Design Persuasion

Design Decisions. We all have to make them. And except for the lucky few of us, most of us have to make these decisions with some type of approval, agreement or acceptance from a spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend or roommate. (For the rest of this post, I’ll simply say “partner”) It’s often difficult to […]

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March 20, 2009

The Search for Home: The Treehouse

So we’ve put in an offer on a house & are waiting to hear back. eeeeeeeek!! I’ll wait to post a photo of the front of the house until I know if we’re getting it or not. Below is an inspiration image (of Chaffee Braithwaite’s home featured in Cottage Living) for the feeling I’m going […]

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March 18, 2009

Spring Table Setting

A few months ago, I was at the Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg doing some shopping for a friend when I came across this (beautiful!!!) set of china for only $64!!!! We had gone all the way out there & hit traffic and the store was closing & they were nice enough to let us […]

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March 14, 2009

The Search for Home: The Bungalow

This is a house that’s been on my list for over 2 years & it’s gone down over $120,000 since I’ve had my sights on it. (Funny how in-demand my favorites are, right?!! 😉 It’s a bungalow built in 1911, is in the same town my husband works & is about 20 minutes away from […]

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March 12, 2009

"Branch In!"

As I looked out the kitchen window yesterday morning, I saw it: Spring!!! The teeniest little lime green buds on the trees had appeared over the weekend!!! (I think it was that 80 degree weather!!) And they’re even bigger today. So, it got me thinking of reaccessorizing & one of the easiest & cheapest (I […]

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March 11, 2009

The Seach for home: “The Farmhouse”

warning: I’m trusting you to not steal this house from me. 😉 (really though, haha)   Well, are you surprised? 😉 😉 The house we’re loving now is a farmhouse that was built in 1889. (Camila guessed it & Kelly was close with a barn– I’d SO take a barn!!! It’s another dream of mine […]

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March 5, 2009

The Search for Home Continues…

So, as you know, we’ve been looking for homes & I want show you where we’ve been on our journey so far. If you don’t know our story: we are YFBers (young, fabulous & broke) and are looking for a TOTAL fixer-upper that we can turn into our beautiful home. We’re workhorses and aren’t afraid […]

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March 3, 2009



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