The elephant in the room…aka the tv

On Instagram , you’ll notice I rarely post pictures of televisions at The Little Glass House.   In fact, I often get asked if we have one.  Um, would you believe we have four in a not so big house?  And one of them is a 55″ screen…hardly discreet.  I’ll let you in on my dirty little secret.  I LIKE TV!  I really do.  And today with cable, NetFlix, and Apple TV, I can watch just about anything anytime. So you bet we own several TV’s in both our homes, and all but one of them are in plain view. Continue reading

when life gives you lemons…

Recently, Coastal Living did a photo shoot of our home.  The stylist wanted to use lemons for one particular shot…a whole lot of lemons.  Luckily, my little Meyer lemon tree had a bumper crop this year!  After the shoot, I gave some away but was still left with a bowlful.  I decided to make Meyer Lemonade.  Meyer lemons are smaller and rounder than regular lemons. They have a smooth thin skin that is deep yellow to orange. But the best part is they are much sweeter and less acidic, so you will use less sugar in your lemonade. Continue reading

IQ Beauty Of Course: makeup made simple

While you know me as a home decor blogger here and on Instagram, occasionally a shop or product is just too good to keep to myself.  At this stage in my life, it’s all about simplifying.  I’ve begun to edit my home to reflect a simpler lifestyle and I thought it was time to do the same with my makeup.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who has drawers and cabinets full of makeup they don’t use. Five years ago, I met Fredericke Grillitz of IQ Beauty of Course, and she has forever changed the way I wear and buy makeup. Continue reading

3 instagrammers i love

 

Instagram is a wealth of design inspiration and there are oodles of talented people to follow.  On the last Thursday of each month, I will be sharing some of my favorite design accounts. Continue reading

And the new mattress winner is…

 

Loom and Leaf by Saatva.  Those of you who follow my blog or Instagram account, know that during a recent renovation, our garage flooded. That wouldn’t have been too bad if our entire bedroom wasn’t being stored in it.  The mattress took the brunt of the deluge, turning it into a giant, smelly, five hundred pound sponge. Continue reading