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DIY lantern style patio decor

diy patio decor

Last month I was determined to figure out how to build an oversized statement piece for my patio.  I looked through our woodpile and found some squares of wood, some 2″x 2″ pieces of wood and a few other scraps until I found some big enough to work for what I had in mind. I…

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can a door knob change the feel of a room?

Nothing is safe from paint in the home of a creative soul. I’ve had so much fun the last couple years as we’ve made over our kitchen.  We’ve strived to have a rustic, European feel to the kitchen.  There has been one spot though that has had me stumped… until today. So this is the…

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Let’s paint. 2019 color of the year.

cardinal original artwork

Every year, Pantone announces a color of the year.  This is a color that has been gaining popularity and they estimate will see a boom in the design and decor worlds. The 2019 color is Living Coral.  Pantone’s description of this color is: An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and…

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Kitchen update with barnwood countertops

barnwood countertops in kitchen

Two years and nine months after moving in, today I can declare the kitchen pretty much finished.  There was nothing wrong with the kitchen when we moved in. New appliances, neutral color scheme, pretty easy to just move right in.  This is our first completely documented project that we’ve done and finished here at our…

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I’ve figured out how to LOVE going in my laundry room

I’ve got the typical basement, unfinished laundry room. I love it and I’m so grateful to have it. After years at our last house of having only a closet off the kitchen with our washer and dryer in it, I’m grateful to have a room that is larger and offers more storage as well. However,…

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How to create an inspired outdoor space that’ll make you swoon

I have decided that I really want to spend more time outdoors this year.  Relaxing, inspired, bug free time.  So I put it on our budget for this spring to find a gazebo tent with screened sides. As we searched every online site we could, we ended up finding one that was clearanced out for…

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New house pics before and afters

I’m a girl who grew up with HGTV, I love to process things visually and for me when it comes to household projects it means before and after pics.  Or in this case; before and “in progress” pics. We had a fun housewarming party here this past weekend and let’s face it, since the house…

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Summer projects with photos

We’ve been working hard around the new house to balance getting projects done and relaxing and enjoying being out in nature.  A few of the highlights: – The day I got in the car and got one block down the road and noticed something looking back at me from inside the car on the dashboard.…

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