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I’ve Named Our House

Hey there,  it's been awhile since I've been able to post on my website and I'm happy to be back and really writing again!  First, we made the long trip from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to Tyler Texas.  Second, it took awhile as always with a move, to get … [Read More...]

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Our Newest Fixer Upper

Our new home and largest "fixer-upper" we've ever tackled is waiting for us to arrive in Tyler Texas!  We are almost completely packed and just waiting for the truck to arrive next week.  We plan to start our 4 day journey to Tyler one week from … [Read More...]

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Farmhouse Dreams

As I mentioned in my last post, we are dreaming of a farmhouse in our near future.  Did you know that only 2% of the population who sets goals actually write these goals down?  And...those are the people who usually achieve their goals.  My hubs just … [Read More...]

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New Bedding Inspiration

It's that time again!  Time for a re-fresh in our master bedroom.  We left Arizona in 2014 and I had purchased our bedding at Stein Mart while living there.  We still love it, but after all our moves and many washings...it's looking a bit tired.  Not … [Read More...]

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Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

This Christmas is especially hard because we are living in limbo right now.  All our decorations a buried deep inside our storage unit and it would be just too time consuming and difficult to reach them.  Therefore, it looks like our tiny little … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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 that...it'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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]