It’s Stuffy in Here

heavenly simple

A month ago my sister and mom and I decided to have a yard sale this October.  I’ve been slow with getting stuff together.  I just had a big sale last year, I probably didn’t have much to sell. But suddenly I’ve been bombarded with reading poignet blog posts about stuff and then there was […]

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Bird Watching


She’s renting but she wanted/needed a cabinet makeover.  Find out what  Erin, from Rare & Beautiful Treasures came up with.  She should win a Nobel Peace Prize  for finding a $100 solution. Have you seen baby Audrey’s nursery at Jones Design? Wait, have I already bird watched this?  I’ve lost track, if so, it’s worth […]

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Chalkboard Fireplace Surround :: A Year Later

chalkboard fireplace

This corner fireplace has been a challenge to deal with. Here’s how it looked when we moved in.  It has a yellowy fake marble surround and a tiny piece of weak, glued on scroll work. I had that carved wooden piece for years, I bought it from TJ Maxx for $13 so I nailed it […]

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The Cottage


It had to be done.  Within days of coming back from the cottage two months ago, I contacted Angela, a friend, Nesting Place board member {did you know there was a board?} and sponsor, to see when we could go  back with my parents.  I wanted them to enjoy the stillness and beauty that is […]

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Nesting Place Headquarters

nesting place

This is where I write and try to stay somewhat organized.  That table is rarely clean like that. It looks like this right now but, not for long, I’m trying a new organizing system for my precious scraps of paper and ripped out magazine pages. Part of my problem is that I’m not using this […]

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31 Days of Change

31 birds

this year It’s that wonderful time of year again!  No, I’m not talking about cool crisp nights and pumpkins and apple picking, I’m talking about my yearly October series where I write at you for 31 days straight with no let up.  I know you’ve all started your paper chains in anticipation. last year Last […]

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