Stuff

1. We swapped out the lights in our dressing room sputnik for torpedo shaped LEDs. Went with these and are happy enough. Love that energy efficient lighting is finally getting better looking (no plastic bottom half!). But we also upgraded our switch to a dimmer and I will say these lights are underwhelming when dimmed. … More Stuff

Copper Nest Thermostat

Happy Friday everyone! I didn’t intend to take such a long blog hiatus, but life/family obligations have been unrelenting. Major highlights include the flu, 4 weeks of lingering flu, our annual plumbing disaster, and just a very time-consuming homeschooling season. Add in an unusually rainy and freezing winter (we even got 5 minutes of snow … More Copper Nest Thermostat

Stuff

1. Current issue of Atomic Ranch is FUN. Full of Palm Springs goodness and our front door (pre-exterior painting) even makes a little appearance! 2. Shared this listing of a sweet 70’s house on IG and it’s too good not to mention here also. I have strong urges to hoard 70’s coastal California redwood houses … More Stuff

Dining Room Art

I’m one of those nuts who is moved by clay. I love “art” (meaning very debatable, but I’m referring to visual art here) in general, and ceramics in particular. And I’m trying overall in my home to have less but have better. With that, I’m trying to avoid spending money on mediocrity so that I … More Dining Room Art

Stuff

1. I bought this rattan chair. Ok, so I clearly don’t need any more chairs. But I’ve been hunting for a vintage chair like this for years and decided to give into this affordable and gigantic placeholder when it was 40% off over the holidays. I’m SO into it. The chair/throne brings so much character to … More Stuff

Christmas Home Tour

I wasn’t going to do a full on holiday house tour this year because I kinda already did one. But I’ve been having great success lately designing our puzzling family room, so I thought maybe all dressed up for the holidays would be a fun way to share the changes! Plus, this year I haven’t put … More Christmas Home Tour

Rainbow Christmas Tree

Did you have one of these ceramic lighted trees as a kid? We did and it might be my favorite Christmas decoration memory from childhood. (Well that and an odd stuffed Christmas mouse in clothes that hid under low slung furniture? Mom???) I looked forward to organizing those little plastic bulbs all year long! It … More Rainbow Christmas Tree

Halloween Madness

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year…and I went a little crazy with the Halloween touches. The past few years I’ve become a holiday decorating minimalist, so this is me really going all out, haha. If not at Halloween, when? Proudly, all the Halloween items still fit into 1 storage box, but there’s fun … More Halloween Madness