My Top 10 Biggest Decorating Mistakes

This is a repost from March 2009, but worth reading again. Not making the master bedroom a priority. Not getting rid of stuff that I don’t really need or love. Being afraid of color. Buying something trendy instead of more traditional {remember those over stuffed chairs from the 90’s?} I had two of them. It […]

Terrarium 101 :: A Guest Post

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Today we have a special guest, an expert on small houses and plants.  Read on and you’ll discover one of her secrets. Hi Nesters! This is Jessica from My House Party here to share a little how-to on making a terrarium for your home, or the home of someone you love. Terrariums are a great […]

Decorating with Live Greens

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I’m always surprised at how much I enjoy real plants in our home.  Usually, over the winter, most of my live plants succumb to my lack of attention and by spring, I buy a few replacements. Greens for your home are inexpensive, easy to care for and for some reason, have the power to completely […]

Lessons on Accessories

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accessories on parade Since we busted up some parades yesterday, I though we should talk about good and honorable ways to accessorize.  Let me assure you, I am accessory’s biggest fan.  I love accessories.  I dream about accessories, I am connoisseur of accessories.  Of course, these are all my big fat opinions, they are not […]

Slow Decorating Part 1

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The words Slow Decorating have been in my head for awhile. Hearing about Slow Food got me thinking. Why do I always feel the need to produce fast, now, complete, perfect, finished, instant decorating? I want to lower my own expectations.  If expect to have my house put together 3 weeks after we move and […]

I am Mary. But not the one you are thinking of.

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Remember in the last post where I told you I was done decorating and I was gonna be all Carol Brady and do crafts with my boys and like, rest, relax and enjoy and junk?  I lied.  It started out so innocently.  Five minutes after publishing that post I just wanted to see how the […]

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