Wood Kitchen Counters Pros & Cons & FAQ {My Experience}

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Wood Countertop in the Kitchen FAQ from readers about my counters I have had quite a few readers recently ask me about my wood counters in my old house and if they were difficult to take care of.  I love that this kitchen was designed before my … ** Read more **

The Plans {Continuing the Entry & Mantel Makeover}


Alright, so if you are new around here, welcome! I'm glad you are here! Over the past couple of months, I've been working on an entry makeover. Specifically right now, I'm adding a faux fireplace mantel to the room. Yesterday I talked about the ideas … ** Read more **

Fireplace Mantel: The Inspiration Pic!

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Inspiration image: Skonahem via Brown Button A couple of weeks ago I showed you my faux fireplace mantel and the dilemma I was trying to solve. The situation was I wanted to use a mantel surround in my entry (even though there was no real fireplace … ** Read more **

Mood Swings: Dignified with a Riot of Color

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 Country Living Creating a Mood with Color and Pattern So my daughters and I were talking about the color red (my daughter Kylee has red pants which I would totally wear if I could pull them off and my youngest daughter Courtney just did a post … ** Read more **

When Good Enough is Good Enough for Now {Command Center for Organization}

Real LIfe Projects

Truth. So my life has been kinda busy for the past few years. Not only did we move to another state to start a creative church from scratch, but this weekend we are launching a concert house. Yawn. Not much goes on around our house. Yeah. So. … ** Read more **

Home Dreams for 2012

This year I'm not in the mood to make house goals. There. I said it. Boom. I'm not being a scrooge. And I'm not anti-goals, I'm just feeling more like I want to be more spontaneous with projects. I think when it comes to my house and my … ** Read more **