I feel so behind after being on vacation over the holidays and then not feeling quite up to par for several days this week with allergies and migraines. FINALLY all of the Christmas decor is safely stashed, the house relatively clean and I've been able to do a bit of styling down to simple elegance. Let's start with the living room...and the dining room will be on another post soon... NOT PRETTY! It's true that I have some neat stuff accumulated over the years, so I ... Read More about Romantic & Elegant Styling Tips And Seasonal Changes….January Living Room
Sharing a few more dining room embellishments for the holidays today, and yes...you may have noticed that I keep changing things up! Do you do that too? A wordless Wednesday, as I'm trying to finish up last minute orders and packing/shipping... Please follow the blog if you enjoy my posts! xoxo, Janet ... Read More about Embellishing…Last Minute Touches and Changes
Most of us love fresh flowers, but they can be costly...so I'm sharing a few tips on stretching the floral budget today. I recently saw something on~line about how Mariah Carey embellishes a Christmas tree in her home sans the traditional bauble overload, but as a fan of shabby chic style she inserts fresh peonies into the branches and replaces them on pretty much a daily basis. I can't even begin to image what that costs, and most of us can't (and would not) be so ... Read More about Decorating With Flowers For Christmas…Stretching The Budget
This is our puppies first Christmas and I wanted to feature them on our holiday card this year and make up a few prints for some of our family members to have. I thought that I'd share a few tips on photographing dogs with you today... The first thing that I do when I shoot my dogs (yes, with the camera!) is to try and focus in on the eyes. Dogs are so special in that I feel that you can really see their soul if you just look into those eyes that are so expressive... I had a couple of ... Read More about Shooting Dogs…With A Camera!
Although I'd love to be up at our beach home right about now, work and commitments are keeping us in town. I wanted to share a few ideas... with some photos that I shot last year, as you can easily add coastal charm to any home with a few simple color accents and accessories... Aqua, sea mist, ocean blue...these are all colors that if used in a tablescape will bring visions of summer and warmer times. Add a large clamshell and fill with Christmas ornaments in those ocean tones... A ... Read More about Simple Christmas Decorating At The Beach