Updated Guest Room

Hello! Come on in! This is our guest room (aka napping room). I have struggled with what this room should be because it’s sort of a free space in the home. It’s off of the foyer so it could work as a parlor, den or office but my original intentions were to make it a…

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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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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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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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Making a Laundry Room Work

Who loves dirty laundry? Not me! I have to get my laundry room in order before I can push through all of the loads of clothes and towels that come my way. But I have a quirky pet peeve about laundry rooms that I finally figured out. Doors! Every house I have had since having…

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Up-cycled Bistro Set for the Porch

Some of my favorite things about this house are all the outdoor living spaces. Today I am mostly sharing our front porch, which we really don’t use much, but I like our home to look cozy and inviting. Placing a small bistro set outside gives a warm and lived-in feeling when viewing the home from…

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Project Challenge Link Party – Furniture {a dining table upgrade}

Welcome to our Project Challenge Event for April! 🙂 (a day early or 6 days late – however you like to look at it) New to Project Challenge? Five bloggers and myself do a DIY project with the same theme or material every month and share it in a post on the last Friday of…

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