It’s About Love: Jordan & Erin Search for a Birth Mother


I had a different post planned for today, but dropped it flat when I got this request from my friend Erin.  I promise a design related post tomorrow. But there is NOTHING of higher importance to me than family. The Housley's Have you ever moved somewhere new and met a neighbor and from that second on you'd knew you'd be friends for life no matter where your paths take you?  That is how my husband and I feel about Jordan and Erin ... READ MORE »

Major Life Changes: This Blog is Now Gluten Free!


Hi everyone! My apologies for it being so quiet over here at D2N.  This is mainly due to a major lifestyle change at our home that has me neck deep in research and has me learning to cook all over again. We are going gluten free (GF) for our 2 year old son mainly, but also for my husband for whom my son is a carbon copy of. Since my son was born feeding time has been a major source of stress. It's so hard as a mom when one of your main ... READ MORE »

Beauty’s Only Skin Deep


Many of you probably don't know that I got my feet wet in design by first working in floral design. I did this for a number of years and the latter half was spent at a floral shop/antique store where I had the opportunity to learn about antique refurbishing and upcycling. This was well over a decade ago.  So time and time again I see antiques go from wood to painted.... myself included... but if the piece is nice wood like the beautiful walnut ... READ MORE »

Cutting Edge Wallpaper Stencil Giveaway!


**This Giveaway is Now Closed**   And the winner is RANDOM.ORG Comment #35 Melinda T. Congratulations! Please email me at nataleecallahan(at) to claim you prize. Thanks for all of you who entered! **************** In conjunction with my appearance on Arizona Midday showing you all how easy it is to do an all over wallpaper stencil, Cutting Edge Stencils has graciously agreed to give one of you a $50 gift ... READ MORE »

Dining Table: From Dull to Dramatic


Hey all... I have a fun little mini makeover for you all. Do you have a dining room table that is okay, but maybe you're kind of tired of it?  You could try do something like this. Here is the before: After: I hope you understand that this dining nook is a work in progress... but basically, I painted the top black to match the legs. I used my opaque projector to project the damask image onto the table. I off centered it on the ... READ MORE »