Favorite Rugs Under $250

I am currently on a rug shopping bonanza right now. I have been looking for rugs for 3 projects that I am finishing up for clients as well as shopping for some rugs for my own home.

My current clients are lucky enough to live in homes with beautiful hardwood or tile flooring. Let me just put this out here right now, I am totes jealous! I adore hardwood flooring and absolutely 100000% despise carpeting. So what do I have in my apartment? Carpeting of course, and is this carpeting fabulous for my two children and two cats? Well, if you ask them they would probably say yes because they get the joy of watching me down on my hands and knees scrubbing yet another stain out of it on the daily. I’m sure it’s highly entertaining for my human and furry children alike. My daughter enjoys throwing her dinner onto the carpet from her high-chair (because who wants to actually eat food when you can make a giant mess with it instead) and my cat Billy spends his spare time vomiting up the cat food that he eats hoovers too quickly. I should have bought stock in OxiClean stain remover people!

Read More »

Spring Cleaning: Master Closet

What better way to celebrate the first day of spring than by diving right into some spring cleaning? Actually, there are probably lots of better ways (planting flowers, drinking a mojito or three, taking a walk in the sunshine while listening to the birds sing…) But I live in Oregon, and Oregon doesn’t care if it’s the first day of spring, it’s goanna be dreary and rain if it wants to. Thus, the spring cleaning shall commence. I’m starting out with my walk-in closet because it is the biggest mess in the house. Every year, around the holidays I allow my closet to become a pit of despair because I get so busy that I just can’t deal.

Read More »

Special Delivery – hAir Mail

I was born on a rainy September afternoon 4 weeks before my due date, only 4lbs 5oz…which was mostly the weight of my hair. Not really, but probably pretty damn close. I have been blessed with an incredibly thick head of hair that grows at an alarming rate. My two defining characteristics have always been,  being really short (I prefer petite) and having very long, dark, and thick tresses.

Read More »