Summer Decorating {a.k.a. I’m Easily Distracted by Pretty File Boxes and Shiny Things}

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Sometimes, the most unexpected things will inspire my desire to decorate. This time, it was my yellow file box. I'll explain that in a moment. I don't know about where you live, but summer doesn't really feel like it starts around here until say, … ** Read more **

Easter Bunnies

Easter Bunnies

Time to bring out the bunnies! My husband bought me these years ago -- I adore them! I don't think I've ever showed them to you.   I keep them out all year, but they move around from room to room in different seasons. I like … ** Read more **

Spring Mantel

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Spring Mantel. As usual, I'm rearranging. Spring fluffing. Nesting.   My mantel is like this for today. Not sure about tomorrow, I just might nest some more. And isn't that what is so lovely about spring? Every day … ** Read more **

Before & After Mantel: Covering the TV Niche Above the Fireplace

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  I have had quite a few questions about how I covered up that giant black hole above the fireplace known to builders as the place to put a TV. In case you are wondering why we don't just put our TV there, here are the reasons. One, the … ** Read more **

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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Hey friends! Welcome! Come on in! I'm inviting you in to see my Christmas decor, even though I am not really done with my holiday decorating yet. Even though I'm keeping it very simple this year, I just haven't finished up our trees or entry yet. But … ** Read more **

Decorating a Christmas Mantel

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Sometimes I have to laugh about the whole "blogging" life -- I was looking through HGTV.com for ideas yesterday and in four different places I unexpectedly happened upon pictures of various rooms in my own house from the past few Christmases, … ** Read more **

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