What I Wore

blue stripes and yellow scarf

I started this ‘What I Wore’ series not because I think I’m particularly fashionable, but because I wanted to motivate myself to get creative and wear outfits that make me feel pretty. If I know I’m going to take a picture of myself, I’m much more likely to put on a ‘real’ outfit. I’m a…

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vintage style spring mantel

Spring Living Room Ideas

I’ll be honest here. I haven’t really touched my mantel since I took all of the Christmas decorations down. I’ve had a few random space fillers sitting up there, but I definitely wouldn’t have called it ‘decorated.’ Now that the sun has started showing its pretty face here in the Pacific Northwest and the branches…

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Reilly design plan copy

A Beach Cottage Living Room Design Plan

I recently completed a beach cottage living room design plan for the sweetest gal, Kathleen, whose home had been severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Her charming beach house was so badly damaged that it had to be torn down and rebuilt. Here’s a side by side shot to show what her home looked like before…

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wood sign above front door

Entry Decorating

I’ve been on a wood frame building kick lately. While I had all of the tools out to make the frame for my rustic framed map, I also knocked out a few wood framed signs for the house. One of which was a big sign to hang above the front door inside our entry. I…

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Neutral Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

I have not decorated at all for Valentine’s Day this year. There is not a even a hint of red, pink or hearts to be found in our house. How lame. Honestly, I kinda forgot all about Valentine’s Day this year until I had to help the kids make their valentines for their class party!…

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Rustic Framed Map

Hey friends! Today I’m over at Bless’er House sharing a rustic framed map I made this week to adorn a hallway wall in our house. It’s a super easy and really cool way to fill up a blank wall AND it’s kid-friendly because it it won’t show fingerprints or get scratched! I hung ours in…

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Word of the Year 2015

I’ve spent the whole month of January contemplating what I want to focus on this year. I’m not big on making new year resolutions, but I do like to start off the new year by thinking about what’s not working well in my life and what I want to do to change things. I’ve tossed…

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