It is a Red Red Room

It is a Red Red Room

 

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A while back Sherwin-Williams contacted me and asked if I wanted to participate in National Painting Week.

Ummm…is the sky blue?

Do I love red lipstick?

Do extraordinary earrings make an outfit?

Why….yes….Sherwin Williams….

….yes….I would.  :)Continue reading


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A Sneak Peek and a Fun Announcement

A Sneak Peek and a Fun Announcement

 

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This is me….

….being dark and mysterious.

Because you know me and how mysterious I am.

Yep.

Super mysterious.

And me and my super mysterious self have been waiting to tell you some exciting news.

For two whole months I have kept my mouth shut without saying a word.

Okay….maybe the occasional word to my mom and my sister-in-law and my best friend…..

….and a couple of random people at Wal-Mart.

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The Fabric That Calls My Name

The Fabric That Calls My Name

 

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If you had to guess….

….what decorating question do you think I get asked the most?

Where I got my smocked burlap curtains?

Close.

How does the house stay so clean with four children, two dogs, two cats, rabbits, deer and a tortoise named Fred?

Ummmm….even closer…..but not quite.

It is…however….a great question with an easy answer……

….Photoshop. :) Continue reading


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Trash to Treasure:  Almost Spring Door Decorating

Trash to Treasure: Almost Spring Door Decorating

 

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The other day I went looking for spring flowers to decorate the front door with.

It looked kind of empty….

….after I took the Christmas wreath off it. :)

I looked everywhere….from home improvement stores to local nursery’s.

Nothing.

Zilch.

Nada.

Nothing to decorate a spring front door with.

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The Top Ten Greatest Hits of a Marquee Letter

The Top Ten Greatest Hits of a Marquee Letter

 
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the story of the almost Mayflower table

Last year our high school got a new marquee sign for the entrance.

It’s beautiful.

It’s electronic and fancy and blinks all the time and has graphics and dancing birds and the time and the temperature….

…..and announces everything you wanted to know and more.

But that is not even the best part.

The best part of the story is that when the new electronic marquee sign showed up in town….the old marquee and all its letters immediately became persona non-grata.

And Greta the vinyl maker who also happens to be Greta the marquee letter and number seller….

….called me and asked me if I wanted to buy a few of them.

Why….yes Greta.

As a matter of fact….

….yes I would.  :)Continue reading


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That Bird is Not Your Friend

That Bird is Not Your Friend

 

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No one ever said decorating the room of a teenage boy was easy.

But decorating the room of teenage boy with a big opinion…..

…..is even more challenging.

And decorating the room of a teenage boy with a big opinion…..when you only want to play Flappy Bird on your iPhone…..

….is almost impossible. :) Continue reading


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The Most Important Decorating Lesson of All

The Most Important Decorating Lesson of All

 

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I know this looks like a room with accents of purple and a couple of nail-head chairs and wicker ottoman and a plum colored coffee table that would have looked so much better with a wood-grained top if I were brilliant enough to make one….

….but it’s not.

It’s a lesson.

A lesson that I know…..that I talk about all the time….that I’m always telling others to do.

But somehow….when it really mattered….I forgot.

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*sigh*

And so I told myself….self….teach thyself.

A little lesson that looks like this.

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I Wish I Had a Purple Room

I Wish I Had a Purple Room

 

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Today I wish I had two blogs.

One where we could drink coffee and talk about the super bowl commercials and what we thought and how we all agree that the puppy and the Budweiser horse commercial completely stole the show.

And how I love John Stamos and his hair and his yogurt and all his Full House Friends.

And what was up with that spray tan Go Daddy ad that was completely and utterly random.

And then we would need a thirty minute discussion on the Seinfeld commercial that was totally Seinfeld….

…..and totally awkward.

I mean….really…..I think George was wearing make-up.

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