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Half of a Dining Room

Dear Friends, Last week I showed you our updated china cabinet but kept most of the dining room under wraps.  Sneaky, sneaky but I wasn’t ready for a shot of the whole thing yet.  I’m still not because it isn’t quite there. Decorating is a process and I’ll share where we are and where we […]

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Breakfast Space Beginnings

Dear Friends, The breakfast space is in progress and I’ve got some things to consider.  I know all of you in blogland are full of opinions so feel free to jump in with your thoughts.   As I said before, we are NOT doing a lot of furniture buying right now so I have the […]

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China Cabinet Project + Dining Room Lighting

Dear Friends, I’m not going to be hanging any wallpaper on the ceiling in this house for now, but I still wanted to have some fun with my favorite decorating tool. The china cabinet is front and center in the dining room so I decided it deserved a wallpaper update. It also acts as a […]

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Talking Bathroom Mirror Options

Dear Friends, My hair grew to hippie length this summer.  Maybe it is because I was lacking a bathroom mirror?  We’ll blame it on that and not my complete and total lack of hair care.  (I’m really going to cut it now that school has started).   Anyway, yes, we were mirrorless for a while […]

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School Daze + Chalk Art

Dear Friends, It’s that time again.  The school year is ready to mow us down like a big yellow bus.  Unlike years past, we were actually ready this year.  Practically playing chicken, waiting for that proverbial bus because summer was kind of long this go around. That is a lot of bus talk for a carpool […]

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Family Room Beginnings

Dear Friends, I want to introduce you to part of the family room but first we have to start in the dining room. It turns out there wasn’t room in the new house for all of our dining furniture due to the piano in the corner.  Not a shocker exactly – I knew our sideboard […]

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City House: Lacey’s Room

Dear Friends, I wanted to start the week off with a bang!  Home decor posts have been nonexistent since we moved.  I’m more than ready to share what we have been doing around here.  Thankfully, I have plenty of material for the blog moving forward. Lacey’s room is coming along nicely so I thought I’d […]

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Beach House Cottage Part II

Dear Friends, Here it is Thursday and I’m still daydreaming about last week’s beach vacation.  You know you had a good time when you  are already thinking about next year.  At least we may only have to wait ten months instead of a year, assuming we go back to our June dates. Hey, what can […]

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Beach House Cottage Part I

Dear Friends, Last week was beach week for us.  We waited all summer to take our vacation but the end result was worth it!  We are usually June beach-goers, but the whole moving thing threw our typical plans out the window.  I’m so glad we planned ahead for August and didn’t skip out on a family week […]

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Space Challenge: The Dining Room

Dear Friends, Several years ago, we made a large addition to our family that we have not once regretted.  She is a beautiful baby grand piano that came from Mr. C’s grandmother.  At the time, we had an empty living room with plenty of space for the curvy Mrs. Steinway.  Yes, she is the real deal […]

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