One day I dream of having a little house on a lake.  I hope it looks something like this painting by Carol Marine.  You can bid on it right now!


Tracy 2

Here are some shots that I took of my friend Tracy's house.  Tracy is an O.T. by day but I think she has a fabulous eye for interiors.  Her home is so wonderful and inviting.  I love how she mixes modern, industrial and very vintage.  I will show you some more tomorrow.



We had a blast at my friend Tracy's house shooting the fall women's line. Tracy is so creative and I love her home. I took loads of pictures to share with you but you will have to wait till tomorrow. It is past my bedtime.



One of my very first blogs was about my vintage straw bag collection.  I am thinking I may need to go back for this beauty.  What do you think?

thrift store

I have been on the hunt for a bureau to turn into a vanity.  I have found nothing.  In case you are on the hunt for a beautiful patio table or a bamboo dining room table and chairs I found them for you at Habitat.  Both sets cost $180.


green thumb

One day I will have a green thumb.  But until then I will enjoy the easiest of plants.  I love my pots of Hens and chicks.  I got them last year and left them on our patio all winter.  They are so hardy and I love to watch them multiply.


New office progress...

Decorating our new office makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop. I am having so much fun that it is hard to sleep at night. I thought that I would share some of the progress.

Here is the powder room. I bought the tiny chandelier years ago at Habitat Thrift store for $10. I am still on the hunt for a sink. (we are moving in a week from today so I need to hurry)

We painted the ceiling hot pink!

The walls are pale pink.

Scott and I have been working hard but sometimes you need to hire a professional painter. We found the nicest guy. He did an excellent job and was very inexpensive.

And I am not just saying that because I am his mother!
Lots of crown moulding to paint tonight and I need to get started stenciling the powder room.


date night

For at least 10 years I have gone on a date (with my husband) every Saturday night.  We almost always go to Caffe Nonna.  Tonight after Nona we headed to Ovvio for a wonderful show of works by Victor Schmidt.  He is a very talented Nashville artist.  I especially enjoy the last one called "the key".

new office inspiration

We are moving our pears + bears office.  The above pictures from my back yard will give you a hint of my color of choice.


super model

I can not believe that my baby is 5 years old today!   Time seems to go faster with each passing year.  Here she is modeling over the years for her favorite designer.....mom.  (She signed an exclusive contract)

Etsy love..

I am in love with the vintage creations from tied up memories found via a room somewhere.


ferris wheel

I am in love with this room by Kate Dixon.   How perfect is that Ferris wheel?


road trip

I am thinking about a road trip to IKEA.  My daughter is in love with the Malm Bed.  Of course I would have to pick up some other goodies as well.  All of the above are under $6.







We are working hard on a new website.  The first step is to come up with a new logo.  We are transitioning from pears+bears to Kayce Hughes.  I would love your thoughts!


nine by design

I am so sad that nine by design is over.  Now I can return to never watching TV.  I do hope they return.