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Week One

Week one was a bit of a blur, and by the end of it, it felt like so much more time had already passed. Emotions were running high – from nervous to excited, and everything in between. 509 more words


Tour Time Part One

Time for a tour of the inside!  Get your time warp goggles ready, this house was built in 1979 and several of the rooms take that year pretty darn seriously.  866 more words

Fixer Upper

A halfway hallway

Back in the midst of our bedroom painting party, I thought we may as well get something going in the hallway as well. We had the paint right there, along with rollers, brushes, a step ladder, paint trays, screw drivers, paint stirring sticks, drop sheets/towels, sore arms and long faces. 558 more words

Our Renovation

Nautical Compass Entryway

This is a continuation from Sam’s Big Weekend Home Alone in which I sneakily (and against my husband’s wishes) tackled a to-do list full of home projects over home long caffeine-fueled weekend.  723 more words

5 Elements to Designing Curb Appeal

5 Elements to Designing Curb Appeal

What really constitutes”curb appeal”? Is it just making the front of the house look nice? Is it just a sales tactic, like baking bread or lighting a fragrant candle? 844 more words


Front Porches -- A Pictoral Essay

A front porch is your home’s face.  It’s what everyone sees as they drive by.  It greets your friends even before you do.

Let me ask a very personal question.  1,064 more words


Fun Little Doormat

Our old doormat was looking pretty beat up, so I figured it was time for a replacement.

Since I’ve been having so much fun with stencils of late, I ordered a plain mat and printed out and cut some letters. 46 more words