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Bookshelf: Nantucket Cottages and Florida Style

This latest crop of books on home decor and house design takes us on a quick jaunt around the country! From Minnesota to Nantucket to Florida, these books give a glimpse into the architecture and home decor styles of each area, showing what makes them so great.

Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes

Minnesota's Own Grand HomesThis coffee table book takes the reader on a tour of 22 grand old homes around the state of Minnesota. It tells you the history of the houses and the interesting characters who built them.  It also shows how the houses have been preserved and restored. The authentic decor in the 200 color photos is very inspiring. For example, the book describes a restored Frank Lloyd Wright property, including recently-made furniture and rugs that Wright originally designed for the house but that were never made before.

Classic Florida Style: The Houses of Taylor & Taylor

Classic Florida Style HousesI’m from Florida so I’m looking forward to seeing this book! It’s not actually published for a couple of weeks but I’ve taken a ‘look inside the book’ online and it seems great! Taylor & Taylor is a Miami Beach architecture and interior design firm. (The fact that the firm is run by a husband-and-wife team just like ours makes the book even more appealing to me.) The couple looks inside 10 Florida houses and of course there is a strong nautical feel with homes on the coast and on the gorgeous island of Key West. Some houses also draw on Spanish decor traditions while others take their cue from the Art Deco architecture of South Beach. What a summery treat!

Nantucket Cottages and Gardens: Living Large in Small, Charming Spaces

Nantucket Cottage style Nantucket cottage style is so beautiful and fresh. Apparently there are around 1200 ‘typical’ cottages on the island of Nantucket. Although this book can’t visit all of them, it does show how we can all enjoy the classic design features of the traditional Nantucket cottage home and garden. The compact space doesn’t mean limited style. Details such as weathered wood furniture and hand-crafted pieces and textiles all give character to a cottage home.

The author Leslie Linsley lives in Nantucket and she has appeared on TV shows including “Oprah” and “Good Morning America,” talking about her 60+ books on crafts, home style and decorating. So she should know what she’s talking about! Happy reading!

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Best Books Home Decor & Garden: Personal Flair

I’ve been browsing through Amazon.com’s list of the best books of 2014 in the Home and Garden category. I noticed how many of those books focus on the home as a place to express your unique personality.  Each book approaches the subject in a different way, so let’s take a look at these ‘best books of 2014′ – they are all quite new as they were all published last fall.

Elements of Style: Designing a Home and a LifeElements of Style Home Decor

Written by Erin Gates, an interior designer, blogger, and magazine writer, Elements of Style is a practical guide to designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Gates believes that home design and decor is “an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery.” We’d agree with that! The book looks at rooms in the author’s own home as well as in her clients’ homes. Gates is a candid and witty writer. India Hicks described the book as, “hugely refreshing” and she commented on “the undecoratorly way this book is written.” Sounds great to us!

 

Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories

heart and home decor bookI love the title of this book. Every house has a story, doesn’t it? Just like the people in it. Bring the stories together and you can create a really wonderful space. (This is what we’ve tried to do in our 1920s vintage bungalow renovation.) This book looks at the stories inside the homes of people known in the fields of interior design, architecture, fashion, and art. The rooms are decorated with character, originality, and personal meaning, from a New York loft in a 1920s factory building to an “Old Hollywood” estate in Beverly Hills. The author, design writer Linda O’Keeffe, was the creative director of Metropolitan Home magazine.

Cultivating Garden Style

Cultivating Garden StyleThe full title of this tome is: Cultivating Garden Style: Inspired Ideas and Practical Advice to Unleash Your Garden Personality. I know it’s early to think about gardening for many of us across the country – some are still deep in snow season. But spring will be here soon! Gardening writer Rochelle Greayer helps everyone develop their inner garden designer with step-by-step projects and tips.

The aim is to create charming, comfortable, and individual outdoor areas. The book features more than 1,500 color photographs to explain the 23 basic gardening styles that you can make your own.

If you’ve read any of these home decor and garden “best books” of 2014, we’d love to hear what you think of them. Or perhaps you have your own nomination for the title?

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Bookshelf: French Style at Home

I’ve got French style on my mind because our latest container full of antique furniture just left Europe to travel to the USA! It’s due to arrive around Thanksgiving so we’ll have a lot of new inventory of French antiques and vintage home decor soon in our online gallery at EuroLuxHome.com.  I’m so looking forward to the arrival of the pieces we are bringing across the Atlantic for you, I’ve found some new books that are all about French style at home.

Private Houses of France

Books on French style at homeIf you’re in the mood for some serious opulence, take a tour of the grand homes in Private Houses of France: Living with History. The houses and castles featured in the book all illustrate important periods in the history of French decor. The fashion designer Givenchy’s Parisian townhouse is designed in the style of Napoleon III. The fabulous Château de Champchevrier pulls out the stops with the regal French Hunting style. Our customers who love Renaissance style will enjoy the allure of Château d’Anet, where King Henry II and Diane de Poitiers had their romantic trysts. Other readers will be swept away by the beauty of a Parisian manor house… sigh!

At Home with Madame Chic

Living with French Style at HomeThis lively book is written by Jennifer Scott, a Californian who first went to Paris as a foreign exchange student, then returned to live in Paris with her family years later. (This is a bit like my own story of falling in love with Europe, except I first went on a Study Abroad program to Florence, Italy, and then 11 years later launched a European Antiques import business with Greg!)

At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life talks about the effortless style and small comfortable details that make home a wonderful place to be every day.

Home Style by City

Home Style by City: French style at homeThe full title of this book is quite a mouthful. It’s: Home Style by City: Ideas and Inspiration from Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen. So it’s not JUST about French style, but it does include an evocative section on what author Ida Magntorn describes as the “nonchalant elegance” of Paris. She takes readers into the homes of her vintage-loving friends in Paris to share their home decor tips. This book has a philosophy that, “Decorating is about telling a story in order to create ambience.”  The French style story is of course chic, romantic, and artfully spontaneous. It’s gently imperfect and tousled, making it look as though nobody has tried hard at all. (A casual French shrug of the shoulders!)

I hope you enjoy reading and taking some French style inspiration. If you have a tip on how to create French style at home, please do tell us in the comments!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Bookshelf: European Designer Decor

This month I’m stepping into the fantasy world of European designer decor for our round-up of interesting books. These books all look inside the homes of European designers and even when the style is not exactly to my taste, I can’t help but admire the joie de vivre!

Valentino at the Emperor’s Table

Valentino at the Emperor's TableValentino is best known as a fashion designer, designing glamorous clothes for some of the most famous women in the world. But the Italian designer’s new book goes behind the doors of Valentino’s own home… or should I say HOMES! He has five of them, in Rome, Paris, London, Gstaad, and New York. He also has a yacht. He entertains lavishly in all those places and the book looks at his dining rooms and table settings. It also includes recipes by his personal chefs. For example, Lime-Basil Cream Puffs with Raspberries. (Yum!)

The book isn’t out till October 1, but I bet it will be a big hit for holiday gifts among the fashionistas. As Valentino says in the introduction: “I am in love with beauty.” This photo from the book gives a colorful idea of what he means.

Valentino At the Emporer's Table
Robert Couturier: Designing Paradises

Robert Couturier Designing ParadisesFrench interior designer Robert Couturier likes mixing up Old World elegance with other influences. For example, he might bring together an antique French Louis XVI commode with a 1960s vintage lamp. He’s a man after my own heart!  The Paris-born designer opened his New York firm nearly 30 years ago and in the book he gives us a tour of his country retreat in Kent, Connecticut. As well as his own designer decor filled with European furniture and art, he also shows us some of his luxury projects for clients. Designing Paradises is a good title because Robert Couturier designed the tropical Mexican hideaway Cuixmala for tycoon Sir James Goldsmith. The lush 25,000 acre private estate is now a fancy eco-resort with guests including Tom Cruise and Madonna. It really does look like a romantic paradise!

Modern Originals: At Home with MidCentury European Designers

European Designer DecorJust as the name says, this recently-published book looks at the designer decor created by mid-century European designers for their own homes. Many of these houses aren’t open to the public so it’s great that author Leslie Williamson gives us an exclusive peek inside the private spaces of famous designers like Le Corbusier and Robin and Lucienne Day. Each chapter looks at a different house, from Studio Achille Castiglioni in Milan to Finn Juhl’s Scandinavian farmhouse. It includes all kinds of design styles from the era, not just Mid-Century Modern. For example, the photo below shows Italian designer Carlo Mollino’s sitting room in his Turin apartment.

European designer Decor Mollino

The elegant design transcends time, doesn’t it? You might be interested to know that one of Carlo Mollino’s furniture designs set a world record price for a piece of 20th century furniture. In 2005, a Mollino oak and glass table dating to 1949 was sold by Christie’s in New York for a staggering $3,824,000!

It was a simple and streamlined trestle style table and one of four glass-topped tables Mollino created between 1948 and 1950. Nobody knows where two of those tables are now… they’ve got lost somewhere along the way. So keep looking out, you never know where those two multimillion dollar tables might turn up!

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“I am in love with beauty,” he admits in the book’s opening. “I have always loved beautiful objects.” – See more at: http://www.assouline.com/9781614282938.html#sthash.0Ty74SaP.dpuf
“I am in love with beauty,” he admits in the book’s opening. “I have always loved beautiful objects.” – See more at: http://www.assouline.com/9781614282938.html#sthash.0Ty74SaP.dpuf
“I am in love with beauty,” he admits in the book’s opening. “I have always loved beautiful objects.” – See more at: http://www.assouline.com/9781614282938.html#sthash.0Ty74SaP.dpuf

Bookshelf: The Art of Outdoor Living

It is nearly the summer solstice and a lot of people are making the most of the long summer days and enjoying outdoor living! These books show gorgeous gardens and outdoor living spaces, and also provide inspiration for rustic garden craft projects.

Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living

Veranda Outdoor LivingThe writer of this lush coffee table book is Lisa Newsom who founded Veranda magazine in 1977. So she knows what she is talking about and how to find the best outdoor living inspirations! The lavish full-page photos are a joy for anyone who loves outdoor spaces as an extension of the home. Photos include courtyards, pools, the gardens of a French chateau, and the gardens of well-known designers and gardeners. The journey takes you across the world, and what a dreamy journey it is!

Private Edens: Beautiful Country Gardens

Outdoor Living Country GardensGarden design expert Jack Staub leads readers on a tour of 20 spectacular private country gardens in this handsome book. The ‘Private Edens’ are mainly in the northeast, and the gardens are not open to the general public. In fact, they are so private that the owners’ names and exact locations are left anonymous. Still, you can have a peek at these beautifully designed sanctuaries, including the author’s own Pennsylvania farm boasting a pondside pavilion and a romantic cherry-tree walk. One highlight is an exotic Asian–inspired garden in Maryland – apparently created by a princess from a Himalayan kingdom and her American husband!

Rustic Garden Projects

Rustic garden projects for outdoor livingIf you feel like being creative in the garden yourself (and perhaps you aren’t quite as rich as a Himalayan princess!) this new book will give some ideas to enhance your outdoor living. The subtitle is: ‘Step-by-Step Backyard Décor from Trellises to Tree Swings, Stone Steps to Stained Glass.’ That pretty much says it all. The do-it-yourself garden projects range from a simple suet ball bird feeder to a more ambitious but wonderful moon gate of braided willow. Some of the easier ones might be fun to do with the kids or grandchildren too. How about a personalized walkway?

Do you have any photos of your outdoor living space to share with us? Or perhaps a garden project to tell us about? We are all ears! Tell us in the comment box below.

Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Bookshelf: Vintage Crafts

There are so many books coming out about vintage crafts. Old-fashioned skills like quilting, embroidery, crochet, and knitting are popular partly because they offer a way to create personalized items to wear or to enjoy in our decor. But also it’s just lovely to give a hand-made gift and to create heirlooms to pass down through the family. These recently published vintage crafts books provide both inspiration and practical advice!

Vintage Quilt Revival

Vintage Crafts Vintage Quilt Revival bookIs there anything cozier and more inviting than a beautiful quilt? Giving a fresh twist on tradition, this new Vintage Quilt Revival book is subtitled 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks.  As well as bed quilts, the projects include a table runner and a bag. Patterns range from the Mayflower block to the Exploding Star, Dove at the Window, and Double Windmill. I love the romantic names!

Quilting is one of those vintage crafts that seems never to go out of fashion. Crafty types can get really creative with their quilts, using fabrics and patterns to reflect their individuality and their decor.

 

Maison Sajou Sewing Book

Vintage crafts sewing bookMaison Sajou is a famous haberdashery and sewing crafts store in Paris. The old shop first thread its needle in 1857 and it is still going strong supplying chic French seamstresses with fancy laces, ribbons, and embroidery silks. This new book describes 20 Maison Sajou projects to make at home.

Ideas include decorative napkins, a vintage style clutch bag, a charming silk slipper bag, a French Country style tablecloth, a nautical tote bag, and a pulled threadwork linen bolster. You don’t have to be an expert either. The projects with illustrated instructions start with basic embroideries all the way through to more intricate concoctions.

Sew Your Own Vintage Keepsakes

Vintage Crafts sewing keepsakesA treasure trove of ideas to make gifts, mementos and accessories that may become heirlooms! The book is heavily inspired by vintage crafts and decor and the author herself lives in an old Victorian townhouse. The 40 projects are paired with photos and step-by-step instructions to make all kinds of keepsakes from a calico doll to a christening gown, and from a drawstring bag to a fabric-lined basket. Although a reissue of an older book, this could be a keeper if you like making keepsakes!

Do you knit, sew, embroider, conjure up quilts or enjoy other traditional vintage crafts? Tell us about your favorite project in the comments box below.

Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Bookshelf: Cabin Decor and Rustic Retreats

I’ve been browsing some of the latest books on cabin decor and rustic retreats, as spring approaches and the idea of getting away to the great outdoors is very tempting. I bet I’m not the only one with cabin fever after this long winter, so check out these new titles. They give plenty of cabin decor ideas and inspiration for your vacation home or mountain lodge.  Even if you aren’t lucky enough to have a rural retreat, some of the design ideas could be incorporated into your home.

Back to the Cabin: More Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

Cabin Decor in Back to the CabinArchitect and cabin expert Dale Mulfinger’s first book on cabins was so popular, he’s back with another one. A simple (or not so simple!) cabin in the woods is part of the American dream, and the 37 cabins featured in this book remind us why. It’s all about natural charm and traditional values. The cabins range from tiny rustic retreats to restorations and fancier cabins. The book’s photos give good ideas for all kinds of cabin decor as well as extras like saunas and gorgeous porches. Building your own dream cabin? There are floor plans too!

 

Homes from Home: Inventive Small Spaces, From Chic Shacks To Cabins And Caravans

Cabin decor and hideawaysIf your wilderness hideaway is a small one, you’ll get some great tips from author Vinny Lee. This book covers all kinds of tiny treasures, from cabins (naturally) to mountain chalets, renovated grain stores, boats, Airstream trailers, and even treehouses! There’s a real do-it-yourself spirit in these intimate and individualistic spaces. As Design NJ Magazine said in a review, the book is “a dreamer’s guide to getting away from it all”

 

 

Chalets: Trendsetting Mountain Treasures

Chalets decor and designChalets have evolved from simple herdsmen’s huts in the mountains of the Swiss Alps into something far more lavish today. But even the most upscale Aspen chalet is designed to blend with the mountain landscape in a way that stays true to the humble roots. With 700 photographs, this hefty book takes an armchair journey around chalets of the world, from Austria and France to Japan and South America. And Aspen, Colorado, of course! The stunning images of gorgeous interiors are very enticing, from streamlined modern chalets to rustic and historic beauties.

Tell us about your cabin decor or rustic hideaway in the comments box below!

Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Bookshelf: Beauty at Home

Our business is all about beauty at home, helping our clients find the antique furniture and home decor accents to create a lovely space that suits their tastes and lifestyles. These recently published books all look at ways to create beauty at home. They are gorgeously illustrated to provide plenty of inspiration!

Beauty at Home

Beauty at HomeStyle icon Aerin Lauder shares her grandmother Estée Lauder’s elegant and classic taste. In Beauty at Home, Aerin describes how Estée loved blue and white in her color scheme. She chose the fresh blue and white combination for all kinds of design details, from her jars of beauty products right down to her linens. Aerin still has Estee’s Louis XVI style dressing table and (like many of our customers!) she’s a fan of vintage French chandeliers too. Although not exactly an interior design book, Beauty at Home offers plenty of eye candy ideas for your decor. Aerin shares the influences that informed her personal style and takes a tour around her New York apartment and Estée’s former Hamptons home.

La Vie Est Belle

La Vie est BelleThis new book talks about beauty at home with a French accent! The full title is La Vie Est Belle: The Elegant Art of Living in the French Style. Of course, as so many of the pieces of antique furniture and vintage decor accents at EuroLuxAntiques.com are imported directly from France, we’re keen to find out what this book has to say. The author Henrietta Heald takes a look inside French homes in various regions, from fancy châteaux to rustic farmhouses. For each region she visits, she also describes the local French culture and lifestyle, the foods and the wines. She includes French recipes too!

Fifth Avenue Style: A Designer’s New York Apartment

Fifth Avenue StyleThe lavish photos in this book offer a fine example of beauty at home! International interior designer Howard Slatkin believes, like us, that home should be a personal refuge. In this tour of his opulent Fifth Avenue apartment, Slatkin shares his decor ideas. Function, comfort, and attention to detail are the emphasis. As the author says “You only have to please yourself, so forget about rules and dictates and what is in vogue today.” We know that our clients have their own strong sense of style and they are highly creative in adorning their homes in unique ways to suit their personal taste. (As you can see in our client spotlights.) So we guess you might enjoy the exquisite photos in this book, and the author’s practical ideas on home design. He also shares his approach to successful but relaxed entertaining.

Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Bookshelf: American Style

In this Thanksgiving month we’re celebrating books that pay tribute to American style décor.  Now the evenings get dark earlier, it’s the perfect time to curl up and turn the pages for some interior design inspiration. These recently published books each look at a different angle of American style. All of them are packed with ideas and creativity!

Early American Country Interiors

Celebrating early American style Just like us, author Tim Tanner is a big fan of beautifully designed furniture that stands the test of time. Nicely crafted old objects also grow more lovely and full of character every year. Giving ideas for interiors that reflect the spirit of early American country style, this book features homes from Maine to Utah. The design ideas for every room of the house are aimed at creating an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. We love the cozy sense of nostalgia in this delightful tribute to traditional American style. We also love that the author has restored his own 19th century home. He knows what he’s talking about!

Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration

A terrific example of American style by Mario BuattaI guess that a designer who created interiors for Blair House, the official state guest house of the President of the United States, is something of an expert on American style! Mario Buatta has also been the décor guru for clients including Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, and Mariah Carey. He’s famous for his comfortably luxurious and traditional design schemes. Many of his interiors feature antiques (of course!) as an essential part of creating that elegant mood. He’s also known for his fabulous color schemes. The book is rather expensive – it’s definitely a collector’s item.

House Proud: Unique Home Design, Louisiana

American style in LouisianaFocusing on the unique American style to be found in Louisiana, this new book gives a tour of some of the most impressive homes in the state. Rich in personality and creative décor, the homes range from pre-Civil war grandeur to a charming Creole cottage. The author, New Orleans interior designer Valorie Hart, also writes for The Visual Vamp. She shares the stories of each homeowner and how they restored and designed the houses featured in the book. They certainly are house proud, and they have every reason to feel that way!

What do you think is an essential element of true American style? Tell us in the comment box below.

Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Bookshelf: Timeless Home Style

When you work all day surrounded by beautiful antique furniture like I do, you know all about timeless home decor! I am always admiring these classic pieces that just look as gorgeous in a house today as they did in the era they were crafted. Actually, they often look better. Age gives them even more character to lend a unique touch to a living room, dining room, or bedroom. Now that fall is well and truly here, we’re looking forward to curling up on the couch with the cats and reading some of these new books about timeless home style.

Alidad: The Timeless Home

AlidadI’m especially looking forward to this book as the cover is so inviting and cozy. It’s a joy to see a row of blue and white Delft vases or ginger jars lined up in the nooks. (At the top of the cover.) Greg and I are big fans of Delftware, and we have many pieces of antique Delft pottery for sale in the gallery. The London interior designer Alidad is well-known for combining contemporary and antique furniture and textiles to create a comfortable but elegant mood. The book shows all kind of projects by the designer, from beach homes to Paris apartments. His tasteful use of color is just lovely – warm and rich without being too overwhelming. Perfect for this time of year!

Timeless Style

Timeless home decor in Timeless Style! Take a shake of Southern charm, add a pinch of European chic! Inspirations for the rooms in this book draw from many sources, which suits our taste for eclectic and timeless home decor. The author, Atlanta-based interior designer Suzanne Kasler, has been named one of the top 100 designers by House Beautiful magazine. She likes mixing antique furniture with modern decor, as we know many of our customers do. The blend of styles and eras adds layers of visual interest to a home. Although the book cover looks a little stark to my eye, inside there are some truly delightful classic rooms with a more traditional feel. As Kasler says: “Age has its advantage when it comes to furniture.”

An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé

French chateau timeless home decor If you’re looking for timeless home decor inspiration, what could be more timeless than a French castle? Interior designer Timothy Corrigan restored this 18th century Loire Valley mansion and wrote a book about it. The subtitle is Decorating a Great French Country House. Indeed it is great and it’s superbly decorated! Corrigan brings in a little Californian comfort too. If you love traveling to France as much as we do on our antiques buying trips, you might like to know that families or wedding parties can stay at Chateau du Grand-Lucé by the week. Or for more ideas for a legendary European vacation, take a look at my posts on French castle hotels and historic London hotels.

 

Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.