Belated Weekend Update – In which the fireplace gets a new coat of paint.

Ok, I have my camera cord! So here’s the result of this weekend’s progress..or lack therof. But I DO have a semi-decent excuse for my lack of productivity, Saturday was my grandma’s 85 b’day party over in Stroudsburg PA, so I only really had one day to work on the house.   Here’s my Grandma Eunice, […]

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Making My Own Stencil – Uh Oh.

As predicted, I made almost NO progress this weekend. Well I did paint the fireplace white, but I brought my ipod cable instead of my camera cable to work today, so no after pics until tomorrow.. No weekend would be complete without a trip to target of course, and while there I found these silver […]

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Weekend Plans – Make a Damn Decision!

Here’s where my mind has been the past few days…follow if you dare! (Or just want to get really dizzy.) Battle of the Blinds  I don’t know if you remember that I decided I wanted roller shades as undertreatments in the living room because they have a smaller profile when in the “up” state. Well […]

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More half (baked?) bath ideas..

Even though I spent ALL day yesterday looking for wallpaper, I decided to go with Liz‘s fab idea of stenciling instead because, as Alana pointed out, wallpapering a small bathroom is HARD! So even though my search was for naught, I thought I’d share some of the amazing eye candy I turned up from euro […]

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The Half Bath – AKA our dirty little secret!

With the prospect of a housewarming party looming in the near future I think it’s time for me to finally face the challenge of the downstairs half bath/powder room. Similar to the so called “master bath” upstairs, I haven’t posted about this room yet because its a) embarrassing and b) overwhelming. I only WISH i […]

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Weekend Update: Sconces, Grills and Curtains – Oh My!

The weekend started with a Friday night whirlwind shopping expedition with stops at Ikea, West Elm and Crate & Barrel. At Ikea I got both the white AND natural color curtain for the dining room (what, you actually expected me to be decisive?) and red ones for the office. The red ones are going back […]

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Budget? What Budget?

You may have seen the orange “Vote for Me: Remodel, Blog & Win” button on the right sidebar – appropriately placed under the heading of “Shameless self promotion.” Its a contest sponsored by Remodel My Space that’s ending soon and the prize is a cool 5k! The votes cast by clicking on that banner go […]

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Curtain Catastrophe

The evening started out well enough, I stopped in at TJMaxx to look for (what else!) pillows and picked these up: But of course once I got them home I hated them. For one thing, I think I realized I don’t want much of an overall print on the pillows. Even though the branchy pattern […]

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Living Room Design Dilemmas

Last night Jeff and I took a trip to target and picked up three prospective roman shades..(cause, you know, I can’t be expected to make an actual decision!) Here’s a pic I snapped this morning (sorry its so dark, overcast skies today): I definitely think I like the middle one best even though the color […]

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Cool Site : Nettleton Hollow

I must confess that I have a completely black thumb. I don’t know if its laziness, cluelessness or what, but I can’t seem to keep plants alive..which is scary because we are trying to conceive and I worry what that says about my potential to be a good mother. But anyway, I love the way […]

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