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I love to make my home and studio pretty with a combination of modern and vintage finds.

A new look for Sew Junie!

I have a big hug to all of you for following along with my Camp S’more Series. It was a whole lot of fun! I couldn’t have done it without the support of Ink and Arrow Fabrics, my lovely sponsor! My Sew Junie camper is my little she shed of sorts. I use it as a craft, sewing, and art studio when I want to run away from home. Sew Junie is a great place to sit and embroider (and nap). I recently found a few travel pennants, both old and new, are super fab in my camper! I’d love to have one from every city and/or that I’ve lived in. Only 6, or 7 to go. I love it when people gift me junk! This sweet little yellow shelf was passed down to me from my BNF (best neighbor friend), Janet! Someday I’ll take off the contact paper and paint it up until then I’ll enjoy its very shabby self. My camper came with the original table, but I keep it stored in our …

CAMP declutter: Bookcase Styling

I can’t believe that we are 10 weeks into 2017, how can that be? I am very excited to share with you this week’s CAMP declutter project, it’s a big one! Last week, I started cleaning up the far left corner of my foyer that often becomes a dumping ground. After I put all my envelopes and mail supplies into the old yellow box, I got busy cleaning up the bookcases.     I spent a day or two purging books and rearranging them, they had been loosely organized by color, and now they are organized by subject matter. I’ve culled these shelves about 5 times in the last 12 months, each time I get rid of a little more. A year ago, I started sorting out all the homeschool books from years past. Unfortunately, I added other books and board games, keeping the shelves jammed full. Why were there so many books on the shelves? Like I said, I had to do that a few times, slowly getting rid or storing sentimental books. As …

Dreamy Living Room – Arhaus

I am in desperate need of a living room makeover and I’ve been thinking a lot about my design personality. My kids are 16 and 19, and our two cats don’t claw the furniture. I feel like I’ve reached a time in my life that I can get grown up furniture again. Seriously, the last time I bought a proper sofa was B. K. (before kids), in 1994. Once the kids completely destroyed my lovely department store sofa, we opted for 2 Ikea love seats that are totally falling apart. So when Arhaus asked me to put together a dream living mood board I was more than happy to do some virtual shopping. I’m obsessed with the Corso and Fulton (white) sofas! That exposed framing is to die for! I’ve been fascinated with Mid-Century Modern design forever. I love how the dark wood on Fulton sofa would fit in with the vintage pieces that we currently own. I think that the hubby would like the Corso in velvety blue goodness better, I bet that feels …