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.


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

Jonathan Adler Barbie House

November 19, 2009

In love with this Jonathan Adler inspired Barbie doll house.

Glass bottles with sleeves

November 19, 2009

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

My style

November 19, 2009 says that my style is French Eclectic, and I think they are right.
Ideally though, I would just have Diamond Baratta decorate for me.

Free deskstop wallpaper

November 19, 2009

free desktop wallpaper. Pretty.