Cozy Loft

  Happy Month of April!  Doesn’t it feel so good to finally have Spring here? I want to be working in the yard but our inside still needs some fluffing. This is our loft on the second floor. I haven’t shared it before because it’s just been so plain. Here are some before pictures. Nothing…

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Box Planter For Above the TV

Happy New Year Everyone! Today I am sharing some changes to our family room since taking down all the Christmas decor. You can see this room decorated for Christmas HERE. You know that I am not a huge fan of wall mounted TV’s, especially above the fireplace. However, some rooms are set up best that…

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Lightly Staging a Charming Ranch House

Thanksgiving is tomorrow…I can’t even believe it.  I am sad not to be spending the holiday with our families. But I have to admit that I am so excited to do all the cooking. I love making the whole traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Marc and the boys. It’s back to the four of us and…

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Hello Friends! Happy long weekend – the last weekend of Summer. It’s rainy here and I have allergies so we are taking it super easy. That gives me a chance to update my blog page. I am sharing pictures of the shop where I sell my creations and I am also going to show you…

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Summer Picnic Time

One of the greatest things about being back in Northern Utah is the weather.  It’s cool in the morning and evening so dining outside is beautiful. I take my coffee on the deck. It’s an extension of our living space and sitting here smelling the natural scents of our surroundings is relaxing. I love that…

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Up Cycled Containers

In  the last year or two I have learned something about myself. I love bins… Wood, metal, wire, new or old. My parents let me barrow the one above, an old Pepsi crate that is divided up to separate soda bottles. I  plopped in a couple of glass jars and now use it to organize…

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Cottage Contemporary – What is that to you?

Our house is a contemporary style but my decorating style isn’t necessarily that way, except that I like clean and simple lines. (and except for the iron doilies above and inside the door – a little old fashion) I can see a ton of potential with this architecture style, though. With simple lines and lots…

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Breakfast Nook

Do you have one area in your house that serves as a “drop zone” for EVERYTHING? This is ours. No matter how hard I try to make my kids use their desks for homework or install conveniently located hooks for coats and backpacks – it all ends up right here either way. If you see…

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Old Bench Love

Are you in love with wood benches like I am? Before Christmas I found this bench that maybe went with an outdoor picnic table in a previous life. It was red and nicely aged. Since I wanted to use it inside I painted it a color that goes with my neutral color scheme. It sits…

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Loft – Office

Welcome to our office. This space is open to nearly the whole house. It’s a loft area on the second floor of our home. Our desk and file cabinet are here along with a lot of books & junk. Near the bedroom, it makes a convenient place to do bills, browse favorite websites  or check…

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A Backyard Fire Bowl and Old Containers

Have you started your Christmas shopping or are you the type that gets it all done early? I am just beginning, unfortunately. I found some really great containers for gift giving the other day. While browsing the thrift store I found a bronze bucket, copper egg pan and a few wood tool boxes. Unique containers…

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Drop Cloth Slipcover to the Rescue

Let me tell you about this sofa… A little background – my kids are having a tough time adjusting to their new school (like I have mentioned before). Sometimes I let them take a “mental health” day off. To be honest, I really enjoy their company so it’s a relief day for me too. One…

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Turn an Old Bar Stool into a Chair Table

Open floor plans are all the rage anymore. Living spaces such as kitchens and dining rooms are all in one big room or a living/dining room combination is especially popular. Such is the case with ours.  Giving a space it’s own purpose depends on the furniture and how it is placed. This is our combo…

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Fur Throw and a Bargain Chair

A couple of weeks ago I went shopping with my darling friend to the Salvation Army. I have to say that the people working there are so nice. We looked over every bit of the place even the outside area where new items are dropped off. I spotted this metal outdoor chair there. It even…

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