Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Here we goooooooo!

Well here it is...my very first post. I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to create something that could be a resource for ideas and inspiration in home decor for the budget minded. Call it an adventure in my hits, misses and mishaps in DIY. I am addicted to barn sales and anyway to create the look for less. I just spent a weekend in East Sandwich, Cape Cod and made some fantastic finds. Of course, most of what I find is a project in some respect, but I enjoy seeing the hidden potential in a piece. Ahh I am getting ahead of myself (a common issue as you will soon see).

So to take a step back for a moment, my husband and I purchased our first home a few months ago "in the country". Previously we were living in a three level townhouse I purchased a year or so before meeting my husband. Years later, we found ourselves with a 6 mos old son, Braydon, 2 pooches, Lucky and Curly, and a bambino on the way. Needless to say we knew the time was right to upsize, upgrade and "get a piece of the pie" as they say! After four long months, we moved into our brand new home, a colonial with an amazing farmer's porch. Just three weeks after moving in (let's use that term loosely as there are still boxes in the basement) we welcomed our second son, Miles Christopher, to the family. Times are moving fast and furious and I am committed to creating a beautiful home for my family without breaking the bank. I hope you enjoy reading about my projects and adventures in thrifty design!


  1. Woo hoo!! I can't wait to see/read more - to see the different themes and pieces you suggest and find. Awesomeness! Maybe through this I will learn how to see the beauty in some items from yard sales etc.

  2. I am so proud of you! Keep on blogging!
    Love Mom

  3. I love love love this Coll! Its so you. I have always loved your interior design style and now I get to learn from you...saawwweeet! Keep it up, this is awesome!!

  4. I don't know how you find the time to DO the projects then write about them but... You Go Sistah! Cool ideas! love the way the bureau came out & lil Bray's room looks awesome!
    xo Claudia


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