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  Today we're making another stop at my friend's home to see her lovely living room dressed for fall. Earlier in the season I showed you her jewel-toned dining room, her stunning entryway, and I showed off my book page pumpkins on her screen porch.     This past weekend I was at her home and finally the sun came out so I could get some good shots of her living room.   In between a trip to the farmers' market and breezing out for a stop at the hob lob, I grabbed my camera and shot a few photos.  I didn't take a lot of photos... this is pretty much everything.  This was not a photo … [Read more...]

You've just moved into a 70's house with flocked wallpaper in your main hallway.  What do you do? I know this didn't require a moment of thought... "Strip it off, as fast as possible!" Now, I know that not everyone subscribes to that thought.  I know someone who didn't want to deal with stripping flocked paper off the lath walls of her old farmhouse, so she painted it.  The pattern was subtle and it worked for her dining room.  But...I digress.     My good friend tackled the flocked wallpaper challenge and won!  After countless hours of stripping away that ugly old wallpaper, she had … [Read more...]

Raise your hand if you love the colors of fall.     As much as I appreciate and enjoy a neutral palette with just a punch of color, the jewel tones of fall make my heart sing. When used beautifully in a room, those jewel tones of fall create a warmth and coziness that make me feel safe. Color is like that.     If I were to tell you my favorite colors I'd tell you I love red, blue, green, and yellow. Not usually all at the same time. Except in the fall. Then, I want them all!     For the most part of the last nineteen years I have … [Read more...]

Do you love attending home tours? When you go on a holiday home tour, what are you hoping to see? Have you attended any holiday home tours this year?   I bet you'd love to take a tour of my home.  We can't do that this year since everything I own is packed up in storage, but how about we push the button on the time machine and go back in time? Are you ready? Here's a link to some holiday fun at my last house. Be sure to 'sign the guest book' and let me know if you picked up any ideas or what you most liked.   Oh...you're wondering about the 12 Days of Christmas?   We're … [Read more...]

  It's that time of year here in Michigan when the night comes early and we make our homes warm and cozy to fend against those cool stiff breezes bringing in giant dark gray clouds to remind us that winter is coming way too soon. I want to hang on to the best fall has to offer and warm my home with rich textures and accent it with all of autumn's offerings.  It's sort of like turning up the heat, even if the furnace hasn't been turned on yet. (Though this year... it went on very early.)   Tips for Dressing a Living Room for Fall :: Home Tour    It's the time to … [Read more...]

  You can create fun, whimsical, home decor for St. Patrick's Day for pennies.  And it's quick and easy, too! I've been having the most fun transforming this wall and cast-off table for the different seasons and holidays.  All on a super small budget. You're going to love all these super easy ideas that you can duplicate, too.     Let's start with the items on the table top. Books are a great way to frame objects that would otherwise seem to be floating in space.  They serve two purposes.  One... to give some additional height and two... to give substance or weight to the … [Read more...]

  One of my favorite things about Spring and Easter is seeing the huge displays of flowers at the supermarkets.  Oh my heart!  I want to take them all home!  Easter lilies, hyacinths, tulips, daffodils... I can't get enough!  Unfortunately they don't last long.  But, today we've put together some fresh ideas for adding a little spring to your home decor from this week's Project Inspire{d} that WILL last! It would be hard for me to choose a favorite.  What catches your eye? Whatever you have on the agenda this weekend, have a blessed and Happy Easter!     10 Fresh Ideas for Adding … [Read more...]

  This year I'm going coastal for Christmas. My focus is Simple to Make Coastal Christmas Decor.   For this year's fabulous Home for the Holidays Blog Tour, hosted by my amazing friend, Sondra, I decided to focus on a little corner of my home where we spend a lot of time. It's filled with handmade Christmas items like this poinsettia pillow I created with a coastal flair.  And I put together a super easy tutorial so you can make your own coastal Christmas poinsettia pillow, too.  If this is your first time here... Welcome!  Be sure to take a minute to introduce yourself and sign up to receive more … [Read more...]

What do you do to cozy up your home for fall? This week's party was full of some serious inspiration. If you haven't yet starting decorating for fall you'll be delighted with these extraordinary ideas. Come on along and Get your "pinning finger" ready for these all Great Ideas...   32 Delightful Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall   Pumpkin Trinket Box from Salad Bowls :: Sadie Seasongoods Easy DIY Centerpieces for Fall :: Carrie Elle Free Fall Printable :: A Blissful Nest DIY Tiny Topiary :: Love of Home Fall Pumpkin Acrylic on Tile :: Sondra Lyn at Home Woodsy Fall … [Read more...]

Thanks for stopping by to join this summer's extraordinary behind the scenes blogland tour. It's been fun to jump on the tour 'bus' throughout the summer and get a behind the scenes view of all the wonderful home and DIY blogs on the tour.   My friend Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline invited me to join in this extraordinary Blogland Tour.  Earlier in the summer I had other invites, but I just wasn't able to join in the fun.  Her invite came at the perfect moment and I'm so glad to be joining the tour. Thanks Mary Beth! One of the things that we may or may not grasp when we read a blog is … [Read more...]

  Welcome!   And Merry Christmas!!     I'm so pleased that you dropped by for my Christmas house tour. Can you smell the spiced cider simmering?  Here, let me take your coat. Please, help yourself to some cider and sweets.     Now let's get started. One thing that I always love when I take tours is getting the behind the scenes details.  And yes, I have a bit of that for you too.   Don't you love those pretty French provincial "screens" I found on the side of the road that grace the front windows so beautifully? Read: Roadside Find: Vintage French … [Read more...]

  I love Christmas trees...  They can be big and tall evergreens or they can be small table top trees of any kind and size.  I love them all!  And I'm always looking for creative ways to make more trees for the Christmas season.  This week at Project Inspire{d} we were blessed with some pretty creative Christmas tree ideas, big and small.  If you're like me, you'll want to check them all out.  And even if you have your decorating done... well... there's always room for one more tree! When I saw this really creative idea for adding a natural element and a tree to Christmas home decor, I totally … [Read more...]

  Fall finally made her official arrival last week! That means it's time to peruse the farm markets, pull out that stash of all things fall you've got tucked away in the closet, and scope out the woodlands, highways, and byways for fall decor. I'm excited to inspire you with these 9 lovely ways to decorate your mantel for fall. No mantel?  No matter. Seriously... any flat surface you have in your home can become your faux mantel.  I've used my sideboard buffet, the top of my piano, and the top of chests. Check out these fabulous ideas from last week's Project Inspire{d}  and fill up your Pinterest … [Read more...]

If you're like me, you enjoy making your entry inviting. Here are some fabulous porch and door fall decorating ideas!   Porch and Door Fall Decorating Ideas   Six Autumn Wreaths :: At Home with Jemma Wine Barrel and Bottle Wreath :: The Painted Hinge Quick Fall Door Decor :: Forever Decorating DIY Deck Makeover Reveal :: The Heathered Nest Trash Can Planters :: Little Brags Mason Jar & Reclaimed Wood Wall Sconces :: Scrapality Saying Hello to Fall with a Grapevine Wreath :: Across the Blvd Broken Headboard Bench :: Hunt and Host Easy Outdoor Fall Decor :: Second Chance to … [Read more...]

    Who flipped the switch? Every morning I'm up by 6 am... starting the day's race in the kitchen by making lunch and breakfast. It's early... but the only light I turn on is over the kitchen sink.  It's plenty of light. Or at least it WAS! What happened? Fall doesn't officially arrive until September 27th. Unofficially... Fall arrived... with her entourage of heavy gray clouds, cool temperatures, brisk wind, dark early mornings, and early sunsets. If you've been following me on Facebook you no doubt know my thoughts. Several gals overwhelmingly responded that … [Read more...]

    What do you know about the psychology of color?   House to Home I've heard that grocery stores and boutiques paint their walls so that we'll want to buy more and restaurants choose colors that will make us hungry.  Oh my! No wonder we get into so much trouble spending too much money and eating too much food. We all have our favorite colors. Usually if you ask me I'll say that my favorites are yellow and red.  However, in my home decor I will put together green rooms or blue rooms and my winter walking parka is a lovely shade of sage green.  So I guess I'm not a single … [Read more...]

  The clock is ticking down on 2014...  and what a year it was! For the most part... I don't share what's going on in my personal life.  But, if you're a faithful reader, you are aware that this year has been filled with challenges.  One thing I have been so grateful for, is this blog.  And considering my year, I pushed forward through it all.  The reward has been new relationships with other bloggers, considerable growth, the blessing of working with brands, and YOU. Thank you so much for your faithfulness!  I love reading your comments, your emails, and chatting with you on Facebook.  You have … [Read more...]