Author Archives: Northwest Hospitality

About Northwest Hospitality

Designer, Decorator, Realtor, TV Personality

Erasing Wrinkles and Acorn Lamps

  OK, so I can’t believe 2011 is almost history. This has been a wonderful year of embracing my mid-motherhood-crisis (that’s when your kids go off to school and you decide what the heck you want to do when you grow … Continue reading

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Epic Baby Changing Table & Ornate Mirror

My sister’s having a baby!! What better way to welcome her into the world, than with a super fun changing table and mirror set. I’m kinda crushing on hot pink right now, as you can tell.

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Watermelon Pink Dresser

Every girl with a house full of testosterone, deserves something pink.             Black spray painted hardware.    

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NEW – Urban Farm Condo

             Well, I’m trying for the second time to post a bunch of fabulous photos from my sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s condo. Many of the photos are still not posting, but at least a few good ones … Continue reading

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Tour Our Latest Custom Home

My husband (Palisade Homes) has been one busy guy! He’s just wrapped up two beautiful custom homes for clients. We hosted open houses in them this week before the clients move in today. This morning, before I could even wipe the … Continue reading

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“Red, White, & Blue’tiful Chair” – Wordless Weekend

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Summer Quinoa Salad & Cucumber Lemonade

This light but filling salad can be made with quinoa (a gluten free grain sold next to the rice) or with couscous. I eye-ball all the ingredients. Really, you can’t screw up this recipe! Mix together: I use about 2-3C … Continue reading

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Blue Sky, Beachy Decor & Salt On The Rocks

It seems like forever since I’ve had a free moment to sit and blog. Our home was photographed for a feature in The Oregonian newspaper. I’ve been micro-cleaning in full OCD mode! Also, we participated in Portland’s Ultimate Open House … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Starbucks Cake Pops

Unless you’re living under a rock or a giant sized cake ball, you’ve probably seen these too-cute-for-words-cake -pops by now. I’m pretty sure Starbucks “borrowed” the idea from the cake pop pioneer, Bakerella. Sure hope she’s getting royalties! I made these for Easter … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday


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