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Easy Bathroom Update

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Easy Bathroom Update


I was reading one of my many favorite blogs “Take the Side Street” and she confessed to being a terrible blogger (as in sporadic postings) and also confessed to always being cold.  I could have written those very same confessions, writing this with a space heater on under my desk.   With 2 teenage kids, 4 dogs, positions on the Middle School PTA Board and High School Cross Country Booster Club, along with a full-time job and a ton of DIY ideas, sometimes its a choice of just living my life and doing my projects or writing about it.  Most of the time, I can’t do both.

However, this weekend, I wrote up a big “To Do” list of all the projects that I have pending (meaning I have bought the supplies, just haven’t done the work) and I decided to start tackling them.  I even went as far as to estimate the amount of time I thought it would take to do the project so I could keep my expectations real.

Top of the list was adding storage to my bathroom. Read the rest of this entry

And Now The Rest of the Floor-y

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And Now The Rest of the Floor-y

As spring was winding up and summer looming, I took an unintended break from blogging to finish up the many projects I tend to juggle.  Plus, I broke my expensive camera moving that Wall Herb Garden off the work bench ….. ugh!  (The garden still looks fabulous, by the way)

I have a tendency to walk away from projects Read the rest of this entry

I’m Floored – Front Hall Makeover

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I’m Floored – Front Hall Makeover

I am back to share with you the ongoing front hallway makeover. To this point, I have shared with you the new paint color here, the new lighting here, and the removal of the tile here. The next step is starting the flooring installation that will eventually spread through the family room, bedroom and the bedroom hall. Read the rest of this entry

If a coat tree falls in the hall ……..

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If a coat tree falls in the hall ……..

The front hallway makeover takes on the functionality and deadly threat of the hall coat tree, which makes a wonderful design element with its undulating curves and black wrought iron. Except for the part where it crashes to the ground when coats and leashes are heaped upon it in an unbalanced manner. Then its not so cute. Read the rest of this entry

Craving Light

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Craving Light

I love light. When I get up in the morning, I open the blinds all around the house and let the light in. In the living room, breakfast room, my office, and even my bedroom. I even frosted my bathroom window so I could keep my blinds open all the time. I gotta have light.

My Chihuahua, Romeo, is also a solar junkie. If there is a sunbeam to be found, he is baking in it. Read the rest of this entry

Pursuing My Color Crush

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Pursuing My Color Crush

In a previous post, I discussed finding my perfect match.  Paint match, that is.  After months of staring at off-white walls and needing to feel at home in this new house, I found a color scheme that I’m pretty sure I can love “till death do us part”.  Okay, that may be a bit extreme, but at least I can have a long flirtatious relationship with. Read the rest of this entry