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The Hanging Of Barn Doors

Well, this was another first for us!  I knew right away that I wanted to incorporate barn doors into the house plans of the new spec house I was building but we'd never hung them before so this was all new territory.  I did my research, measured and … [Read More...]


Twin Lakes Craftsman Cottage Tour

I'm super excited to share that the Twin Lakes Craftsman Cottage is 98% finished.  I'm only waiting on a couple of special orders to come in and be installed but other than's DONE!!!  Before I began this journey of building my first spec … [Read More...]

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Twin Lakes Project Update

You guys...I am SO tired every night, I just collapse into bed.  The events of everyday keep me hopping with our spec home in Rathdrum, ID.  But I must say, I'm excited to be at his stage now.  Tape and texture of the interior is happening this week … [Read More...]


What A Life!

Isn't life crazy wonderful?  I have been beyond busy with the sell of our home, moving into a temporary apartment, my two online stores and building a spec house completely by myself without my husband acting as my full-time partner.  We have been in … [Read More...]

Oak Harbor Cottage For Sale (4)

Our House Is Sold

Homeless once again!!!  After 5 showings and 3 offers, we are under contract on our cute Coeur d' Alene cottage!  I'm sad to see it go but I'm excited about the future!I know the new owners are going to LOVE living here.  Not only is this house … [Read More...]

Oak Harbor Cottage For Sale (2)

Oak Harbor Cottage Final Tour

Yes, we finally got all the painting done inside our little cottage and placed it on the market!  We already have our first offer but we'll see what the weekend brings. I thought it would be fun to give you a final tour but also a couple of little … [Read More...]

Spring 2016 Front Porch (3)

Spring 2016 Front Porch Decorating

What a gorgeous Sunday morning and first day of Spring!  I was inspired to finish decorating our front porch and get it ready to greet all our potential buyers as our house goes on the market this coming week.  Eeks!!!  So much to do and so little … [Read More...]

Cottage Elevations (1)

Building A Spec House

If you've been following along for awhile, you know that my hubs and I love to flip homes.  Lately, we've been unable to secure any new fixer uppers so we've decided to explore the possibility of building a spec home (or a new home for us and sell … [Read More...]


Bunnies Have Hopped Back In

I am so ready for Spring!  The last couple of days here in Idaho have been absolutely beautiful.  Warm and sunny, can't ask for anything more!  I've added a few bright pillows to our front patio bench and awaiting for the time when I can go buy some … [Read More...]

Candlesticks - Harp Design Co.

Trip to Waco Part 2

I'm back today to share part 2 of our trip to Waco.  If you missed part 1, you can see it here.  After experiencing Magnolia Market, we definitely wanted to stop by Harp Design Co. too.  So Saturday morning this was first on our agenda.  We actually … [Read More...]

Waco TX, Magnolia Market, Harp Design Co (7)

Waco Texas, Magnolia Market & Harp Design Co.

I'm sharing all the good, bad and the ugly with y'all today!  Our little trip started last Thursday.  We were excited to catch the plane for Waco with much anticipation for finding rental homes to invest in.  You see, we have a small investment group … [Read More...]

Staging To Sell (3)

Staging To Sell Your Home

As a former Real Estate Agent & Home Builder, I know how important it is to stage a home for buyers to get a good feel of how their future home can feel once they move in. So many times, the staging is what sells the home.  People want to see how … [Read More...]

DIY Picture Frame Art (11)

Diy Picture Frame Art

When staging to sell a home a key ingredient is to depersonalize.  This means all those family photos need to be packed away.  I'm staging a home for a client tomorrow and needed some quick accessories so I did a little DIY picture frame art … [Read More...]

Black Iron Pipe Entertainment Center ~ Vintage Street Iron Works (1)

Working In The Shop

So I mentioned awhile ago that my husband started a branch of Vintage Street Designs named "Iron Works".  He's had several orders and most have been variations of his initial plan for his industrial entertainment center.  He looks forward to coming … [Read More...]

Mentioned in Country Living Magazine - Whoohoo!!! (9)

Mentioned in Country Living Magazine

Whowza!!!  I had NO IDEA Country Living Magazine was going to mention me in their first issue of 2016.  How cool is this?  I found out by Readers contacting me asking to purchase the Reproduction French Inspired Bottle Drying Rack.  Guess what?  I … [Read More...]