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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TRANSFORM YOUR DOORS (AND YOUR SPACE) IN 3 EASY STEPS!

DOORS! I love them! They have the power to seriously transform your space. One of the biggest flops a person can make when renovating a space is forgetting about the doors. There’s nothing like a gorgeous room with an ugly dinged up door welcoming you in. So what can we do to ensure a beautiful…

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Elegant Tablescapes in 4 Easy Steps

It’s a warm, spring evening. You sit down behind a beautiful blue and white plate set, lay a soft blue napkin on your lap, breathe in the mixed aromas of flowers and bread, and smile at the pretty place setting holding your name. Suddenly your food tastes better, the conversations seem livelier, and everyone’s smiles…

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LIVING ROOM – HOW TO GET THAT PARISIAN APARTMENT FEEL IN YOUR HOME

Anyone anywhere can recognize that quintessential parisian style. The herringbone parquet floors, wall paneling, detailed moldings, floor to ceiling windows, and so much more! I fell in love with the Haussmann period French interiors a while back but always felt like that style was too far out of my reach. I felt that if I…

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