Monday, August 31, 2009

I am not really a type-A personality but I would totally get into organizing my books like this. I doubt I have so many colorful spines but this captivates me, kind of brings me back to my childhood when I colored rainbows on everything.

Courtesy of The Architecture Blog

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Isn't this a cute way to use IKEA cabinets? From Apartment Therapy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sorry I haven't been on in a while. I've been busily doing some projects around the house decor-wise. I am almost done with some home office improvements, just need to get curtains. I also did a few art projects that aren't quite finished but getting there. My largest challenge has been the fact that we are down from 4 cameras to just 1 and the one left is not acting well. How we've managed to do this in the last couple months is a tale of frustration. My beloved little Canon drowned while on a cruise a couple months ago, M-Clutz dropped and broke hers and the Kodak battery charger went missing on our last vacation. The Kodak can be remedied by ordering a new charger I just haven't done it yet. So we are left with J-Man's Nikon which seems to have a haze around every picture I take. So, I am shopping around for a replacement to the Canon which I miss the most.

Until then, enjoy some lovely shots of rooms that inspire me!

Posted on House of Turqoise (lovely blog) and designed by Caitlin Moran Interiors

This next one captures one of my favorite art styles - vintage posters. It is courtesy of Little Green Notebook.

And here is another inspiration for your 80's furniture that Mom keeps trying to give you. Pretty amazing what paint can do sometimes. This Canadian renovates pretty ugly stuff for a living. Check out Whiteberry Reinvented.

This last one makes me drool. I am such a color person but with just the pops of red and that gorgeous lantern and table I am in love. I found this on Nest Egg but not sure where the original is from.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Feral Houses

This is an interesting post by Sweet Juniper on feral houses in Detroit. I think this is what my house would look like if the back yard vines had their way. It is sad to see all these homes going to ruin.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blueberry Custard

The tile guy and I worked most of the day today, he on the shower (sort of) and me on cleaning up the master bedroom which has turned in to a laundry and craftsman war zone. So dinner was a bit of leftover chicken turned into an incredibly good chicken salad - sans mayo (which I hate). I guess I was feeling a bit lost without cooking something today so I whipped up these lovely blueberry custards tonight from the August Food & Wine magazine . I really mean whipped up too because these were super easy.

From Recipes

Here is a link to the recipe. I made mine with blueberries instead of blackberries.