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Erin’s Kitchen

I attempted and failed miserably to capture the beauty of Tim and Erin’s kitchen at Christmastime. These photos are from a professional- the ones who made the cabinets: Wynwood Fine Cabinetry And click here to see a few of the … Continue reading

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Boy and Girl Bedroom to Share

My basement was flooding, I had family staying for a visit, and my baby was a couple months old– this equaled the perfect time to paint the kids’ bedroom and re-decorate, according to my older, wiser sister Meghan. Of course … Continue reading

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The Things That Matter

I was thankful for the book, Shed. Eternally thankful. It helped me rid my life of the stuff that does not enhance. But I was ready to move on. Enter Nate Berkus. Due out in mid-October, The Things That Matter finishes where Shed leaves off. … Continue reading

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Looking to Fall

It’s time. Fall will be here soon. I love fall decor. I wanted fall decor for my dining room. Our table- without the extra leaves- is 10 feet long. It’s hard to find a table cloth that long. And I … Continue reading

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Staging a DC Condo

Recently I was given the opportunity to stage a condo that was going up for sale– you might recognize some of the furniture from my other recent job.  It was a pretty great place to begin with so it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Changes

There have been a few changes since I posted about our house project.  I’ve delayed putting up new pictures since most of the work that’s been done is not very visible– wiring, digging out the basement and pouring a new … Continue reading

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Hoodwinked

When Taite and I came up the driveway, Anwyn greeted us riding along on a scooter with, “Hi, grandma,” a little too animated like that squirrel in Hoodwinked-and then zipped up the drive and into the house. A little odd. … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving at Goodwill!?

Good things seem to happen when I haul a load of junk of to Goodwill. I often end up replacing my box of odds and ends with some amazing treasure. Like my glass table. Or my glorious rooster. We drove … Continue reading

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Finger Painting BIG

I have some ideas for making a big statement on a large canvas with only a little talent. I think this would make a terrific kids’ project with a huge canvas and some oil paint. Or maybe just have a little … Continue reading

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Breakfast Nook -Before and After

That top picture was the breakfast nook when we first moved in. It had shelves that were cute, but also clutter collectors and a funky little table that only allowed two people to squeeze in. So last year we ripped … Continue reading

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Something Old

We are selling our old house- the first one we bought and renovated in DC.  We’ve had it for several years and it’s time to move on. For the last while I’ve been accumulating things and furniture to stage it … Continue reading

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My Rambling Beige

  I think it’s finally all together. And it is definitely beige, definitely. Mostly rambling beige; okay it is most definitely rambling beige but as my son-in-law pointed out, I do have a pink peonies in a turquoise vase- that’s … Continue reading

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“It’s Four Seams and You’re Done, Mom”

Meghan said I should make a pillow out of some gorgeous fabric. I cringed, “I hate sewing, and there are a lot of pillows for sale most everywhere. I most certainly do not need to make any” “Mom, it’s four … Continue reading

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Fixing a Danish Modern

I have had Danish Modern chairs on the brain since, well, I keep seeing them in the decorating magazines.  I have been on the hunt for some and the search has been arduous, since now everyone wants them.  “Oh, we … Continue reading

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Rambling Beige

Long, loooong ago when we were house hunting in Miami it seemed every house we looked at was muted colors, tan, light brown, coffee, chestnut, hazel, beige, toast.  The realtor opened one more front door walked in and said, “rambling … Continue reading

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Anwyn’s Room Makeover

As I promised, a post on Anwyn’s bedroom makeover.  If the room itself looks different- it is.  We made some room changes so the kids could have a play room and what a great change that has been.  All the … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorating

  Well, now that the decorating is done Christmas can come.  These are some snap shots from around the house.  And now I can do the fun things like shopping for the last little bits of Christmas gifts, baking cookies, … Continue reading

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Anwyn’s Room Makeover

  Well I have had fun with the pink.  I needed to get the urge to paint Ralph Lauren’s Aruba pink out of my system and now I am ready to grow up and do something a tat more mature. … Continue reading

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Your Trash, My Treasure

I love the idea of going into a store and having absolutely no idea what will be for sale.  The only place that can happen is at a second-hand store.   I love a good treasure hunt and finding the unusual … Continue reading

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Home is Wherever I’m With You

I loved this the first time I heard it on Jason & Aileen’s wedding site (over a year ago!)  I still like it. Home is Wherever I’m With You- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjFaenf1T-Y[/youtube] It gave me an … Continue reading

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