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How To Convert a Beach Mat Into a Bamboo Blind

How To Convert a Beach Mat Into a Bamboo Blind

Hi everyone! What are your thoughts on bamboo blinds? I’m only asking because I wanted to make sure that I’m not the only one who absolutely loves them… We had bamboo blinds in one of our first Athens, Greece apartment many many years ago {I remember spending a little fortune to cover just two kitchen windows} and that… Continue Reading

Dreamy Whipped Cream Cake

Dreamy Whipped Cream Cake

Our community is under a lot of distress right now. Hurricane Harvey may be gone but what is left behind is beyond description. I’m sure all of you have seen on the news images of houses and entire neighborhoods completely flooded. But now that the waters have receded and people started working on their homes, what you see is even worse:… Continue Reading

Blue Gingham Love

Blue Gingham Love

Back in 2000, I chose a blue gingham tile for my daughter’s bathroom in our Athens, Greece condo – and I haven’t regretted it for one second. I instantly fell in love with this tile and although I was originally planning on using it to cover the entire bathroom, or maybe the walls around the bathtub, I… Continue Reading

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

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