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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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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…

Back to the Basics

I know it's been a few months of silence but after a whirlwind summer I decided to pop in and say hello.  I have missed blogging tremendously but for the reasons why I originally started blogging.  I did not miss worrying about my page views or advertising or throwing out posts just for the sake of posting.  I just missed it and although I don't plan on posting everyday I do plan on posting a bit more.  I'm just going…

Making Your Home Not Look Like A Catalog

I've mentioned this before but looking through catalogs are always a great place to get design inspiration from and if you think outside of the box you can learn that even if you don't like the design aesthetic of a certain store or their catalog or if you want to break free from having your house look like what people dub a "Pottery Barn catalog" (not that there is anything wrong with that), you can still use items from these…