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Gabrielle Mader
Southern California
I'm a Mom first but have a teaching credential from Hawai'i and I subsitute teach in my childrens' school district. I love to stop an admire cute cottage style houses, be it a Craftman Bungalow or an English Tudor but my heart lies with New England Cape Cods. Something about those dormers gets me everytime. I love porches especially made with wood or brick. I have always loved interior design and decorating...I have a handy dandy husband and 2 beautiful girls.
Interests: stalking pretty homes, watching my girls playing sports, cooking, reading and DIY projects and CRAFTS.
Recent Activity
In my last post on my Valentine's Day ideas, some came to fruition and others did not. I did manage to add a bit of the gold and silver in my décor. This little ball bar is dipped in gold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Inspired
{image via Pinterest } It's almost the day, one week from today to be exact that we celebrate our LOVES....Are you getting ready? I've always loved Valentine's Day and the shape of the heart. I used to collect all kinds... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Inspired
{via Better, Homes and Gardens } I like Pantone's choice of color for 2017 named Greenery. I've been a fan of this shade of zesty green for awhile. Though I don't use it all that much on the inside of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Inspired
It seems I didn't take as many pictures of the inside of our li'l cottage this year dressed up in it's holiday finery but I did get a few. I like to do a blog post to help me remember... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Inspired
Wow! You know it's December when I've been absent from my blog for over a month! I've been posting on Instagram daily it's just so much easier for me during this hectic but fun time! I did want to share... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Inspired
I recently showed you my ideas on Halloweenish styled succulent planters. I also thought I was going to repurpose all of the succulents into an Autumn planter for the Thanksgiving table. Well....I changed my mind a bit as I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Inspired
Like I shared in the last post I finally made a Witch Broom sign that I have been wanting to create since I saw it on Inspired by Charm Blog. If you have been following me for a while you'll... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Inspired
It seems like succulents continue to be so popular these wonder they are so easy to grow and especially in drought ridden Southern California. We received quite the downpour yesterday morning, I awoke to the loudest bang of thunder... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Inspired
No no, not that kind of booing where the audience boos you for a bad stage performance. This is the good kind of BOOing were you give or get treats..that kind of BOOing. I'll tell you how...right now. Well it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Inspired
I am loving all the Fall Home blog hops all over the internet, everyone is so talented and I am inspired by more ideas than I can ever do in this lifetime. But when it comes to Autumn decorating right... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Inspired
This post was sponsored by Cost Plus World Market but all opinions are 100% my own. #sponsered #worldmarkettribe My daughter's Bohemian Chic room is coming together quite nicely and it has a mixture of things I've shopped our home for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Inspired
{Sept. 2007} Apple pie, apple cider, with head on to Oak Glen, Calif. (The link is at the botoom,) be ready to put on your jean overalls and bring out your Cameras...ya'll. Lots of Pumpkins and Apple Orchards.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Inspired
I love lemonade, straight up or pink and now this recipe for Pineapple Lemonade. I would say Pineapple is my favorite fruit and if you have ever had a fresh cut pineapple from Hawai'i, there is nothing sweeter. NOTHING! I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Inspired
It's best to start with a vision board when redoing a space especially since I'm not the "client" but my daughter is. I see things that my eye is naturally drawn too but she will have an idea what is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Inspired
I love Gardenia and Hydrangea flowers equally and for different reasons, because of my love of these beautiful flowers I have both of them growing in my front garden bed along with a Queen Jasmine climber. I love the Queen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Inspired
I shared in my last post about the Concrete Hand Planters we made for a Celebration of Life event. It was a joint effort between 2 of my girlfriends. We needed to make about 20 of them for the tables... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Inspired
Aren't these terrariums adorable? I'm planning {or maybe teaching Madison how to make them} to sit on her very high shelf in her new Boho Chic bedroom redo. Now, I'm sure she doesn't want to get a ladder every time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Inspired
When we moved into the Cottage on Cullen my daughters choose the theme and paint color of their bedrooms, it's an individual choice and I believe they need to have a say so in what they would like to do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Inspired
Porches have been on my mind lately, possibly because I've been getting a lot of use out of mine since it's been so hot and it's a lot cooler out there and those Adirondack chairs are so comfortable, really, really... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Inspired
This past Saturday I hosted a S'mores Galore demonstration at my local World Market in Brea, California. I'm sure you know I'm a big fan of their products, if it's for my house or in a recipe, I love World... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Inspired
This is such a beautiful beach to go to and it's my daughter MacKenzie's favorite beach... As evidenced by the amount of selfie's she takes down there with her friends, ahhhh to be independent, have your own car and 16!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Inspired
I wanted to pop in and wish you a Happy Fourth and share a few bits and pieces of the Cottage on Cullen decorated for Independence Day. The front porch with the colors of RED, WHITE and BLUE and lots... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Inspired
When we bought our home about 5 years ago we looked at a ton of houses, put a few bids on some and as they say things happen for a reason. I really LOVE my Cottage on Cullen, is it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Inspired
This picture was taken in Alabama, where my husband's father lives, Their Papa. I loved Alabama and took a TON and I mean a TON of pictures so I think my camera shy girl and hubby had enough of me.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Inspired
Are you a Fixer Upper fan? Well, I've been watching Fixer Upper since it came on HGTV a few seasons back, yep I'm a big fan of the hit show that stars Jojo and Chip Gaines and their adorable family,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Inspired