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minimal fall decorating

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I've share this before, but I thought it was worth sharing again.  I'm not big on decorating for each season.  I think in the world of Pinterest and blogs, it's easy to feel like you have to do a bunch of projects and crafts for birthdays, parties and especially during the holiday season.  As I've been immersed in that world and holidays seem to blur into one another as I'm dying Easter eggs in  (read more …)

getting my house back

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As many of you know, we put our house on the market back in April and it didn't sell.  We didn't even get an offer.  So, we decided to stay put, work towards some goals and look for a commercial space to use as a studio for our business.  We found an awesome one and moved into it a couple of weeks ago. Getting all of the business stuff out of the house and getting some separation between the  (read more …)

More of the guest room…

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Before I show you more pictures of the guest room makeover, I have to share some exciting news.  A few weeks ago, we took our house off the market and decided to stay in our current home for a few more years.  We were still left with the fact that our business needed space beyond our basement (and every part of the house it takes over), so we started looking for a commercial space.  Well, I just  (read more …)

updating the living room

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It's been a tough week to get into a groove for me.  On Monday, we took the boys to Hershey Park to squeeze some fun into the last days of summer.  The boys were home on Tuesday, which was a day filled with cleaning, laundry, packing book bags and getting ready to start the school year on the right foot.  By the time Wednesday hit, I was ready to get to work, but I was so behind and was feeling  (read more …)

Upcoming home projects

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Since we've decided to stay in our current home, we're picking up on our home project list.  But we are looking at it a little differently, because we know we want to put the house back on the market in a few years, so we want the changes we make to really count and help it sell.  There are also things I want to do to share on the blog and to enjoy this house while we're here.  So, here's what  (read more …)

rugs are my nemesis

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When decorating a room, I really struggle with area rugs.  I'm sure that was evident in my family room... Yeah, I know.  I still love those rugs, but they just weren't working. That's why I have a tendency to buy, sell and swap rugs pretty regularly.  I struggle with finding the perfect pattern that fits my style, colors that work with the fabrics I already have going on and finding a  (read more …)

house selling & hunting update

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When I wrote about making changes and giving away my piano, many of you assumed our house had sold and we're moving. Well, I wish this post was confirming that, but it's not.  Our house did not sell and we are not moving.  In fact, we've taken our house off the market. We've had our house on the market for three months and haven't had one showing.  Not one person even looked at our house.  Mean  (read more …)

le bon lait, a bed frame & peppers

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I have to admit that this purchase was a total impulse buy.  A few weeks ago, I was looking through Furniture Feature Friday links to pick out my favorites.  As I was scanning through the thumbnails, I clicked on this table makeover inspired by Country Living by Kathy of South of Main... My eyes were immediately drawn to the Normandie milk bottle.  Oh, I would love that for photo shoots and to  (read more …)