Happiness Is An Organized Bathroom Closet

Recently, I tackled a little home project that desperately needed my attention. When I say “desperately,” I’m possibly being a tad dramatic since most people don’t think that having a cluttered mess that no one else even sees is a big deal. In fact, most people could care less if their bathroom closet were a […]

Mikasa French Countryside – Review

For the first time in my life, I have a complete set of matching dishes. Yay, I’m officially an adult! Sure, having matching dinnerware doesn’t necessarily mean you’re old, but I also started flossing my teeth on days that I’m not even seeing my dentist, and that one makes my transformation pretty darn convincing. Getting […]

Octopus Triptych – A Thing Of Beauty Times Eight

For 6 months, my breakfast room wall was completely naked. What can I say? My wall was a hussy. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with this big, blank canvas, but I knew I had a friend who painted and I liked a lot of her work. In true NYMS form, I […]

From Glum To Glam- DIY Nightstand Reveal

Three days ago, I introduced you to the ugliest little chest of drawers in history with promises of eventual grandeur. I bought this fake fruit nightmare for next to nothing on craigslist, but I saw potential in its form and size to be a beautiful DIY nightstand. Just like me first thing in the morning, […]

The Little Nightstand That Could

Since moving into our new house 6 months ago, I don’t think I’ve gone longer than a few days without having some sort of project for the home. Since I can only work on these tedious, time-consuming, manicure-destroying jobs when my daughter is napping or when my husband is home and can watch her, these […]

Casual Coastal

Although it seems impossibly high, roughly 40% of the world’s population lives on–or very nearby–the coast. This shouldn’t be surprising to me, considering that I don’t live anywhere near the sea, but envy everyone who does. When anyone comments on my easy, beachy style, I kindly remind them that I was born to live on […]