Technical Difficulties In Progress

  I have been experiencing technical difficulties. Computers.  Printers.  The works. Such a … [Continue Reading]

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DIY: Quick & Easy Fall Centerpiece

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? … [Continue Reading]

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DIY: I Finally Got A Clue!

We spent hours in the hallway.  That long hallway that connected the living room to the three bedrooms in my childhood home where years … [Continue Reading]

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DIY: Wall Mount Bottle Opener Board

Do you ever find yourself asking the question? You know the one… “Seriously, just how hard is it to walk it to the garbage … [Continue Reading]

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10 Unique DIY’s Created From…Leaves!

The weekend is almost here and can I just speak for all of us when I say… … whoop whoop! If you are lucky enough to live in an area … [Continue Reading]

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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...]

Furniture Debut: The Pioneer

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  …Now all the prairie and the plain Are waving field of golden grain: Look till eve, from early morn See all the valleys clad with corn. Grey haired sires and young men brave, Maidens fair and matrons grave, Children bright and babies sweet, At Harvest Home each year we meet…   That is an excerpt from R.H. … [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...]

Furniture Debut: The Doublets

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Sometimes, one is indeed the loneliest number and to get a match made in heaven, it takes two to tango. Well, something like that anyway.  In other words, I painted two tables. And  I called them The Doublets. I wanted them to look timeless.     …and since the tables themselves are … [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...]

Sharing Some Vacation Pictures…

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Hey there!  It is time to get back to work now that our Disney World / Universal Orlando vacation has come to an end.  It was a busy week since we opened the parks – and closed the parks – but it was so much fun that we ignored how tired we were!  We met up with friends the first few days we were there which made it even … [Read more...]

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up…

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This post is for all of you who are raising boys. First, take a look at this…   That was Joey and his buddy racing against each other at a baseball game the other night. And this is what immediately followed as a result of that race…   In reference to Dr. Seuss... Thing One: A separated … [Read more...]