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two shady ladies

  Well, it was time for this shady lady and I to head to some local flea markets.   We had major scoping out to do. I needed some mantel stuff. She needed a rug.   We didn’t get her rug, which I now realize was quite selfish of me.  Because we spent all the day [...]
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little people, big world

  Now that the dust from the ebook has settled, it’s time for spring cleaning, stolen kisses between a mama and her babies, lots of chocolate chip cookie evenings. And chores.  Yes, it’s time for chores. The little people are learning to love unloading the [...]
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spring

  No matter how long the winter,   the spring is sure to follow. ~proverb Hoping you’re reveling in springtime today.
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Ava’s Side Table Makeover

**I know you usually p.s. at the end of a post, but I thought we’d try the beginning.  Thanks to those of you who let me know my pics were going wonky…I had no idea.  Let me know if this post is better…and I’ll work on changing the last 2 posts. Thx [...]
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ebook behind the scenes

I feel like this post should be titled, “ebook: the good, the bad, the ugly.”  It was SUCH an undertaking, and one I enjoyed every single second of.  I thought some of you might want a look into behind the scenes. It all began some time ago last July when I had an idea. [...]
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Sneak Peek of the kitchen & red letter words winner

Happy Friday, friends! Seems like a good day to announce a winner, don’t you think? The winner of the Red Letter Words giveaway is #133, Mandi from While Sipping My Chai!  Email me at shaunna@harristire.com and I’ll put you in touch with Dee.  Thanks again to Dee for [...]
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I to the kea, P to the Dub, and BHG

It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here, and I don’t know how in the world Layla, Ashley, and Rhoda convinced me to drive to Atlanta and back in a day last weekend, but they did. And it was F. U. N. Like I wish I could bottle that kind of fun.       [...]
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My bread and butter

I’m over the moon for these two. this flower-bearing little dude. and this flower-wearing dude-ette. I do get asked at least several times a day (just like we all do…cause we all ask each other), how I get it all done in a day. And you know the answer…I don’t. [...]
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found: antique crates

When I first began antiquing, I realized there was this whole world of possibility out there.  For value, for creating my very own vision, for renewal. And over the course of time, I’ve found a few spots that feel made for me.  I’m a fan of the antique mall/flea market [...]
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Giveaway from red letter words!

Good morning, friends! I hope you’re having a rip-roaring Tuesday already.  (p.s. i’m not sure where rip-roaring came from, but we may as well go with it, right?) In the spirit of a rip-roaring, we’ve got a giveaway that will knock your socks right off.   You [...]
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Flickr Features & An Announcement

It was so exciting to see the photos trickle in over the weekend to our new Flickr group.  I’m thrilled that they’ll always be there, and I’ll be able to gradually feature all of your projects!  It goes without saying these should be mainly furniture projects, but [...]
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Flickr Time

Don’t forget to add your furniture transformations to our new Flickr group! This will be there forever for us to go to for inspiration and ideas…and awesome transformations….and so I can recognize your work! You can post new or old projects…doesn’t [...]
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off to see p-dub

Well, Layla, Ashley, Rhoda and I are off to see The Pioneer Woman, affectionately known as p-dub (I tend to call her woman who does it all and still looks beautiful all the time). The last time we all went on a trip, this is how it went…   photo: The Lettered Cottage(is it [...]
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Community and Flickr Groups Up-Reader Features!!

  Something I’m so excited about getting started is the Community here at perfectly imperfect.  I wanted a way for us to be able to chat more, and a way to showcase your questions and work.  You’ll just register as a user, and be able to add topics and help each [...]
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Photography and Photoshop Actions

  I usually get a few emails every week, and while I’m no photographer, I do love photography.  Especially photographing interiors…and my children. First, let me answer the main question…what kind of new camera did I get?  Matt surprised me with a Canon 7D for [...]
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Top 25 Home Design Moms

Hey Everybody! I had to pop in and tell you that little ole’ Perfectly Imperfect was named as one of the Top 25 Home Design Moms by Circle of Moms. I’m honestly so honored to be among the other bloggers that I just feel woozy.  It was SO kind of them to include me; I [...]
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Designer Finishes: Byholma Baskets & A Winner

First, our winner of the The Crisp Interiors $50 Gift Certificate…. Jody from Growing With the Gimlins Send me an email at shaunna@harristire.com in the next 48 hours and we’ll get you your certificate!   Welcome to our first installment in the new series, Designer [...]
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Master Bedroom Updates

It’s very rare that I show a room I’m not quite happy with.  As a matter of fact, with the exception of an occasional household-mess-post, I don’t think I have. Over a year ago, when I decided to forgo the urge to decorate “just like so and so, etc.,” I [...]
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Our Organizational Nightmare

NOTE: SOMEHOW IN THE ORGANIZATION OF OLD POSTS THIS AFTERNOON, THIS ONE RE-PUBLISHED.  IF YOU WANT TO SEE HOW AVA’S CLOSET TURNED OUT, GO HERE. People that visit our home on a daily or weekly basis would not categorize us as “neat.”  We do not have a house keeper, [...]
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Authentic

It’s late. I’m awake.  I usually am this time of night.  But I’m usually laughing with Matt or with one of you. Tonight, I don’t know, I was just searching.  Searching for Truth in this world.  Searching for a small, but resonating glimpse of It in the [...]
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