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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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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