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All eyes on Ikat!

You know a decorating trend has gone mainstream when you spot it at HomeSense (or its American equivalent , HomeGoods)!  The other day, during my near-weekly stroll through HomeSense (um, yes, I’m an addict…don’t judge, lol), I spotted a bunch of storage bins covered in pastel Ikat fabric.… Keep on reading —>

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Gallery Walls: the ugly side!

You know me, I love gallery walls!

 

But despite my adoration of gallery walls, they do have an ugly side.

Apparently, that ugly side only reveals itself when you disassemble it.… Keep on reading —>

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Woodlawn Blue: I’ve got the blues…and I’m loving it!







We started painting our main living area with Benjamin Moore’s Woodlawn Blue this week.

OK, so I use the term ‘we’ loosely. We enrolled my dad. He’s a master painter extraordinaire.  … Keep on reading —>

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Bye bye Google Friend Connect

Bye, Bye Google Friend Connect {Please update your subscription method!}







I must be living on another planet!  Although it was announced in late 2011, I only recently learned that, as of March 1st, Google Friend Connect (GFC) subscriptions will no longer work for blogs that aren’t hosted on Google’s Blogger.  … Keep on reading —>

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The ipod Touch – Is your child’s safe? {How to set parental controls}

{I’m going to stray a little off topic today.  This post has nothing to do with pretty homes or pretty things, so if you need that kind of escape today, you might want to exit stage right and click on some of my prettier posts. Keep on reading —>

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Paint Chip Paralysis: Picking New Paint Colors for my Main Floor

I’ve said it before: picking paint colors is my least favorite decorating activity.  I love the end result of a freshly painted space (and, who doesn’t?), but I find the whole process of picking the perfect hue a little nerve-wracking.  … Keep on reading —>

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Our ‘Alphabet-Inspired’ Basement Stairway Gallery Wall

It’s been a rough couple of days around here.  We’re still mourning the loss of our sweet pup, and I am sure, we probably always will :-(.

Tonight, I need a happy distraction, so I thought I’d show you what I was up to last week.… Keep on reading —>

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Dogs & Decorating (A Re-Post): In Memory of our Sweet Pup

I first shared this post about Dogs & Decorating last May.  Today, I thought I’d post it again as a tribute to our sweet pup.







Yesterday, we said good-bye to our 14-year-old black lab.  … Keep on reading —>

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Valentines Ideas: How to Make a Wreath {Pink Tulle, Ribbon & Burlap}

Where I live, Valentines ideas for the front door are hard to come by.  

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Our winter season is pretty harsh here, with lots of wind, snow and freezing rain; not exactly the ideal weather for a wreath!… Keep on reading —>

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10 Pretty Painted Pianos! (Piano painting)

Have you ever thought about painting a piano?  I’m smitten with all the colorful painted pianos I’ve seen online recently.  I am so tempted to snatch up a (decent) used piano for a good price, and give it a coat of paint.… Keep on reading —>

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