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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Where Were You?

We have all been asked, many times. “Do you remember where you were?” 13 years ago today. The haunting images. The … [Continue Reading]

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

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 … [Continue Reading]

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Canvas And Leather Accessories That Are Popular This Fall

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 … [Continue Reading]

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Can Of Shellac On Your DIY Paint Shelf!

Happy Labor Day!  It is crazy, isn’t it? Crazy how it has flown by.  Regardless of the calendar, reality is that summer is over.  I love … [Continue Reading]

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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...]

Help Me Choose My Breakfast Nook Chandelier

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Small spaces can sometimes take a while to makeover.  It is almost like you only have one chance to get it right because every detail stands out.  They can blend, and possibly get lost, in a large room, but in a small room?  Every piece is a star in its own way. I’ve mentioned that I am changing the look of my breakfast area … [Read more...]

The Outback

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Last weekend, we traveled the road that leads to nowhere to get two weeks from everywhere (as they say.)  We did our annual gathering in the Oregon Outback, on the other side of the mountains.  I was planning on sharing it all earlier this week but I was still on vacation so to speak. The “family camping compound” … [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: 2 Simple Summer Presentations With 2 Basic Paper Plates

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Oh my gosh, I am finally starting to take advantage of the slow-pace-of-summer and have to say, I have welcomed it with open arms.  I’ve let myself sleep until 6:30 or 7:00 on some days and haven’t rushed myself to get out the door.  I have spent a few days here and there with Joey, out and about, doing a lot of nothing.  But it … [Read more...]