Just a Year Ago…

Today I’m joining the Poppies at Play Parade of Homes Tour!  So if this is your first time stopping by- welcome & thanks so much for coming!! Just a year ago we moved into our new {70s} home.  We’ve made so many changes to it that I thought a before& after post of the whole house […]

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March 27, 2010

Pure Style Project #10: Plant a Branchy Bush to Steal From

As I’ve mentioned many times, I love bringing in branches from outdoors.  I am absolutely crazy over forsythia (image source below- unknown): I love bringing in the bright yellow blooms and they’re super-easy to force indoors.  (image below, House Beautiful) SO, ’tis the season and I saw some for $14 each.  We picked up 2 that are about […]

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March 23, 2010

Random Friday

Yesterday we had 4 of our scraggly pine trees removed.  When the guys were back there taking down the trees, they found this little cutie (above & below) with a hurt leg.  He wasn’t afraid of us at all, and right before animal control arrived, I snapped some glamour shots.  (We were pretty sure he was […]

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March 20, 2010

Weeping Willow

(image from here) Like many people, I’ve always loved willow trees.  Not only are they incredibly beautiful, but there’s just something mysterious and soulful about them.  I have very early memories of them as a child and they certainly made a lasting impression on me.  I was born in Illinois, and with so many lakes, […]

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March 17, 2010

My Future Vanity

I’m skipping the Pure Organization Project this week as baby Justin’s in a very “hold me and don’t put me down or I’ll scream” stage and we worked more on his nursery. 🙂 As I’ve mentioned before, the bathrooms in our 70s house are very green and very 70s.  We’ve got plans to update eventually.  […]

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March 16, 2010

The Nursery

It’s gametime.  I still haven’t done anything with Justin’s nursery and he just hit the two-month mark.  eeeeeeek  (I also haven’t sent out baby announcements yet-  arggg!!)     But he’s starting to spend lots of time in here, is looking around more (and just started laughing this week! 🙂  and it’s time to give him something special […]

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March 6, 2010

I Got a Feva!

It Sounds Warmer Out… This morning when I woke up, it was just a little better.  My shades were down but I could hear the birds!!  Chirping like they should be!!  (Under the crying/ yelling of my two year-old who had just woken up on the wrong side of bed in his bedroom.)   There was […]

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March 5, 2010



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