Well, Hello There!

So, where do I begin? How does one slink back after allowing their blog domain to expire? Mom, June, Shirley…are you still there? And, even though my last blog post was technically on July 9th, we all know I have left you in the dark since week 1 of renovations and tried to combine weeks 2, 3 and 4 and didn’t check back in until, oh…week 8!  So now I have the daunting task of somehow catching you up from March!! Ay yay yay!

It feels a little bit like skipping the gym. Once it has been months, even the thought of walking on the treadmill seems daunting and like you could never muster the willpower to do it! Usually, after I finally make it there and put in five minutes, I pat myself on the back for the effort and call it a day!

That is what I’m doing today, taking small steps and just sharing a little.  Hopefully, soon enough, I will have the endurance to give you a quality tour of the renovation results : )  For now, here are a few fun things that happened over the summer:

No. 1 – Finishing Home Renovations*
[*but really, when are they ever finished?]

Dutch Door

No. 2 – Traveling to Greece and Turkey


[dinner in Santorini]

Rug Shopping in Istanbul

[rug shopping in Istanbul]

No. 3 – Leaving the Corporate World for full-time Design

No. 4 – Colorful Weekend Visitors


No. 5 – Spring Gardening

Growing Lettuce

[it's all fun and games until it hits August...in Houston, haha]

Looking forward to sharing more soon! xo, Rachel

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6 responses

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  2. Hi Rachel, I realize this reno was done awhile ago but I just came upon it now as I was looking for hardwood floor information. I see you have red oak hardwood floors and chose coffee bean as the stain. They are beautiful by the way!! Could you tell me what brand of stain that was, how many coats were applied and what was used as a finish over the stain? Any info you could give me would be great.. thanks!

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