Should Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Match?

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I thought it would be fun to share a recent email and let you all answer it: Hi Nester, My husband and I just put an offer on a house. It’s a fixer upper, so if our offer is accepted, we will be putting a lot of work into it. Here’s my problem. Our downstairs […]

Bird Watching

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Happy Birthday {yesterday} Gitz Today, read this. And then just do what she asks.  

Decorating Truths From Tony Detroit

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He takes photos around Detroit and posts them on instagr.am. Most people would quickly walk past an old abandoned house or dilapidated building or a rotting chair against a moldy wall and only see a depressing mess. He finds the story and shares it with us. Art takes risk.  Risking knowing that everyone can’t appreciate […]

Process:: Slow Decorating

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Do you allow things in your home to change over time? Sometimes we are so obsessed with finishing something, we don’t enjoy the process and we aren’t open to things happening organically. And we would never dare share or enjoy something that is unfinished, at least not without lots of excuses and apologies and disclaimers. […]

Lived in Chic :: It’s Beautiful

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Lindsey has no idea I’m going to talk about her house today.  But, it has to be done. Last week Lindsay shared some photos of her house with a post called Get Real { A House Tour}. And she showed photos of her house as is.  Nothing new, we’ve all seen bloggers show their real […]

National {not really} Take A Risk Day

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Andre Gide We don’t risk because it’s easy or normal or natural, we risk because of hope. Hope comes in all sorts of packages and I can’t wait to see what you’ve done in your home or otherwise~the good, […]

I’m Fine, How Are You?

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I’m beyond thrilled. My sister‘s been a writer her entire life.  Growing up, I was busy sneaking my mom’s jewelry box out of her room so that I could use it as a Barbie coffee table while my sister worked on short stories.  Short stories that were not assigned at school.  Short stories that she […]

We’ve Been Conditoned To Not Make Mistakes

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painting our bed: risk buying a rug online: risk hanging sheets on our windows: risk buying a chair from the thrift store without knowing where it will go: risk hanging a salvaged oversized lantern: risk painting the walls in a rental: risk Having a room we love to be in: priceless Risk.  It’s an art. […]

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Gallery Walls

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Kasey Buick’s Famous Gallery Stairwell that I desperately want her to come to my house and recreate so haute via domino K.I.D Collective The Lettered Cottage Lonny? Pottery Barn Join me at (in)courage for my tips on creating your own gallery wall today, without even going shopping… Is the above link not working for you?  […]

Master Bedroom

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so far before Our bedroom had been neglected for far too long.  I was ready for change and my requirements were: neutral colors a pretty bed drapes masculine and feminine feel places to sit an 8 x 10 rug surfaces to place books and tums and snoring medicine and my other old lady paraphernalia better […]

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