A few years ago, I wrote about how I prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences in my post The Ultimate Prep Checklist for Parent Teacher Conferences. Building on that, this year I wanted to go a little more in-depth and try to better understand what school is like for our kids from their perspective. Here are the…Read More
Some things never change.
You know how Facebook reminds you of old status updates with those Time Hop photo memories?
Generally speaking, they make me feel a little sad because old pictures of the kids just seem to punctuate how fast they’re growing up now that they’re teenagers.Read More
In contrast to the whimsy and playfulness of the front porch, the living room at the Bachman’s Spring Idea House 2016 illustrated how to mix the spring color pops with sophistication against the gray neutrals in the textures and pieces in the room. The living room, like the Master Bedroom and the Dining Room, was painted with Hirshfield’s…Read More
The front porch at the Bachman’s Spring Idea House 2016 is a perfect example of botanical interest that is packed into every single room. The floral patterns in the porch are bright and playful– And the room is packed with inspiration. Let’s unpack this room a bit and I’ll show you my favorite elements. The paint…Read More
I think the only thing missing from the master bedroom at the 2016 Bachman’s Spring Ideas House was some spa music for added ambience. I just discovered the other morning when I was trying to go back to sleep that I could ask Siri to play spa music and of course she did – which…Read More
Stepping into the 2016 Bachman’s Spring Idea House you are immediately greeted by the signature color – which for this year is coral. The color specialists at Hirshfield’s knew what they were doing when they picked the paint color for the room: Hirshfield’s 573 Chinz. The gray backgrounds throughout the house really helps the coral…Read More
The exterior of the 2016 Bachman’s Spring Ideas House had some really beautiful planters this year. My favorite container was this vintage metal trough which was repurposed into a large planter box. The Spring containers continued to incorporate some birch material. It’s so great to think about birch as a more year-round container element and…Read More
One of the most creative ideas in the Bachman’s Spring Idea House 2016 was the use of wall paper to achieve design illusions. In the sunroom, wallpaper that looked like a tin ceiling was used as a faux panel in the room. Live and up close, it was a very cool effect and it was…Read More
Basketball tournament weekends are so dang hectic for us that we have started taking Sonny to Puptown for the entire weekend so he can get the proper amount (which is HEAPS) of attention and not stay home alone. Emma and I finally got around to picking him up around lunchtime today. As per usual, he jumped right…Read More
I immediately thought of the Danish book Smilla’s Sense of Snow when I walked into this bedroom. The polka dots… Such a cute idea – and soooooooo easy. All they are – really! – is just peel and stick decals. So simple. Can’t get any easier than that. Don’t like the placement – just move…Read More
I dubbed one of the guest bedrooms in the Bachman’s Spring Idea House the Artistina Bedroom. It really is a bedroom designed for an artist – in this case, a little girl who loves to color and create and daydream. The room was painted with Hirshfield’s 002 Elusive White. The paper border around the room…Read More
I store most of my clay pots under the deck. I like to line them with burlap and stack them by size – mostly because I think makes them more pretty to look at during the winter months. Last week, Phil noticed a mother rabbit on the deck in the kitchen garden. The very next evening at…Read More