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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...]

Laundry Rm Makeover Reveal

Laundry Room Makeover Reveal

It's no secret that I love open shelving and the industrial farmhouse look!  When we added the sink in the garage, the plumber had to cut through the wall in our laundry room to run the piping.  Although he put the sheet rock back in place, the cuts … [Read More...]

Coeur d'Alene Christmas 2015 Home Tour

Coeur d’Alene Christmas 2015 Home Tour

Coeur d'Alene Christmas...has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?  We have lived here for almost 5 months now and absolutely LOVE this community.  We are enjoying living in our cozy little "Oak Harbor" cottage.  Although, we have had to make alternative … [Read More...]

DIY Envelope Style Pillow Cover (3)

A Christmas Gift For My Mom

Ok...I have to say, I was beginning to get a little worried about whether or not I'd be able to make my mom's Christmas gift in time for Christmas.  The snow has been falling and I've been a shut-in.  My hubs drives my car to work everyday because … [Read More...]

Master Bedroom Christmas 2015 (5)

Master Bedroom Christmas 2015

I think it's fun to decorate every room of our house for Christmas.  Since I'm accenting with red this year, I pulled out the quilt I have draped across the end of our bed from storage.  We purchased this from TJ Maxx several years ago to have on … [Read More...]

Divine View Prints Etsy (7)

Photography & Vintage Table Top Fan

My dear friend and professional photographer from Divine View Prints sent me a special gift a few weeks ago.  She gave me several of my favorite "On The Farm" style prints she is now selling on Etsy.  I've been so excited to display them but didn't … [Read More...]

Two Hearts Map Sign ~ The Sign Factory (9)

Two Hearts Connect Map Sign

Christmas time is such a wonderful time of year where families and friends gather together.  Unfortunately, we don't live near all of our children and grand-children so we have been celebrating Christmas early the last couple of years and all gather … [Read More...]

Christmas Front Porch (7)

Christmas Front Porch

We have been having extremely high winds here in the Northwest this year so I had to move things around today on our front porch.  I still wanted it decorate, but the bench needed to be placed up against the house so it won't fall over if the wind … [Read More...]

Pottery Barn Hack Pom Pom Stripes Pillow Cover

Pottery Barn Hack Pom Pom Stripes Pillow

Hey everybody, get ready for an AMAZING Pottery Barn Hack!!!  Now, don't get me wrong...I LOVE shopping at Pottery Barn and I have spent a lot of money there over the years but, sometimes it's just NOT in the budget to buy everything I see.  So when … [Read More...]


Decorating For Christmas

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We hosted my family this year and just enjoyed every minute of it!  Eating, playing games and then eating some more!  Normally I decorate the house on Thanksgiving night.  I usually turn on the Christmas … [Read More...]

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe (10)

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe

For every holiday gathering, this Strawberry Pretzel Salad is one of my family's all-time favorites!  I seriously think my brother would turn around and go home if this salad wasn't on the menu!  Haha!!!  I will purposely eat less of everything else … [Read More...]

Happy 59th Anniversary (3)

A Special Anniversary Wish

Today is a very special day!  My parents are celebrating their 59th Wedding Anniversary!  I am sending them many wishes for a wonderful day as they are celebrating with friends on the Oregon Coast.  I drove them to the airport last Saturday and … [Read More...]