Posts Tagged ‘design’

Rag time

March 3, 2010

Nicole over at Making It Lovely posted that she is trying to cut down on paper towel use and I commented with an idea she found useful. And if that lady, one of my favorite housebloggers, finds it useful, maybe you will too.

After Jacob was born, I know we could have started to order them by the ton – lots of messes! But eventually I grew sick of the waste and the cost, and have started moving to rags. The first step was to amass a collection of rags to use. Easy enough, I just cut any rough, stained or holy bath and kitchen towels in half, and plopped them in a basket on top of the fridge.

What started happening shortly thereafter is that we’d use a rag to wipe something up, and the throw it down the hall in the general direction of the laundry room. Not an improvement! So I hung a fabric tote bag from the handle of a door, and all rags went in there until laundry time, when they went in the wash, bag and all. I have two bags, so that when one is in the wash, the system doesn’t break down.

We still use paper towels, but much much less, maybe buying them once a month instead of once a week.

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Janet Hill painting

February 7, 2010

I finally framed the signed Janet Hill print I won over at the The Stamford Wife about 6 months ago.

Most of the art in our house is framed pretty simply, but for some reason I went kind of crazy on this one and framed it large (a 16X20 frame), in a big gilt fussy frame. I love it though. As I said to Jamie, I don’t think you masculinize a painting of high heels, so I just went with it. I’m kind of second guessing myself now though. Is it just too much?

Orla Kiely at Target

November 19, 2009

http://sfgirlbybay.blogspot.com/2009/01/oh-its-orla-kiely-for-target.html

http://decor8blog.com/2009/01/13/orla-kiely-home-collection-for-target/

Jonathan Adler Barbie House

November 19, 2009

In love with this Jonathan Adler inspired Barbie doll house.

Glass bottles with sleeves

November 19, 2009

http://www.lifefactory.com/index.php/shop-bottles

Playroom remodel

November 19, 2009

From centsational girl, via stamford wife

Bathroom remodel

November 19, 2009

Chandelier and glass tile. Yum.

Tauntaun sleeping bags

November 19, 2009

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/bb2e/

My style

November 19, 2009

sproost.com says that my style is French Eclectic, and I think they are right.
http://www.sproost.com/
Ideally though, I would just have Diamond Baratta decorate for me.
http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/colors/colorful-kitchen-0507

Free deskstop wallpaper

November 19, 2009

free desktop wallpaper. Pretty.