Design, Inspiration

public library

My daughter and I have been visiting the local library on a weekly basis recently. From the outside the building is rather plain and undescript. Just sort of ….eh.

However, when you walk in this is the view you get:

Open & light with exposed wood structure. It makes me want to just sit and stare up. How about you?


Powder room upgrades

With building a whole house from scratch, making every space feel like home is a long process. Recently, our neglected powder room has gotten several upgrades.

The anchor was a free gift at a networking event made by a local company. I unfortunately have lost they’re card so I can’t share they’re name.

The next item aquired was the lovely art done by my daughter that I received for Mother’s Day.

And the last item acquired was the mirror that I received for free from an office move. How have I survived this long without a mirror in the powder room. Well this room is mostly for guests and they don’t live here. So guests rejoice, you can now check to see if you have food in your teeth or your tie is on straight!

So with these three free gifts, this room is starting to feel more lived-in and less like the neglected child.


Local purse artist

While I have not met the owner of this product yet, after reading about her in a local magazine I’m intrigued by her work.

Emma Ferioli sources all her materials locally (which is a big win in my book) and she creates almost everything herself (also a win). Her story reads like this: she was gifted a spinning wheel and loom and started playing around and out of it a business was born.

Don’t like the shape or number of pockets or lining material? Not a problem! She will make custom prices to fit any needs. While her prices are not cheap, they’re not any less expensive then other brand names bags that will last just as long.

I have to admit I have a recent appreciation for hand woven fabrics. I recently purchased this hand woven hot mitt from a place in Colorado that helps support individuals with mental disabilities. Great cause, great products. They are absolutely stunning.

As a bonus you get to preview my new LED under cabinet accent lighting. I am a firm believer that under cabinet lighting is a must for all kitchens. And low energy LED’s are a bonus!