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Dirty Work…..

Dirty Work…..

Sometimes decorating the house isn’t pretty…..but after a play-date a couple of  weeks ago where three two year olds sat at my kitchen table drawing (and located a wayward marker in the crayon bin) and eating muffins…..with me smiling but cringing inside secretly having heart palpitations (luckily there was no incident), I


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Formal Dining Room….

Formal Dining Room….

Do you use yours much?  One of the reasons we did a huge farmhouse table (with 5 leaves) in our kitchen is that people don’t seem to use the formal dining room these days?  Why is this?  I love eating in ours….last time we had friends over and had the


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I am back….sortof….

I am back….sortof….

I read, a lot, on vacation.  Why does it take vacation to actually delve into a book?  I love to read, and really need to make more time for it….vs. watching mindless TV or spending so much time on the computer after work is through and the kids are in


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Another Look Up….

Another Look Up….

Do you remember the nursery that was all the rage in blogosphere a couple of years back?  Everyone (including me) seemed to be enamored with that Hygge & West wallpaper designed by Julia Rothman. Laurie Rhoney  Flipping through the June 2012 issue of Country Living Magazine, I spotted the paper


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Forbes and Lomax Brilliance!

Forbes and Lomax Brilliance!

Along the lines of my love/hate relationship with ceiling fans, I often take issue with covering a beautifully painted or wallpapered wall with a lightswitch or outlet cover.  I know many just paint them but I am not a fan….because the paint inveitably scratches and chips and one is left


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