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A Big Thank You!

April 9, 2014
Better Homes and Gardens Makeover Madness IKEA hacks

If you have read my last few posts, you know about the Better Homes and Gardens Makeover Madness Challenge.  Yesterday was the final day – voting for the winner of the Final 4.  With all your efforts – I WON! Photo Credit:  Karla Conrad @ BHG Each of the 4 finalists had their photo taken […]

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Coming Soon

March 13, 2014
Better Homes and Gardens Blue and White Bedroom

Life is good, but boy can it get crazy sometimes.   When it rains it pours  - so many events and happenings going on that I have been a bit overwhelmed in a good way.  I am in a good place, but it does take a whole lot of organization to make life and work […]

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Out & About: The Weekender

March 7, 2014
Out and about shopping for Spring

Helloooo Friday… one week of March down.  You know what that means, don’t you?   Only 13 more days till Spring! I am sure you are as tired of winter as I am.  There is still snow on the ground here and too cold to do much outside.  I am craving warm sunshine and ready […]

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My New Decorating Stuff…aka Accessories

February 20, 2014
Decorating with Accessories and Ideas for your home

I know many of you are waiting to see my progress in the powder room I am making over.  It is coming along nicely, but doing the work myself and then writing about it in as close to real time as possible takes time.  I will show you how far I have gotten in my […]

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A Few Steps Forward…and One Step Back

February 6, 2014

Just when I thought my daily routine was getting back to normal – the snow and ice came, not once, not twice, but 3 times in the past two weeks. The latest storm left many in southeastern Pennsylvania without power.  It is not until you don’t have power in your home that you realize just […]

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Behind The Scenes of a Magazine Photo Shoot

January 30, 2014
Behind the scenes of a decorating magazine photo shoot

I was going to title this post – The Joy of Routine, since today feels like New Year’s Day to me, or the first day of the rest of my life, but it really is not about that. It is a little peek or behind-the-scenes look of what it was like to have my Christmas decor […]

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Idiot-Proof Scone Recipe

January 22, 2014
Idiot Proof Scone Recipe

Did you have a snow day yesterday and a day off today, too?  I did.  When I woke up yesterday morning, the sky was red, which if you saw my Instagram  means – red in the morning, take warning.  About an hour later the snow started and did not stop until after midnight. We got […]

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Fresh Start: Planner Organization Ideas + Giveaway

January 5, 2014
Day Planner Organizing Ideas

I’m back!  Back after taking the holidays off. It felt good to take a little break, but it also feels just as good – exciting actually, to get back to what I love  – writing this blog and sharing my ideas, projects, and life with you. I may not have posted the past two weeks,  […]

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Yin-Yang Week & Kitchen Details

October 28, 2013
decorating ideas for kitchens

I am sure you have heard of the Chinese philosophy about the concept of yin-yang used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.  Well, it has been happening a lot in my […]

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Decorating Projects: Marathon Week

August 14, 2013
Hardwood Floor Refinishing

It has been busy around my house – lots of decorating projects going on from new kitchen hardware to cabinet painting as well as many other big projects that I am working on.  None are complete – all in a state somewhere between – start and finish.   I have piles everywhere of projects in progress, […]

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