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...]

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...]

How We Repurposed An Unknown Object Into Our New Kitchen Chandelier

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Switching gears mid-makeover-stream is a must.  I mean, sticking with an original plan is way too easy. Chaos breeds creativity. Or is it the other way around? A few weeks ago, I showed you the finalists in my hunt for a new chandelierover my breakfast nook table.  I had narrowed it down to the first option, and was … [Read more...]

New Pendant Lights In The Kitchen

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Let There Be Light! Well, different light anyway.   Five years ago, when we built this house, we were at the very end of the process and almost ready for inspection.  All we had left to do was purchase the remainder of our lights and install them.  Have I told you this already??? Anyway, at this point, we just wanted to … [Read more...]

The Kitchen Is Painted – See What Color I Chose…

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Ahhh……nothing makes a space feel fresher than a coat of paint.   We built our house five years ago and when we hit that five-year mark, it is like all the rooms started taunting me, demanding that they get some touch ups.  If you know me, I’m always happy to oblige when it comes to working on my home even if my schedule … [Read more...]

I Have Narrowed Down My Kitchen Paint Color Choices To These…

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Slowly but surely things are moving along in the kitchen.  I so wish it could be a priority but as you all know – work comes first.  Well…and there was that Disney thing.  ha! It is my goal to find a day this week to paint the walls so that means I better get it in gear and select a color. Right now, I have a … [Read more...]

A Head Start To My Summer Thanks To My Kids

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Good morning! I’ve got one question for you… Spiderman or Captain America? ***crickets*** My Mother’s Day started Saturday evening with dinner and a movie - the best part of which is dumping a box of Milk Duds into my popcorn. That is a big treat for me! Anyway, Spiderman was the movie of choice and I … [Read more...]

Can You Guess What Phase One Of My Breakfast Nook Makeover Is?

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Five.  That is how many years it has been since we built our house. And that is how long my nook has been waiting for some attention. nook noun 1.a corner, as in a room. 2.any secluded or obscure corner. 3.any small recess: a breakfast nook. 4.any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a … [Read more...]

My Redstone & Violet Window

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Hey! So you may notice some quirkiness on the blog today.  As I mentioned before, it is getting a few upgrades and will be in an under semi-construction mode for a bit.  But it shouldn’t mess up your visit so just ignore it. source We had a couple of days of sunshine last week. Teaser days. But it was enough … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree(s) Oh Christmas Tree(s) With Squirrels, Snowshoes and Wooden Skis

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Good morning! Is there anything better than a Christmas tree?  Growing up, we would ALWAYS go up into the woods and cut our own.  We would NEVER buy a tree.  I remember wanting to go into town and buy a tree so badly – to have the “perfect” tree instead of those uneven, untrimmed trees that came “from the wild.”  … [Read more...]