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A Design Bump In The Road

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that with every house remodel, new issues and problems arise.  Inside I feel frustration and disappointment but outwardly, I know I just have to come up with solutions that will work and that I can live with (and … [Read More...]

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Before Photos Of Our New Home

Can you believe I'm back writing again?  Wow...there is so much going on right now, I can't even begin to tell you everything in one post.  I'm relaunching my online stores today too.  Just a little at a time so it's not so overwhelming.  I'm excited … [Read More...]

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A Gallery Wall For My Parents

Today was one-of-those-days!  Almost everything I did or attempted to do didn't turn out.  Sometimes life just happens and you have no control over it.  But...I did make my mom very happy by creating her gallery wall in their newly makeover master … [Read More...]

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Lets Talk “Sinks”

By now you know that my husband and I have sold our home and we're in the process of purchasing another one in Coeur d' Alene, ID.  Since it's an "almost" new home, my job will be to add some decorative touches to add some character and make it our … [Read More...]

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Our New Home

Oh, I am so excited to show you are new floor plan.  The house we are purchasing in Coeur d' Alene ID. is only 3 years old but the builder has discontinued this floor plan so I couldn't find it on their website.  Well today as I was searching the … [Read More...]

Selling Our Sweet Craftsman on Park Road ~ Vintage Street Designs (21)

Happy New Home Owners

Wow...what a day of mixed emotions!  I absolutely fell in love with this beautiful craftsman from the moment I saw it.  What a joy it has been to live here and bring our personal decorating style to it.  Our biggest challenge was the kitchen reno and … [Read More...]

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Our House Is Sold

Just wanted to let you guys know, our house is under contract and due to close on July 13.  I didn't want to say anything until we got through the inspection stage.  We are good to go!  We haven't even started to pack yet and we have nowhere to go. … [Read More...]

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When A Science Experiment Goes Wrong

So my dear husband decided to try a "Science Experiment" which required some equipment.  He thought it would be a good idea to use my brand new, super cute, probably irreplaceable lamp for his light source.  He was trying to create a homemade … [Read More...]

Working with Pallet Boards ~ Vintage Street Designs (10)

Working With Pallet Wood

Whoohoo!  Look who went Dumpster Diving...my husband!!!He's so polite.  Before he would dumpster dive, he went into each business and asked permission first.  Everyone said "YES".These are the tools he started with to break apart the boards and saw … [Read More...]

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Favorite Thing About Our Kitchen Reno

As our house is being viewed by real estate agents and potential buyers, there is a clear and favorite thing about our kitchen that is standing out.  Can you guess what it is?  Could it be the OPEN SHELVING?Or maybe the TIN CEILING?The RANGE HOOD is … [Read More...]

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Patriotic Wreaths

Are you ready to be inspired?  After having a son who spent two tours in Iraq and continues to struggle with the aftermath, Independence Day means even more to me now.  The sacrifices these men, women and (speaking as a mom ~ "our babies") make is … [Read More...]

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In The Garden

This has been an amazing week.  If you ask me why, I'm not sure I could give you a specific reason.  It's just been filled with the love of family and enjoying this beautiful Spring weather we're having.  Business has been overflowing and keeping me … [Read More...]

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Scrap Wood Picture Frames

I wish I could take the credit for these fun DIY Wood Picture Frames but  I must give credit where credit is due.  I was so inspired when I first saw these beautiful frames made by Shanty2Chic.  I  quickly penciled out the plans for my hubs and asked … [Read More...]

Little Back Porch ~ Vintage Street Designs (5)

Little Back Porch

You don't even know how long I've been waiting to add a splash of color to our little back porch!  I felt like Mother's Day was the perfect excuse, reason or time to make it happen!  Since our back door is painted orange, I wanted something to tie it … [Read More...]

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New Kitchen Lamp

Do you remember when I returned home from meeting our newest grand-daughter and I mentioned a store named "Gordmans"?  Well here's what I treated myself with while I was suppose to be shopping for my grand-kids!  This sweet little lamp has a … [Read More...]