Zoe's Bedroom Update

I recently added a few touches to Zoe's room to introduce a touch of glam and a bit of rustic flair.  Now, a framed needlepoint horse found  at Farmyard Darlings hangs perfectly above her bed and bubbled glass pulls update her closet doors.  Take a look:

Have you made any recent updates to your space?  If so, do share!

Moving Mode: Creating New Holiday Traditions

Last weekend we headed to the Santa Cruz mountains to cut down our Christmas tree and thus begin a new holiday tradition in our West Coast life.   I'm happy to say we accomplished both.

Here's to creating new traditions and treasuring old ones.

I would love to see your holiday decorations.  Send images to debra@cocoonhome.com and I'll share them on my blog.  Enjoy this very special season!

Tomorrow I'll reveal the winners of our reader giveaway!

Follow The Move: Zoe's Bedroom Reveal

In the  (sort of) DIY Navajo bedspread post, I promised to show you the rest of Zoe's bedroom.  Having shared a room with her twin brothers for almost 4 years, Zoe is finally in her very own space and loving every inch of it.  I worried that she would be reluctant to sleep alone but she took to her own bedroom with unapologetic gusto.  Repurposing her old bed and dresser, adding a vintage lamp find from the Alameda Flea market, and throwing in a few free spirited details (such as a crayon-friendly wall), Zoe's room now reflects her warm, creative and loving personality.  Take a look:

An Interview with MyMove.Com

Jenai Humphreys, a writer for mymove. com recently contacted me after reading about our move on Cocoon Home's blog and asked if I would share our experience with its readers.  Our conversation was focused on what it's like to move with kids and of course, a few ideas about decorating a new home.

During my conversation with the Boston based writer (how ironic), it dawned on me just how life changing a cross-country move is and how therapeutic writing about it has proved to be.

Take a look at the interview here and let me know what you think.

Be sure to browse through mymove.com for great tips on moving and other helpful related articles.


Moving Mode: Exploring Lake Tahoe

 Last weekend we took the kids to Lake Tahoe.  Having enjoyed its snow-covered landscape years ago, experiencing it in the Fall was a real treat.  The lake glistened in the autumn sun and the trees glowed in the glorious mountain air.   Take a look at some of the images we captured during our visit:

Many thanks to KK and HK for giving Alex and me the opportunity to share one of our favorite California spots with our children.  The whole family loves Lake Tahoe now!