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Creative Ways to Get Extra Seating

Dear Friends, Holidays make me think about entertaining.  Although we don’t host Thanksgiving, I do have other times where there are a lot of people in the house.  A crowd in your home is all about space and logistics.  I thought I’d pull some photos from around the ‘net where people have made great use […]

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Current State of the Kitchen

Dear Friends, With Thanksgiving next week, it is only appropriate to check out the current state of the kitchen.  Honestly, we travel for the holiday so mine will not be in service but we can pretend it relates.  It is without a doubt the most used space in our home. This is the biggest kitchen I’ve […]

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When Trends Don’t Work for You

Dear Friends, Earlier this year, I had a mini-blog crisis where I wasn’t motivated to write.  Part of it was moving, part of it was the summer schedule, but a big chunk of that was a lack of motivation regarding home decor.  I just wasn’t excited about the usual makeover madness.  I aimlessly flipped through […]

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Family Room Progress & Reveal

Dear Friends, I’ve got a whole pile of photos for your viewing pleasure today.  The family room has been a half-complete spot for awhile but the arrival of our supermodel sofa kicked my booty into gear. I did a little more fiddling, another bout of rearranging, and then settled for not half-bad. Actually, I’m simmering […]

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A Supermodel Sofa

Dear Friends, Big news!  I’ve been holding out on you – after a dozen years we finally got a new sofa.   She is sitting in my house right this very minute.  Ready for the back story? When planning Mr. C’s office space, at the top of the list was a sofa.  I’m thinking that […]

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Halloween Recap

Dear Friends, Halloween has never been my favorite holiday.  It makes me feel grinchy, but I’ve just never enjoyed the chaos, the costumes, or even the candy.  I prefer my secret stash of sugar to the motherload the kids bring home.  There is also the inevitable arrival of meltdown central which is usually epic.  This […]

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Upstairs Nook

Dear Friends, When we toured our house for the first time, I was intrigued by a little nook that sits outside the master bedroom.  It is a corner, really, but nook sounds more whimsical.  Corners are for discipline and nooks are for daydreams.  So, nook it is. Regardless, I knew if we bought the house […]

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Family Photos that Don’t Stink

Dear Friends, I hired a newborn photographer after Reid was born and haven’t had professional pictures done since.  Every fall and spring, when everyone is showcasing pictures and planning perfectly coordinated outfits I’m lamenting on the lack thereof.  It always sounds great but I struggle with the follow through.  My Perfect Pinterest family is still […]

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Chocolate Mint Bars

Dear Friends, I rarely post recipes on here because I’m too harried when I cook.  I run around spilling things and tossing stuff together, usually with a whiny child on the floor and another doing homework. Well, the perfect opportunity arose and I thought I’d take a stab at it. Lacey’s class has a parent […]

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Enclosed Study Reveal

Dear Friends, Mr. C’s study is ready for occupancy.  It has been for a little while now.  Thank goodness for that – he needs his designated place for work stuff and I’m more than thrilled that he has it now.  Read between the lines if you will but everyone needs their own little space, right? […]

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