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Living Room Tour

Our living room features a cathedral ceiling, cedar wrapped beams, and a floor to ceiling quartzite fireplace. The orb chandelier was, suprisingly, a must have- of my husband’s! I will list as many sources as I can at the end of the post!   SOURCES:…

Fall Home Tour Part 2

There are just a few more spaces in our home that are decorated (very simply) for fall. I showed most of the kitchen in part one of my fall home tour: On the other side of the kitchen, there is normally a very simple centerpiece…

4th of July 2016 Decor

Not knowing what our Independence Day plans were going to be this year, I just did a really quick and easy 5 minutes of decorating for the 4th of July this year. Nothing too wild.  I still have some bunting to put up outside so…

Wood Bench

So this little wood bench looks just like a church pew, right? That’s what I thought it was when I spotted it on craigslist years ago. Turns out, it was from an old Dairy Queen!  When I called the gentleman who had this listed on…

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Hostess With the Mostess Tip #1

Hostess tip: I like to leave some mouth wash out on the guest bathroom or powder room counter for guests to swish if they’re feeling less than fresh after indulging in a big lunch or dinner. I decant the mouth wash into an oil dispenser,…

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Ottoman Redo

Ten years ago my parents made me a nice, wonderfully sturdy ottoman for Christmas. This poor ottoman was built well, thankfully, because it made it through the rough-on-furniture toddler/preschooler/big kid years with nary a wobbly leg. Not to mention about 10 moves (including a cross-country move). I…

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Rental Tour

Our house is just a few days from being done! I snapped a few photos last week of the rental we are in for the realtor so she could list it with some fresh photos, and thought I’d share. It’s been a great house for…

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Kitchen Island Tray

I love using a tray on my kitchen islands to corral things and create fun vignettes with. Using a tray to makes what would be a cluttered-looking counter seem much more neat and tidy. Trays also allow you group together an assortment of objects you…

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From Dated Tuscan Painting to Chalkboard

Remember a few years ago when everyone was all about “Tuscan” style decorating? I was too. While I was on the less ornate end of the spectrum, I definantly leaned towards the earth tones and warmth of the Tuscan style. Nine years later, most of…

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Halloween 2015 Decor

Being in a rental this Halloween means keeping things relatively simply for seasonal and holiday decor. So last weekend My daughter and I got out a couple of tubs full of Halloween decor I had stuck in the garage and sorts through it, picking out…

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How I Got my Family to Remember Their Vitamins

Though I’ve made it a goal to fulfilling most of our nutritional needs via the food we eat, I feel better knowing that anything we are lacking in our diets can be supplemented by vitamins. But we just weren’t remembering to take our vitamins. Even…

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Fall Decor

It’s still in the 90s most days here in Texas, but it IS fall, so the seasonal decorating has commenced! Fall is my FAVORITE! I post lots of pics on Instagram, just FYI, so if you follow me, you’ve seen many of these already. Not…