Dining room lighting update

I’ve been wanting to update my dining room lighting since we bought this grand ol’ home in 2010. Lighting plays such a big part in the overall ambiance of a room! And as a complete ambiance geek, it was making me a little cuckoo. If you’re new around here, our home is a 1908 Craftsman…

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My Dining Room Centerpiece

I love pumpkins! This was my centerpiece from last year, pretty much pumpkin centric. lol But I just wasn’t feeling it this Fall for my dining room centerpiece. All I could think about were deep, reds, blues, golds and greens in a brass compote. I used a few of the flowers from last years arrangement…

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Why does it take courage to be ourselves?

Absolute strangers will walk up to me when I’m out and about, and comment to me about my hair. It’s the weirdest thing and though it’s been going on for years, it still surprises me. What do they comment about? Well, it used to be how long and full my hair was lol but those…

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My big mistake (before & after)

I knew better. But I was in a hurry. I can’t even remember why. I had purchased an outdoor wrought iron couch and two chairs (at an estate sale, of course) and I wanted to put them in my living room. I know. Sounds weird but stay with me. The couch was a four-seater, the…

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One word is not enough.

If I asked you to describe yourself, would you use just one word? Can one word really capture all that you are? I don’t even know you personally but I’m pretty sure the length and breadth of who you are cannot be summed up in a single, solitary word. Three to five words? Maybe. I’ve…

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It’s finally time…

Remember back in March when I shared with you all that I was working on something (for you) that I was a little nervous about putting out into the world? Remember when I said it was pretty “out of the box” but I was working on it in hopes that it would be useful to…

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Update: Spring Project

Just before the holidays last year, we stopped all the work on the kitchen, pulled up the drop cloths and decided to take some time off from the renovation. After the holidays I was sick for a month straight and spent the next month or so after that, making up for lost time. That brings…

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Give that idea… wings!

I’m working on something. Something for you, in fact!  Something that involves fabric, foam board, polyfil and glue. And a wee bit of courage. :-) I’ve been thinking about doing this for quite awhile. But it’s pretty out-of-the-box, I’ve never seen it done before.  It kept going over and over in my mind because I…

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I think it’s time/your color story.

I sat down tonight to write a post about decorating for Spring and I thought to myself- I wonder if I’m going to get more questions on how to figure out a color scheme (story) for their home? It happens nearly every time I write about home design and decor, because that’s where it all…

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diy greenery with vintage planter

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience, that I make a small commission off of (at no additional cost to you) should you choose to purchase from them. I’ve mentioned before that my husband and I decided to move downtown over eight years ago, we had just bought a 1908 Craftsman bungalow. She was…

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