the wheels on the house bus go round and round.


yesterday i received a sweet email from julie puckett, who calls herself a “modern day Phoebe Buffay” which i believe is to say, that she is a true bohemian. julie and her husband andrew own and styled a big blue, 200 square foot converted school bus known as the House Bus. Last January, she and andrew purchased an old Bluebird school bus and in just four months,... 
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neutral ground.


country road. something i’veĀ learned from having my own garden (at long last!) is that pairing neutrals with nature really works. there’s something very pretty about how a naturalĀ canvas of earthy tones, black and white that really allows the greenery and plant life to shine. my banana palms against my black house for instance, really pop. and, this color palette... 
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pop-up tacos + a restaurant start up giveaway.


i’ve always held a super secret desire to own a restaurant — no, really! and friends have come to call my house their “favorite restaurant” — victoria’s restaurant, and that may be as close as i actually come. but i love to cook and have a few signature recipes i often get requests for. so when i was invited by CNBC to take a stab at creating... 
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i’m dreaming of a wes anderson christmas.


zilverblauw’s decorations are on point for wes! if you’ve been reading a while, you know i’m just mad for wes anderson and his very symmetrical, whimsical and made-up world. what about if i decorated the house for the holidays inspired by all that wes-like-whimsy? i’m thinking some cute, kitschy christmas decor might be just be the thing to lure mister... 
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my patio: before + after.


okay, guys — today is finally the big reveal on my outdoor patio makeover. i’ve been so excited to get this project completed and share it with you, and start having some backyard shindigs! when i first saw this yard i knew right away what i wanted to do — and that was cover up the gray cinderblock walls that you could see right outside the kitchen window.... 
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