Friday, July 29, 2011

Bachelorette Party #2

BHLDN dress, necklace, and shoes; Ippolita earrings; floppy hat; The Limited tote; Pink Girl wine

I was recently invited to another summer bachelorette party. This one will be slightly different than the one I attended earlier this month. A group of us will be heading out to some wineries around St. Louis and then to dinner. It'll be a lady-like affair and floppy hats have been requested.

This bachelorette party had me thinking of other alternatives to the wild and crazy "last fling before the ring." Not that there's anything wrong with that. I had quite the night out with my ladies for my bachelorette party.

If a Ke$ha-inspired night out isn't your thing, maybe consider one of these ideas:

Belly dancing class: You can either go to a studio or have a belly dancer come to your house or apartment to teach a lesson. The picture above from my friend's bachelorette party at the apartment we shared. If you're feeling a little sassier, there's always pole dancing lessons.

Karaoke night: Hit up a karaoke bar with your tackiest bridesmaid dresses, big hair, and 80's makeup.

Camping: If you'd rather get in touch with your natural side, why not spend a weekend camping with the girls? Make some s'mores around the campfire and share your favorite memories of the bride-to-be.

Dessert or cupcake crawl: There are all sorts of bakeries and cupcakeries in Chicago. Depending on your city, you can either walk, drive, take cabs, or public transportation between bakeries. Several cities also offer guided dessert-themed tours.

Spa day or night: Bring some bottles of sparkling wine to a local spa while you get manicures or pedicures. Ask the spa if you can get a group discount.

Concert or music festival: Summertime is host to all sorts of outdoor music festivals and concerts. And some are free! Grab a picnic basket, blanket, and open patch of grass. Britney Spears and Katy Perry are touring this summer if that's more her style.

Cooking class: If the bachelorette loves cooking or baking, take a class at a local culinary school, kitchen supply store, or community college.

Slumber party: Rent some chick flicks (like 27 Dresses or Father of the Bride), order pizzas, and spend the night giggling. Don't forget to paint each others' nails and make some DIY face masks.

In the end, consider the bachelorette's interests. If she'd rather have a quiet evening in with friends, don't force her to dance on the bar.

What's the most memorable bachelorette party you've attended?

Pin It

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Card from kathrynwhyte on Etsy


That's about all I can say right now. And "thank you!"

Writing for MML is a big honor and puts Fiscally Chic on the map. Plus, it's a way for me to meet and connect with amazing readers like you. So thank you for following along, joining the conversation, and leaving insightful comments.

Over the past few weeks, I've been thinking about ways that I can grow Fiscally Chic and expand my network. There was an excellent Biz Ladies post on Design*Sponge about growing a powerful and successful online business. Plus, I attending a training session at work about networking. I'm already doing some things like guest posting, contributing to other blogs, meeting bloggers in person, and joining link-up's. And there are plenty of other things I can do: join Twitter or create an e-book.

Maybe I'll do some of those things in the future. For now, I'd like to focus on the smaller things. Participating in the conversation. Commenting on your blogs. Responding to your comments here.

I'm not perfect, so I'm not going to try to be the perfect blogger. It might take me a little longer to respond, but when I do:
I will be genuine. I will offer encouragement. I will say, "hurray!" with you.
Sound good? It sounds good to me :)

Pin It

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm a MML Lifestyle Contributor!

Hi there! Just wanted to pop in and share some exciting news :)

A few weeks ago, Jess of Makeunder My Life (MML) shared her idea of having contributors on her blog. Jess blogs about designing her life with intention every day, and wanted to grow the conversation by having contributors who specialize in different areas of life (home, beauty, finance, and health/wellness, and wardrobe). They write each month about how readers can "make under" or just look at that specific area of their life more intentionally.

Guess who's the new MML Finance Contributor??? ME!!!!! (insert dorky, happy dance)

Swing by MML to read my introduction where I share a little bit of my background, intentions, and how I feel about designing my finances with intention. After this week, I'll have a monthly post on MML. The rest of the contributors are also amazing, so I encourage you to read their introductions and follow their weekly posts too.

And a warm welcome to everyone who came over from MML! Fiscally Chic is where I blog about "saving money with style" two or three times a week. I also post recipes, talk about running, and share other things that inspire me. If this is your first time here, I encourage you to make yourself at home and take a look around. We just bought a house, so decorating and home-related things seem to be the theme du jour. If you're looking for the cupcakes, they hang out with the other recipes.

Thanks again to Jess for the opportunity to share my knowledge.
Pin It

Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend in Pictures

Hello, there! How was your weekend? After several weekends out of town, it was nice to be home and relax. Though I didn't sit around the whole time. Here are some weekend highlights:

Our couches were delivered! I showed pictures to some coworkers and one commented that the room looks very J.Crew. I'm not sure how J.Crew it looks, but I think it's simple and elegant with a twist.

Next is the gallery wall and finally picking out an accent chair. We'll also need more lighting and side tables. 

John picked our first zucchini! And he got new glasses. I think he looks pretty cool :)

The watermelons are starting to get bigger! It rained the last three days, so maybe we'll be able to enjoy one soon. 

We used the zucchini in "homemade" pizza. The herb and garlic pizza dough is from Trader Joe's, but the produce is from our garden: our first tomato, basil, and oregano. There's also some leftover salami instead of pepperoni. We made the pizza on the grill and definitely have room for improvement.

To end the weekend on a high note, I made homemade donuts!!!

As you may have heard, Borders is going out of business and they're starting to liquidate their inventory. We stopped by one on Friday afternoon and I picked up a new cookbook: Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented. One of the very first recipes in the book is for Farm Stand Buttermilk Donuts. There are also some tasty looking cakes, scones, tarts, and cookies. John asked if I could make the donuts, so I gave them a whirl.

I made a half batch and they were amazing! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Some were enjoyed au natural and others were dipped in cinnamon sugar. Maybe I should quit my job and make donuts full time :)

What would you do as a job if money wasn't a concern?

Pin It

Friday, July 22, 2011

Basil Beauty

Kemp and Co shirt dress, Toms sunglasses, Urban Outfitters cuff,
Toms wedges, Green Goddess earrings from One Sydney Road

It seems to be a gardening and herb themed week, so why not make my Friday’s Fancies post related to herbs and gardening? How about a stylish, yet impractical gardening outfit? Nah. What about a outfit to wear to a picnic that matches the freshness of the herbs in the dishes to be served? Yes, that's more like it.

And as promsed, here are some tips for growing crazy, big basil.

Since my Dad is my gardening expert, I’ll share his straight-forward tip first: Make sure you water your herbs and vegetables! We try to water our plants daily, especially when the temperature is in the 80's and 90’s. It’s better to water your plants in the morning or in the evening so there’s less of a chance that the water will evaporate before getting to the plants’ roots. Don't drench them, just give them a good soak.

Dad also suggests using Miracle Grow plant food once a week. We haven’t been doing that consistently, just when we remember.

I think the biggest tip for growing bushy basil, as opposed to tall and gangly basil, is picking it properly and often. As you can see in the picture, basil has one central stalk, and then branches out into intermediate stalks. Instead of picking individual leaves, just snip off the entire portion of the plant right above where new shoots are growing. Those small shoots will grow and multiply into bigger stalks.

Now, onto our chiffonade tutorial. I learned how to chiffonade by watching the Food Network. Probably Giada de Laurentiis if we’re getting specific. With some quick knife work, you can make your basil look very pretty.

First, stack the basil leaves. I like to have the largest leaf on the outside since you’ll be rolling everything up.

Now, roll the leaves up like a basil cigar.

Roll it tightly!

While holding the basil bundle, start to make perpendicular slices. Make the slices as thin or thick as you like.

Once you’ve sliced the whole bundle, fluff and untangle the basil.

Now you have pretty ribbons of basil to garnish pasta, use in bruschetta, or add to Cucumber Salad! This technique also works well for mint or other flat leaf herbs.

What are you doing this weekend? I'll probably be playing in the garden and our couches are scheduled to be delivered!

Pin It

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cucumber Salad

I was going through my blog archive the other day and realized that it's been a while since I posted a recipe! Sorry! Then again, there isn’t much to report since we haven't cooked much lately. It's been so scorching hot in Chicago!

To make it up to you, here's a quick summer side dish that uses all sorts of fresh produce. Many of you might be growing some of the ingredients in your gardens. Perhaps a fresh tomato?

Don't mind the sweaty clothes. We just got back from the gym.

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, "Cathy, I thought you didn't like tomatoes." And you will be correct. I don't plan on eating the tomato plain or like an apple. This baby will be joining its friends Cucumber and Red Onion in a big salad party.

I present to you Cucumber Salad, as adapted from John's mom. There's no hard and fast recipe for this salad, so feel free to add or subtract as you like. We have fresh basil and oregano, so we tossed some in. Prefer zucchini or despise onions? I won't tell if you change things up.

Notice the pulled pork sandwich? We got the pulled pork from Trader Joe's and it was gooood. The whole meal (for the 2 of us) cost about $8. 
  • Pulled pork (usually serves 3) - $5
  • 2 buns - $0.65
  • Cucumber - $0.65
  • Tomato (we used up one from the grocery store) - $1.10
  • Half of a red onion - $0.25
  • Miscellaneous (salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, herbs from garden) - $0.35
It would have been less if we didn't eat such a large portion. We were hungry after the gym: John lifted weights and I went to a spinning class.

Cucumber Salad
Adapted from Christine Palumbo

One cucumber
One medium/large-ish tomato
Half of a small/medium-ish red onion
A handful of fresh herbs such as basil and oregano
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

Slice up the cucumber and red onion. Rough chop the tomato. Add these to a bowl.

Chop or chiffonade your herbs. [See Note below]

Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Mix all ingredients.

You can either serve immediately, or we like to let everything rest for about 15 minutes. That gives the juices and flavors a chance to incorporate.

Note: The instructions suggest to chiffonade the basil. That means to slice the leaves into long, thin ribbons. Chiffonade means “made of rags” in French. Since several of you have commented on our basil plants, I’ll give a chiffonade tutorial and tips on growing basil tomorrow.

Here's the tutorial.
Pin It

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Seeds of Wisdom from Dad

Rhode Island hydrangeas

Hi, friends! How was the weekend? The wedding was absolutely beautiful and it's tough getting back to reality. I wouldn't mind spending a week longer in Rhode Island to enjoy the beaches, history, and amazing food. One of the beautiful things about Rhode Island is the abundance of hydrangea bushes. They were everywhere! I considered bringing some back in my carry-on, but they didn't quite fit :)

While we're on the topic of plants, I thought I would share some thoughts and advice from my Dad:
For those settling into their first house, one way to spruce up the yard/garden, is to ask family/friends/neighbors to share some of their (and your) favorite plants.  Most gardens and perennial plantings need to be split periodically, and rather than toss them out, they can find a good home elsewhere. 
OR (and we'll be doing some soon), when renovating a garden or planting area, sometimes specimens just don't fit or work anymore.  Why not give them to someone else that can use them?  Don't encourage taking every piece of junk or castoff or orphan plant.  If it doesn't fit in your yard, then don't bother.  But for those that are starting with nothing (someone we know), something is better than nothing.  If it doesn't work out, you didn't invest anything in it other than some time, care, and water.
Thanks for the tips, Dad! We definitely appreciate the rose bushes and transplanting/splitting help from a month ago. How about a status update on the rest of the plants?

"before" from May, "after" from June

Current "after" in July

Everything seems to be doing well, except for the peppers and oregano. No peppers yet and the oregano isn't very big. On the other hand, the watermelon is about to take over everything! The basil is getting bushy since we've used it for pesto, salads, and sandwiches. And of course the zucchini plants are giant! We even have some pretty good sized zucchini. One tomato is ready to go, and hopefully more are on the way.

I can't wait for juicy watermelon and zucchini bread and cake!

How's your garden doing? Have you been able to enjoy anything from it yet?
Pin It

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Guest Post with Kylie Ofiu!

Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend! I have a super exciting post that I couldn't wait until Monday to share. My first guest post on the blog!!! Please welcome Kylie Ofiu! As you might remember, I'm attending the Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago in October. From the conference's blog, I learned that the lovely Kylie will be flying from Australia to be a guest speaker and share her experience of turning one of her blog posts into a book, 365 Ways To Make Money. And let's not forget her goal to become a millionaire by April 2015. As part of her promotions of the book, she offered to write guest posts on 31 different blogs during the month of July. I jumped at the opportunity!

Today, Kylie will be sharing 10 easy take to lunch ideas. This topic is definitely relevant since I used to be bad about buying lunches and coffee instead of bringing them from home. That all changed when John and I got more serious about saving for a down payment on a house. Hopefully you can also pick up some creative ideas for the coming week. Take it away, Kylie!

Taking your lunch to work can save you a lot of money, not just the immediate monetary benefits but the long term health benefits are there too. Often we grab what is quick and cheap take away for lunch which is not usually healthy. By taking your lunch you know what you are eating and can purchase the ingredients for a week’s worth of lunches for much less than the cost of a week’s worth of take away lunches.
To make lunches easier you could spend a little time on a Sunday afternoon preparing lunches for the week that won’t go off or that can be frozen and defrosted over night for whichever day you choose.

So here are 10 easy lunch ideas:
1.)    Salad – this doesn’t have to be lettuce, cheese and tomato. You can use cooked chicken breast, tuna or other meats mixed in with lettuce, grated carrot, cheese (try feta crumbled through), nuts, corn, avocado, anything  you like.
2.)    Pasta – Pasta cooked the night before provides so many options. You could add some salad dressing, cooked bacon, corn, diced capsicum and celery for a simple pasta salad or do various creamy versions such as carbonara or a mix in some sour cream, salami, sundried tomatoes and sweet chilli sauce for something different.
3.)    Quiche – Quiches are easy to make, keep well in the fridge, can be frozen and eaten hot or cold! There are heaps of recipes, but they are basically pie crust filled with whisked eggs and your choice of filling such as bacon, mushroom and capsicum. Bake it, slice it up and portion it for lunches.
4.)    Pie – You can buy premade pies or make your own with pretty much any filling. Even many main meals such as curry or leftover bolognaise can be put into pastry and baked for delicious pies. They don’t take long to make and they freeze well for later.
5.)    Leftovers - A lot of evening meals can be bulked out or made double so there are left over to take to work.
6.)    Wraps/sandwiches – Choose any filling such as salads and cold meats or just plain spreads. These are easy to make before work or can be made the night before and kept overnight.
7.)    Soup – Even if you don’t have a microwave at work you could take soup in a thermos. A lot of soup is simply a matter of throwing in some vegetables with stock and sometimes meat or noodles. You can make soups thicker and chunkier to be more stew like than soup like for a heartier meal. Add a bread roll and it’s an easy meal. Many soups can be frozen making them a great meal to make ahead of time.
8.)    Curry – Curries can be done quickly or overnight in a slow cooker and dished up before work. There are many meatless curry options which will save you more money. They are great with rice and it is up to you how hot you make it. They last well in the fridge or many can be frozen.
9.)    Stir fry – Throw some meat and vegies in a hot wok or frying pan, toss to cook and serve with noodles or rice. There are a variety of sauces you can add when cooking or just add some soy sauce.
10.) Sushi rolls – Seaweed, rice and your selection of fillings make sushi a great one to make and take. It is eaten cold, can be prepared the night before and once you have the hang of it, you’re bound to love it.
If you want more than just a main meal there are many cheap snacks you can take with you to accompany lunch or for an afternoon snack.
-        Popcorn: You can air pop it using ¼ cup of kernels in a brown paper bag. Place in a microwave for 2 – 3 minutes and eat. You can add salt or other flavourings if you like.
-        Fruit such as apples, bananas, pears, berries, anything you like
-        Vegetable sticks such as carrot, celery, broccoli florets, capsicum etc. You can add a small dip if you like or just eat raw.
-        Baked goods such as cakes, slices, biscuits. There are lots of easy recipes which do not take long to bake and will produce enough for a few weeks worth of snacks if divided up. Most can be frozen in portions too.
-        No bake slices or truffles are easy to make by mixing some ingredients together and leaving to set. Most no bake recipes are fool proof but sweet and tasty.
-        Yoghurt comes in a variety of flavours and can be mixed with fruit or museli or a more filling snack.
Hopefully these ideas will help you save some money with lunches. Just think about what you like to eat for lunch when you buy it and find a recipe you can make yourself to take.

Thanks again, Kylie! I'm going to have to remember the quiche idea. Quiche is the perfect weekend brunch item that can be brought to work on Monday.

Kylie Ofiu is the author of 365 Ways To Make Money. She blogs at Kylie about ways to make and save money as well as what she is doing to reach her goal of becoming a millionaire by April 2015. This guest post is part of a series she is doing called 31 Days of Money. You can find her on twitter and Facebook.

Pin It

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I Married Adventure

To continue with the recent Friday's Fancies wedding season posts, I thought I would style a look for a wedding we'll be attending in Rhode Island. I visited Rhode Island a few years ago when my family took a trip to Boston. We had lunch in Providence and toured some of the mansions in Newport. And these aren't just McMansions. They're glorious remnants of the Gilded Age. Think of them as an American Versailles. Several mansions were owned by the Vanderbilts and one, Rosecliff, was used in the filming of movies like The Great Gatsby and 27 Dresses.

The wedding or reception won't be at a mansion, but I couldn't resist an outfit inspired by Newport and the Golden Era.

Sue Wong dress, Ippolita earrings and bangle, Badgley Mischka shoes

And of course I'll need some red lipstick. Maybe I'll toss some in this Kate Spade The Great Gatsby book clutch. It's one of my favorite books and I even wrote a paper about it in high school. I think it had to do with the themes of wealth and money. Too bad the clutch is "out of print." Instead, I picked out Kate Spade's I Married Adventure clutch. Pretty appropriate for a destination (for us) wedding.

I Married Adventure clutch, Rouge Dior lipstick in Red Muse, The Great Gatsby clutch
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Do you have anything fun planned?

Pin It

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Saving Green is Green

Hi friends! Sorry for leaving you hanging earlier this week. I tend to put off writing posts until the night before and didn't have much free time over the weekend. I have this lovely lady to thank for that :)

The wedding was beautiful and I did re-wear last year's bridesmaid dress to the wedding. I paired it with earrings I received for Easter and a retired Jess LC necklace.

Back to the post at hand. Now that we have a house, we're on the hook for everything. Utilities such as water and trash are no longer included in our monthly rent payment. The utility bill tells us how much of the local service or resource we used that month. Therefore, we strive to minimize energy waste so not to waste money. Being green and saving environmental resources is an excellent consequence of this decision.

And policymakers understand this. They offer incentives to entice the public and reward good behavior. For example, the US tax code includes a tax deduction for charitable contributions. I know some people donate to their favorite charity regardless of this incentive, but how many individuals or businesses wouldn't donate if they didn't receive this perk?

On a more personal level and to continue the example of utilities, our weekly trash pick-up requires a $2.60 sticker on each 35-gallon trash can or bag of yard waste. How much do you think it costs me to recycle? Nada! Recycling pick-up is free. So you better believe that we're more conscious of what gets thrown out versus recycled.

We've also made the conscious decision to begin composting. We love cooking and can have a fair amount of food scraps. There's also yard waste that we'd rather compost: fallen leaves, sticks, trimmings from our bushes or hedge. Here's how our compost bin currently looks:

You can see a mix of brown and green ingredients: watermelon rinds, egg shells, leaves, coffee grounds, and twigs. Brown includes dead leaves, branches, and twigs. Green includes items such as grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, and coffee grounds. There should be balance of brown to green. You also need to be sure to water your compost to help break everything down. And every so often we John turns the compost. See more specifics at the EPA website.

John built the compost bin by taking a trash can and drilling holes into the bottom and side. The air also helps turn our "organic matter" into compost.

Here are a few other things we do to save/be green:
  • Use water collected from the dehumidifier in the basement to water plants
  • Bring reusable bags to the grocery store
    • Bonus at Whole Foods since they give a small refund when you bring a bag. You can also donate that refund to their current charity.
  • Turn off lights when we're not in the room
  • Turn off the air conditioning when we're not home in the summer
  • Turn down the heat when we're not around in the winter
  • Turn off the water when brushing teeth or washing my face
  • Shop locally. My personal favorite is at farmer's markets.
Down the line, we might get or try to make a rain barrel. John's uncle has one and really seems to enjoy it. Or we might start saving water in the shower while it heats up like Jillian of Cornflake Dreams.

What are ways that you save the environment or save on utilities?
Pin It

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dressing for Wedding Season

J.Crew dress, Tiffany pearl necklace, Ann Taylor pearl earrings, J.Crew shoes,
JL Designs flowers (photographed by Jessica Claire)
As you might have guessed from last Friday's post, it's time for wedding season! As much as I love celebrating the marriages of my friends, going to weddings can get a little expensive. Even more expensive if I was asked to be a bridesmaid. A recent survey by found that the cost of being a bridesmaid is about $1,695 when you factor in the dress, accessories, travel expenses, wedding gifts, and more. The estimate was based on a 2010 Real Weddings study that surveyed more than 20,000 brides nationwide (via CNN article). Yikes!!!

So what to do with all the dresses, shoes, and accessories? It's time to remix and figure out a way to re-wear them. And no, it's not as rare as a double rainbow. I did it last year and I plan on doing it again at some of the weddings I attend this summer.

The trick is switching out accessories and fixing your hair differently. Save the updo's, pearls, and bouquets for being a bridesmaid. Wear your hair down, add funky jewelry, maybe a belt, and grab a fun clutch. You could also dye your dress like Shelly from Young House Love. Here's another example of how you might be able to re-wear the bridesmaid dress shown above:

Double Happiness ring and earrings, J.Crew dress, Ann Taylor shoes, Kate Spade pineapple clutch
I plan on wearing the pink bridesmaid dress again this summer with either shoes from a different wedding or my own wedding.

How have you creatively remixed wedding attire?

Pin It

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Home of the Yellow, White, and Blue

Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday weekend. I still have a slight "holiday hangover" from the 3 day weekend. Yesterday morning was a little rough with waking up early and going back to work. It probably didn't help that I had so much fun in St. Louis and then back in Chicago. When I got home, the front room was done! John painted it Benjamin Moore's Champion Cobalt (matched to Ace Hardware paint) with his friend Nick. I walked into the house and absolutely loved it!! The white trim totally popped against the blue. The floor and doors now seem warmer and more golden. We're missing all sorts of furniture, but I still love it. Thanks, guys!

Pictures on the wall for fun

The room doesn't look this shiny in real life, it's just a little tricky to photograph. The paint finish is eggshell, which is one step up from a flat finish. Ace Hardware describes eggshell as, "a versatile finish that appears flat when viewed directly and slightly lustrous when viewed on an angle."

Painting this room was a total kick start to finishing the rest of the house. The next unsuspecting room was the kitchen. We'd been waffling about the color and finally decided to go for it. At first we were thinking gray, but something wasn't sitting right. After looking at paint colors and kitchen pictures online, we thought about a sandy beige. And then I saw a picture of a kitchen painted Benjamin Moore's Golden Honey. The color combination also looked similar to this porch from Betsy Maddox's home tour on Design*Sponge.

via Design*Sponge

Our counters are gray like the floor, the cabinets are similar to the folding chair, and we have white trim around the windows, floor, and doors. Here are some "before" pictures:

So we gave it a whirl and bought the paint. It's not that expensive ($26/gallon less $10 rebate = $16/gallon!), so we knew we could always repaint. Plus, the lady helping us at Ace Hardware had just painted her kitchen a similar yellow. She said her kitchen used to be brownish-beige, but was too dark and gloomy in the winter. It's been so sunny lately that I didn't even consider how the kitchen would look during cloudier days in the winter. Here's our new happy yellow kitchen!

Yes, the pictures were taken while making dinner.

We're also really happy with the way the kitchen turned out. Now it's a matter of finding and hanging artwork. I think the canvases could look nice or we might hang those in the front room.

And the hunt for an accent chair for the front room is still on. John is now wondering whether that the blue and white chair from Target is a little too feminine. Plus, the chair is back to its full price of $300. Maybe we'll look for something in leather. At this rate, we'll probably wait until the couches are delivered to make a decision.

How do you balance different decorating tastes? Any tips for finding a "masculine" chair?

Pin It
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...