Category Archives: Withywindle

Introducing Design Lively

Lately I’ve decided that I need a bit of a change around here. That change will come in the form of a new name – Design Lively.

Maybe you’ll be sad to see “Withywindle” go – I am too! Maybe you’re relieved because you still haven’t figured out how to pronounce it – in which case, you aren’t the only one! ūüôā

Lively – Derivative of living. Energetic, vigorous, animated. Imparting spirit or vivacity. Full of life.

I hope you agree that this represents what I want to express in my projects/writing/ideas. In the near future I will be moving this site over to

I’ll be sure to announce it when I do! I would hate to lose all my lovely WordPress subscribers, so I’ll make sure to make a secondary announcement before the move.

In the meantime, things will probably get a little helter skelter around here – both in terms of graphics and technicality.

And thanks again for making writing so much fun.

: ) Kat

Top 10 Posts of 2012

Happy New Year’s Eve! Every year it surprises me, but here we are on the eve of 2013. It’s been an awesome year of living and blogging. We’ve come so far in our house this year – we’ve nearly finished the first floor!

As always, thanks for stopping by! And special thanks to The Domestic Fringe for being my most frequent commenter – I read everyone’s comments and they always make me smile! : )

My 10 most visited posts this year were:

1. Day Trip to St. Andrews, Scotland


2. I’m on (Kitchen) Island Time!


3. Kitchen: Before and After Photos


4. DIY Tutorial: How to Refinish an Old Dresser


5. Upcycled Cabinet Door Artwork Tutorial


6. A Vegetable Garden Baby Shower


7. Spray Painting Mason Jars


8. Party Ideas for a Swanky Magazine Swap


9. Doors, Handles, Knobs and Toes. (Knobs and Toes.): How to Install Cabinet Door Knobs


10. A Long-Overdue Bedroom Update


Guest Blogging at Mademoiselle Michael and A Special Anniversary!

I’m over here today guest-blogging for my BFF Mademoiselle Michael.

I’m giving brilliant advice about how to trick yourself into going to the gym

(Hardy-har-har. No really.)

Please stop by!

: )

Yesterday was the anniversary of momentous occasion.

Exactly one year ago we first looked at this house and put our offer in to buy it.

I was so sick that day. Like tissues-falling-out-of-all-your-pockets, red-chapped-nose, smells-like-cough-syrup sick.

It’s crazy how time flies.

Speaking of time flying, or flying at a sloth-like pace, our kitchen is 99.8% of the way completed!

Hopefully I will have some photos of the finished product to show you soon!

In other, other news. We have started shopping for couches. I already hate it.

Help! Where do you buy furniture?