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Mint Green Nursery Makeover

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Remember the project I mentioned last week, in which I was planning to use my favorite color of the moment (and one of my favorite colors ever) to create the effect of a Jadeite bowl come to life? Presenting: my Office-To-Nursery Makeover. Here’s the before: I loved those chocolate-brown walls, but they don’t exactly make the room feel like a ... Read More »

The To-Do List

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It is so weird doing all the last-minute baby prep things that I thought I’d be doing actually at the last minute…right now. One Type A-ish thing that I did before Indy arrived: I took on all those annoying, time-consuming projects that really have to get done at some point but definitely are not going to get done in the ... Read More »

Brand-New Shade For A Brand-New Project


Clockwise from lower left: Chair / Candle / Towel / Shirt / Purse / Socks / Teapot / Mixing Bowl One of my favorite right-this-moment shades (and generally): this. Somewhere between mint green and sage, it’s sort of like a Jadeite bowl come to life, and feels fresh and light, “feminine” without being “girly.” I love it for everything from dining ... Read More »

DIY Big Brother T-Shirt

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I’m not really a crafter. I churn out the occasional DIY project, but when presented with a kit of dyes and sparkles and sponges? I’m sort of at a loss. But! Crafting is fun, obviously. And two-and-a-half year olds enjoy things like creating disasters with paints and markers, obviously. So: an afternoon of crafting it is. What I decided to ... Read More »

How To: Throw A Baby Sprinkle

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Here is the thing about having a baby, take two: You’re the same amount of “excited”…but how all that excitement gets expressed is a little different. A little toned-down. Mostly because you just don’t have the time or energy to run around scouting a million different stroller options, picking up a carrier in that exact color you wanted, setting up ... Read More »

Zio Ziegler For PBteen Collection


Tell me this is not the coolest kid bedding ever. I mean, it’s not even “kid” bedding; not really. It’s just “cool” bedding. PBteen – a store that I’ve been patronizing for decades beyond when I qualified as a “teenager” (and that I suspect you have too; they have some very good stuff in there) – just released a limited-edition ... Read More »

Objects Of Affection: Springtime Scents

Some of my favorite scents for the home this season: { Fresh Cucumber for the kitchen … } { … Moss and Mint for the living room … } { … Passion – a blend of peony and garden rose that benefits the BCRF – for the bedroom … } { … And Elton John’s Woodside candle – a blend of hyacinth, ... Read More »

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

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Did you completely forget about Mother’s Day? That’s OK; you still have 24 hours, and 24 hours is more than enough time to make Mom something that if she does not love, she might very well not be a human being: chocolate-dipped fruit with fancy salt. (Click here for instructions.) Another easy DIY: pick up some mason jars and a few ... Read More »

Bathroom Before And After (And Lesson Learned)

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Bathroom before (you can’t really see the water damage here; it was under the sink and got worse after this photo was taken) Alright, so… this didn’t really work. A few months ago, our upstairs shower leaked, which meant both that water came down into our living room and we had to repair the living room ceiling, and that part ... Read More »

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