Seeing This Makes Me Want To Build Another House – Again…

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Have I said that before?  Oh boy, I need some deja vu antihistamines.  STAT. I’m itching like crazy.  No, not the 7-year-marriage itch (I’ve been married 27 years after all) but the 5-year-housing itch. If I look back on our home history, it seems as though I’m ready to make a change about every 5 years.  And after … [Read more...]

Canvas And Leather Accessories That Are Popular This Fall

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There are some major players in the fall.  Big time players such as canvas and leather. Texture is a big part of decorating for any season, any reason and one way to incorporate a variety of textures is through textiles. Fabrics on pillows, poufs, ottomans and things like that. Things like these…   As you can … [Read more...]

Chill Out!

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Just calm down people. Seriously.  Chill. Out. I know you are chomping at the bit to see my new textiles that I’ll be carrying for fall. All that canvas. All that leather. All that coolness. So very chill. These incredible pillows will be in the store next week.   They are 42” x 30” … [Read more...]

In The Store: Fall Preview 2014

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I’ve been at the store all week getting it ready for the new retail season.  Can you believe August is almost over?  Craaaazzzzy.  Gone are the summer accents of citrus hues, beach inspired treasures and outdoor activities. While I can feel the change in the air, it seems odd to walk into my store and smell the fall … [Read more...]

Getting Ready…

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It is time. Time for the fall inventory to be unpacked and on the shelves.  I’ve spent the last two days getting the store ready and tomorrow it will start to be fall-i-fied.  Harvest. Natural woods. Seasonal scents. Signage. Textiles. And a lot more. It is a tough job, but somebody has to … [Read more...]

10 Last Minute 4th Of July Entertaining Ideas

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It happened, didn’t it?  The day before your 4th of July festivities got here and you still aren’t ready.  I’m not sure how you all deal with that.  I wouldn’t have a clue as it has never happened to me. Never. - yeah, that would be a gazillion bolts of electricity from the lightning that just struck. I’m pretty … [Read more...]

DIY: Denim Banner With A Secret Twist

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A good pair of jeans goes a long way, don’t you think?  I mean, seriously, is there anything more useful for repurposing than denim?  And denim does not discriminate.  We all have denim – regardless of age or size.  It is an American staple. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and  - denim. Although we may wear denim … [Read more...]

DIY: Stained & Planked American Flag

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For being as old as I am, I remember third grade music class with Mr. Bullard pretty darn well.  Vying for position to play the maracas and xylophone, singing my favorite song at the time - “Don Gato” – and always ending class with a little patriotic sing-along… You're a grand old flag, You're a high flying flag And forever … [Read more...]

How To Layer Furniture In A Few Easy Steps. Say What?!

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Sometimes something just needs a little oomph to take it over the top. Sometimes however, we can sit, stare and struggle to determine what that “something” is. This girl sits and stares and struggles often. At home, I am always moving things around, bringing “new” things out and putting “old” things away for another … [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...]