Modern Traditional Living Room


Hello darlings! While I’m slowly putting our house together, I’ve been working on a client’s room. She was looking for inspiration for her small dining/living room area. Since she is a fellow renter, I looked for neutral pieces that could be used in a variety of ways.  The room had a good start with a […]

New Bedding and Lush Decor Giveaway


Disclaimer: I was provided with a product for this review.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  I only share what items that I think my readers would enjoy using.  Hello.  I had plan on doing more giveaways for Up to Date Interiors’ birthday month but there were a few hiccups.  I’m pleased to offer you […]

9 Lovely and Modern St Patrick’s Day Decor Ideas


Hello dears! We have finally figured out our internet problems.  The last few days were very discouraging since we seemed to be “kicked off-line” a few times a day and had to go through huge rigamaru to get connected again.  Now that it is easy peasy to hop on the computer, my postings should be more […]

The Creative Circle Week 4


Hi there!  Welcome to The Creative Circle.  We are so glad you joined us. We are eager to share your posts! Our favorites will be showcased each week via social media platforms and pinned to Pinterest group boards and a special board for maximum exposure. Aren’t these just stunning? I’m just amazed at all of your talent! I […]

Hang Curtains Without Putting Holes in the Wall


Hi there! As I told you before, we were expecting to get our furniture shipment this week.  We haven’t heard any updates and it’s already the middle of the week.  Ugh.  The shipment also has our office supplies, decor, and my beloved piano and music.  While I’m patiently waiting, I decided to do a little […]

Bright and Fun Girl’s Bedroom Inspiration


Hi there!! I have another room plan for you today.  As soon as we found out we were moving and before I even knew where we would be living, I started dreaming up ways to decorate our new house.  I thought we would be able to paint the walls but that isn’t the case in our […]

The Creative Circle Week 3


Greetings friends.  Welcome to The Creative Circle Week 3! Angela and I are really excited to see what you have been up to. “This link up is all about home decor and design and we know that’s what our readers come to find.  So if you are a blogger, we want to feature your best projects.  […]

closet organization for little girls


How are you today?  My husband and I are celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary!  This makes me feel somewhat old. Ha. I’ve been working on my daughter’s room which was lacking storage.  All we had, as far as furniture goes, are a government issued bed frame and dresser.  Not really a good start. The closets in her room […]

Eclectic and Chic Bedroom Inspiration


Hi there friends!  I’m excited to share with you my ideas for our large and bright bedroom.  If you missed the tour and update of our new Okinawan rental, you can find them here and here. We will be keeping some of our current loaner furniture for the entire three years of our stay but are […]

Update a Dollar Store Planter


Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday.  We had a glorious weekend but then woke up feeling sick this morning.  Tomorrow, hubbie and I were planning on celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary a couple of days early.  Our children will be in school but my husband has the day off of work.  Hopefully we […]

Exciting Day!


Hi there! I have a couple of exciting things going on.  I know, I know. As if moving to Japan wasn’t exciting enough! Well, in the blogging world, two of my ultimate dreams came true.  One, I’ll share after it’s published. Hint hint…  The other? Hanging out with one of my favorite bloggers (so to speak!).  […]

The Creative Circle Week 2


Greetings friends.  Welcome to The Creative Circle Week 2! Angela and I are really excited to see what you have been up to.  Our first party was a huge success! “This link up is all about home decor and design and we know that’s what our readers come to find.  So if you are a blogger, […]

Kitchen and Living room update {with loaner furniture}


Hi there! I’m excited to have something in my house to show you today.  Monday I shared our Okinawan rental home but it hadn’t been furnished yet.  Our first shipment of belongings arrived but it only contained toys, kitchen and bathroom items, and linens.  Until our furniture comes, we get to borrow government issued furniture.  So I’ve […]

Our New Okinawan Rental Tour


I hope you had a wonderful weekend! As promised, here is an official tour of our new Okinawan rental (as seen through my iPhone). The front door is to the left.  All of the houses here have cabinets in the foyer for your shoes. The cabinets and trim on walls are a really light mint.  The […]