September 29, 2011

Weekly Tip -Pillows Pillows Pillows

It doesn't get much sadder, pillows you love and spent hard earned money on, flattened and deformed.
But don't despair! Problem solved!! Lose the foam insert. Always buy pillows with down or feather inserts. With one simple fluff they look perfect and will last you a life time.
                                   Even long lumbar pillows will never look droopy again.
If you absolutely love a pillow with a foam insert and want to replace it go to my favorite pillow website:
You will be able to custom make any width and length for very inexpensive! Thanks for dropping in, ~Meg

September 25, 2011

*Weekly Tip*

Having trouble finding space in your bathroom for storage? Don't use minimal bathroom storage on towels, instead try displaying your towels on a wine rack like this one. Fresh towels and linens on display just add to the charm of the bathroom. After using a towel from your decorative rack, the bottom rack can serve as a drying hook! ~Meg

September 15, 2011

*Weekly Tip*

 Use it!
When I found my beautifully bleached, New Zealand, lamb's wool,  I put it on the back of my leather couch. After admiring it's beauty I warned everyone in my family not to touch it, or else! Pretty soon I found my self stressing when the kids would play by it. After all, it could get dirty. With time my resolve wore thin and my daughter Layla started using it on the floor for tea parties, reading to her stuffed animals and  falling asleep on while waiting for her mother to shut down the computer.
Now, I love seeing her use it. Life is more at ease when we put less worth on our possessions.
Start making everything in your home used and enjoyed! ~Meg

What is Shabby Chic?

Shabby Chic is no particular style, but rather a balance of elegant things. Adding old and worn, shiny silver accessories with painted wooden tables, soft throw rugs with rough old lace.
It is a comfortable decorating style with a look that uses vintage accessories, pastels, and comfortable furniture.  Think old lace tablecloths,  soft floral fabrics, light painted furniture, wrought iron curtain rods with filmy sheer curtains, and colorful fresh flowers!
To see one of my Shabby Chic room transformations see my daughter Layla's room. ~Meg

September 13, 2011

Table redo -Fiesta Style

 Don't throw away your out dated table or chairs. With a splash of color and stain finish, your kitchen will be colorful and exciting! Just look what I did with my sister Amy's tired, old table and chairs!! ~Meg