4 tips to boost the mood in your home

Spring time is often the time when we want a little change. The long days of Winter are winding down, we’re putting away the thick blankets and down filled jackets, pulling back the curtains and welcoming the long awaited sunshine. I don’t know how it is for you, but Spring makes me feel energized and…

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The definition of Success

As a textbook introvert, I spend a good deal of time, introvert-ing. Lol Over the past few years I challenged myself on my definition of success. I don’t believe there is one definition for success and I definitely don’t believe it’s the definition that society has given it: Mansions, fast cars, yachts, designer watches/shoes/handbags and…

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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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How To Style Series: Couch Pillows

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience that I make a small commission from (at no cost to you), should you choose to make a purchase from these links. With Pinterest and Instagram just a click away, we are bombarded with images of perfectly styled couch pillows from distant lands. Ok, maybe not distant…

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My (Almost) Spring Centerpiece

I know, I know, you’re thinking it’s a bit early for Spring anything, right? Actually, it’s not necessarily a Spring centerpiece, it’s just a lighter, fresher centerpiece than what I had, that happens to feature flowers, so let’s just go with it. :-) I love Winter, I look forward to it all year long. In…

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The (un)finished home

I follow a lot of other folks on Instagram who are also renovating and restoring old homes. Ours is a 1908 Craftsman Bungalow, others are renovating farmhouses and making homes of buildings that were formerly businesses. There’s something we all have in common, that feeling that the work is never done. We cheer each other…

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(Happy) New Year?

I had big plans for the last two weeks. I was going to do a live house tour of my Christmas decorations on facebook, I was going to shoot, edit and air my next installment of Q & A in the Car with Catrina, I was going to put in two solid work days on…

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When you can’t find your Christmas Spirit

(An affiliate link is used in this post. If you purchase from this link, I will receive a small commission, at no cost to you)  I love Christmas. I’ve said it before. But last week, I found myself stressed out and absolutely not in the Christmas mood. I look forward to this time of year,…

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My home = Me

It’s been said, more than a few times, that our homes are reflections of who we are. As in, the current state of your home is a mirror of your current state of mind, what’s going on, on the inside. If you’re honest with yourself, would you agree with that statement? This maaaay or may…

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The trouble with ‘neutral.’

I have a love/hate relationship with trends. It’s always fun to see ‘popular’ designers make their predictions for the year and  introduce new and tried and true ideas to the mainstream. The trouble begins when we start listening to and following the ideas of ‘experts’ instead of our own intuition. Then there’s the ‘pack mentality’,…

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