“Shiplap” in the Powder Room

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It seems that the hit show fixer-upper on HGTV is all the rage. I absolutely love Joanna Gaines's style. It's casual and comfortable but also very put together. I love how she repurposes things and breathes life into spaces with use of old funky things. When we built our house last summer I really wanted to do something kind of funky and … [Read more...]

A French Country Inspired Kitchen: Reader Redesign

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Good news....my knee is on the mend....and Stella has spent the last few days apologizing...in her own special way:) Sometimes I miss the mark....and this moodboard was one of those times. What I had envisioned for this client was not exactly to her liking. She loved some of what I put together....but she was going for a different vibe. That is one … [Read more...]

10 creative ways to use chalkboard paint

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Hey all! Been to the orthodontist….with both kids…in the past week. Twins in braces…at the same time. #expensiveweek. :) Totally worth it thought…they will thank us…in 20 years:) Haven’t had a huge opportunity to sit down and write….but I have been working on a few fun things that I will share soon. I am looking forward to taking a break in a … [Read more...]

Using giftwrap to dress open shelves

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We have lived in our new home for about 6 months now. I would say that 90 percent of our decisions with the design of this house have worked out perfectly for our family. As always, there are few things that you might like to change and if I had to do over again I probably would tweak a few things. I'm going to be sharing with you a few of those … [Read more...]

Train Station Playhouse

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It’s snowing…like a lot…and school is probably cancelled again tomorrow. I feel like we have been pretty lucky this winter….so I am just going to try to enjoy staying in my jammies for a few days…hope it is warmer where you are! I am busy working out the final details for this year’s charity playhouse I told you about last week. It is really … [Read more...]

Unique Chandeliers for Family room

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Thank you so much for all the excitement about the horseshoe panel holders. It really makes me so happy when I share something with you that you get excited about also. It's fun to think out of the box like that and share ideas that not only become part of your space but also become part of your conversations. Those are the things that I think make … [Read more...]

Horseshoe Curtain Holders (DIY unique window hardware)

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I think its really funny how my brain works. When it came to deciding on what to do for my windows in this new family room I was a little bit stumped. I didn't want anything that would take away from the architecture of the room. I didn't want anything too simple. I wanted something that could handle the height of the ceilings which are 11 feet … [Read more...]

Casual Christmas Decor

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It really feels like Christmas has snuck up on us this year. I probably say that every year…but with moving and a very busy beginning of school year it just seems that it's hard to believe that we are midway into December. I share these pictures with you to inspire you….not to stress you out. Please know that when you see all the fabulous blog home … [Read more...]

Traditional Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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What a week we have ahead of us….sadly my husband’s grandfather passed away last week. We have his funeral tomorrow. He was probably the kindest man I will ever know…and his grandson surely takes after him. He lived a full life and for that we are all very thankful. I wanted to share our Christmas porch in case you wanted some ideas for your … [Read more...]

Rustic Thanksgiving Table & DIY candles

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Talk about one-stop shopping! With Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining coming up, I wanted to create a beautiful yet simple DIY centerpiece with common household items. I think I succeeded! To make this tablescape, you'll need just a few things from your local True Value hardware and grocery stores, but other than that it's an inexpensive, rustic … [Read more...]