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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – BEDROOM TRANSFORMATIONS!!!

WOW- is all I can say! The One Room Challenge proves that a hard deadline (6 weeks) and a lot of inspiration – can work nothing short of miracles…I have been working my way through the Guest Participants posts and every time I think I have seen THE ONE, the room that blows my mind… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – BEDROOM TRANSFORMATIONS!!!

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE LIVING ROOMS

As I gathered photos and composed this post  – two things became abundantly clear – In the SPRING 2017 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE LIVING ROOMS  1. COLOR is alive and kicking…  2. Living rooms are an opportunity to show who YOU are!!!! The One Room Challenge Guest Participants outdid themselves this Spring!!! I am in awe….like… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE LIVING ROOMS

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE CHILDREN’S ROOMS

One of my very first decorating books was “ROOM FOR CHILDREN” by Susanna Salk. I love CHILDREN’S ROOMS and I LOVED redecorating and making over my own kids rooms over the years…Phoebe’s room was like my decorating playground!!! HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE CHILDREN’S ROOMS FROM THE SPRING 2017 ONE ROOM CHALLENGE GUEST PARTICIPANTS… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE CHILDREN’S ROOMS

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO? FANTASY MAKEOVER

RECENTLY I was inspired by  Jamie at EARNEST TO WRITE A BLOG POST ANSWERING THE QUESTION :  “What would you do around your house if you added an extra $10,000 to your budget!” SO…IF I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION – what would I do with $10,000 extra dollars to use anywhere in my house? I ONLY… Read More WHAT WOULD YOU DO? FANTASY MAKEOVER

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MY ZEBRA OBSESSION!

I AM OBSESSED WITH ZEBRAS!!!! get ready to see some ZEBRA paintings! DID YOU KNOW – That there are 3 species of ZEBRAS? THE STRIPES – I just learned that contrary to what I had always believed – the Zebra stripes are NOT for camouflage  – nope, instead they are ALTERNATE colors to keep them… Read More MY ZEBRA OBSESSION!

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MAXIMIZE THOSE FIRST 45 SECONDS!!! MAKING YOUR HOME AS ATTRACTIVE AS POSSIBLE TO BUYERS!

I have heard it said that it take 45 seconds for a prospective buyer to either FALL in LOVE or FALL IN HATE with a house…and after that – it is difficult to change their minds either way – no matter what they see. NOW THAT OUR HOUSE HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR A… Read More MAXIMIZE THOSE FIRST 45 SECONDS!!! MAKING YOUR HOME AS ATTRACTIVE AS POSSIBLE TO BUYERS!

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RUG DEALS – AFFORDABLE WAY TO MAKE YOUR FLOORS PRETTIER!

RUGS  Our rooms require large rugs to avoid the “postage stamp” look and so IN THE BEGINNING  I went with the NO RUGS is better than a dinky one. But eventually I found great affordable rugs and I am going to share some of them with you today. THE SEAGRASS RUGS BALLARD DESIGNS makes a… Read More RUG DEALS – AFFORDABLE WAY TO MAKE YOUR FLOORS PRETTIER!

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REARRANGE – LIVING ROOM CONFIGURATIONS AND THE POWER OF THE CHANGE!

It never ceases to amaze me how MUCH the simple re-arranging of furniture can inject a little bit of HAPPY into your day! for years….I have wanted to do the “2 identical sofas facing each other” thing in our living room…but there were a few barriers. ONE – I did not have two identical sofas… Read More REARRANGE – LIVING ROOM CONFIGURATIONS AND THE POWER OF THE CHANGE!

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS – AWESOME FRONT DOOR COLORS!

  Drive around house hunting and you will quickly see that an eye catcher and often a BIG game changer- at least in Curb Appeal – is the FRONT DOOR. I do love a beautiful wooden front door… [wpfp-link] Please follow and like us:

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THE KIDS BATHROOM EVOLUTION

OUR HOUSE IS  A TYPICAL  “FOUR OVER FOUR” FARMHOUSE. FOUR ROOMS – OVER FOUR ROOMS, EACH THE IDENTICAL SIZE. One of the 4 upstairs rooms was the ONLY  full bathroom – which means that the only bathroom in the house measured 18′ x 18′. Before we moved in , that room was renovated to be… Read More THE KIDS BATHROOM EVOLUTION

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