Your Favorite Top Posts of 2011

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I hope you had a wonderful Holiday filled with many blessings.  I had a beautiful Christmas and was so thankful to spend it with family!  With the weeks of anticipation leading up to the big day, it's kind of sad to see it end.  At the same time though, it is exciting to think about what the year … [Read more...]

Finally Some Relaxation…

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... I hope! Boy, it's been a crazy week.  Not only has it been nutty with last minute shopping, wrapping, and preparing for Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the day after, I have been busy with a new client.  She contacted me about 2 weeks ago and it ended up being that she lives locally, so we met … [Read more...]

20 Colorful Holiday Table Settings

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With Christmas just days away, I am sure your tree is filled with ornaments, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and your children are bouncing off the walls with the anticipation of Santa on his way.  In the meantime, you are trying to finish up each person on your shopping list, wrap … [Read more...]

Pantone Color of 2012: Tangerine Tango

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Whether it be fashion, interiors, print, or web, if you're a follower of the design world, you know that every December the new Pantone Color for the next year is announced.  And as it is every year, the "IT color to come" was just announced and the "viviacious, enticing hue" for 2012 is PANTONE® … [Read more...]

4 Upcycling Ideas for the Home

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I'm taking a little break today from Holiday posts and instead sharing a guest post with you from Jeremy of Easy Appliance Parts.  He has some great insight and ideas to share on upcycling typical items around the house.   How you design the interior of your home is a major factor in making … [Read more...]

Happenings on the Homestead

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Alot has been happening, and with the Holidays quickly approaching, projects that I had anticipated to have complete already, have been put to the side.  Ahem...my master bedroom makeover.  Were you wondering if I had finished it???  NOPE - not yet!  Instead I've been focused other things... A … [Read more...]

Inspirational Christmas Interiors

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I realized that lately I've been sharing alot of my own DIY creations (which I hope you've been enjoying) and less inspirational interior spaces by others.  With the internet, magazines, and books, I'm never at a loss for finding spaces that WOW me (and I hope you as well). With the Holidays … [Read more...]

DIY: Holiday Photo Cards

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It's that time of year when the post office is at it's peak with the hustle and bustle of people sending out packages and waiting on line for stamps to mail their Holiday cards.  I usually design my cards in early November and mail them out right after Thanksgiving (this year though, I was a little … [Read more...]

DIY: Christmas Stockings

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Did you check out my newly decorated Christmas mantel?  If not, that's okay (but head over there now).  In that post you got a little sneak preview of the Christmas stockings that I recently made.  As a family of four, we've never had matching stockings.  The mister and I have the same (since we … [Read more...]

Holiday Mantel and Table Centerpiece

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I know I said a couple of weeks ago that I wasn't in the Christmas Spirit, but now I finally am!   Last weekend, after our bellies were stuffed with Turkey, we started transforming the house from the Fall / Thanksgiving decor over to Christmas.  I'm not sure why I was so reluctant at first and … [Read more...]