Monthly Archives: November 2009


Penina and Greg’s Bedroom Redo

When our good friend Penina asked for our help to vamp up her and her boyfriend Greg’s bedroom, we jumped at the chance.  We constantly email, chat, and text each other our home decor finds on an almost daily basis, so I was more than flattered that she asked for the hands-on treatment.  She already had the right things to make the spaceKEEP READING >


Continuing Tradition

Let the holiday traditions begin, kicking it off with Thanksgiving Day.  This time around, I have the feeling we’ve clearly outdone ourselves, as the menu includes everything from the big, fat bird, to casseroles of cheesy noodles, whipped potatoes, stuffed veggies, and of course, pies, tortes, and the like.  Top it all off with frostyKEEP READING >


Giveaway: The Stocking Treatment

This giveaway is no longer accepting entries. Thank you to all who participated! You guys have already seen how has rocked our world.  Nothing makes a room feel more like a home than good curtain, and when you dramatize the effect with a floor to ceiling panel of texture, you’re sure to kick up the comfort factor a fewKEEP READING >


Nashville, Y’All

Oh, how far the Vargos have come. Since being married just a year and barely two weeks, we’ve added a new member to our family, bonded with some pretty groovy neighbors, and traveled the great midwest – from Turkeyville to my old stomping grounds to Milwaukee, hey, there’s no stoppin’ these two. Oh, yeah, we even startedKEEP READING >


Storage, Cubed

As you’ve heard us say time and time again, our place is tiny and space for stuff and storage is at a premium. You get it.  So once our office-slash-guestroom finally got situated in a way that we were happy with, we came upon yet another storage dilemma: where do we store the air mattress, comforter and extra pillows when guestsKEEP READING >


Love Letters

I’m a pretty sentimental gal, and I’m not one to toss a note, card, or written well-wish to the wayside.  For years, I’ve stashed my notes in a big under-the-bed bin that contains everything from newspaper clippings to juicy high school notes to movie stubs and mixed tapes.  When we moved to our current home, the real estateKEEP READING >