Cabin Makeover Underway!

Last November, we told you about a beautiful cabin that we purchased from John McCook (of the Bold and the Beautiful) and Laurette Spang McCook (of Battlestar Galactica).  The charm of the cabin is in every detail and we are so glad that the former owners kept that charm throughout the home.  As we mentioned in the first article, the kitchen was completely remodeled, so our focus has been on updating some other areas of this lovely home built in 1933.  It is still very exciting that we were able to find this gem and we’d love to update you on …

Tile Styles: Getting What You Want

One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your kitchen is to have a quality backsplash installed that complements your kitchen.  However, choosing a backsplash isn’t as simple as it used to be – there are a variety of materials, colors, finishes, edge styles, and patterns to choose from.  We hope this overview will help you get a better handle on the right tiled backsplash based on the style you want to achieve!  For more details and images, check out the source of our information at ThisOldHouse.com and in their article, “All About Ceramic Subway Tile.”  While the …

National Charity League Tournament Day

Dear Friend of NCL, On behalf of National Charity League – South Coast Chapter, we would like to thank you for your donation to our 39th Annual Tournament Day. Your support of this event helps us to fulfill our primary goal of raising funds for NCL Scholarships that are awarded to local high school senior girls in need. With the funds raised at Tournament Day and through Miss Charity’s Attic – our Thrift show, we are able to support many local philanthropies…. You are an integral part of the success of these efforts and for that we are most thankful.

4 Ways to Wake Up Your Home

We can all agree that sometimes our homes lose their luster over the years in little ways.  We get used to seeing the same furniture and decor, tarnish takes over anything with shine, and we do little about it because it would cost too much money to update everything.  However, there are some wonderful solutions for this dilemma and the cost is affordable if you are willing to supply a little time!  In the January issue of Southern Living, several tips and tricks are offered so that you can “Refresh Your Nest” without going into debt! Bring Your Furniture Back to …

New Year…New You

It’s that time of the year when we make lists and resolutions for what the next twelve months should be like, yet we all know that it’s difficult to keep these.  Since we know the importance of  sticking to these changes, we’d like to share some tips for how to be successful as the New Year begins.  In the Martha Stewart Living magazine,  we found great tips to keep your resolution list focused on achievable goals.  Whether you’ve created a long list that needs some trimming or you’ve decided that resolutions are ridiculous, we hope this post will motivate you to …