Christmas Entry Decor

Yesterday I shared part of the front porch all decorated for Christmas with you, so today it makes sense to share the front entry. Looking out of our double front doors into the front yard: Nothing to see from the front doors but the woods….

Breakfast Nook Tour

Just off the kitchen, on the other side of the kitchen peninsula is the breakfast nook. We wanted large, but affordable windows and these were the largest our window company could get us in the space of a couple weeks. SOURCES: •The table was purchased…

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…