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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…

Picking Apart the Guest Room

I should know better to not promise you all something because everytime I do something happens.  I was going to give you the resources for the guest room today but the more I look at the photo of the room the more I know it needs "tweaking."   I'm going to work on the room today to try to fix the things that are bothering me, the room will also look different once the pillows I'm having made are done…