So sorry that it has been so long my friends.  This whole girl boss thing is keeping me crazy busy!  The tee business is great, however, I needed to get back to the blog where it all began, my first love, Pearls To A Picnic.  So here I am with a Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration for you. Got it published just in the nick of time.   This tablescape started out with 2 black metal candelabra’sRead More →

Every year, I try to come up with a festive tablescape to celebrate Halloween.  I’ve used pumpkins, gourds, spooky trees, candelabra’s and spider webs.  You name it, I’ve done it.  This year I decided to broaden my horizons a bit, and try something different.   It all started with Targét, of course!  I love walking through the seasonal sections every time I go, and I usually end up with things that I absolutely do notRead More →

Can we create a new term for a REALLY late blog post?  Reason being, I am writing about my market find from June!  Better late than never though, and when you see it you will agree that it was well worth the wait:) So once again, I attended my favorite market, the Randolph Street Market in Chicago.  As usual, there were booths filled with great things, but one piece  in particular caught my eye…a vintageRead More →

Tackling each project, one room at a time! I’m trying to clean out all of the rooms in my house, and make them organized, functional, and pretty, all at the same time.  Believe me when I tell you, it can be done.  It takes a little time and a minimal amount of money, but it is worth it in the end.  It’s amazing how freshening up and organizing a space, can make your room feelRead More →

Are you’re thinking of doing some light decorating this spring?  If so, then you must check out my favorite “face lift” for your walls, self adhesive, temporary wall paper!  Wallpaper is one of those design elements that you either love or hate.  I actually love the look of wallpaper, especially in a small space, such as a powder room or laundry room.  Using it for an accent wall is super cool too!  The problem mostRead More →

This crazy project came to me on a whim, when I was trying to make my foyer, “love” filled for Valentine’s Day.  It all started when I needed a decor piece for my entry table.  For those who follow the blog and my Instagram regularly, you know that I’m always changing my foyer table.  It’s the first space you see when you walk into my house, so it needs to make a statement.  So backRead More →

So here it is, the latest project, my gallery wall!  The wall in my living room has been bare since we built our home, and I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out what to do there.  My ideas have gone from built-in shelving, which is too permanent and would take up space, to a french armoire, that would leave two huge empty spaces on either side.  For the longest time, I had anRead More →

My newest design inspiration, as it turns out, is actually my old design inspiration, is boho luxe.  While surfing the net, I stumbled across some pretty awesome interiors.  I loved them because the were eclectic, chic, and glamorous, yet at the same time had traditional, antique and rustic elements.  Filled with pops of color, fabrics and texture, that’s when I realized just how much this particular design style has been an inspiration for my own home.Read More →

I’ve said it many times, I love changing things up in my home!  I tend to get bored seeing the same things day in and day out, so when that happens, the restyling begins!  Recently I decided that I needed to redo my entryway table and the mantel in my family room.  I often look at my home as a set when I’m making changes.  I think my former job as a set stylist mightRead More →

  I am a firm believer that our home reflects our personality.  Even if you’ve hired a designer, you’re the one still making all of the decisions, because you want to be comfortable in your space.  With that said, so begins the psychology of paint color discussion.  Believe it or not, the paint colors that you choose actually have meaning behind them, and can represent the type of person that you are, based on theRead More →