The Christmas tree has been part of the Christmas tradition for a long time. Though traditional, we don’t have to decorate with it every year.
It’s getting closer to move-in time. The contractors are doing their best to get everything done on schedule. Some of… Read more My dream home- finishing touches
There are some stores I always want to visit when I travel to Dallas, Texas. Cutting Corners is one of… Read more Beautiful velvets and linens at Cutting Corners
The stone in my house is different than my inspiration photo, but I want to plant Tyler cypresses in the… Read more Planning ahead: designing our mediterranean landscape.
Join Rosalia for step by step DIY guide and tips; How to season seal new butcher block countertops. Segment 3 of series, DIY Kitchen Island. Discover products and techniques to prepare your off the shelf, new butcher block for food safe use. Maintenance product recommendations (and use) to protect your butcher block from cracks and harmful bacteria.
Coming out of a cold winter, we are seeing some great progress on the construction of our new home. The… Read more New home progress update: brick, stone and finishes
A few weeks ago my husband, Mario and I flew to Fort Worth, Texas to visit his dad. Even though… Read more Simple things
I have been researching methods and products to help clean and preserve the antique cutting board I found on my… Read more How to sanitize and care for cutting boards and butcher blocks.
I have been busy meeting with subcontractors, designing and selecting materials for the new house my husband and I are… Read more Building a house, early stages of construction.
Today we are going to show you how to cut costs by building and customizing an island using unfinished, pre-fabricated… Read more DIY How to make a kitchen island using pre-fabricated cabinets.
Tip 1: Get Inspiration Drive around neighborhoods to get a feel of what you like. Newer or model homes will… Read more Choosing the best paint color for your home exterior!
My second week in Arizona. Now that the birthday parties are over I can dedicate some of my time to… Read more Finding unique home furnishings and accessories at Potato Barn
It has been a busy week for me in Mesa Arizona. My husband Mario and I came to celebrate my… Read more For the love of History and its Patina
My Husband Mario and I are in the process of building a new home. Every weekend we visit places that… Read more Outdoor landscaping inspiration
This delicious, lentil soup is tasty, hearty and healthy. Flavored with spicy chorizo, paprika, cumin, and pepper, this lentil soup has been passed from generation from generation. Cook with me step, by step a fresh, a healthy soup the whole family will ask for again and again.
Roo Grayson is that local shop for me! I stop in about once a month and walk through. I feel… Read more Inspiring, small businesses with big impact
DIY: Hide oak grain beneath paint! Problem: Oak has a strong, deep grain and unique pattern that shows, even after… Read more How to hide oak grain; Transform wood cabinets with paint!
Place two chicken breasts into a large pot and add water until completely covered. Add 2 chicken bouillon cubes, peeled garlic clove, chopped… Read more Chicken avocado sandwich filling
DIY: Mix your own colored glaze Paint effects are a great way to express yourself in your art, especially if… Read more DIY mix your own color glaze
10 easy room planning tips: Making your space My husband and I are empty-nesters who recently downsized from a huge… Read more 10 easy room planning tips!
Create beautiful tints, tones and shades with leftover paint! I like to mix my own paint for small painting techniques… Read more How to mix house paint and acrylic art paint.
I don’t know about you, but searching for art supplies in a cluttered office kills my inspiration to create! Being… Read more 8 great tips: convert a closet into an art studio
Paint has been used for centuries, it is one of the most inexpensive ways to alter the appearance of a… Read more How to distress wood furniture, a wet paint technique.
Check out the quick video tutorial! Natilla is a light desert found in the Latin American cuisine, it is easy… Read more How to make natilla, fall version.
Natilla is a light desert found in the Latin American cuisine, it is easy to prepare and takes few ingredients.… Read more Natilla Spanish custard, original recipe
Floating art desks are a fun way to motivate your kids to do their homework and be inspired by art.… Read more DIY Kids art desk
How to create a custom curtain using ready made, store bought panels. I am a novice sewer but I like… Read more DIY, John Saladino, look-a-like curtains
I was asked to decorate a master bedroom for a young bachelor. The room was a blank canvas and the… Read more Masculine master bedroom color scheme
I love to entertain but there are days in my life that I want to make things simple. Here is… Read more Pimento cheese dip
A kids room makeover under a tight budget meant reusing or reinventing furniture and accessories. I found a lamp in… Read more Accessories: Reinvent a lamp shade