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HAPPY FEBRUARY AND DOG-A-DAY 2018 BEGINS!

HAPPY FEBRUARY! I am so excited to revive the Dog-A-Day project! Last year, dog owners submitted photos, I selected dogs to be painted and the owners had the opportunity to purchase their portraits. This year I made it possible for Dog owners to PRE-purchase A spot and at the time of this writing  – I only… Read More HAPPY FEBRUARY AND DOG-A-DAY 2018 BEGINS!

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SMALL KITCHEN TIPS

Last week I introduced you to our new KITCHEN ISLAND ..and writing that blog post got me thinking about “SMALL” and “smallISH” kitchens and how I have gotten so many of my decorating ideas as a result of needing to manage in smaller spaces. I lived in city apartments until my mid 30’s. With galley… Read More SMALL KITCHEN TIPS

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YOUR FAVORITE BENJAMIN MOORE BLUES

NOW WHERE WERE WE? AH YES..Lets talk about BLUE.. While I ADORE PINK… BLUE is the color I have had in every single home I have lived. These are the Top selling Benjamin Moore Blues…I think one day I will have a home of all blues and whites and pinks…I could never tire of these… Read More YOUR FAVORITE BENJAMIN MOORE BLUES

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NEW INDUSTRIAL PAINTED KITCHEN ISLAND

The “old” kitchen island had a good run. In fact, it had a VERY GOOD run! It was featured in a number of national magazines, countless blogs, was “pinned” about a million times and served as great inspiration for someone, like me, who had more imagination than money and a small-ish kitchen. It served US… Read More NEW INDUSTRIAL PAINTED KITCHEN ISLAND

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MONDAY MAKEOVER – THIS BLOG! and NEUTRAL GREENS

This month I celebrate my 7th year of blogging. 7 years. 7 years ago, while my youngest was home for a month, recuperating from MONO – and I was sofa bound for longer stretches than I had since breast feeding days – I decide to share my journey. The journey, as all journeys do –… Read More MONDAY MAKEOVER – THIS BLOG! and NEUTRAL GREENS

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THE NEW PACK OF CAMELS

Recently I was giving color advice to a young friend… …..she and her boyfriend have just purchased their first  home and are nesting. She showed me her LIVING ROOM color…a beautiful Benjamin Moore color called.. Unfamiliar territory…so far……IN MY OWN HOME  I have not used many “earth tones” …I have steered clear of them as… Read More THE NEW PACK OF CAMELS

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FEBRUARY DOG-A-DAY IS BACK!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! How can it be that we are almost half-way through the month! January always sneaks up on me. It just shows up. After the big December party – often bringing welcome quiet and reflection. I love painting something new in January and I decided to paint some new PASTEL BARNS this month.… Read More FEBRUARY DOG-A-DAY IS BACK!

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WELCOME 2018. THE DOGS (AND CATS) OF 2017!

Happy New Year. Happy 2018. here we go again – I love the opportunity to reflect – think about which direction I want to go in the new year. It is an illusion obviously because everything is already going – life is quite underway. But- the illusion gives me the chance to lay all my… Read More WELCOME 2018. THE DOGS (AND CATS) OF 2017!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ONE DAY ONLY WEBSITE SALE! leslidevito.com

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Farewell 2017 – ITS BEEN REAL. and HELLO 2018! Lets get this party started!!!! This year is going to be a BIG ONE! I will celebrate a MILESTONE Birthday in 2018 – but not until the END of July so we will get to that later! So much NEW is in the… Read More HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ONE DAY ONLY WEBSITE SALE! leslidevito.com

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All We Want For Christmas

Deja Vu – (this post is a revised version of one I re visit each year! ) Here we are again – December 23 2 days until the BIG DAY! the tree is up, packages shipped and ours are under the tree – the cards are sent , And the best part ..All the kids are… Read More All We Want For Christmas

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