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Gasthaus Geraniums

Bill & I are nearing our 1st Anniversary as Mr & Mrs and that means we’re SO CLOSE to our European honeymoon (Anniversary-moon?) Adventure!  While we wanted to travel to Europe sooner, a destination wedding already required time off, so we opted to put the trip off until our Anniversary so we could take the… Continue reading Gasthaus Geraniums

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

Clean Compact Office Solution

So we’ve been building towards the big DESK REVEAL – but in reality, it’s so much more than just a desk, but a complete, clean-lined, compact office solution. A place where we can get down to business if we need, that provides the storage for-two requested but also avoids closing in the space.  We shared… Continue reading Clean Compact Office Solution

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights

We’re still all aglow from our recent Engagement – no date set just yet, but we’re getting there with the wedding planning.  So much to think about! In the meantime, this fabulous update occurred (actually back in February, but who’s counting?) For Valentine’s Day, we actually celebrated at Ikea of all places.  Our local store… Continue reading You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights

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Expedit Bookshelf Additions

The holidays were good to us!  The winter weather gave us a break to make travel across Pennsylvania easy, and even gave us the chance to visit New York City to see the lights too. And when we finally made our return trip to Pittsburgh, the car was loaded down with goodies from family and… Continue reading Expedit Bookshelf Additions

Decor · Projects · Thrifting

Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

We have a pretty big-deal holiday coming up.  Thanksgiving. Ok ok, sure, no biggie.  It’s a day to hang out with family, watch football, and eat a ridiculous amount of food.  That’s not a big deal.  BUT — THIS YEAR WE’RE HOSTING.  Yes, that’s right, we are cooking the bird and the pies and all… Continue reading Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

Tray-Tastic Clearance Shopping

Earlier this week I showed you some art that was hung up a tad last-minute… It’s a work in progress, but I wanted to balance the whole wall a  bit better.  So let’s take a look below…There, on the console table, are a few old objects and a few new.  You should recognize the frame… Continue reading Tray-Tastic Clearance Shopping

Inexpensive Art · Our Apartments · Projects · Series

Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

Remember that time I showed you the cool little flower still life we scored at the ReStore? Yeahhh… that was February.  Nearly a year ago.  And where has this cute little frame been?  Sitting behind my purse on our console table, waiting to be hung on the wall. Then we had formal plans for our… Continue reading Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

Crafty · Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger

So, now that I have a dresser to stow my clothes, I get to actually fill it with my things!  But what about ontop?  For things like jewelry and accessories?  Previously, I used command hooks straight on my mirror.  Which looked like crap.  Then I found a pair of tea cup hooks. They’re great!  Shiny… Continue reading DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects · Uncategorized

An Expedit Bar

When you have a massive bookcase with 25 cubes of glorious storage space, what do you do? You put a bar in it. I should note that we are NOT big drinkers.  But there’s something so grown-up feeling when you have a designated ‘bar area’ of some sort.  That is especially true of one that… Continue reading An Expedit Bar

Crafty · Decor · Projects · Tutorials

Pottery Barn Box Revamp

Remember that time I found a Pottery Barn lacquered box at the Restore? That was February of this year.  A steal of a find but I wasn’t fond of the red and it was a little scuffed up. I had big plans.  There was frog tape and spray paint dancing in my head.  I even… Continue reading Pottery Barn Box Revamp

Decor · Inexpensive Art · Projects · Tutorials

A Quick and Easy Bathroom Shelf

So it’s obvious by our new summer pillows that we made a recent trip to Ikea.  And though we still haven’t finally bought ourselves a new purdy Hemnes tv stand, we did also pick up a new shelf for our bathroom. Specifically, we picked up the Grundtal glass shelf for the job.  I’ll pause while… Continue reading A Quick and Easy Bathroom Shelf

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

Summer Lounging

Ok, so all the blogosphere is sharing their beautiful patios and outdoor living rooms with their awesome DIY tables and other furniture (check out Michelle’s table that she got her husband Nate to build, awesome!  Or this sad cast-off table that Greg and Ashley rescued from the curb-side and finished!) These projects first make me… Continue reading Summer Lounging

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Decor Shopping in Poole

After our adventure to Christchurch, we decided to keep local and walk about Poole, our adopted city for the trip.  By this point, my friend Erin was with us, and really she’s one of the best shopping buddies around, so what better time to find the downtown shops? And of all the shops we went… Continue reading Decor Shopping in Poole

Decor · Our Story

Parisian Perusing

All this week we’re sharing inspiring decor from Europe because, well, after MONTHS of planning I am FINALLY there!  By now I’m likely ogling the designer labels through shop windows while filling an entire memory card with pictures of the Eiffel tower alone. Speaking of, this iconic Parisian landmark is quite the point of inspiration… Continue reading Parisian Perusing