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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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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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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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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Relaxed Modern + Boho

This post contains affilate links for your conveniece that I make a small commission from (at no cost to you), should you choose to make a purchase from these links. I recently put together a list of home decor accessories for a client and decided I would share the pieces with you, too! Their home…

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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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Your best color

If it wasn’t obvious before, I am definitely a fan of color. I think color makes the world go ’round and has the power to make or break any room in any house or building, or any outfit, for that matter. Color can depress you or make you feel optimistic, it can deflate you or…

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