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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new hutch is in!

November 28, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Turkey Day!  We spent the long weekend in what felt like food and alcohol-induced comas and it was wonderful to do nothing but spend time with family!  From the time we chose and tweaked the floorplan for our home I knew I wanted a hutch in the breakfast area…

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around my house…

November 21, 2011

…things are a tad bit crazy!  Aside from trying to finish a job for a client before Thursday, I’m also hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year, which means I’m planning dinner, cleaning the house and trying to finish up a few odds and ends before family gets in town.  I had a post all…

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big change in an itty, bitty space

October 25, 2011

While I usually find decorating large, open spaces more challenging than smaller ones, I have been contemplating how to go about tackling a 4.5 foot by 3 foot space in my home for the last year…the uninspiring toilet room.  There are plenty of other spaces in the house that need addressing, but I thought this…

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busy bee

October 17, 2011

This weekend I crossed a lot of items of my to-do list, the biggest being planting a bunch of 5-gallon bushes down the one side of my house!  I made a trip back here and spent a mere $140 on 25 plants, which I piled in the hubby’s truck: As I pulled up to pay,…

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new shades, big difference

September 7, 2011

I love using black as an accent color.  Picture frames, furniture, even lighting look so chic in black, so when I scored these lamps on sale a few months ago, I knew black shades would add a little punch to my entryway.  Believe it or not, it’s pretty hard to find extra large black drum…

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almost done!

August 31, 2011

Our corner built-ins are officially done! I still have to finish filling in nail holes and putting a final coat of paint on them, but I am SO happy with how awesome they look!  (Please excuse the TV…the cable cords aren’t long enough to reach any further, so the whole thing is sitting right in…

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corner built-ins

August 22, 2011

I can’t believe I’m showing you this, but I might as well keep it real…this is the what the TV “situation” has been in our living room since we moved in a year ago: Surround sound speakers, tons of cords and a large TV, all sitting on an old coffee table that I used to…

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my master bath plan

August 18, 2011

Last year, when we built our new home, I knew exactly what I wanted in every part of the house.  I like to think that working with me was a builder’s dream, because, even before ground was broken, I had already picked paint colors, tile, hardwoods, cabinet style, granite, even which way to run all…

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