Going to SNAP!

Going to SNAP!

updates on everything

updates on everything

HGTV.com Photoshoots

HGTV.com Photoshoots

a balance, a baby quilt & a pair of chairs

a balance, a baby quilt & a pair of chairs

Christmas in April

Christmas in April

photo shoot, a fever & finds


We had less than half of the trim completed in the family room and I had a photo shoot coming up, so today, Jeff and I were determined to finish it.  Part of it was the deadline, but another part of it was putting ourselves out of our miserly.  Having a half-finished DIY project hanging over your head gets old.   So, today we worked on getting it done.  I woke up with a stuffy head and … [Read more...]

original art | #imbornto curate


There was a time when I didn't care very much about original art. I actually went to a fine arts college, so I had the chance to attend galleries regularly.  I think it was even required, actually...  I'd stroll around the room, looking for a few minutes and then I'd find my friends and we'd go off to chat in a corner.  I just never appreciated it...until I owned my very first original oil … [Read more...]

Butcher Block Counters


A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about my dream for our kitchen.  I wanted to do a little something like this... Now, I fully acknowledged then (and now) that there wasn't a darn thing wrong with that kitchen.  The cabinets were a pretty hickory and the laminate counters were in great condition, the layout is awesome and even the linoleum floors were very nice.  It just wasn't my taste.  I … [Read more...]

FURNITURE FEATURE FRIDAY favorites & link party


Hey, everyone!  I am so sorry for all of the technical trouble we've had with this link party.  We've been trying different link party tools and, it's quite an involved story, but last week the code kept disappearing.  My "people" are working on it, so we can have this running smoothly each week.  For this week, you will have to click on the inLinkz logo to get to the party.  Just hang in there as … [Read more...]

updated kitchen pictures


Before we dive into the pictures, I had to share something funny.  My mom read my post from yesterday and immediately got her painting clothes ready.  You see, she helps me on Wednesday nights when the boys are at Awana and she knew after reading the post that we would be painting my guest room!  She knows me so well and was, of course, right.  We painted most of the guest room tonight.  I still … [Read more...]

Guest Room & Ironstone


Last night I asked Jeff if I could leave early for handbell practice, so I could pick up some paint on the way.  He gave me a look.  "What do you need paint for?"  I answered casually, "The guest room."  Usually me buying paint isn't a questionable event, but I have a lot on my plate right now and painting the guest room doesn't really need to be on that plate. It can be served with the cheese … [Read more...]

Show Business | part 3 : inventory, checkout & promotion


I've really enjoyed writing this series, I just have to say!  Sometimes it helps me a lot to talk through my own process.  Sometimes when I'm feeling overwhelmed with all of the stuff on my plate, it's fun to look through the pictures of the past and see how far this little business has come.  It's been quite an amazing journey. Anyway, this is part three of the series.  If you missed one and … [Read more...]

French chairs & the master bath


A few months ago, I curated some collections on eBay and shared them on my blog.  Now, I'm refreshing the ones that were the post popular...adding even more inspirational goodness and, this time, including vintage and antique finds that are similar to those I use in my home.  I found a set of French cane chairs almost exactly like the ones in my dining room... ...a similar stool and the exact … [Read more...]

installing a flagpole


About a year ago, we lost our flagpole in a storm...it may have even been during Hurricane Sandy.   The flagpole bracket was plastic and a strong wind finally snapped it off.  With everything else going on, it wasn't a priority to put up a new flagpole bracket, but finally, when it was 18 degrees outside, we decided to do it.  It's one of those 10 minute projects that often gets put on the back … [Read more...]

show business | part 2 : tagging & space planning


Today I'm continuing the series on "show business", aka being a vendor at an antique show/fair/market.  If you missed part one, you can check it out HERE.  In part two, we're going to talk about tagging (branding) and planning the space. If you haven't noticed, I'm a little in love with my tag.  There's something very exciting about seeing my logo and name on a tag, hanging from a piece I curated … [Read more...]

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