Category Archives: House Into Home


bamboo chairs.

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I have received a few requests about the bamboo chairs on our porch.  Here is what they looked like when I received them.  E actually thought that I chose this fabric.  Obviously, we need to have a lesson on 70’s decor.


Here they are now in Trina Turk’s Trellis fabric.

HomeGoodsTable and PillowI bought them here.  They arrived and needed some serious TLC (the legs would actually fall off when you sat in them.)  Now they are sturdy, strong and GORGEOUS!


our porch.

For those of you that have been following #theneverendingporchproject on Instagram, this post is a long time coming.  Almost a year ago, I started working with Jeff at Great Falls Landscapes on the concept.

Porch Exterior Drawing

We worked for weeks on the plan.. And finally came up with perfection.

Porch DrawingThere were a lot of changes along the way. And while it took what seems like forever to build, I couldn’t be happier with the end results.  It’s funny, before finding GFL, I had initially hired someone else, and ultimately fired him two weeks in due to his lack of creativity.  So glad that I found them!  Jeff and Lance were amazing to work with and really “went” with my crazy ideas..

Porch Exterior(This was right before E’s Party.. pics to come on that later..)

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homegoods shopping party.

It’s no secret that I am a HomeGoods addict.  Friends who shop with me know entering a HomeGoods is like me getting ready for “the big game.”  I am focused.  I am competitive.  Let’s review the fruits of my labor, shall we?

HomeGoods Nightstands and Pillows

Both nightstands in our guest bedroom?  HomeGoods.. Oh yeah and those pink Ralph Lauren pillows too!

HomeGoods Tablescape

These Cynthia Rowley cups were $2.99 each.  Make great vases, eh?

HomeGoods Lamp and Accessories

Basically everything on this dresser… HomeGoods.

HomeGoods Tablescape and Ottomans

Our living room table too.  Not to mention those two green ottomans.

HomeGoods Lamp and Table

This table and that lamp.

Homegoods Bowl and Glassware

This bowl in our dining room that I get so many compliments on…  Just add gold spray paint!

HomeGoods Mirror and Candlesticks

Our dining room mirror and crystal candlesticks.

HomeGoods Table

So much in E’s room came from HG.  She loves her reading table.
HomeGoods Lamp and Bookends

E’s desk lamp, glassware and desk organizers… all HomeGoods.

HomeGoods Geode Bookends

as well as her geode bookends-  love!HomeGoods Tablescape

Pretty much everything on her dresser from picture frames to trays and boxes.

HomeGoods Bench, Picture Frame and LampRemember her bench makeover?  Also the broken picture frame that I scored on clearance?  And that lamp?  H-to-the-G.

HomeGoods Chest and Lamp

This chest, lamp (+ some leftover green spray paint) and coral?  You guessed it.

HomeGoods Bedding and Accessories

And my little Louie’s room.  Probably the single most popular topic that I receive emails about.  Her coverlet and shams are from HomeGoods, not to mention nearly every decorative item on her bookshelves.HomeGoods Table

Her table?  Yup, Yup.
HomeGoods Mirror

And this mirror used to be a picture that I got on clearance.HomeGoods BowlThis orchid bowl in our kitchen?  Only $14.99!

HomeGoods Table Pictures of our porch are coming soon, but you probably saw the post on this table.  The coral and lotus candle holder are great styling accessories- both under $10!

So there you have it-  that’s just a few of the bazillion HomeGoods gems that I have scored.  That being said, I was tickled pink when HomeGoods Corporate reached out to me and asked me to host a shopping party.  They were gracious enough to let me pick my favorite store, which happens to be right in my neighborhood.  They’ll be a gift card in it for every guest as well as a chance to win some major HomeGoods cash.  I’ll be sharing some of my favorite items as well as a few tips and tricks that I save for my clients.  Think of it as some free personal shopping. 😉 So…. for you readers in the DC Area, if you would like to attend, please send me an email at so I can add you to the list. Spaces are limited!

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homegoods to the rescue.

It’s no secret that I may be HomeGood’s biggest fan.  But this might be one of my favorite scores yet.  As I attempted to zhush up our porch this summer, I went on weekly runs.  I am so happy that it is finally done (full reveal coming soon) and I can say with certainty that it is now our family’s favorite spot.

Screen Shot 2013-09-30 at 10.24.40 AMBack on topic…  I found this little guy on clearance for $79.  Look familiar?  It should.  It’s the same exact table (except with a gold base- lucky me) that William Sonoma Home is selling for $795!  Ridic.

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HG TableMine.

Photo by Jan Michele Photography.


back by popular demand.

Pier 1 Peacock MirrorRemember this Peacock Mirror that I scored on clearance at Pier1 a few years ago?  So many of you have emailed me about it, but it was discontinued.

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 Well, my lucky ducks, it’s back by popular demand.  Get your’s today!