happy memorial day!

May 27, 2012

Remembering our friends and so many others who made the ultimate sacrifice, today and always.  You are never forgotten… And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave.  For glory lights the soldier’s tomb and beauty weeps the brave. -Joseph Drake-

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happy new year!

January 4, 2012

  I’m a little late, but I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are off to a great start in 2012!  I hadn’t planned on taking last week off from blogging, but it was a much needed break to disconnect completely (with the exception of a few pins here and there).  2011 was…

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merry christmas!

December 23, 2011

It’s time to pack it in and do nothing but enjoy the next few days with my furbaby and my wonderful hubby.  May the spirit of the Christmas season be with you always! Merry Christmas!

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a fabulous reader’s christmas

December 21, 2011

Yesterday, I stopped over at my good friend and client, Krista’s, house and thought her Christmas decorations were too lovely not to share!  Especially after an email I received last week from a reader asking if I ever came across homes that were decorated with children in mind…Krista’s got two little ones of her own…

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decked out for the holidays

December 20, 2011

While checking out my Pinterest page this morning, I came across this gorgeous, light-filled bedroom, decorated for Christmas, via Traditional Home (surprisingly, the only home decor magazine I don’t subscribe to, which explains how I missed it): I had to check out the rest of the house and it was equally beautiful.  What I love…

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our house at christmas

December 19, 2011

Christmas seemed to creep up on me this year before I knew it!  We usually get our tree right after Thanksgiving, but I’ve been so busy with work that we didn’t start decorating until almost two weeks later.  I didn’t go all out like I usually do, but I’m happy with how the house looks…

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dreaming of a white christmas

December 16, 2011

  Last year, we got ten inches of snow the day after Christmas (above).  Living in the southeastern part of the country, it was definitely an unexpected, but lovely surprise.  I had a wicked case of bronchitis, but that didn’t stop me from donning ten layers of warm clothes and venturing outside to take pics. …

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wreath envy

December 14, 2011

I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for a beautiful wreath and this holiday season, there have been quite a few that have tickled my fancy.  Forget the articificial evergreens; check out some of these beautiful options.  Most are surprisingly easy to make yourself! Erika of Urban Grace used gold spray paint and ticking stripe ribbon to…

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5 ways to dress up craft paper gift wrap

December 9, 2011

I am not the best gift wrapper.  Despite major OCD and general anal retentiveness, I’m surprisingly one of the worst-I can never get those corners super crisp or use less than half a roll of tape on each package.  So, I have resorted to diverting attention away from my average-wrapped packages with fabulous details, instead. …

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diy: forcing paperwhites

December 6, 2011

Paperwhites are one of my favorite parts of Christmas decorating.  They are so easy to plant and it’s fun to watch them grow each day, but the best part are the fragrant blooms that last well after Christmas.  I usually see them grown in pea gravel, but I’ve always had the best luck growing them…

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