would still say he got one heck of a bargain.

My favorite part just might be the sign posted on the wall next to the ladder that leads up to the rooftop...

The story originally ran in the New York times but I read about it on the fabulous blog of Megan Arquette, who writes the blog BeachBungalow8. Read more about Clingstone on her blog here.


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