Every been in a restaurant when it turns "Happy Hour?" You notice the mood instantly changes as everyone is ready for fun. Whenever I'm having a Bad Hair Day, my cure is always a personal Happy Hour. Of course, I'm hopeless addicted to interiors; so for me, this hour is all about decorating. In this series, we'll look at some quick and happy mood changers for our very own Happy Hour. Each should take about an hour - a mere 60 minutes - to perk up our minds and our rooms.
Are you falling for fall? Come Monday, it's officially autumn. Cozy sweaters, comforting soups and roaring fireplaces might have to wait as it's sunny and 82 degrees here in Oakland, California. What can happen is tweaking our rooms to reflect that change of seasons we're feeling. Above, our mantel this fall. Just got this little wheat sheaf at HomeGoods ($12). The white bowl is from the 99 Cents Store and the feathers come courtesy of our flock of turkey buzzards as the
Don't you love this headboard covered in charming "love bird" wallpaper? Decorative headboards date back to ancient Egypt. Still today, a headboard completes a bedroom and adds to the personality of our rooms. Here's some fresh, quirky and inexpensive ways to make our beds look great. sortrature.com I see ratan headboards at thrift stores and garage sales all the time. Who knew one could be sprayed a gorgeous color only to become a focal point of a bedroom? neotard.com
Happy Labor Day! As you might know, here in the Bay Area, we've got amazing wildlife. Our Oakland house looks out onto a hill, part of the East Bay Recreation Park. Watching from the window took on a new dimension when we moved here 20 years ago, but nature doesn't always takes its course. A 7' gopher snake hangs out in our front yard yet our lawn is plagued by gophers. Wild hare and fox abound, yet we have exciting sightings of "our" mountain lion. Fortunately, sweet sp