lydia’s nursery

November 19, 2014

Well, friends, I think it’s finally time I got my bum in gear and posted pictures of baby girl’s nursery!  Since Lydia’s ten months old now, I figured I’d better post pictures of it before it’s time to change it into a big girl space.  To be fair, the nursery was 99% complete before she…

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entryway before + a mini revamp plan

October 30, 2014

We are in the midst of a little mini makeover for our foyer and I can’t tell you how excited I am to get it underway!  I’ve kept it pretty simple the last four years with a linen slipcovered console table, a pair of lamps and a grid gallery wall of framed book pages; it…

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the most incredibly priced, oversize outdoor lantern lights!

August 13, 2014

I’ve been on the hunt for some oversize lantern lights for my front porch for a while now; if you’ve been following, I won’t bore you with the details – I’ve posted about my search here, here and here.  I had finally decided on some copper beauties that were on major sale and then, in…

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5 easy ways to personalize your home

February 27, 2014

The number one question I always get from clients and friends who are decorating their homes is how to add a personal touch to their decor.  For me, it’s all about peppering your home with items that hold special meaning or express your style and personality.  Here are five easy ways to turn your house…

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nursery progress + a quick and easy before and after

December 16, 2013

It’s amazing how a few key items can really make a space feel like it’s pulled together, even if it’s not quite close to being finished!  Last week, I received my crib bedding and curtains for the nursery and not only did they both turn out even more amazing than I expected, but they really…

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simple christmas

December 13, 2013

Pregnancy has slowed me down considerably the last week and a half and I couldn’t be more grateful; it’s given me a chance to take my time and focus on things I haven’t had time for before (namely, anything in my own house!) Putting up my Christmas decorations has been one of the things I’ve…

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nursery progress + how to get the look of “board + batten”

October 29, 2013

Last Friday I hit 31 weeks in my pregnancy and realized in somewhat of a panic, I had very little time until Baby Girl arrives.  I’ve been thinking I have all the time in the world to get her nursery in order, but now I’m really beating feet to finish up and get it all…

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impromptu bar setup

August 30, 2013

The other night I had about 20 minutes notice that a handful of friends were stopping by after work – they were bringing pizza, we were supplying a few after dinner cocktails.  It’s times like these that I wish we had a fabulous, fully-stocked bar cart that I could just wheel into the dining room,…

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my simple summer mantle

August 8, 2013

Of all the things I change up in my house on what seems like a daily basis, the one thing that doesn’t really see too much action is my mantle .  The mirror we hung above it is so enormous, it makes enough of a statement without having to add too much else, and surprisingly,…

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my bookshelves, restyled

June 14, 2013

One of the benefits of the occasional bout of insomnia is all the things I get accomplished around the house in the middle of the night/wee hours of the morning. To say I am unbearable without a good night’s sleep is the understatement of the century, but when I see all the work I get…

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