Decorate

Upgrade Your Decor | Stylish Record Players

A couple of weeks ago I shared my 17 by the end of 17.  (You can read it here.) It was list of 17 things I wish to accomplish before the end of 2017.  One of my goals includes buying a record player for our dining room.  A record player would be a stylish, but practical addition to our space. My…

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Decorate, Home Office

Home Office Update | Addition of a Reading Nook

I love my home office.  It is in our sun room, therefore it is in the sunniest room of our home.  There was a time when I worked from home.  It was great to look out the large windows that overlook my backyard when I needed a small mental break.  My office is a long, narrow space that includes our…

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Bathroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Week 3 Half Bath Makeover

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Welcome to week 3 of the fall 2017 One Room Challenge!  Over the next three weeks I will transform my downstairs half bathroom from a brown disaster to a room that is light and bright. PROJECT RECAP In week one I presented my design plan.  In week two I painted the trim and window.  In week three I painted…

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Date Night Idea | Homemade Ravioli

Work has been super crazy.  I have been on a project that has been eating into my evenings.  I have been going into work early and staying until 8 or 9 at night during the week.  I also have been putting in hours working weekends from home.  The husband has been taking care of everything in order to keep our…

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17 by the end of 17

When I was younger I had an ever growing list of goals and a timeline for which I planned to achieve them.  I wanted to get my bachelors degree in four years.  I wanted to have my MBA before I turned 26.  I wished to be married, own a house, and have a kid before I was 30. As I…

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Bathroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Week 2 Half Bath Makeover

Welcome to week 2 of the fall 2017 One Room Challenge!  Over the next four weeks I will transform my downstairs half bathroom from a brown disaster to a room that is light and bright. PROJECT RECAP In week one I presented my design plan.  In week two I painted the trim and window.  In week three I painted the walls.  In…

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Fall Comfort Food | Homemade Apple Crisp

My husband and I have a number of fall traditions.  Two of our October traditions are to watch The Great Pumpkin and the other is to make a homemade apple crisp.  We created our first apple crisp a few years ago, just after we got married.  We created it from scratch without a real recipe.  We were feeling creative so…

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DIY Idea | How to Distress a Clay Pot

In August I was invited to participate in as a guest blogger on the blog The Cozy Hearth.  The Cozy Hearth is a blog ran by Hannah, a super talented DIY’er.  She refinishes furniture that she sells in her shop. And she writes an great blog on her painting and finishing process.  If you are ever interested in some great…

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