Dining Room Reveal

It’s finally reveal time! When I think of our finished dining room, I think of one thing. Wallpaper. I hate wallpaper. No, I love it, but I hate OLD wallpaper that does NOT come off the walls. Case in point, we had to SAND THE WALLS. I think I cried once or twice doing it.…

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4 STEPS TO MAKE YOUR FIDDLE EXPLODE IN GROWTH IN 1 MONTH

You all know that snake plant that’s called a plant of steel and is impossible to kill? Yeah, I almost killed it along with one fiddle. BUT I am happy to report that I have mended my ways and fiddle #3 is doing far better than I had ever hoped. I bought my fiddle a…

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Dining Room Renovation – Phase 1

Oh fixer, how I am beginning to love thee. No, but I am falling in love with our old house, especially now that I see glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel. This week should be drywall week (fingers crossed!) Once the drywall installs, I can start painting, installing trim, and all the…

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THE PERFECT SUMMER PARTY – How to make your party stand out from the rest

Hosting. A good host is an artist, and the party is their painting. There is an art to hosting, and when you nail it, it’s evident. There is something about arriving at a party where the food looks delicious, the flowers are plentiful, and the host is happy you came. This past Monday, I threw…

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FIXER KITCHEN IDEAS – DOWN TO TWO

Ahhh the kitchen. My husband wants to work with one specific cabinet supplier because of the quality of the cabinets. Real wood, soft close, in a reasonable price range, full extension pull out, and a few more quirks. That only leaves me with a limited number of options and colors. But in a way it…

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FLOWER BOXES DIY – BUILD AND ANCHOR

Our big exterior reveal is only a few week away, so I have been working on adding more character to the home. At the moment it is very monochromatic. White, black, gray. I really wanted some warmer wood tones to offset the white and black, so I headed to Lowes for some flower boxes. They…

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