Do you find yourself wondering where all the time went on weekends? The older I get, the faster the days seem to fly by. Because we work weekdays and often have plans most weekday nights, the weekend is generally when we do things around the house. By the time I get the groceries bought, the… Read More How I Save Half an Hour on Laundry
What would you give to have an extra 5 hours? Time is one of our most precious resources. No matter how much we make or how hard we work, we all have something in common: we all have 24 hours in a day. The best time-management tools and resources can’t squeeze any more hours out… Read More How Much Is Your Time Worth?
Fall is here! There’s so much to love about the autumn season. In Texas, we finally get a break from the grueling summer heat, routines are back in full swing, and we look forward to holiday events with friends and family. However, fun times can also bring its own set of stressors. There are meals… Read More Let Me Take Something Off Your To-Do List
Some of you have asked me how I came up with the name The Velvet Clock, so I thought I would write a post about it. The Short Answer Earlier this year my husband and I were on a road trip to New Mexico to visit friends. We forgot to bring music with us, so… Read More Why The Velvet Clock?
In my last post, I introduced you to the next big project we’re tackling: the home office. For more about the inspiration and goals we have for the room, check out my last post. This week I’ll give you a sneak peek at the progress we’ve made so far. Here’s a picture of the room… Read More Sneak Peak: Home Office – Picking a Paint Color
We’ve dreamed about doing the home office for years, but it’s been on the back burner until this year. After completing some rooms like the formal living and dining and the entryway, we decided to tackle the home office. We planned on tackling the project this year, and with me working from home now, I definitely… Read More Home Office Inspiration
Have you ever found yourself finally removing the Christmas centerpiece on your table by the time Valentines rolls around? Life gets crazy, and it can be tough to keep up with the holidays. I don’t know about you, but I like having décor that evolves with the seasons. We spend so much time indoors nowadays… Read More A Simple Formula for an Easy, Quick Centerpiece for Every Season
There are many approaches to decorating. You may be someone who can throw seemingly unrelated things together and make it feel like a cohesive whole. Or perhaps you plan the minute details of every nook and cranny. You may like to incorporate the latest trends into your house or you may like to incorporate old,… Read More 10 Ways to Add More Heart to Your Home
Several years ago, a co-worker was moving to another state, and she gave me a small cube ottoman. She didn’t want to move it, and I was happy to have something to prop my legs up with while I sat in my cube at work. It wasn’t much to look at, but my legs felt better… Read More How to Recover a Torn Ottoman
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” — Yogi Berra Five and a half years ago, we moved from a one-bedroom apartment to a four-bedroom house with two living areas and two dining areas. After seven years of living in one-bedroom apartments, we were excited about the extra room to… Read More Discovering and Planning Your Decorating Destination