My Dad and A Kitchen Update: Open Shelving

Here’s the funny thing. You write about telling your story, and it seems as though my mind and heart were preparing for sharing another chapter. In short, because I just can’t communicate clearly right now…my dad is in the hospital right now.  He came in thinking he [...]
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The Letters of A Visual Life

After a week like the last one, it would be quite simple for a driven person like me to get swept up in the business of blogging.  To think day and night of improvements, readership, efficiency.And while I wish to make this place your favorite spot on the web, more than anything, [...]
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I’ll Take Some More

Of THIS. and THAT. “This and that” referencing the last week  of way too much laughter, Sarah and seriously silly thrifting. layla rhoda, ashley, chris, kate Artful browsing, layla, myra, ashley advice from the best of girlfriends, chris, rhoda, sarah lots of [...]
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1950s Chest of Drawers

Okay, girls and guys, it’s been a while since my last furniture makeover. You know. I like to think you’ve been waiting. Choosing to take a step back from the creative process was difficult for me.   But writing the eBook has clearly been a creative art all its own. [...]
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Hangin with the Girls

“After all, a girl is – well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it.” These girls in Nash-vegas certainly are the bee’s knees.   And so was my lunch. Miss y’all!
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The Painted Door Reveal

Back in December I shared visions of painted doors dancing in my head. The splash of color was headed for that laundry room door, the perfect place for a pop of color (matt’s fav home decor slang ;-). And when I found this,   inspiration for color and treatment struck. If [...]
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Blissdom…Who’s Going and Weird Pictures of Me

Well, it’s here. Blissdom. I’m totally flying by the seat of my pants, and driving up with Layla and Ashley on Tuesday. My main question is…. Are any of you guys going to be there? I would SO love to meet you! Wonder what I look like (and what two outfits I’ve [...]
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Another Preview, A Winner, and Furniture-Style Feature Saturday

We all know what I’ve been working on.   Taking a step back from the furniture/project side has been hard, but I think it will be so worth it in the end.  As we speak, there’s two chests, an end table, and a door “in progress.”  But there’s [...]
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CASTING CALL FOR E-BOOK!!

Two posts in one day?? I must have a fever. Or… a really good idea. CASTING CALL FOR READER PROJECTS!! I’m looking for some reader projects to be featured in the Ebook.   Painted or worked on a piece of furniture? Submit your photos, name, and, if you have one, [...]
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Love…

never gives up cares for others more than for self celebrates the success of others is not proud does not boast is not easily angered keeps no record of wrongs of others does not delight in the bad but rejoices in truth always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. [...]
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Simple Entry

It seems my posting schedule is a bit off…you’re getting some late afternoon/evening posts from me lately, and I suppose that’s because I’m working night and day on editing the Ebook. Thanks for understanding and reading along.  Simplicity~~ the freedom [...]
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Guest Bedroom Details

Last Day to Enter the Darby Drake Giveaway! Closes Friday at Noon!  Go HERE to enter. You guys were so kind to compliment the guest bedroom reveal so graciously!  I thought you might want to see some details and costs. Game? Alright, first let me say all the art you see above was [...]
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The Object of Art…

is to give life a shape. ~William Shakespeare For today, this is my shape…what’s yours? {TO ENTER THE DARBY DRAKE GIVEAWAY, ENTER HERE}
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Ebook Announcements and Style Feature Saturday Favorites!!

**UPDATE: THE EBOOK RELEASED MARCH 1, 2011.  FIND IT HERE ON OUR EBOOK PAGE!!** Happy Saturday! I’m so very overwhelmed this week. Overwhelmed with gratitude, that is. It seems that this itty-bitty thing has turned into a part-time job, this squeaking turning well-oiled machine [...]
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Darby Drake Giveaway and A Winner!

First, let me say a tremendous thanks to Design Sponge again for the feature yesterday and if you’re new around here, welcome, and I’ll tell you this…you picked a great time to hang out.We’ve got a winner today and another incredible giveaway for you guys!On to [...]
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My Library Inspired Mantle

After my Christmas Dejunkification the other night, it was time to tackle some empty spots around our home.  The mantle was tackled first. Books have been a part of design forever, and we all know I love them.  I just found a collection of 10 first additions children’s [...]
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Christmas Dejunkification

Aah… Do you hear that? It’s the sound of zero Christmas ornaments being pulled off the tree and bouncing on the hardwood floor. No crunching (artificial) branches underfoot. No Christmas carols. Wait! I miss the Christmas carols. Doesn’t it feel good, though, to [...]
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Guest Bedroom Reveal

You open your hotel room door. You somehow find the light switch that is mysteriously hidden in the darkness of your awaiting home. Well, home for the next few days. And you see it. The fluffy, squishy, down-filled (or maybe synthetic down-filled, but who’s counting) bed. Is [...]
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Giveaway from Dulcitas: Little Sweets for the Home

Well, I’ve basically been in a shopping vortex this weekend, and have barely come up for air.  It was SO much fun to sneak away with Matt and stroll around, picking up some pieces for our home and some new duds, too.  We’re back home, and I’m so excited to [...]
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Style Feature Saturday and Master Bedroom Inspiration

A while back we began a small revamp on our Master Bedroom.  We’ve slowly worked on painting, adding, re-purposing, and taking away to create more of a zen/soothing space for ourselves. We got some new Pottery Barn sheets for Christmas and some money to spend as we [...]
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