Monday, October 31, 2011

One of My Favorite Things On Halloween

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds...the best part of Halloween, in my opinion!

Pumpkin seeds, fresh from the carved jack-o-lantern...

...covered in olive oil and sprinkled with salt.



Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 27, 2011

House of Fifty Magazine At Joss & Main

Oh, I'm excited!! To celebrate the release of the Holiday issue of House of Fifty, we have teamed up with Joss & Main with a special curated sales event on their site, next Tuesday, November 1st. The inspiration for the event is a striking guest bedroom design featured in the new issue, with lots of great finds allowing one to replicate the look.

If you aren't already a member, here is an invite from House of Fifty. 
{And for House of Fifty readers, use code HOF1211 for $15 off your first purchase of $50 or more.}

Look for the curated event & the release of our Holiday issue next Tuesday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pinterest LOVE!

I finally gave in and joined everyone over at Pinterest.
Some of my "pins".

Via Mandi at Vintage Revivals

Via Veranda Magazine

What are your thoughts on Pinterest? Are you there?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!


House of Fifty Holiday issue, coming November 1st!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Updating What I Have: Winter Coat!

Color is all the rage this season in coats. After I discovered the unused JCrew gift card while organizing the piles of paper in the bonus room, my reward for completing the task was a trip to this store to see just how I could spend my newly found loot! On some color perhaps?

I didn't end up finding anything I just HAD to have, so my gift card is safe for another day. However, I did get inspiration on how to update my "in perfect condition" black JCrew coat purchased a few years ago. 

(Which looks nearly identical to the above style being sold this season!)

Along with color, gold buttons are being seen everywhere...and this is something I can easily add to mine!
Luckily I just happened to have several left over from my fashion design days.

I love their "nearly too large" style, giving my "old" coat a fun new style for the season!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nothing Says Home More Than This...

Nothing says "home" more than this...
and I guess it doesn't hurt that it is sitting on a Carrara Marble countertop.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

P.S. Call for Submission: Who is Your Favorite Talent?

I was introduced to this talent via an email from a reader!
{thanks Mandi!}

Do you have a talent you've love to see us feature in House of Fifty?

Call for Submissions: House of Fifty Magazine!

Are you or someone you know busy at work on an outstanding interior design...

{Danielle Oakey from Danielle Oakey Interiors}

{Lauren Liess from Pure Style Home}

...or a great DIY project you'd like us to consider featuring in the House of Fifty Magazine?

{Natalie Cox from Natty by Design}

In the upcoming Holiday issue a couple of my favorite articles were leads from you!
What will you help us discover for the following issue?

Write us at!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nothing Better Than Having Options!

From Hammocks & High Tea, the Chevron Reversible Clutch

One Bag
Two Looks 
Three Seconds

I'll buy that!

Friday, October 14, 2011


To set the stage, these 'House Rules' would be fun lining an entry wall. 

Nearly Done...& I Have Some Serious Catching Up To Do!!

Table of stuff!!

The Holiday issue of House of Fifty is in its final steps of completion. Thanks team!

Phew...and now that my plate is clear of this job, I can turn my attention back to my home for a few moments. Heading up to the bonus room now to push forward a couple projects there, and will have something to show next week.

Promises, promises...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kendi Everyday

We loved featuring Kendi's blog in the Fall issue of House of Fifty, this girl has style!!

Daily looks & where the pieces were found...I'd love to get a peek at her closet!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hand Painted Trellis Walls by Gorgeous Shiny Things

I am so taken with the talent of Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things!
One of her projects I adore are the hand painted walls inside her back entry.

From this... the final result!
To read how Danika did this project visit her blog here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Poncho, Anyone?

Will you find yourself wrapped in a poncho this season?

Sweater Poncho by Remain at Nordstrom
{the style I sprung for, despite my "in-house stylist" Isabella's protests}

They are all the rage...Again, after nearly 30 years!