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How to Correctly Display the US Flag

With Independence Day right around the corner, I decided to it was time to find a way to properly display our US flag in front of our home.  My plan was to hang a bracket on the trim of our house that our flag could slide snuggly into, dressing up the front

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Dining Room Makeover Reveal

Our dining room makeover is finally finished and it’s time for the big reveal!  Yay!  It has been a long, slow process, but that’s just the way it goes around here sometimes.  There are a few things I’d like to change (add a rug, change the accessories on top of the hutch),

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Busy

It’s been a busy couple of months at our house!  The end of the school year is always so crazy-hectic, with final exams, class projects, and promotions/graduations (and a couple of birthdays thrown in), it has been non-stop for my little family!  I’m happy to say that my son promoted from the

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Beach House Inspiration

I just wanted to share a few of my favorite inspiration photos with you today… These next few pictures are from a beautiful beach house tour first featured on Classic. Casual. Home.  I absolutely love the use of texture, pattern and color against the neutral wall color.   And the breakfast nook

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From The Archives: A Pretty Spring Mantel

Hi, thank you so much for stopping by!  With all of the Spring link parties going on right now, I feel a bit like the girl going to prom with no prom dress, so I pulled this post out of the archives, and I’m joining in on the fun!  ”A Pretty Spring Mantel”

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A Loss, A Gain and an Update

Please excuse the long silence; I took a little time off to concentrate on my family as we mourn the death of my sweet Grandmother.  She was a beautiful lady and because of her, the world has been a better place  for the past 84 years.  She will be incredibly missed. I

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Must Try Recipes!

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you’re week is off to a good start!  I’m still recuperating from a very busy weekend.  My daughter and I joined my sister and some friends for the “Color Run” at Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, and let me just say, while it was super fun, it was

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Sunburst Mirror Makeover

Hello, thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you all enjoyed a nice, long holiday weekend!  I certainly did.  I’m grateful to have had the extra time to catch up on my housework and get the last of the Christmas “heap” packed away.  Unfortunately, I didn’t quite get around to

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My “Word” For 2014

Already three days into 2014, I figured I should share my word of the year with you.  To be honest, I’ve had such a  hard time coming up with one, I almost decided not to have one this year!  However, the importance of having a “word”, with all of it’s motivational powers, simply cannot

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Honored, and Looking Ahead…

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I enjoyed a whole lot of time with immediate and extended family, eating, drinking, shopping, eating, and hanging out.  And did I mention, eating?  My sweet daughter celebrated her 17th birthday just two days after Christmas, so it was a very