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Not all of us can go off to Tuscany and remodel a seaside home like Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun, but we can bring a little bit of Italy’s beauty and romance home … Continue reading




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Greetings from soggy New Jersey! I was hoping to share my waiting-for-Irene project with you (painting my ugly kitchen), but got sidetracked with a foot of water in a finished basement. Ugh! So instead, I’d … Continue reading




Easy Fall Tailgating via BHG

Football season starts this weekend! Woo Hoo!! I am so excited that football starts this weekend. We absolutely love football at our house. Our home is in the middle of the country but we grew … Continue reading




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If there is one food I could live on for the rest of my life it would be ice cream. I have convinced myself that it is a “health food.” After-all it contains eggs, dairy, … Continue reading




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I was happy! Oh boy, was I happy! We left the heat of StL and journeyed to Michigan Ave, the shopping mecca of Chicago. I had two full days to shop ’til I dropped without … Continue reading




Image and Recipe Via Baked Bree

It’s almost Independence Day and I’m getting excited about having people over to swim, eat, and relax! I’ve been thinking about what food to serve and I have lots of ideas. For starters, I’m thinking that … Continue reading




Summer Sangria

June 23, 2011
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Down here in Texas we’ve been having a long spell of triple digit temps so icy beverages have been top of mind lately. One of my favorite summer cocktails to indulge in is sangria, especially … Continue reading




My White House Dream

April 27, 2011
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When my dh and I were married we wanted to decorate everything in white, black, and primary colors. Thankfully, everyone cooperated and as gifts arrived our color wishes were being fulfilled. Our first apartment, howbeit … Continue reading




All Aflutter Over Color

April 13, 2011
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I am all aflutter over springtime color. Pink, turquoise, yellow, green . . . I just can’t seem to get enough! Let’s take a look at some rooms decorated with these beautiful hues. Turquoise with … Continue reading




Pink is All Grown Up

April 6, 2011
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As I’m sure you are beginning to notice this week, pink is not just for little girls anymore! We are seeing pink in every room in the house. It really is retro! Are you old … Continue reading




I Need Flowers

March 16, 2011
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I need flowers! How about you? If you need a taste of Springtime color like I do, sit back, relax, and enjoy some photos from Country Living. If you breathe in deeply you can almost smell … Continue reading




White on White is Alright

February 23, 2011
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As you know I’ve had color on my mind lately. I’ve been to the paint store and I’ve searched on-line. I am finally getting closer to making my decisions for our three bedrooms and guest bath. Actually getting paint … Continue reading