The Plate Wall is Complete

church plate on plate wall

For months, I felt like the plate wall in our dining room wasn’t finished and it needed a few more plates to make it look complete.Remember this Photoshop image I made to show where I thought more plates needed to go?Well after collecting five more plates to add to the grouping over the last several…

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Why Rug Pads are Important

Disclosure: I was given 2 rug pads from Rug Pad Corner in exchange for my review; however, all opinions and experiences are 100% my own. After you’ve just spent a large sum of money on a rug, it’s hard to justify spending even more money to purchase a rug pad to go under it. I…

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Decorating a Mantel with a TV Above

My ‘How to Decorate a Mantel‘ post has been pretty popular and  several readers have asked for advice on decorating a mantel when a TV hangs above it. Well ask and ye shall receive.Sometimes there’s just no getting around it and the best place to hang your TV is above the fireplace. I know it’s…

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mix and match layered bedding

Mix and Match Bedding

If you’ve read any of my past posts about bedding, you know I love the look of a super cozy bed with lots of layers. So when I outfitted our guest bed with bedding, I was on a mission to create an eclectic mix of layers without spending a ton of dough. It took me…

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What I Wore

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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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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