gettin’ my christmas on

December 11, 2012

This is the first time in the nine years my hubby and I have been together that we will be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas apart.  By military standards, that is quite a feat!  So, since it’s just me and my furbaby, I decided to keep the decorations simple.  The only thing I bought, besides the…

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thank you cottages + bungalows magazine!

December 5, 2012

A great big thank you to Jickie Torres of Cottages & Bungalows magazine for featuring my home in their January issue!  I hadn’t even realized it had already hit newsstands so I was thrilled to see it while skimming through it in the grocery store earlier today! What a great start to an already fabulous…

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t is for texture

October 5, 2012

I write a lot about how natural materials add a lot of warmth, but texture is a component that can also completely transform your entire space.  The beautiful images I posted the other day are a great example of this.  Handscraped hardwood floors, planked walls, nubby linen and natural or woven area rugs all add…

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my swimming pool

August 16, 2012

This week has been as crazy and hectic as it has been long.  I’m knee-deep in a very exciting project, but, since we just started this week, I am no where near ready to share details…yet.   So, instead, I thought I’d post some pictures of our in-ground pool today.  As I posted before, when we…

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living room details

August 8, 2012

Thank you so much for all the super sweet comments and emails about my living room post yesterday!  I am overwhelmed by your kind words and have my butt in gear to show the rest of my house soon, I promise!  In the meantime, a lot of you had questions about the products I used,…

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my living room sneak peek!

August 7, 2012

I had planned on posting a fun DIY today, but since I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking to see more of my home, I am posting some sneak peeks of my living room, instead!  Even though we built this house two years ago, there is a lot of stuff left to do, thus…

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our screened-in porch plan

June 14, 2012

We’ve been in our house two years now and are finally getting around to the screened-in porch off our living room.  We live in the south, where the weather is pretty nice for all but maybe two months out of the year and we use the porch a lot. In the Spring and Fall, the…

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before + after: my corner built-ins

April 17, 2012

It’s time I started keeping up with posting finished projects around my house, so first up are my corner built-ins in our family room! You might remember this is how we watched TV for the first year we were in our home: You can’t really tell in the photo below, but this was a tricky…

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touches of green on gray days

February 8, 2012

Typically, I gravitate toward anything and everything BLUE, but with winter in full effect (or, as chilly as it’s going to get here in the southeast), I’ve turned to fresh greens to brighten the cold, gray days of winter.  My luck with houseplants has been 50-50…I have one that has been with me since I…

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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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