One Of the Most Brilliant Decisions I’ve Ever Made

One Of the Most Brilliant Decisions I’ve Ever Made

 
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About four years ago I made a brilliant decision.

Brilliant.

Amazingly, wonderfully, incredibly brilliant.

One of those decisions where you’re not really sure how or why you made it or even what inspired you, but you pat yourself on the back every day that you did.

A decision that literally changed the course of my life and added hours to my day and made me want to write a book to tell others about it and put it on a billboard surrounded by twinkling lights and take out an ad on page two of the New York Times.

The decision?

Teaching my children to do their own laundry.Continue reading


Spring Laundry Room Makeover With Birch Lane

Spring Laundry Room Makeover With Birch Lane

 
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A little over a month ago Birch Lane contacted me to see if there was a space in my house I wanted to add a little spring refresh to.

And did I need a little help?

Umm….yes.

As a matter of fact I do.

Then I jumped up and down and tried a cart-wheel and thought I might take up yodeling to celebrate.

Birch Lane Spring Refresh Campaign Photo

I knew I had the perfect space for the refresh.  I’ve been wanting to add a little something to the laundry room.

At least that’s how the conversation went when I explained it all to my husband later.  Just a little bit here and there, I told him.

And somewhere between a little bit and a little something…..

….I kind of got a little carried away.

And completely made over the entire room. :)Continue reading


Laundry Room Refresh Without a Side of High Heels

Laundry Room Refresh Without a Side of High Heels

 
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Yesterday when my husband was installing the new cornice board over the shower in the laundry room….

….I went all I Love Lucy on him.

Didn’t she always putter around the house wearing red lipstick and high heels?

Valiantly trying with only the best intentions and the best heart and the best ideas to help Ricky with something.

Just so she could tell Ethel all about it later.Continue reading


How To Decorate for Christmas With What You Have

How To Decorate for Christmas With What You Have

 

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I was going to call this post “how to decorate a room for Christmas in the middle of a snow storm when the closest store is 25 ice covered miles away.”

But that seemed a little long.

And I was totally in the middle of a revelation about Christmas decorating…..where I have the tendency to over-share.

So I thought I would keep it simple and call it….

….”how to decorate with what you have.”Continue reading


Five Before and After Room Makeovers

Five Before and After Room Makeovers

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I can’t believe I’m saying this….

….we are starting on round two of the house decorating.

Are you surprised?

Are you rolling your eyes?

Are you sighing?

Are you thinking….I mean…isn’t she decorating the gatehouse and didn’t she just start a burlap blog and isn’t she about to travel to Alabama for a show with her stamped spoons and the entire contents of her attic?Continue reading