Christmas Home Tour 2018

Blaine and I were honored to have our home featured in part of the town-wide Holiday Home Tour, put on by the local library.  We had lots of fun meeting all of the guests who paid us a visit yesterday.

In case you missed the open-house tour, please enjoy the digital tour below!  Continue reading


We started tiling the guest bathroom tub enclosure over Christmas break (2017)!  After about 4 days of tiling work, Blaine and I finally finished.  

Blaine starting to tile the tub-shower surround

I chose a bright white 3×6″ classic subway tile.  Bright white tile was chosen to go with the blue-gray shades found in our marble bathroom floorsContinue reading

Soapstone Counters

Hi!  With the new baby, I’m a little behind on my posts.  Kitchen and mudroom countertops have been installed for some time now.  We chose black soapstone in both locations for its beauty (cream veins, gray chalky appearance or waxed to a dark luster) and material characteristics (non-porous, heat tolerant, non-reactive to acids like lemon juice and other chemicals).  It’s also historically accurate for the age of our home, as it is one of the oldest stone countertop materials used in the US.

One of the slabs we selected

Apologies for my brevity – I only have a few minutes while our sweet baby boy naps!  Continue reading

Interior Paint Colors

This post is as much for myself as for anybody else (so I remember when it comes time to do touch-ups)!  😉

Double trouble at the paint store

For interior colors, back in 2016, Blaine gave me an eDesign Colour Consultation for my birthday.   It’s some of the best money we’ve spent on the project.  It gives peace of mind that our colors work well with our lighting, flooring, furniture, countertops, and other permanent surfaces.   Continue reading

Granny’s Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon at my grandma’s house learning to make her mom’s Devils Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Icing.  We made it in a 9×13″ pan, but it also makes a nice round layered cake too (either three 8″ rounds, or two 9″ rounds).  It’s so good!  Here’s how we made it: Continue reading

Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

I just returned home last night from a brief trip to the Antiques and Garden Show Nashville.  This was my first time attending the show.  I went with my friend, Kate, and we had a great time!

The stunning entry was designed & created by Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

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