Rose Petal Bark and Pistachio Lemon Cake

Baking to me is arts and crafts that taste good… and I love creating anything, so I love baking! This weekend I made pistachio lemon cake, rose petal bark, and sourdough bread from a starter my friend gave me. My lemon cake is a crowd favorite but I was dying to try a pistachio lemon […]

10 DIY TIPS FROM A GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Hi Friends! We are in the era of DIY now more than ever! This beautiful photo is the Villa Cortille from one of my favorite sites Decoholic. As a woman general contractor and a DIYer I have learned some tips and tricks to pass on! I am so excited that you all are jumping in […]

5 WAYS TO SHOP AND BUY LIKE A DESIGNER

“Sometimes I open my mouth and the truth, it just comes out!”…Lemon Breland You do not need to be an interior designer to shop like one, and I am going to spill the secret and tell you where we shop and how we shop. Being an ASID designer and a general contractor has its perks […]

Beach Barn

Yes, a beach barn!! Posts, beams, neutral, texture, barn doors and big windows…one of my new favs for sure! As you prob know, I am not a beach girl, I am a lake girl, and I have really been missing Colorado lately. So, as I shopped Pinterest today looking for my country, farmhouse inspiration to […]

Creative Baking

Ah Ha! …you are creative after all, and you found a creative outlet…baking! I love that so many of you are taping into your creative self through this challenging time!  Creativity really does calm you down and gives you a great reason to bake…“Aka the real reason to bake: to stress eat all the sugar […]

QUICK AND EASY NAKED CAKE WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS

It’s almost the end of Feb which is fine by me since Jan is always my least eventful month. I love Fall/winter, the holidays and winter but with a little sun this weekend, and a few days off I’m now on the Easter train to spring! I try to stay ahead of the next curve […]

HOW TO DECORATE AND MARKET YOUR INCOME PROPERTY

Wondering how to get more traffic to your vacation rental, air B&B or income property? It might all be in your interior design and decorating. Just do a little staging and you will get 5-star reviews, referrals and returning customers! Its technically your home and you know what you like and don’t like but when […]

Ranch Glam

“The Ranch” one of my favorite Netflix shows, “Ranch Style” one of my favorite design styles and “A Ranch” what I hope to have some day haha. Until someday gets here I like to surround myself with all things ranch farmhouse and rustic with a twist of this or that…like ranch glam. I love, love, […]

Team Rustic or Team Modern?

Since its raining today I missed one of my favorite vintage flea markets and going to the stables…so I am inspiration and blog binging! It’s no secret I’m team rustic but I can bring the contemporary, modern, glam when I have a client, event or product that calls for it. And truth be told I […]

What’s Your Cup of Tea?

Just like the new 50 is 60, the new style is how many can you pull together and make it work. Sound complicated? It’s not. It’s the easiest thing you can do because you are taking everything you love and pulling it together. Our true selves or “our cup of tea” is what makes us […]