10+ Decorating Trends That May – Or May Not – Be On Their Way Out.

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OMG.  Chevrons and ombre.  It was all sooooooo last year.  I mean, can we please come up with something new to turn into a DIY and decorating trend? Like Jimmy Fallon says… “ew.” Ok. Stop! I’m just kidding!! It just all makes me laugh because I know there are certain trends people are tired of but don’t want to … [Read more...]

Why It Is Important To Put The EXTRA In Ordinary When Creating Storage

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In the process of creating a home, we all have the same non-discriminatory demand for something important. We can never get enough of it. Never. We are always wanting more.  Trying to find ways to make it happen. And that one common desire is…… STORAGE!   It does not matter how big your house is, how … [Read more...]

How I Repurposed A Spring Item For My Fall Decor

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Are your closets cluttered with decor items for each season?  I know how you feel.  I am somebody that hates clutter, yet I find myself fighting the fight all the time. It drives me crazy. Spring here.  Summer there.  Fall and winter EVERYWHERE… …in a neat and orderly, chaotic sort of way. But, I’m vulnerable.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Fast, Fun & Spirited Halloween Decor…And Then Some

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Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  Any fall activities? John and I traveled to Pasadena to go to the Oregon v. UCLA football game – and watch a great win. Aside from our flight being delayed for four hours on the way home, it was a great weekend.  We did a little bit of shopping and a lot of eating.  A quick … [Read more...]

How To Decorate For The Seasons Using Associations, Not Cliches

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Okay.  It is confession time. How many of you have gone overboard when decorating for fall, or any season?    So overboard that when you walk into the room it feels like every marketable gimmick has just arrived at your doorstep? I think we have all been guilty of it at some point.  It is easy to do, especially … [Read more...]

How To Display Seasonal Potpourri In A Beautiful Way

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One of my favorite things about fall is color. It is everywhere.  Vibrant.  Fresh.  Diverse. Even if you aren’t one to add touches of the season to the inside of your home, it is all there the minute you walk outside your door. For the lucky ones who live where there are four seasons, it is everywhere.  … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: The Pantry

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Ahhhh… today is a day of makeovers. Furniture and computers. But who wants to talk about computers, right?  It is back to full function, without viruses, and that is all that matters! So let’s talk furniture instead. This piece was acquired from a lavender farm near Salem, Oregon.  And it was in rough shape.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Quick & Easy Fall Centerpiece

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Can I bring you coffee and flowers to celebrate the official start of fall?  I mean, it truly is a celebration. Don’t you think? We get to celebrate our favorite things about the season. Things such as… Lingering at your favorite farmstand, taking in all the colors… Zipping up those worn leather … [Read more...]

DIY: I Finally Got A Clue!

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We spent hours in the hallway.  That long hallway that connected the living room to the three bedrooms in my childhood home where years of playing hot potato with a balloon, keep-away with someone’s prized possession, or rolling a ball back and forth. In that same hallway was the typical mid-century home’s closet.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Wall Mount Bottle Opener Board

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Do you ever find yourself asking the question? You know the one… “Seriously, just how hard is it to walk it to the garbage can?” If you have children (or even a husband) I bet you ask it often.  Daily. Hourly. But, I guess I am the one to blame.  My brilliance, resourcefulness and … [Read more...]