Valentine’s Day Craft Party

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My sister brought some senior girls from her small group to Charlotte on Saturday and I knew they we going to stop by our house and before I knew what was happening, I had streamers and crafts and iced coffees ready for their arrival. It’s a sickness, when I know girlie folk are coming I […]

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Adding Bling to a Chandelier

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Back before the Holidays I ran across a box of loose chandelier crystals. I purchased an ugly pendant light at a yard sale a few years ago, just for the crystals. I think I even took the crystals off right there at the trunk of our car and threw the fixture away in a trash […]

Decorating with Opposites:: Quirky Combinations of Shiny & Matte

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New Year’s Eve (after eagerly working on my puzzle for a few hours) I texted Karrie and Reeve and Maria to see what they were wearing so I would know if I could get away with wearing my old yoga pants or if I should get fancy and put my new yoga pants on for […]

Whimsical Grandfather Clock

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  I’ve wanted a big clock for a few years.  A couple of months ago I finally saw a simple grandfather-ish clock painted bright blue at an antique store,  I was SO excited, but it was already sold.  I snooped around and could see that it wasn’t an old clock, just a new, inexpensive clock […]

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Nail Polish and Pet Peeves

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Until I met Caroline I never polished my nails.  Now I can’t stand it if they aren’t polished.  Thanks a lot Caroline.  And my friend Karrie?  Her pet peeve is unpainted toes.  Thanks a lot Karrie.  Seriously, I LOVE learning what people’s pet peeves are.  Anyhow, I’m a little partial to one color in particular.  […]

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Craft Day :: Doily Bowls

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For about a year, my friend Reeve and I have talked about starting a craft day.  We finally followed through and invited a few friends over for a spur of the moment craft day.  After looking through pinterest, we settled on making doily bowls. First we went “doily hunting” as Reeve called it. We found […]

An Arranged Marriage

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If you paint two pieces of furniture the same color and then put them next to each other, it’s kind of like you are joining them in holy matrimony. The yellow mirror in the office was just a temporary pop of color until I realized where I could really use a mirror. Here are the […]

Color Pop

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I changed up my office just a little. Normally, it looks like this.  Blue and brownish.  I consider blue a neutral in this house.   I added pink in the spring. It takes almost nothing to change the look of a room.  I like to mix things up just for fun.  It started with this […]

How to Edit a Room

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Yesterday I told you how I made it a point to evaluate the larger pieces in our home and how that led to a more put together look.    Once I liked the big things I could finally see what little things worked.  But in order to even SEE the big pieces in their full glory, […]

Inexpensive Wall Art

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I finally came up with a solution for this wall in our bedroom. Back in February when I showed off our bedroom, I really only showed one wall.  The finished wall. What you didn’t see was this wall.  And yes, I like that huge sunburst mirror too. But two competing suns in one room make […]

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