Monthly Archives: January 2018

AROUND HERE: JANUARY 2018

Around here we have been… WATCHING {D} as he learns to play basketball. He was nervous going into the season, not having any prior experience; But he has grown in confidence and skill. The moment he scored his first ever two-pointer he was beaming with pride. We are proud of the hustle and persistence he…

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RUSTIC KITCHEN IDEAS: MAKEOVER TAKEOVER FOR BEN & ADELL

The Makeover Takeover series focuses on helping my readers with bits of their own homes that are giving them challenges. Whether it is a room that they want guidance on styling, a floor plan that needs re-configuring, or they are stumbling with choosing an exterior color palette, I am happy to help. I offer solutions…

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READER SHOWCASE: MINNA + SCOT’S HOME

You’re in for a treat today friends! The Reader Showcase is where I feature the homes and home projects that my readers have tackled. I am constantly amazed at the talent and varied styles that each person has to offer! Today’s talent is no exception. I first met Minna on Instagram. She posted photos of…

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18 CREATIVE WAYS TO DISPLAY KID ARTWORK

If you share your home with children, you know that they are little art making machines. There is something so precious about your child’s creativity and imagination that you just want to bottle it up and save it for all time. Even still, it can be quite overwhelming trying to figure out what to do…

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  • Val

    Great ideas ! I have art work from the Grandchildren  that I will be displaying in other ways & other than on the refridgerator  door 🙂 😉ReplyCancel

    • It’s amazing how quickly that fridge can get filled up, isn’t it?ReplyCancel

SATURDAY SKETCHBOOK: FRONT ENTRYWAY

These sketchbook installations are really helping to keep me on the task of buttoning up the design of Arrow Hill Cottage! This week I set to work on the entryway. Although our home will have an attached garage, and our family is most likely to enter and leave in that direction, I wanted to make…

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  • Val

    Thank you for the nice update about the design.  Having the pictures with the text helps to visualize the area.  I am looking forward to not only sitting on the  porch but also entering the front doors of your welcoming home 👍ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Hodgson

    Love the barn wood wall!! That space is perfect 👌🏽ReplyCancel

    • Thank you! I love me some barn wood – but sometimes I think that large amounts of it suck light out of spaces. This to me is the perfect accent amount.ReplyCancel

10 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR

Nobody loves your house like you do. Nobody. Even if that house is still lines on a page – it will never bear the same emotional connection to anyone other than you and those who will reside under it’s roof. Whether you are looking for someone to build your dream house or need an extra…

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  • Laurel

    I also like the check off list and partial pay payment plan..it doesn’t matter how well You may know someone or how well friends you “think” you are. Sometimes you may be surprised!ReplyCancel

    • It’s so true! When you enter a business transaction, even with a friend, you need to get it in writing and have a professional agreement in place!ReplyCancel

HOW TO CREATE A TEXTURED KNOT PILLOW

It’s time for another fun DIY project! I mentioned this knot pillow in a recent post about our home’s Christmas decorations. The pillow went perfectly with the rest of the festive decorations and is still gracing our couch this winter. I feel like the cold winter months are the perfect time to experiment with textures…

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THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE COLONIAL HOME STYLE

image source Welcome to another installment in the ELEMENTS OF HOME series. Each month I showcase a different residential style here on the blog. It is my hope that this information will not only teach you a little something about the various styles; but also equip you if are designing or searching for a new…

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9 CREATIVE CLOSET ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR HOME

It is the time of year when most people are feeling the urge to purge. The cold weather has driven us indoors and we find ourselves surrounded by all of our belongings. It doesn’t take long for it to feel like the walls are closing in with too much. Too many toys, too many books,…

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NEW YEAR | NEW GOALS

Happy New Year everyone! The kids are back to school after Christmas break, and the house is very quiet. The frigid temperatures over the last couple of weeks kept them indoors, and it is safe to say that we were all going a little bit stir crazy. You would think that having this stay-at-home mom…

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