Renovation: Materials Chosen and Painting Started (Phase 1)

Remember my Water Lalapalooza 2016 post? If you didn’t see that, I’ll summarize by saying that we had some water damage thanks to a missing washer on the hose of our washing machine. We took the list of repairs paid for by our home insurance and used the chance to add some upgrades. These were things on my […]

The Funny Things I Found In My New House

MOVING IS SO FUN! – said no one ever. This part of Texas is a seller’s market right now, so some home sellers are stretching the bounds of common decency because they can get away with it. We looked at a half-million dollar home that had only been on the market for a few days and […]

New House BEFORE Pictures (Finally!)

We moved furniture into this house on Labor Day weekend. In celebration of a month living in our new house in Texas, I thought I’d share the pictures I took the day before the furniture arrived. I call these the “before” pictures. Of all the homes I looked at, I chose this house, so obviously […]

Gathering Place – Love Home Challenge

I think when you decorate your home, you should ignore fads and trends for the most part. You know how everyone is making pure white houses right now, especially kitchens? No doubt I’ve seen some beautiful mostly-white homes, but I predict that soon people will start to crave a little warmth and color in their […]

Water Lalapalooza 2016

I just told you earlier this week that I had lots of plans of things to get done this week, but I got a little sidetracked to say the least. I also wanted to write a blog post about choosing paint colors, because there are lots of walls around here full of paint sample blobs […]

Dining Room Tour {2016 Update}

My dining room is a happy spot in my home for me. Besides the most obvious reasons of all the family time spent here, another reason is because I’ve decorated it with colors that brighten my mood. And another reason is that I don’t keep very much in here, so it is very easy to […]

Week #3 – Dining Room & Entries {91 Day Declutter Challenge 2016}

The original content of this post has been removed because the 2016 Challenge has finished. The 91 Day Declutter Challenge runs right here every January! It is worth coming back for – See what people had to say about their experience this year! In the meantime … Other inspiration for the Dining Room & Entries Tour My […]

The Dining Room {Home Tour}

I’m thrilled to show you my dining room! I’ve made a few little changes lately and the effect has been dramatic! It is amazing what a few things can do. One of the things I’ve done is sew new curtains. I sewed these old ones as well and I loved them for a long time, […]

Week 5 – Dining Room & Pantry {91 Day Declutter Challenge}

********Visit the most recent 2016 Declutter Challenge!******** This is the assignment for Week 5 of The 3rd Annual 91 Day Declutter Challenge. In addition to splitting up the Master Suite into two weeks, this year I’ve also split the kitchen area into two weeks, separating the Dining Room and Pantry. This will especially help if your dining […]