Why the Popularity of Industrial and Vintage Styles?


As a member of the design profession, I have long held a theory about decorating trends; regarding where they’ve been, where they’re going and, perhaps most importantly, WHY they exist! One of the most interesting courses I ever took in school was called ‘The History of Period Styles’. In that class, we examined furniture, in […]

Elegant Glamour Bath

Elegant Glamour Bath -- Sondra Lyn at Home

Hello, hello! How are you today?? This comes to you hoping you’re ‘bright-eyed and bushy-tailed’, as they say here… and ready for a brand new day! Today, I’m sharing an elegant glamour bath that I designed for a client. It was such fun to see this space evolve. We turned her dated hall bathroom into […]

Share it Sunday {41}

Share it Sunday Logo- revised

Hello out there! Its that time again… time for Share it Sunday!! And we’re live! Thanks so much to everyone that partied with us last week. It was a lot of fun. And we have some winners that were voted as favorites by you guys. I took a little time off this week. I’d love […]

Just What is Gluten, Anyway?

How to spot Gluten- Sondra Lyn at Home

We see the word everywhere today. Make your regular trip to the grocery store and it’s likely one of the packages you pick up will say ‘Gluten Free’. If not, you can probably look at the ingredients listed on the package, and you will see either wheat or gluten. Fortunately, the FDA now requires manufacturers […]

Summer Salad Series | Making Lemonade Blog


Hi Friends! Today I am coming to you via Making Lemonade! Carrie is presenting her summer-long series of salad recipes and I am honored to be included! You can find my Fresh Fruit Salad with Blackberry Yogurt Glaze there beginning today. It’s simple, but oh, SO YUMMY!! Don’t get stuck in salad boredom… be sure […]

Share it Sunday {40}

Share it Sunday Logo- revised

Hey Everyone! Welcome to the 40th Share it Sunday! This is a milestone for us, and to observe it we have added a new twist! Last week we let you, our readers, vote for your favorite links! And you’ll get to vote for your favorites again this week!! But first, let me recap the past […]

Back-to-School $600 Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway Graphic 08-06-14

Morning, all! Has school started where you are? It started here this week. It’s been such fun watching social media for all the pics of kids on their first days of school! Here’s a photo of our precious little one on his first day of Mom’s Day Out! Would you just look at him in […]

July in Review

July in Review 2014- Sondra Lyn at Home

Howdy, friends! Is it really August? Time for Back-to-school and football? Incredible! This has been a great summer for us, and I hope you’ve enjoyed yours as well. It still feels like summer, though, and according to the calendar we’ve got more than a month of summer weather left! Here’s a re-cap of July at […]

A Little Adventurer Birthday

First Birthday Cake -- Sondra Lyn at Home

Once upon a time there was a little boy. His birthday was coming and he was going to be ONE.   His mom is a world traveler with many stamps in her passport…   …and his dad is a close second.   So it follows that the boy would be quite a little adventurer.   […]

Share it Sunday {39}

BestHomemade Ice Cream

Hello again!  Are you ready to party?? We have a surprise for you this week! You will find all the details at the end of this post…  We think this will be fun for all! First, let me thank Allie from Crafty Allie for co-hosting with us at Share It Sunday {38}!  It was a real treat to have […]

DIY Note Pads and Pen Holder

Note Pads and Pen Holder -- Sondra Lyn at Home

  Are you frugal? I’m pretty frugal. Well, OK. I’m not as frugal as my Mom was… she saved the bags from boxes of cereal and split them and used as waxed paper when she baked cookies! Now, THAT’S frugal! And smart. She would have been proud of me for this one. We always got […]

No-Cook Homemade Ice Cream

No- Cook Homemade Ice Cream- Sondra Lyn at Home

Warning: This recipe may be habit-forming! Is there anything better on a hot summer day than 4 quarts of homemade ice cream… except maybe 5 or 6 quarts? We’ve made ice cream at our house forever. I think we got a freezer as a wedding gift and we’re now on our third one! The second […]

Share it Sunday {38}


Wow!!  Its been another great week and it’s time again for… Share it Sunday!!! And this week we have a special guest with us! Allie from Crafty Allie is Co-Hosting!  Thank you so much, Allie… we are honored! Be sure to stop by her FB page (link above) and her blog (click on her header […]

Repurpose an Old Crate

Old Crate- Sondra Lyn at Home- wtmk

  I recently inherited this old crate from my mother. It is truly vintage. On the short side it says ‘The Big Saver’ in big red bold letters, and on the long side it also has the Royal Crown Cola Co. painted on it! (That’s RC Cola, for you youngsters!) I love this old crate… […]

How to Hang Botanical Prints

How to Hang Botanical Prints- Sondra Lyn at Home

Good Morning, wonderful Lovelies! I’ve been wanting to hang a grouping of botanicals for like… forever. I just couldn’t fork over the cash that they would cost from the big-box stores. Trust me, they are pricey. And understandably so. Original Botanicals are intricate artwork and the reproductions are often hand-colored lithograph prints, which are still […]

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