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WAY “COOL” WHITE PAINT COLORS

THE #1 PAINT COLOR THAT PEOPLE AGONIZE OVER IS.. WHITE ….Once upon a time –  I used to think ALL WHITE paint colors were alike – I have long since let go of that notion! ALL WHITES ARE NOT ALIKE! There are hundreds, thousands of whites to choose from. It can feel overwhelming. One way… Read More WAY “COOL” WHITE PAINT COLORS

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HAPPY JULY FOURTH! – DOGS AND THUNDER AND FIREWORKS!

HAPPY FOURTH!!!! 11 DAYS UNTIL WE GET THE NEW PUPPY! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The fireworks and the barking last night reminded me of our sweet Muffin and how much she HATED Fireworks and storms! She was such a quiet dog – EXCEPT during storms when she would bark and run around the house, sometimes for hours…. THUNDERSTORMS!… Read More HAPPY JULY FOURTH! – DOGS AND THUNDER AND FIREWORKS!

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DORM SHOPPING – and PHOEBE’S “MUST HAVES”

Life is funny, during those months and months of preparation and anticipation of their impending departures – THEIR LEAVING occupied my every thought…every moment was “THE LAST TIME” sniff, sniff, sniff, and simple events took on extra significance… …but NOW that we have successfully launched them both – I see that IN TRUTH, while they… Read More DORM SHOPPING – and PHOEBE’S “MUST HAVES”

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ART SHOW – PIEDMONT PLACE, CROZET, VA

Life is funny. Life is full of surprises! I got a message recently from the mother of  friend of my daughter’s. Seems the artist that had booked Piedmont Place in Crozet Va for the month of July backed out at the last minute.. …and just like that – I am doing an ART SHOW!!! Lucky… Read More ART SHOW – PIEDMONT PLACE, CROZET, VA

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COLLEGE BOUND – and My “REVISED” DORM PACKING LIST

THIS is the first summer in 3 years, that I will NOT been preparing to send a child OFF to college. Fall 2015 I sent a son to college and Fall 2016  I sent a daughter. Their basic needs – bedding, toiletries, food – were about the same. My daughter was a bit more invested… Read More COLLEGE BOUND – and My “REVISED” DORM PACKING LIST

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DIPPED STOOLS AND TIMELESS STYLE

This post was originally posted 4 years ago TODAY. It popped up on my Facebook, you know how they do that? It is as if THEY KNEW what I was thinking! Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The DIY School Desk Island has transformed our kitchen…just one problem… ….The kids kept dragging the big ole Dining Room chairs in… Read More DIPPED STOOLS AND TIMELESS STYLE

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CHOOSING A NEW SOFA? 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER

CHOOSING A SOFA  IS A FUN problem to have – BUT OFTEN DAUNTING TASK! HERE ARE 10  THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A SOFA. LOCATION /ROOM SIZE – WHERE IS IT GOING AND WITH WHAT? BUDGET STYLE ARMS SEATS PILLOWS SKIRTED OR VISIBLE LEGS 8.DURABILITY COLOR SLIPCOVERED OR UPHOLSTERED 1. LOCATION / ROOM SIZE, LAYOUT,… Read More CHOOSING A NEW SOFA? 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER

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YES YOU CAN – TILE OVER TILE!

(original AIR date – November 2013) I LOVE SUBWAY TILE…. I have Loved it for years.. ….ever since my New York City Subway days… In 2012 –  I was “HOUSE CRASHED” BY John and Sherry Petersik from BY YOUNG HOUSE LOVE –.  In preparation for the photo shoot…I was like my own little “While You Were… Read More YES YOU CAN – TILE OVER TILE!

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SUMMER RERUNS

Remember Summer Reruns? Well – Welcome to My Old Country House “Summer Reruns” Starting  today – My Old Country House  will be “on hiatus” Until August 1 – I have never taken an official time off – I have NOT blogged for pieces of time…but I am committed to getting my New Website up and… Read More SUMMER RERUNS

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TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW!

Well, well well, I am experiencing a learning curve – the likes of which I have not seen since Nursing School! Needless to say – my lofty ambitions – those to finish my Website – little old me – in one week – is a noble goal but laughable one! I was thinking that ME… Read More TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW!

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