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DESIGN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE – LOS ANGELES – 2018

I AM BACK from Los Angeles and the 2018 Design Bloggers Conference It was a whirlwind. A Wonderful whirlwind. The trip got off to a bit of a rough start when, like many of you, we were hit but a huge wind storm which cancelled my flights Friday. I finally left for LA Saturday night,… Read More DESIGN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE – LOS ANGELES – 2018

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HELLO – I MUST BE GOING – Dog-A-Day and more …

  The Grand Finale – Dog -A-Day 28 “Sunny” – the Sheltie. Appropriately named –  given her sweet “sunny” disposition. And one of the hardest ones for me to paint. Not because she was the last and I was exhausted- in fact – I feel like I only got better as I went – but… Read More HELLO – I MUST BE GOING – Dog-A-Day and more …

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WINNING COLOR COMBINATIONS – YELLOW AND BLUE

Yellow is my husbands favorite color… and Blue is one of mine.. YELLOW AND BLUE A MARRIAGE MADE IN COLOR HEAVEN …ADD A LITTLE BLACK AND OR WHITE..A SPRINKLING OF GREY AND WOOD…PERFECTION! I am starting to collect decorating ideas for when we renovate our KITCHEN – we plan to take the wall down between… Read More WINNING COLOR COMBINATIONS – YELLOW AND BLUE

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WEEK 1 – 7 DOGS IN 7 DAYS

Hello! Okay, let’s just get this out-of-the-way . I failed! I failed in my attempt to stay on a blogging schedule of M/W/F – miserably. This is not to say that I won’t still try to stay on said schedule – but one thing is for certain – painting a dog a day and blogging… Read More WEEK 1 – 7 DOGS IN 7 DAYS

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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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