FarmHouseUrban House Remodel Update – Finishing Touches

Happy Mother's Day! Did you have breakfast in bed? I don't like to eat in bed, but I do love breakfast! I've dropped major hints this week that I've been craving blueberry pancakes and bacon. My two (plus sleepover friends) are still snoozing, so we'll see how that...

FarmHouseUrban Remodel Update – Cabinets not here yet!

*Update - I was about to publish this post when I got a call from Martin. They left last night and should be here in a few hours. It was like Santa didn't show. I found out this morning (Wed), as I burst into the house, camera in hand ready for Martin and his...

FarmHouseUrban Remodel Update – Progress!

Hi! Happy halfway to the weekend! So, I never made it to the Alameda Antique Fair on Sunday. Did you? I did get to Stinson beach on Saturday though. Truth be told, I went because there was an estate sale I wanted to check out - vintage surfboards, SUP boards, wetsuits...

FarmHouseUrban House Remodel Update – Cabinetry Design Process

Thank you for your responses to my last post about vulnerability. I truly appreciate your comments, emails and feedback and am delighted that so many found it inspiring. I believe wholeheartedly in taking emotional risks, as I have learned first hand how magnificent...

i love my job!

Yesterday I had an unusually fun excursion to a part of San Francisco that I rarely visit - the Outer Sunset - to meet with wood artisan Luke Bartels about a custom piece of furniture for a client. This funky neighborhood reflects by a diverse mix of ethnicity,...

new york state of mind

I just got back from the most magical week back East.  First I visited my grandparents in Northern Virginia for a couple of days (it snowed :-), then I took the train to nyc - my birthplace and the best city in the entire universe - to meet one of my bff's...

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ and My First Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I blogged about a new favorite show - American Pickers - about two childhood best friends from Iowa who comb the country in a van knocking on stranger's doors, going into dilapidated barns and storage units to dig through piles (usually junk) in hopes...

Well Styled Living Room

A few weeks ago I came across this room and was so taken with how well it is styled.  I filed it away for future inspiration.   Until last week, when I noticed this photo below on Coco + Kelley blog.  Was it the same room?  Yes, but shown from...

Teen Bathroom Inspirations

On Tuesday the demo finally begins on the kid's bathroom! Lucky little buggers. My whole family shared just one bathroom growing up. I suppose it was easier for us to share with two girls... or not! Anyway, the existing nasty bathroom they share (operative...

Weekend Recap

Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend whether celebrating Easter or just doing a little something wonderful for yourself.    This being the first full weekend Geno was home after an entire grueling month away on business (and I'm sure it was hard on him...