House and Life

House and Life

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thank you Kate



For the memory with my 4 year old little girl. You were just beautiful.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hippity Hop Hop.







I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your friends and family.


Images from Instyle Magazine,Domino, Unknown.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Where Have You Been All My Life?



I love hardwood floors and tiled kitchens. What I don't love however is the constant clean-up with two little ones running in and out with muddy, dirty shoes. So the battle of dragging out the bucket of water,mop, some chemical nastiness to make them look somewhat presentable in 10 minutes before the aformentioned little feet run back in. So I took the plunge and bought a Bisell Shark Steam Mop. Cue angels singing. Plug in, heats up quick, and glorious gentle steam glides over tile and hardwood seamlessly with very little streaking. The pad pops off and into the washer. No bucket, no mop, no soaking wet floors! Happy Mommy. Do you have one? Are you thinking of getting one? Any problems that I (don't) really want to hear? No, I do! Report please...

Thursday, April 14, 2011







Hope you are all looking forward to Friday! I am......

Images from Gil Shafer,Stella McCarthy via Vogue, Country Living, Unknown.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Banquette or Banq-K for that matter.







Having to make a quick pit stop in K-Mart, I was surprised to see a wooden banquette offered for sale at around $250.00. As you know, a custom banquette can cost you $$$$$$. And if you have a rental and not a whole lot of space, this might be a great piece to grab. I probably would lose the extra bench and add two modern chairs Yes, its in an unattractive oak stain but channelling Palmer Weiss, paint it out in say Farrow and Ball's Hague Blue and then add a few Thom Felicia for Kravet cushions, and you have a very chic, affordable place to dine.


Photo credits Domino Magazine, Elle Decor, Unknown, Farrow and Ball, Kravet

Monday, April 4, 2011