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 **

Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010 Prayer chains from church were wrapped around a tiny tree. We remembered the needs of others and gave thanks for all the blessings we can take for granted. Not really sure why this is laying under the tree, or what it is. … ** Read more **