Mix & Match

I have officially hacked, closeted, arranged or stored every piece of Drexel that is practical for our current apartment. Now I’m having fun looking for fresh ways to mix in pieces that can travel with us

Checkout Checklist: Fall 2015

Hi guys! I just made myself a shop-ahead checklist: I don’t want to miss out on anything for the upcoming Fall/Winter season because it didn’t get here on time.  It occurred to me that I wish someone had shared something like this last year

Covered Coffee Table: Drexel Hack #6

Our Drexel Heritage coffee table scratches and stains so easily. If it wasn’t an eyesore to begin with, it became one just a few months into post. The GSO “solution” of putting one of the dining table scratch pads on top as a protector was.  just. wrong. So I have been staring at this thing (above) and percolating this project […]

Summer Reading

Through all the changes in life, I have carried my original hobby, my endless source of inspiration and wanderlust and knowledge: reading!  Summer reading is a thing for me.

Silly Little Drexel Hack

Every time I walked into my studio, and from each sideways glance while seated at my computer, my eyes were assaulted by the wooden scallop from the Drexel Heritage Computer Hutch we are stuck with.  I couldn’t stand to look at this eyesore for one more second:

Adaptations Along the Way

Pushing my rented stroller through the Siena city center. As I mentioned in my post last week,  we just got back from our first R&R.

Picture Perfect

Have you seen these?! A fellow DS-spouse friend (who will be departing for her first post soon!) brought indie mats to my attention, and I’m so in love.

Think Outside the (Mail) Box

Moving 5 times in 10 years will make anyone – even a graphic designer like me – want to cut down on mail. Not only is forwarding a pain, but there are so many random things like magazines that still don’t seem to end up where they’re supposed to.

UAB Box Brilliance

I’m so happy to be documenting and sharing the ideas of others in this FS life! This one is from Sandra Para, who has more great ideas for upcycling UAB boxes on her Pinterest page. Below is her story about adapting to a new post – and creating a headboard from UAB boxes. “When we found out our next […]

Ektorp Sans Ikea

Whenever someone goes looking to cover  the ubiquitous (and hideous) Drexel flat-top patterned couches, the Ektorp is mentioned. Ikea slipcovers are versatile, affordable, and quickly update the feel of a couch. But Ikea ships very few  products,