September 22, 2014


hi lovelies.  first of all, i’m super excited to share a home tour, today, of my abode over on style me pretty living.  smp shot my house this last july, and the tour is finally live.

click here to see my home tour on Style Me Pretty Living.

i worked really hard on getting everything ready for this p photo shoot  i updated a few things and did a few fun DIY’s.  one of which i’m sharing today.

i don’t know about you, but i’ve been oohing and ahhing over every wool, yarn or weaved art installation i’ve been seeing online.  i love the texture, the earthiness and interest it brings into any space.  it’s a great way to add art without spending a fortune and the best part is that it will be one of a kind.

click through for the easy DIY steps to making your own yarn wall art piece:

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September 3, 2014


i mentioned the other week that i’ve been making a few updates around the house.  an accessorie here, a rug there, if you will.  while i love a good room re-do, i’m honestly the type that likes changing things as i go and at my own pace.  my eyes always go to the details so when i can add or switch a little something then i’m so happy.

one of my most favorite swap outs, recently, is my bathroom rug.  the old rug i had, was just that, really old.  it was actually a hand me down from my mom (as in it never left the house when she moved out 9 years ago).  the rug was never priority, fit the space and was neutral.  but after a few years (yes, years of being discount with old and grungy, i finally couldn’t igonre it no longer.

i went with the wild quill rug  from lu lu and georiga and i’m in love with it.  it took me a good week to get used to a deeper color and some pattern, but now i wouldn’t have it any other way.  and bonus, the soft, lush texture is amazing.  our feet are so happy.  i love it now, but come winter, i know i’m going to love it even more.



click through to see my other update + for a discount code for your own updating and accessorizing

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August 20, 2014


if you’ve been reading for awhile than you probably know that i have a thing for chairs (chairs and light fixtures, to be exact).  i seem to collect chairs like others collect things like salt and pepper shakers.  i’m not bias, because, i like hanging chairs, built in window seats, loungy leather ones, old velvety ones passed down from grandma’s, garage sale fix me ups, and brand new modern ones.  while a chair seems to act more like a functional accessory in a room,  i usually find it to be the star piece.  no matter where you put a chair in a room it will surely make a statement (comfy, pretty, cozy, stately!).

this summer, while making a few updates around the house, i added this beauty, called the tremont chair, from high fashion home, to my living room and i’m loving it.  it’s substantial while still being light, bright and airy.  the detail work on the frame of the chair is so delicately pretty….it almost has a twig like design which mirrors the woods that can be seen through the windows, behind it.


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August 15, 2014


happy friday, friends.  i don’t have links this week, but i do have details.  if you came to my house you would quickly see that i like to decorate in the details.  i thought i’d share a few little things, that make me happy.

i got this “god is love” card from made by girl in my early blogging days and it’s a reminder of what love is and that there is no escaping it.  i have a picture of my grandmaplaying tennis in alberta, canada (where she is from), tacked up above with a garage sale sticker that i sharpied black.  she started as a newspaper reporter in her late teens in man’s world and thought nothing of it.  she is one of the strongest ladies i know who exudes grace and wears wisdom.  i look for my reflection in her photo rather than the mirrors on some mornings.


i bought pink himalayan sea salt.  yes, cause i cook with sea salt, but mostly because it’s pink!  and i wanted to look at something naturally pink and from the other side of the world.  then there is the light shining through the candle.  i didn’t know i’d catch it in the photo, but it just reminds me light shines through the scratches, scars,  and broken places…and it is much more breathtaking when shines this way . . .creating patterns and paths through imperfection that would otherwise be unknown.


and, flowers from our garden (and by garden i mean yard, i just like to say garden).  beautiful, fragile and fleeting.

do you decorate in the details?  my favorite homes are ones that tell stories and i love sharing stories throughout my home.

i hope your weekend is a lovely one…full of memory making that could later decorate your home.

i’ll be spending a lot of time running, getting ready for a garage sale, back to school and taking a ride on thomas the train!

xo . trina

June 25, 2014


last year i bought an old wardrobe (before here) in hopes of turning it into a stand alone pantry.  our kitchen is generous in size, but lacks a pantry.  when my parents re-designed the kitchen (remember, i live in my childhood home) they did so with empty nesters in mind.  thus, no pantry at all, just a lot of cabinet space.  since my family is on the big size, with 4 growing kids, our food supply seems to be growing weekly and my cabinets just couldn’t contain it.



basically, after finding old beauty at an antique store, all i did was paint her white and add shelves (keep reading for that bit).  anyhow, wardrobes are always enchanting to me.  i still think they may hold other worlds just beyond them.  i was told this particular piece came from england, so i’m pretty sure of it.


i’m not the best painter, because i’m far too impatient.  i didn’t realize that layers and layers of paint would make it hard for the pantry doors to shut.  it did.  and, when i kept trying to (shove them shut, paint kept scraping off.  although i wasn’t going for a distressed look, i always go for a lived in look, so i took the scrapes with a smile.  imperfection is far more interesting than perfect.  yes?  isn’t the planter, cute (click here for the how to)?


click thru for more details on the shelving + inside of the pantry :

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