A Colorful Vintage Eclectic Kitchen Tour

A few weeks ago Gridley + Graves Photographers came to our house to shoot six rooms. Anne Gridley and Gary Graves are a husband and wife team who work beautifully together composing, styling and lighting each of their photos into works of art.  They are amazingly talented and have had their photos … [Read more...]

Cleaning Our Cherry Cabinets

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I have a small confession. It's kind of embarrassing. We have owned our house for almost five years, and I just cleaned the kitchen cabinets for the first time this past weekend. There, I said it. I feel better already. I have no defense, except that it always fell low on the priority list. The … [Read more...]

Revamp Your Kitchen with Home Depot


One of my goals this summer is to give our kitchen a little budget friendly update by adding a tile back splash. My go-to home improvement store for ideas is our local Home Depot. Did you know they have designers that can help you with all your kitchen updating needs? Below is a short video by … [Read more...]

Christmas in the Kitchen

At Home on the Bay: Christmas in the Kitchen

Christmas has arrived in the kitchen and it smells like balsam and gingerbread with a sprinkle of peppermint. I tried my hand at making wreaths this year.  We cut greens from the yard.  I attached small bunches of the mixed greens with wire to wire wreath forms.  The bows are made with red … [Read more...]

Ikea Hack Barn Light


  I'm really in love with barn lights, but they are so expensive.  When I found the Ikea Foto Pendant for $14.99 it gave me an idea.  An idea I couldn't wait to run with. Ikea 10" Foto Pendant Light $14.99 It has that barn light look to it, but I wanted it to be that beautiful vintage blue … [Read more...]