House and Life

House and Life

Thursday, December 31, 2009


What a way to start the New Year with some fluffy white snow here in Pennsylvania. I hope all my readers have a wonderful, safe New Year's Eve. Here's to a fresh start and new possibilities.

PS Yes, I painted the door black (only one coat due to the freezing temps!). We also had new stops and hardware added. We probably could have bought a new door with what we had to spend, but what's the fun in that? Not terribly adventurous, but I like it for the New Year. Signing off here for 2009, I cannot wait to see you all in 2010.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope you and your loved ones are having a wonderful holiday weekend and can't wait to see you in the New Year!

I'm going to take a couple of days off. See you soon.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry and Bright

So are you ready for the big day? Um, slightly hitting the panic button as I still have a lot to do to prepare for the Big Red Guy. So if you'll excuse me....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Boy

I realized this morning I haven't put one darn picture of the boy up since he was born. Sorry for the blurry phone picture, he's a wiggler. And I believe those are peas in his nose. But isn't he hip with that hair? I think I had about three professional portraits of Gigi by this age. James, zero. What is with the second? I've got to take him before he's not so baby anymore.

PS Those are Target diapers he has on. They run $13 and change for a box of 96. You can't beat it and they don't leak. It's also nice not having to look at Elmo for 3 more years. I know this isn't a children's blog, but if you have any in diapers still you might want to give them a whirl.


I'm thinking of putting a Greek bust in the dining room. Has it run its course? When Eddie Ross has one, does that mean it jumped the shark? Because everybody is watching you Eddie! Just wondering. I do think you should follow the philosophy that if you love it, then just go for it.

Images from Domino, Windsor Smith, Eddie Ross, Elle Decor

Monday, December 14, 2009

Style Beat has a terrific post on this book. I am definitely going to order it for Christmas to keep me motivated with this old house in the middle of the little City of Scranton.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Lonny Part Two

Have you checked out the second edition of Lonny Magazine? I've got to say I'm enjoying it even more than the first. I even made the cut!


Santa, Please?

In an 8? Here

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Winging It

So about a month ago my husband came home with a very ugly wing chair peering out the back of his pickup. At first I wasn't sure if I was happy with such a gift, but upon further inspection as he pulled it off the truck I saw what great "bones" it had. He remarked, "it's got the lines you want, right?" with a grin on his face. What a sweet husband I have to grab a chair by the side of a dumpster (yes, trash bound) on his way from work and bring it home to his ever-design scheming wife? So I immediately ran up to the office to start looking for a fabric to make it current and relevant again. I decided on a super durable, stain resistant (that's my reality with two babes) grey flannel. I immediately went to the go to guy, brilliant designer David Jimenez for his advice on tricking it out. He said to put a double welt edge on it to make it that much hipper. How fabulous! So here it is. Can you tell I'm having a grey run?