Furniture Placement Idea

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Hi there~  I have got my eye on a some furniture I’m drooling over at Crate & Barrel.  The reason we are in the market for new furniture is we notoriously purchase furniture that is either over or under sized for the room. And, then we  I complain about the sizing.  I have been “observing” for [Read more…]

Wood Spindles to Iron Spindles

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I am in love with this project: replacing our wood spindles with iron spindles.  This project is one of those projects that changed the entire look of our home. This is what we had in our house.  I don’t have a before picture.  Who knew I would be blogging about replacing 241 wood spindles with iron spindles? Our dream to [Read more…]

Window Inspiration

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I have windows on the mind.    So I am spending way too much  time looking for  window  ideas!  What did we do before Pinterest?  Here is the current state of my windows and the post is HERE .  Taking suggestions.   And, here’s some options I am loving: Wrong season, but loving this for next year.. actually [Read more…]

Entryway Refreshed

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Hey there~ Anyone wishing for spring?  I admit I usually hang onto the chilly February days. In fact, I think there should be a push to move Thanksgiving and Christmas back a month so we have the holiday lights to cheer us up in January!  Who wants to take that campaign on in 2016! Ha! [Read more…]

DIY Snowflake Blocks

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Hi there~ I feel like I am a little late to the Winter Décor theme going on over at Pinterest.  I am kind of  excited that winter decor in January and February is becoming it’s on recognized season.  It makes taking down the holiday decorations less of a let down and more like, “let’s bring [Read more…]

December: The month before the new year’s to- do list!

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Ahhh… December.. the month of parties, food, extra cocktails, almost empty rolls of wrapping paper? But, for me it’s the official start of the new year’s to-do list.  After spending the past 2 months decorating, hauling out decorations, moving furniture to accommodate the tree (and the sled) I notice the drywall gashes, the tired window [Read more…]

Stair Case Garland Ideas…

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Hi there- I found these stair case garland  ideas in October and I am just now sharing.  My original plan was to change the garland in my home after seeing a friend’s much simpler, cuter idea.  My middle child would call this plan, “hashtag suburban mom probs.”   I didn’t get any garland up this year on [Read more…]

What a photographer taught me about fruit

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Hopefully you are reading this with that great hook in the title.  One of my kids loves fruit. I buy fruit  in bulk because he will eat a 1/2 dozen Cutie oranges after school.  As always, when I buy fruits and veggies in bulk I am always faced with where to store the produce so the family eats it!  So this [Read more…]

Upcycle Tree Branches

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Hi There- Here’s a quick upcycled wreath I made using tree trunks and branches from a neighbor who recently trimmed his trees.  I asked if I could take some before it was hauled away. He couldn’t load my car fast enough. And, then the branches sat in my garage for a year! I up-cycled a broken frame, added [Read more…]

Last minute Thanksgiving decor idea! In the produce section!

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Farmer’s Markets are a great place and value for pumpkin-nizing your home! Pumpkin-nizing: Adding pumpkins to your porch and home. One can never have too many pumpkins!  I love these little pumpkins and use them around the house to add some quick fall décor.  Where is the funniest place you have added a pumpkin? Share in [Read more…]

Simple Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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Hi there-  I am joining in a Thanksgiving Décor blog hop  hosted by Emily and Erin at Elizabeth Joan Designs.  I start decorating for fall over Labor Day weekend, add a few witches and ghosts in October, and  return to autumn.  This is why pumpkins and the often overlooked, under valued gourd, are my go  [Read more…]

DIY Monogram Template for Cheap : 2 Minute Idea Tuesday

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Here is a simple DIY monogram template idea for cheap!  My  local printer is a great resource for convenience and value for my crafty side!  I love monograms, but I am limited to an 8×10 on my printer.  And, I can’t stay focused long enough to learn how to print 4 images to make one 16×20 [Read more…]