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Modern Rustic Master Bedroom Reveal

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Here it is! We made it through another New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge and I’m so happy! I’m so excited to see what all of my talented blogging friends ended up with after this month-long challenge hosted by the super duper Casa Watkins Living. Be sure to click over to all these great room […]

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Master Bedroom Design Progress

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If you haven’t heard, a bunch of bloggy pals and myself are taking part in the New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge (hosted by the lovely Casa Watkins Living). If you were following along last week, you know I’m finishing off my master bedroom! Things have been looking a little dorm-room-ish surrounding the bed area […]

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Hearth and Wood Slice Fireplace Insert

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Remember this beauty from last week? If you missed it, you can check out how I restored that chunky mantel and painted the brick on my fireplace surround, here! I’m still loving everything about my new black brick fireplace and updated hearth. Everything is just popping all over the place, and I’m thrilled with the […]

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Painted Brick Fireplace

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This my friends, is a story of a makeover. A makeover that happened twice. Well, 2-1/2 times. You’ll see what I mean. I am in love with this painted brick fireplace. It has contrast and texture and simplicity. But it took a bit of work to get here… First, don’t be alarmed by the giant […]

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Office, playroom, rec-room, or all three?

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So we moved in February, and for the last 8 months, my basement and I have not been getting along. I struggled to know exactly what to do with it. I have moved the couch, desk, and tv into about 5 different floor-plans. Kinda like, this… (I was right smack in the middle of this […]

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A Christmas Repurpose.

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After the first year of parenthood, we had a few gazillion empty baby formula cans kicking around. I saved them thinking, I can do SOMETHING with these!! (and limited myself to one bag worth). Well, it’s “Crafty-Christmas-Time” and time to break ’em out and get to it! A little bit of cheery decor, comin’ up! — […]

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Back to work then!

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And, so it begins again. After a long hiatus, it’s time to get down to the biz. This requires some focus, and new focus brings a new space. A quiet little space tucked away, a little escape from the chaos upstairs. I was inspired to have a large clean workspace. Enter Ikea. A large, real […]

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Before and After: Fireplace Vignette

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Remember this little guy? Well, he’s found his home. Here was the mantel shortly after we finished it. This was alright. Pretty simple, but not really doing it for me. Time to get a more layered eclectic look. So… Ta-da! See the little greyhound working hard holding up our family albums and books? Going up […]

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C’mere little doggie!

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As soon as I laid eyes on this handsome devil, I knew he was coming home with me. Can you believe he was $13 at Homesense? Yes, thirteen. His little bandana collar is killing me. The only thing that could be better… is if there were two! You knew I couldn’t leave his partner behind. […]

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Thank You Sarah.

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Let  me begin by saying I cannot take credit for this idea. I was in a very Christmassy mood, watching the Sarah’s House, Holiday edition — and, she gave me this fabulous (free-ish) idea. If you have a wood burning fireplace, you probably have some split wood lying around. Why not use it to decorate […]

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Paper Wreath

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It is very easy to get carried away with the Christmas decorations. I always take time to pause, and wander through the decoration isle wherever I go, but, more often than not, say to myself, “no, you should not be spending money on this… walk away… walk away.” So when inspiration hits for decor on […]

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Fresh Tease – Living Room Reno

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At long last, it’s time to share what we’ve been up to in that living room of ours! This was a big one for us. As I mentioned in our laundry reno, we wanted all our components out of the Living Room (ie: receiver, dvd player, sat box). This is what sparked the laundry room […]