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Styling Bookcases

One of my favorite people on earth recently rented a super old, super incredible farmhouse. Kim is like a sister to me and I am so proud of how hard she works at literally everything she does. My mother-in-law/bff and her have been fixing up the old farmhouse because I'm going to be honest it was in super rough shape. Like scary. Like I'm convinced it's haunted...but by only good ghosts because as much work as the home needs when…

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Decorating in Unexpected Places

It goes without saying that we live in a world that no matter what you do someone is going to have a negative opinion about it. I'd be lying if I said when the negativity is directed my way it doesn't affect me a little. I'm also old enough that it doesn't bother me for too long either. In fact it seems like I'm driven to always turn the negative into a positive. I've been blogging about interior design for…

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Would You Ever?

It was my birthday on Friday. My husband and son took me to dinner and also gave me a birthday card with a little surprise in it. They surprised me with an overnight getaway. The trip was only for me all by myself. So I have to ask...could you and would you go on an overnight trip by yourself? My trip was to Tahoe, California which is about an hour from our house. I left early Saturday morning and gloriously…

My Thoughts on Stuff

My mom died unexpectedly this month. She was only 69 years old just days away from turning 70. My relationship with my mom was complicated. It was something I never shared with others other than my inner tribe because I didn't want anyone to feel like they needed to chose a side. There were not sides in my opinion. I wanted people to love her according to their experiences rather than my experiences. Many loved her. I loved her. As…

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Shopping on Etsy

This post can be helpful if you're looking for Christmas gifts that are extra special and support small businesses. Or if you're like me helpful for planning your next projects once Christmas is over.  These are my current favorite Etsy shops. Recently I got a little stuck on the main level design on my house. I feel like I'm done with what I call the first layer of my house. Now I want to work on making it feel a…