As a former real estate agent, I know the technicalities to appraise the value of real estate. But my passion has always been in interior design. Just like you feel a little dreary when it is raining and gray outside and happy when it is sunny, your home environment can affect your spirits as well. Slowly renovating our house over the last 4 years has made me as close as an expert as you can get without being an actual contractor so follow me for tips and tricks to improve your living space.
Although I have tons of interests, I am a tech geek at heart. I love playing with new gadgets to see how they can make our lives “easier”. After combining several gadgets together, some DIY electrical work, and configuration settings, we were able to make our house do some cool tricks just with the sound … Continue reading Voice Controlled Home Automation (Video included)
My baby girl turned 9 yesterday. While I try not to spoil her, I also would do anything to make her happy. For my oldest daughter, Avani, it is actually easy because she is an EXACT copy of me. From our looks to our personality/interests and everything in between. Good and bad, she is my … Continue reading 10 Steps to Hosting a Sleepover Birthday Party
Have you ever seen something on HGTV and thought how amazing it would be to have your place look like that? Well, why can’t it? I would love to take credit and say I was the creative genius behind all of the rooms I have renovated. The truth is, for some of the rooms, they started … Continue reading Interior Design Plagirism
“The kitchen is the heart of the home” is one of those clichés that is overused for good reason. It is the area that will see the best ROI when it comes to resale frankly because people just gravitate there. A perfect example is ladies night at my house last week. Several of the local moms … Continue reading Time to Update the Kitchen – Refinish, Reface, Replace, Rewhat??
I love the look of a well painted mural on the wall in a child’s room. I have seen a number of beautiful murals of Disney Characters, Winnie the Poohs and others animals painted by extremely talented artists. My own personal preference is to keep my children’s rooms fairly mature. Whether you choose a whimsical … Continue reading DIY Murals and Designs
When renovating, there are a million and one choices to make. One of the choices with a big impact and big price tag is your counter top selection. Your selection will not only impact the style of your space but also the maintenance involved. If you have ever tried to buy or sell a house, … Continue reading Beyond Granite for Countertops
A beautiful way to display your favorite art and pictures is on a well laid out picture wall. Personally I love having my walls filled with pictures of the things that matter to me the most, my children. It gives personality to a home and tells a story. According to my husband, we have too many … Continue reading Digitally Design a Picture Wall
After being inspired by my brother to start blogging more, I decided that if I was going to dedicate time to it, I might as well do it properly. While persuaded to pick a single theme to post about, there is way more to know about me than just my passion for interior design. I also enjoy … Continue reading Lifestyle vs Niche Blogging