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Elegant, No-Sew, Roll Up, DIY Linen Window Shade

Elegant, No-Sew, Roll Up, DIY Linen Window Shade

We have been traveling for almost four weeks now – first to Los Angeles for our daughter’s college graduation, and now in Greece. There’s been so much inspiration around me and I’ve been keeping notes with ideas, projects and recipes that I want to try, so hopefully there will plenty to share when I get back home. Before… Continue Reading

A Touch Of Summer For Your Door

A Touch Of Summer For Your Door

The school year is over here in Texas and it already feels like summer! As strange as this may sound, I usually don’t decorate the house for the summer ~ instead, I “un-decorate” to make it feel light and airy: I remove all heavy and darker decorative pieces from the coffee tables, consoles, shelves etc. and I put them away for the… Continue Reading

An Older Kitchen Refresh With Before & After Photos

An Older Kitchen Refresh With Before & After Photos

While taking the pictures for the “Wall Of Baskets” post last week, I realized that I haven’t shared any “before and after” photos of our kitchen in our Houston, Texas home. The very few “before” shots that I have are from the realtor’s listing and the furniture and décor belong to the house’s previous occupants. On the “before”… Continue Reading

A Wall Of Baskets

A Wall Of Baskets

It was in our previous home in San Francisco that I first created a wall of baskets ~ you can read about it, here. You see, I had (and still have!) lots of baskets in many parts of the house; most of them have a permanent place and are used for organizing drawers, cupboards and desks, or… Continue Reading

Make A Tropical Leaf Print Tablecloth

Make A Tropical Leaf Print Tablecloth

A tropical leaf pattern, like the one I found on this pillow from Nordstrom  is always stylish for a late spring and summer décor. As much as I loved the pattern on that pillow for being fresh and happy,  I didn’t consider buying it as I couldn’t find a place for it in my home. But I happily… Continue Reading

The Easiest DIY Dishwasher Kick Plate

The Easiest DIY Dishwasher Kick Plate

If you are lucky to have a brand new kitchen, all shiny with modern finishes, you are most probably thinking that this post is not for you. But before leaving this page, read along because there might be more applications to this easy DIY than you may think. It started with the need to replace… Continue Reading

Easy DIY “Gold Foil” Art Print – For Valentine’s Day!

Easy DIY “Gold Foil” Art Print – For Valentine’s Day!

You, too, can make a gold foil art print at home, similar to the ones featured on gallery walls and professionally styled bookshelves in beautifully decorated homes and offices {here is one I like}. You don’t need to have any extraordinary creative talent, nor do you have to own any expensive equipment or complicated tools! The technique I’m showing you… Continue Reading

Candlelit Christmas Wreath

Candlelit Christmas Wreath

The house is decorated, the presents are wrapped, the cookies are baked and the Christmas table is set. But if you think that it sounds as if everything is under control, well, it’s not! I have some more shopping to do, a little bit of cleaning and lots of cooking. However this morning, I put everything… Continue Reading

White Forest Christmas Table Setting

White Forest Christmas Table Setting

I first started thinking about my Christmas table setting in August last summer, when I found this remnant on sale at my local fabric store. I bought it, not too sure how I was going to use it. As Christmas approached and time was flying by, I decided to go the easy way and use the fabric to make three… Continue Reading

Easy DIY Holiday Gift for Any Hostess

Easy DIY Holiday Gift for Any Hostess

Next time you accept a holiday party invitation and need a gift for the hostess, forget about the most common ones such as a bottle of wine, flowers or a dessert. Instead, consider offering something very unique that you’ve made yourself: a hand-soap dispenser for their powder room, personalized with the family name and a sweet quote of… Continue Reading

Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading