How to Organize Books

How to Organize Books

Here’s the problem: you love books and you have lots of them. How to get them organized? If you are like me, you want to be surrounded by your books, they are like friends who follow you through your life. My books remind me of the stages of my life I have gone...
What to Do with Reclaimed Fence Wood?

What to Do with Reclaimed Fence Wood?

This is the stuff dreams are made from: reclaimed wood! For a while, I lived in the suburbs of Dallas, so I had access to lots of free weathered wood. Lots of high fences and lots of tornadoes (quite scary at times!). But while they had to be replaced, I was ready to...
DIY Chevron Pattern Tabletops

DIY Chevron Pattern Tabletops

I don’t know how you feel, but isn’t chevron stripes already outdated (sooo 2012, you might say!). It’s become so popular that it has become irritating to my eyes. Chevron everywhere. Bags, mirrors, tables, chairs, curtains, socks, rugs, shirts,...
Diy Candle Holders from Banisters

Diy Candle Holders from Banisters

For a while I didn’t even know what to do with this weird set of -what are they anyways?- church pews, staircase banisters? I found this set on the curb and shoved it into my car for later use. They looked great with potential but what could I do with them?...
How to Paint Concrete Stairs

How to Paint Concrete Stairs

When getting into a project, I always forget to take the before picture! So, I moved into this old house with lots of add-ons and this weird concrete staircase leading to the basement. I’d say, it is was the ugliest place in the house until I gave it this...
Turning a Dining Table Set into Outdoor Furniture

Turning a Dining Table Set into Outdoor Furniture

Finally I am back to working on projects I love and blogging! In October 2013, I decided to move from Dallas to Portland (because I miss trees……), so I did not really have any projects to work on or anything to blog about. Due to the move, Flavor Designs...
My (Culinary) Life at Sea

My (Culinary) Life at Sea

Throwback Thursday! Once a week I will be sharing some about my past culinary life as a chef and share pictures. Have fun This was my very first contract at sea aboard one of the ships of Silversea Cruises as a chef. I boarded in Curacao in October 2003. I got hired...