Valentine’s Day Mantel {and DIY Felt Heart Garland}

valentine's day mantel from the inspired room

  Valentine's Day Mantel DIY Felt Heart Garland **supplies ** jute twine felt needle and thread **how** cut out felt heart shapes & stitch edge to twine space about five inches apart shared at Home Stories A to Z … ** Read more **

All is calm. All is bright.

Jack the Goldendoodle

Because I know you are all wondering how I fared over the weekend (thank you all so much for your support and hysterical comments on this post!), I successfully dug the table out from under the avalanche. Go me! Ironically, as I was taking the top … ** Read more **

After the Christmas Tour. The Unraveling.

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After the Christmas Home Tour. Sometimes I just have to laugh. Or wonder what is wrong with me. HA! I see so many people with their homes seemingly (still) all decorated ... perfectly, shiny and pretty. They are hosting parties in their homes this … ** Read more **

My Christmas Mantel 2011

How to Decorate a Christmas Mantel

Well, the sun never came out (hello, Washington in December!) but in spite of the rather dreary day, I got a few pics of my Christmas mantel. While in our dining room I added pops of red this year, in this room I decided to go with a more simple … ** Read more **

My Christmas Mantel in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

Cottages & Bungalows Magazine Christmas

A few months ago I was just minding my own business when I was contacted by Cottages & Bungalows magazine. I KNOW! I can't believe it either! They really liked my Christmas mantel, MY super easy Christmas mantel! (from a previous year -- and no, … ** Read more **

Simple Backyard Makeover: Family Fire Pit

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I'm really excited to complete a few simple weekend makeovers this summer! Especially makeovers inspired by my desire to create meaningful and memorable family spaces for enjoying summer evenings! This holiday weekend we got to fulfill a long time … ** Read more **

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