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Lighting for the Birds

Lighting for the Birds

Ingo Maurer is no birdbrain. This German lighting designer has been wowing the lighting industry for some time now with his inventive designs. They’re a little bit unusual, sure, but they’re also incredibly beautiful. His “Birds, Birds, Birds” chandelier, for … Read More

Simple Zucchini Muffins

Simple Zucchini Muffins

I have zucchini coming out of my ears. Okay, not really my ears, but my plants have grown far beyond my raised beds. They’re growing on my mulched paths… …and I even have some plants growing through my garden fence, … Read More

Traditional Pickles Using Garden Cucumbers

Traditional Pickles Using Garden Cucumbers

Ever had a traditionally made pickle? If you’ve got homegrown cucumbers, traditional pickles are a delicious, easy-to-make treat that is healthy, too. “Traditional pickles” are made using the lactose-fermentation method, which creates a lactic-rich environment to naturally preserve foods. Also … Read More

Hidden Gems at a Thrift Store

Hidden Gems at a Thrift Store

As a self-proclaimed home nut and bargain shopper extraordinaire, nothing makes me happier than coming across a killer steal-of-a-deal at my local thrift store. Stumbling upon a hidden gem is thrilling for two main reasons: The “one of a kind” … Read More

Heirloom Tomato Inspiration

Heirloom Tomato Inspiration

I typically grow a number of different tomato plants each summer. They are all heirloom varieties (grown organically), so they are beautiful, delicious, and healthy. Heirloom tomatoes come in many shapes and sizes… …and I put them all to work … Read More

Create an Easy Outdoor Space

Create an Easy Outdoor Space

If you are anything like me, you adore spending time relaxing outdoors, but perhaps your gardening skill level doesn’t support maintaining a large, lush green space. And, if I’m being honest, I would much rather spend my evenings relaxing in … Read More

Cool Finds

Cool Finds

Almost too pretty to lean against, these pillows by Judy Ross are one of my new favorite finds. The knit has such a gorgeous sheen and color combo – you could base a whole room’s palette on them. I especially … Read More

Designers I Love: Pagani Studio

Designers I Love: Pagani Studio

Is this lighting heavenly, or what? I’m infatuated with the soft finish of the Aquila quartz and alabaster chandelier. It’s so luxurious and luminous! Modern and dramatic, yet ethereal and elegant. Principal and creative directors Stephane and Frouwkje Pagani are … Read More

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