found: antique crates

By |March 15th, 2011|

When I first began antiquing, I realized there was this whole world of possibility out there.  For value, for creating my very own vision, for renewal.

And over the course of time, I’ve found a few spots that feel made for me.  I’m a fan of the antique mall/flea market combo.  I like knowing that I’ll […]

Master Bedroom Updates

By |March 7th, 2011|

It’s very rare that I show a room I’m not quite happy with.  As a matter of fact, with the exception of an occasional household-mess-post, I don’t think I have.

Over a year ago, when I decided to forgo the urge to decorate “just like so and so, etc.,” I really couldn’t wait to get my […]

New Series: Designer Finishes

By |March 5th, 2011|

I’m SO excited to announce a new series here at Perfectly Imperfect.  We are all inspired by designer products and we knock those off or scout for great discounts.

What about the finishes on their furniture???  We sometimes do that, too, but I say it’s time to get serious.  Really nail them.  And tackle some more […]

Anthropologie in the Springtime

By |March 4th, 2011|

Not much makes me happier than walking into one of the eclectic Anthropologie storefronts.

And because I can’t walk in one in my neck of the woods, I took a little virtual spin through their Spring Collection yesterday.

Here are my favorites (and possibly items you’ll see me attempt to make or grab on sale)…

Latte […]

The Vintage Spool and Words to Live By

By |February 21st, 2011|

It feels so great to be home.  SO great.  If you follow on Twitter, you know that Matt and I took our youth to a conference in Tennessee.

Much of my weekend was spent here…

We had such a blast, although I’m convinced that much time in a 15 passenger van is good for no one. (note: […]

Loving Pinterest and Unifying Our Home

By |February 12th, 2011|

Have you guys found Pinterest yet?I first found it a few weeks ago when Beth shared it with us all.  Thanks, girl!It’s simply the coolest way to create inspiration boards using images from all around the web.  I may have been on it for an hour this morning.:-)Over the last year, I’ve really figured out my […]

Simple Entry

By |January 19th, 2011|

It seems my posting schedule is a bit off…you’re getting some late afternoon/evening posts from me lately, and I suppose that’s because I’m working night and day on editing the Ebook.Thanks for understanding and reading along. ;-)Simplicity~~the freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts.  the absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament.  I know many of us […]

Darby Drake Giveaway and A Winner!

By |January 14th, 2011|

First, let me say a tremendous thanks to Design Sponge again for the feature yesterday and if you’re new around here, welcome, and I’ll tell you this…you picked a great time to hang out.We’ve got a winner today and another incredible giveaway for you guys!On to our Winner of the Dulcitas Giveaway….<p><p><br /> The numbers […]

My Library Inspired Mantle

By |January 13th, 2011|

After my Christmas Dejunkification the other night, it was time to tackle some empty spots around our home.  The mantle was tackled first.Books have been a part of design forever, and we all know I love them.  I just found a collection of 10 first additions children’s classics… all ten for $20.Um, yes, please.In honor […]

Style Feature Saturday and Master Bedroom Inspiration

By |January 7th, 2011|

A while back we began a small revamp on our Master Bedroom.  We’ve slowly worked on painting, adding, re-purposing, and taking away to create more of a zen/soothing space for ourselves.We got some new Pottery Barn sheets for Christmas and some money to spend as we wish…thanks mom and dad!!  We’re headed on a Christmas […]

This and That, Painting the Door

By |January 6th, 2011|

When Layla and Kevin were here doing this,they told me I should do this…to that.And then I saw this.So…. yesterday, I did just that:And hopefully, in the next couple of days, you’ll hear all about it.:-)

La Bella Vita…Eye Candy

By |January 5th, 2011|

While I’m busy working on some projects around the house and for clients, my sweet cousin, Eden, has been busy herself.She just started her own boutique, La Bella Vita (The Beautiful Life) here in town and I thought I’d take you on a mini-tour for some eye candy.:-)If you’ll excuse the over-exposed photo, here’s the […]

One Tiny Room Down

By |January 3rd, 2011|

and a few to go.
Over the weekend, we tackled this mess…

And when I say “we,” these three were pretty much zero help.
But that’s okay.
With just a little organization, I got it put back together pretty quickly.

It’s not California Closets beautiful, but we are talking about a toddler here.
The point for me was not perfection or […]

Favorite Room Reveal: All that White!

By |December 30th, 2010|

After a little thought, I decided my homie, Layla, deserved a post dedicated to her awesome linky party.  Head over there to check out her favorites of the year and more blogland makeovers!
And since I just wrote about my favorite room re-do in my Favorite Projects of 2010, I think I’ll just let the photos […]

The Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Tour 2010

By |December 21st, 2010|

Thanks so much to those of you who left comments on my post this morning, sending Matt your prayers.  Luckily, the doctors were able to give him a couple of liters of fluid and we are officially home and doing much better.  At this point, we think we are […]

The Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Tree 2010

By |December 16th, 2010|

Oh, it’s about time.Sometime in the midst of all the scrambling, I decided that it didn’t matter if it took me longer than usual to get a tree up and to simply enjoy the moments of the process itself.  That seemed to put everything into perspective, and I let go of having the perfect tree […]

Dashing Through the Season and A Holiday Tablescape

By |December 15th, 2010|

We are mad decorating around here.I mean mad.Like mama said knock you out, mad.He he, I’m not gangsta at all, am I??:-)We finally put out our wreaths yesterday, and the lady and I got started on the tree.Which lady, you say?That one, of course.She really is into it all.Especially pulling ALL ornaments off the tree […]

The Christmas Cheer Challenge and Our Christmas Foyer

By |December 10th, 2010|

It’s here!!And speaking of Christmas cheer, it was about time to infuse a little into our home.  As you know, I couldn’t decorate until after the Cottages and Bungalow’s shoot, so I’ve been dying to get some decorations up.  Since it’s late, we’ve decided to keep it simple this year, focusing on our tree, mantel, […]

Stairway Gallery in the Works

By |December 3rd, 2010|

Be sure to enter the Wonderfully Wordy Giveaway! Ends Sunday at midnight.I am a busy bee.A busy bee, indeed.Except it’s all in my mind.  Because the kids and I got croup (literally) this week and Matt is out of town all week.  The kids are slowly getting better and I am slowly getting worse.  Sorta […]

Out and About: Oliver’s BUY SELL TRADE

By |October 29th, 2010|

See for yourself.My friend Lisa stopped in front of this little boutique, and I knew it was going to be a good one!The boutique (a boutique consignment shop!!) hosts vintage and newer clothing alike, but you can just tell it’s hand-picked by the owner.  Speaking of Kelly, there she is, looking all casual and adorable […]