June 28, 2013

Live with what you love.

Hey everyone! The weekend is here and I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of family who are driving down from Oregon to spend a week here in So Cal. My mom has never seen my place so I spent some time (pretty much all day!) cleaning and getting it ready for their arrival. While it was clean and sparkling, I figured I'd take some new pictures since it's been awhile and knowing me, I've probably changed things around :-)
I really love this little corner. Not everyone "gets" the tree trunk but I don't care - I love it! And I love that the guy at work who was cutting down a tree took the time to listen to my crazy request for a piece of it!
Hmm...I have a lot of pattern, color, and texture going on here, don't I? Oh well, I want to live with what I love!  
And here's a look into the bedroom from the living room....this pic might help with understanding my layout. There is no door to my bedroom....just a doorway.
Oh and I saw this quote on Pinterest tonight and I really loved it so and thought I'd share it here...
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."
-William Morris
I've had a few friends ask for opinions on whether or not certain items, patterns or colors go together and I think if you design/decorate your home with that quote in mind, you can't go wrong!
Until next time...


  1. I came across your blog through pinterest and glad I did! Your place is so cute. I'm moving into a smaller house than my previous one and looking for inspiring space savings ideas. (It was the spice racks in the bathroom that led me here) Just thought I'd tell you I love your space! Now I'm off to search for kitchen ideas :)

    1. Thank you, Gloria! That's so sweet of you....glad you found it!