My Love-Hate Relationship with Ikea

Well, we do it every once in a while… go to Ikea. I think everyone sort of feels this way about Ikea: you hate it but you love it. The prices are amazing and they have amazing meatballs, but by the time you get down to the section where you’re loading up all your goods, […]

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July 14, 2009

On the Homefront: A few changes

Well, we’ve been busy as usual around here & I thought I’d share some pictures of our progress. Above & below is the mantle arrangement I just did today… You know how you just get restless sometimes & need a change?   I still haven’t gotten anything on the walls “permanently” in this house yet!! […]

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July 10, 2009

My Favorite Weeds

It’s that time of year (depending upon where you live, this post could be a little early!) when my favorite weeds, Queen Anne’s lace and Wild Chicory, are popping up alongside of roads, in fields & generally anywhere there’s untended dirt. One of my favorite flowers (if not favorite ) is Queen Anne’s Lace. It […]

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July 8, 2009

4th of July & Giveway Winner!!

Well, our first party at the new house was a success!! My family came over for Christian’s birthday party/ 4th of July party. Below, my grandmother painted this cute sign for the event. (The realtor left the ‘For sale’ sign at our house when we moved in and after calling & leaving messages for her […]

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July 7, 2009

Happy Birday Ke-che!

My little guy Christian, AKA “Ke-che” (how he pronounces it) is turning 2!! We’re having a little family 4th of July party for his birthday and he is so excited. He is constantly talking about “baby’s bir-day party,” reciting the guest list and more importantly (hee hee) the menu: “Ice cream, beans (he loves beans) […]

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July 4, 2009

On the Homefont

I thought I’d give you an update on what we’ve been up to at our new house & share some plans for our family room.   Above, our yard is finally getting there… The flowers are getting big enough for cutting and my husband built a pretty fence around the property. Life is so much […]

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June 24, 2009

$500 Teen Bedroom makeover

Thank you to the Washington Post for selecting this post for Blogwatch June 18, 2009! I thought I’d share a quick before & after with you. This client’s teenage daughter visits him on the weekends & so he wanted to create a bedroom for her in the basement out of a wasted room. (below) I […]

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June 17, 2009



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