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Falling Down on the Blog Job

There's been a lot of dead air on this blog lately, and I do apologize for that. It is hard to juggle a blog and a design practice and the needs of an eight-year old--especially when that eight-year old's after [...]

River Nest: Vintage Cabin Rental in Seguin

My writing partner and I decided to get out of town to focus on the book and screenplay we're writing simultaneously. Our original idea when we booked this getaway was to come back with at least one finished product. But [...]

Spring Fever: Modern Outdoor Pillows

While I'm appreciative that Sunbrella has branched out into more modern fabric patterns, there still seems to be an overabundance of crap like this in the world of outdoor pillows and that makes me want to weep salty tears of [...]

Spring Fever: New Modern Outdoor Furniture

Spring fever has hit in a big way, leaving me jonesing for extra cash to trick out my outdoor spaces. If you're in the market for new patio furniture, you're definitely in luck. Retailers have showered us with amazing and [...]

My Colorful Home Office

I have to say, I just adore my office. It is not the only room in the house that is totally me, but it's the only room I didn't have to take anyone else's opinion into consideration when creating the [...]

Fab Finds: Target’s Latest Home Decor Goodies

Holy cow, did Target throw me for a loop yesterday. I went in for toothpaste and came out with a whole cartload of amazing stuff. Stuff I don't need, for the most part, but stuff I couldn't resist with even [...]

Red Chair Market: Finding New & Used Furniture in Austin

Craigslist is a great resource for a lot of things, but like all discount shopping experiences, it requires effort. You're slogging through a million posts--even if you're gifted at filtering via keyword searches--because there's just so much schlock to wade [...]