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Well, the flurry of activity will be prolonged for a few more days…fortunately.  My original deadline for the photos has been extended.  Whew!  I was going to make it, but I was definitely going to be limping to the finish line.  I feel like with a few extra days, I can make the photos even better.

 I started out the morning by moving things around in my office to make room for hanging wallpaper.  I brought in a professional for the job for a few reasons…  One: I have never hung wallpaper before and this is unpasted paper, two: I have dozens of other things I need to get done in a short period of time, and three: the paper is for a special project and it’s not a time for me to expand my DIY horizons.  I couldn’t help myself, though, and I was soon up on a ladder, priming the wall for the paper while the pro set up his equipment.  The pasting and hanging happens tomorrow.

Here’s a peek of the paper…


It’s devine and I can’t wait to see it up!

I’ve been working on some furniture makeovers for the book (and then to sell at Lucketts) and I’m so pleased with the finish on the piece I painted yesterday…



…and here are a couple other quick looks at things I’m working on…




Ah!  I wish I could show you everything, but I really want the content in the book to be fresh.  It’s going to be such a release when it’s finally all out there!  Well, it’s just a few more days and then I’ll be able to show the things I’m working on again.

I went out shopping for props and supplies this afternoon and I’m ready to get back to the photo shoots tomorrow.  It was fun shopping for myself.  I found an awesome pharmacy cabinet, some ironstone and some linens and plates for table settings.  It’s always fun to have new things to play with.

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  1. Girl, your sneak peeks are killing me! Can’t wait for the book to be out!

  2. Can’t wait for that book to be published! We all know it’s going to be fabulous!
    Carol in GA

  3. Can’t wait to get your book!! The green of that wallpaper is beautiful I can’t wait to see it up. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  4. I am sooooo looking forward to your book release. That wallpaper is so gorgeous and fresh looking.

  5. Donna Courtney says:

    Cannot wait for the book! Quick question, the table, did you get the crackle with a hairdrier? I love it!!! Exactly the look I want for a bench, that I have been wanting to paint. What a pop of gorgeous color that wallpaper is going to create, love it! :) Donna

  6. LOVING the wallpaper…gorgeous green!!!

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  7. Can’t wait! A pharmacy cabinet? Sounds amazing!

  8. You are so mean…just to give us a tiny little taste…..can’t wait…

  9. can you tell us where you got the wallpaper? or even list a few good online sources? i am on the hunt for some for a few projects, but cannot find a good source. thanks!

  10. Lynn Ehrlich says:

    Looking forward to buying your book! I will see you at Luckets in the spring!


  11. oh but it all looks lovely! Can’t wait! Will there be a pre-order on the book somewhere? will you be selling it here? I know you will let us know all the details I’m just impatient – LOL! Don’t mind me!

  12. FUN!!!

  13. Another great sneak peek you are starting kill me. I can’t wait to the see the end result.

  14. nance says:

    I am so impressed that you can get the book done in such a short amount of time. I can hardly wait to see it Congrats to you!!

  15. Marion,
    Stop teasing us LOL.I can’t wait to see your book.I hope you have some time to chillax this weekend.

  16. Girl, you just need to tell me where you live so I can come see all your things. Your talent is something I wish I had. I love reading your blog and seeing what all you’ve accomplished! You are awesome!

  17. I can tell you are having a crazy, fun, hectic, exciting time. I’m so excited for you- I love seeing God’s blessings poured out on His children. :)

  18. Barbara says:

    What a tease! :)

  19. I love the table corner and I can’t wait to see the whole thing! Can’t wait to see the whole book — truth be told! And your wallpaper does look divine.

  20. Just so excited for all of it! Can’t wait!!

  21. I don’t get envious very often. That wallpaper makes me envious….

  22. That sneak peek is just crackling with excitement. Groan! Love that finish!

  23. Mis Ellie says:

    I just love that wall paper. I caught a corner of it on the wall in your pharmacy cabinet revel post and have been scanning your site to find info on it. It’s just what I want to match the paint in the kitchen. Can’t wait to see and know more. You always find great stuff when you go ‘out’.
    Miss Ellie

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