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Real Life in the Playroom….

Real Life in the Playroom….

This is a quick view of our playroom as it looks daily.  Unstyled and keeping it real here, people.  Plus, photographs when there is no natural light to speak of is not good.  The walls are a pale grey….you’d never know it from the photos…..they look beige, oh well.  The artist who


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Happy Weekend…..and Randomness….

Happy Weekend…..and Randomness….

via Did you have a good week?  I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on my website.  Why, you may ask, haven’t I launched it yet?  Well, we are so close…..but have decided that I need my own dedicated server so that the site will


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Foyer Sneak Peek and Signing Off….

Foyer Sneak Peek and Signing Off….

Our guests start arriving tonight and by Saturday there will be nine of us together through the holiday. I am so excited to have my family here and while the house will be packed and chaotic, I couldn’t be happier.  And, I doubt anyone will care that there are still


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Pinned Because…..

Pinned Because…..

I pinned this image a while back. via I think simple matelasse bedding would be perfect with the headboard and roman shades in our guest bedroom.  So, finding the right shade (need more of an off-white) and ordering more of the blue tape I used on the romans is on my


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Mommy’s Little Helper….

Mommy’s Little Helper….

Earlier this week I had a helper to keep me focused over at the Dallas World Trade Center.  Here she is posing by the cocktail table I’ve ordered for the living room.  It is narrow and quite long….will be perfect between my two matching sofas.  (One is being re-upholstered at


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Progress at Home….

Progress at Home….

I have mentioned that I am spending a good part of the summer with my mom, who has been bravely battling cancer for the past five years.  I feel so thankful that the kids and I were able to pick up and be here with her and my Dad (and my


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Starting on the Living Room…..

Starting on the Living Room…..

My poor living room is neglected.  It is one of the first rooms you see when you walk into the house and it desperately needs some attention.  It seems that everything I have wanted for this room is on back-order. First, to refresh your memory or if you are new here. 


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More Exterior Paint Colors….

More Exterior Paint Colors….

We still haven’t chosen the paint colors for our home’s exterior but we have spent a good deal of time thinking and talking about them!  I believe we now have it narrowed down to a very light grey with blue/grey shutters.  We have to be careful because our roof shingles


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Maddie’s Room Coming Along….

Maddie’s Room Coming Along….

I have been working on Maddie’s room as I want it to be ready to go when we move back in after the renovation.  I thought I would share the elements we have decided on thus far.  You may recall that we had wainscoting installed 5 ft. up the wall


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Upholstered Headboard….

Upholstered Headboard….

I fell in love with this Lilly Pulitzer by Lee Jofa fabric and knew I wanted to see it used in Maddie’s room. The initial plan was to do drapes….but I need 25 yards and really this is just too much to spend in a three year old’s bedroom.  So,


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