June 12, 2014

Come see me at Stylish Patina today!

One of my favorite pieces of furniture is my French Linen/Old White Gilded dresser that I re-did a few years ago...and I still use today!

My friends at the lovely store Stylish Patina in Virginia have chosen to feature it on their blog today.

To see the step by step transformation, just hop on over HERE and let me know what you think!


A big thanks to the Ladies of Stylish Patina for asking me to be a guest in their happy corner of the world!  If you're in the area, make sure you stop by and visit their amazing shop--it's full of inspiration!

If you don't live close, they have a great online shop too!


June 11, 2014

Happy Birthday, Buck!

There are so many beautiful places just outside of DC and I love a good excuse to explore.

To celebrate Buck's entry into a new and exciting decade, a group of us headed out to Bluemont Vineyard in Virginia.  It just happened to coincide with the best weather day of the year!


When we arrived, we drove up a steep hill to get to the parking area.  The view was incredible!


The gals: Jenna, Carolyn, me and Kelsey


Crispy baguette, perfectly seasoned bruschetta and fresh mozzarella.  More, please! 



Clay and Buck made friends with a chicken...Buck looks a little hungry...


The whole crew: Kern, me, Will, Kelsey, Buck, Jordan, Carolyn, Jenna and Clay


Bluemont is on my "return to" list--relaxing atmosphere, plentiful outdoor space and gorgeous views.

If only there were more Saturdays...

June 04, 2014

Louie Blue Stools featured on Alexandria Lifestyle today!

Hi Friends!

I've become a contributor over at Alexandria Lifestyle recently and some of my Chalk Paint projects have been featured in their Home and Garden Section.


The Louie Blue Bar Stools are being showcased today!

If you live in the DC Metro area (or are planning a trip this way and want to learn from the locals), Alexandria Lifestyle is a great resource for shopping, restaurants, home buying and fitness.

Come on over and see!