Shannon Berrey

Hello again, beautiful kitchen

Monday, October 24, 2011

5 years ago when we moved in to our current home, we had a plan. We were going to live here in our 'temporary' home for 3 years and then build a home. But, life had other plans. We had no idea

 that the housing market would still be where it is today, and that selling the house would probably

 be beyond impossible. So, we have hunkered down and realized we are staying put. But, it hasn’t

 kept me from dreaming about the kitchen that I would have designed for the new house. 



You have probably seen my dream kitchen as it has seen a lot of ‘web time’. It is the

beautiful kitchen of blogger, Joan, of for the love of a house    







She has beautifully renovated her New Hampshire home and she graciously shares

her resources for the kitchen with the readers of her blog—Ikea, Lowes, Scott’s, Restoration

 Hardware--just to name a few.  








To see more of my ‘dream kitchen’ and the rest of this beautiful home, check out

For the love of a house.  

Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire

Friday, October 21, 2011

We were watching Halloween Wars on the Food Network the other night and I was

blown away by the talents of pumpkin sculptor, Ray Villafane. His skills are out 

of this world. Take a look at some of my favorites:









Are these not amazing? He makes the hard, tough pumpkin look so pliable and malleable

and they are so NOT that!!       




I am so excited for my friend, Courtney. He is being featured today on the

 ‘House Proud’ segment on the Nate Berkus Show. My DVR is set!!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have a fabulous weekend!



Speaking of photography...

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is a fun site that allows you to play around with your lighting, focal length, and ISO.

Lord knows I need all the help I can get.

 It also visually explains all things SLR.

*Ditto the 2nd line*

Be careful, it can suck your time just like the 'P' word.


which, by the way, I am on. Follow me if you like. 


Wednesday, October 19, 2011











I love using the Instagram app on my iphone so I was excited to find out about the Printstagram

site over over at Abbey Goes Design Scouting. This site offers a selection of fun ways to enjoy

your filtered images. Here they are as Miniprints on heavy cardstock:


$12 for a set of 48

or as a pack of stickers {think-on the outside of Christmas card envelopes}:

$10 for 252

Or these fun Minibooks {think-as Coffee Table books for your Dollhouses!}:

$12 for 2 books containing 50 prints each 

And these Tinybooks even act as a magnet on your fridge!

$10 gets 3 books with 24 prints in each

And if you want to see all your images at one time, then this poster is for you: 

$25 with a black or white background

I think their prices are amazing which would allow great ideas for Christmas presents!

But, I have heard that shipping can take several weeks {they ship from Hong Kong}

 so I am placing my order early. To order yours, check out Printstagram, here.

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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