The Couch

The story of the couch is filled with examples of disrespect, misplaced trust, infidelity and just awful behavior but I don’t want to relive it through the retelling.   I want to focus on gratitude and happy days and the good that is to come! I am grateful for my survival instincts in the last few years. I…

Remodelista’s LA Holiday Market

This little piggy went to market… Last Saturday G and I headed to Culver City to visit Remodelista’s one day holiday market. It was pretty great. The vendors were all fantastic, a little pricey, but inspiring and everything was very well designed. Actually, all vendors were small business artisans. Considering they aren’t buying their materials in massive bulk…

I love…

…this sofa. It’s the Petrie Sofa from Crate and Barrel.  I love it in this stock graphite color.  I just read the reviews. Now I’m mixed about it. With two kids and two dogs it better have some sturdiness to it and last more than five years.  I love how it looks. It’s EXACTLY what…

Pool Side Bed

I’m sure this is not what comes to mind when thinking of a pool side bed.  Something a little sexier maybe?  But you know what can come from “lounging” with the right person on a pool side bed right?…nine months later a little being like the one above and then you’ve come full circle! Speaking…

New Dresser for P

Our almost 3 year old wants to do more things “by myself” including getting dressed.  A lot of her clothes were out of reach in the closet but that never stopped her. I’ve found P scaling the shelving to get to the thing she wanted at the very top.  Needless to say it was time…

Dresser Score!

I found a fabulous dresser! Exactly the size I wanted, with exactly the lines I wanted!  Now, here’s the most amazing part;  I got it for…..  $300?  No.  $200?  No.  $100? No!  I got it for $5 on craig’s list.  F-I-V-E.  5 dollas!I’ve been looking for this dresser for a while. I even put it…

Hunting for Dresser

I like this dresser a lot.  I’ve been on a hunt for a Mid Century dresser with 6 drawers for our bedroom. Actually, I’d like to find one slightly wider.  I also don’t want to spend more than $300, at most.  I’ve seen a few great options on Craigslist but I wasn’t ready to pull…

Finally, off the bench!

I FINALLY finished making our entry way bench!  I  bought the wood plank and legs back in October.  Yes, October!  This past weekend I spent my “mommy free” time working on this. And you may ask yourself how much manual labor could possibly go into screwing legs into wood…right?  The hard part was in the…