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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DIY: grid gallery wall

July 12, 2011

Decorating a large expanse of wall or even one with a vaulted ceiling used to frustrate the heck out of me, but I quickly learned there is power in numbers.  A gallery wall of your favorite photos or artwork hung in a grid pattern packs a huge visual punch and makes a beautiful display. Remember…

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