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    Front Entryway Design and Solutions

    I’m kind of stuck at a crossroads in how to update our front entrance lately. I’ve been pinning like crazy and finding some really great ideas, but our entryway is SO small. We have about two sq² of space and when all 4 of us come in or out, it’s very tight.  Over the years I’ve added a few things here and there to help with storage issues, but it’s still not functioning how I really would like it to be.   Here are a couple pictures of that space:           One of my main pet peeves about our current entryway is the rug situation.  ↑↑ I…

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    Christmas is in the Air

    It’s finally that time of year again, Christmas!!  Every year when November 1st rolls around I find myself thinking back to last Christmas; feeling like it was just weeks ago.     Getting ready for Christmas is usually when I find myself starting to stress out over the anticipation of the holiday. And why?! I know Christmas is not about the perfect cookies and treats (or is it….?) and its not having executing a Pinterest perfect looking house (which is very unpractical, btw!!)  But still, I continue to throw myself into a spiraling rabbit hole each November, yes I start early, by adding more to my  decorating list.  And since I’m…

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    Finishing Touches

    Whether you are going through a renovation or simply just redecorating a space in your home; it’s important to keep the little finishing touches in mind. Finishing touches are the final pieces you’ll add to your space that complete your makeover and help to show off your own, or your family’s personal style. When choosing what your space needs to tie it all together, reflect upon what style &/or theme you are trying to achieve. At this point in designing a space, you should have already painted, furnished and have the flooring done. Also remember that lighting plays a huge role in any design that many people tend to overlook.…

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    Herb Garden

    Herbs All Year Long This is the first of many years that we didn’t plant a veggie garden.  I had every intention to but then – there was life.  I was kinda ticked with myself  because it’s so convenient to walk just  a few steps out our back door to grab a fresh tomato or cucumber to go with supper.  The plus side though, is that we have so many farmers in our area so we still have many options to eat fresh and local.  Support your local businesses! What I’ve always wanted to do, since it can be done at any time of the year, is to plant some…

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    Beautiful Dream Homes

    As a child, I used to dream about what my future Dream Home would look like.  I’d often sit in my room for hours, drawing out “blue prints” of houses that I wanted to build when I grew up and became rich!  I’d have so many pieces of printer paper taped together because my floor plans were huge!  Remember the kind of printer paper that you’d have to rip the perforated side edges off?!  I’d love sitting at my little desk and drawing out plans of houses, lofts, apartments…. I love so many different styles of homes.  Actually, one of the reasons I love New York City so much is because of…

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    Staircases

      I’ve always admired staircases.  Maybe it began way back in the Full House and Cosby Show days?!  Remember how both houses had a front and a back set of stairs?  I used to always think that ‘when I get my own home, I’m going to have 2 sets of staircases just like the Tanner’s house, too!   Or it might have started because of my Grandparents cool long and curvy case.  Then again, my aunt and uncle had a basement set that had an open runner on the one side that we used to use as a carpet slide!  My cousins and I used to spend so much time…