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I’m always looking for motivational words to get me through the day, but I’ll be damned if I’m told one more time by some feel-good sign to “Live, Laugh, Love,” because what does that even mean? Click through for a few not-so-corny (well, somewhat less corny anyway) inspirational fodder for your home. … READ MORE »


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My fellow city dwellers (and surely many of you in spacious suburban houses too) know the pain of a finding what seems like a dream home until you discover its teeny, tiny bathroom. What’s a woman to do? Click through for a few storage tips and visual tricks to make the room appear larger, more airy, and… READ MORE »


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Being short on outdoor space doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a treeless life of concrete and stuffy air. Try out some of these indoor gardening techniques to turn your home into your very own mini-jungle! … READ MORE »


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One of the hardest parts of decorating or spring cleaning is finding a place for the precious mementos we’d never dream of getting rid of but rarely display or even look at. Most of my ticket stubs, old family photos, greeting cards from loved ones, artifacts of my grandparents’ and random souvenirs I’ve picked up on vacations sit… READ MORE »


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New York is known for its shoebox apartments, but since living here I’ve been lucky enough to wind up in housing with giant bedrooms more often than not. Of the many apartments I’ve inhabited in this city over the past few years, only one of them involved a stereotypically small bedroom, but I’ve just moved again, and now I have a large… READ MORE »


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National Desk Organization Day falling this week is as good an excuse as any to do some online window shopping and rejuvenate your workspace. Click through for 15 desk organizers and decorations that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. For more desk vibe inspiration, check out some beautiful workspaces here. … READ MORE »


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Nothing improves my productivity game like bright, tidy desk decor. This weekend I finally cleaned off the surface of my desk after weeks of letting it drown under clutter, and I feel like a new woman! Click through for some inspiration for your own dreamy at-home workspace… … READ MORE »


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I just moved in to a new apartment a few weeks ago and am so jazzzzzed about it. Being a bit OCD, I was unpacked and set up within 24 hours (seriously), but there’s still one area of my new digs that still needs a little decorating: my reading/weaving nook. Really, this nook is just… READ MORE »


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There’s something about studs that bring a wee bit of badass to whatever they adorn. While recently shopping around TJ Maxx for a loveseat, I stumbled upon some furniture and home accessories that I loved, and they all had one thing in common— studs. Whether they’re muted metallic or shiny and bright, studs are the… READ MORE »


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As Shark Week comes to a close, I would like to remind everyone that sharks can be enjoyed year round. Learning about the attack style and swim patterns of great whites like Colossus is captivating, but the fun doesn’t have to end. Incorporate a reminder of just how scary-cool sharks can be into your home — if… READ MORE »


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Remember those wire storage cubes with the plastic corner connectors? I purchased bright orange ones in college and used them to store DVDs, toiletries, makeup, even my bulky home printer. One day, someone (who shall remain nameless) bumped into it and my world came crashing down. My shit went everywhere. Luckily my printer survived, but… READ MORE »


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Succulents are low maintenance plants that provide owners the illusion of a green thumb. Unlike more temperamental plants, succulents simply need a few hours of sunlight and a bit of water. Because these plants have shallow roots, the planter possibilities are endless! The hardest part is picking which pot to plant yours in… … READ MORE »


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“I’m outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios,” pretty much sums me up to a T. I think we can all agree that one of the best things about the warm weather is the ability to throw back cocktails in the sunshine, am I right? So when the people move from indoors to… READ MORE »


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As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But! Lack of artistic experience or natural aptitude shouldn’t keep you from creating some fabulous DIY art for your home. Click through for some seriously easy… READ MORE »


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Ottomans aren’t getting the attention they deserve for being, um, brilliant. They provide extra seating, act as a footrest, and add interest to a room, plus, some even have storage options! Need a convenient place to put a drink? Top it with a tray. Unlike a couch, beautiful ottomans can be found for as little… READ MORE »


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I don’t know about you, but my bedside tables are boring.  Theose cheap Ikea tables were a great find six years ago, but after updating my bedside lamps, I find them depressing. These colorful beside tables put a much-needed smile on my face. Who knows, maybe all my end tables need is a fresh coat… READ MORE »


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I was so taken with this brilliant curling iron reminder doormat (which is unfortunately sold out currently) that I decided to track down some other Etsy offerings for clever doormats. Because after all, your doormat can do much more than just keep mud out of your house. It can greet your guests! Scare off unwanted visitors! READ MORE »


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Jessica and I have a shared passion for trays, which probably stems from our shared phobia of germs. Trays are basically a cute way of telling others to CONTAIN THEIR MESS. These easy to clean trays can be used to serve food, organize makeup, collect papers, and protect furniture.  I have four: a small tray… READ MORE »


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