Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Smart Style

For local Cleveland and Akron areas - My sister, Crinny Kirkendall has a fashion consulting business called "Wear it Matters" and she is doing a "Smart Living - Smart Style" segment on NBC (channel 3) with my friend Stacey Robb (both of Hudson) on the 11 PM news tomorrow night 2/25. She instructs viewers on editing your closet to fit your lifestyle without spending a ton to do it! Check it out! If you are interested in learning more about Crinny's business, you can call her at 330-714-2394.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Photo taken from kelly and olive blog at Check out the article on this very cool blog in the Chicago Tribune about the online decorators.

I love their DIY tips like:
1. Repaint Furniture: sometimes all a piece of furniture needs is a light sanding and a few coats of paint to look brand new. Finish it off with a coat of light poly and you've got a glossy finish that will protect your piece for years.

2. Paint stripes: vertical, horizontal, whatever you like! Wider have a more contemporty feel and narrower are more formal. Use a level and pencil, and mark your measurements and apply tape at desired intervlas. ALL TIPS in article.

3. Line Bookcases: Use pretty wallpaper or even wrapping paper and double stick tape. You'll be adding color and interest (without breaking the bank) and drawing attention to your favorite accessories.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

hearts everywhere

February is a busy month for us at the Bishop house. Both mine and Brian's birthdays and Valentine's Day! Here is a picture of my cake and our lunch on Valentine's Day! I hope yours was happy, too!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More Now and Then

I thought I would have more fun with this. I was recently doing some research on my house for Hudson Heritage (an organization IN Hudson for Historic Presevation) and came across these old images (Bruce Greer - credit) and I think it is so cool to look at history in in its contemporary form. These photos from top to bottom are my house now and when it had a porch on it. My Lila now and the "original" Lila of Maplewood Farm.