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American Dream Builders

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I have a confession. I am seriously design challenged. I mean, seriously. Don’t get me wrong, I know exactly what I want.  In my mind and when I see it. Thankfully, my husband is the yin to my yang, the perfect compliment. I often tell him the masters degree he earned with his years in Read More

3 Steps to Create Classic Curb Appeal

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It’s that time of the year to start thinking about sprucing up outside. The air is beginning to become crisp and cool, trick-or-treaters will soon be knocking on your door for candy for Halloween, quickly followed by guests for Thanksgiving, and then Christmas! Can you believe it?     So, it is the perfect time Read More

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How to Set a Traditional Easter Table

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As you may know, I am a contributor on Houzz where each month I create an Ideaboard around a specific idea or theme. This month, with Easter fast approaching, I decided to focus on a few of my favorite things for setting a beautifully traditional Easter table. Bright whites, pastels, sparkling glass and silver, it Read More

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Pillow Love

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A while back I noticed that all of my throw pillows on my sofas were looking tattered from years of being tossed about and well-loved on by a little boy. Years of the fringe being pulled and fiddled with and the pillow repeatedly being thrown into the air like a baseball tends to have that Read More

Outdoor Party Lighting {Mingle Monday}

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Last weekend, my husband and I hosted, along with a few other couples, a wedding party for our nephew and his soon to be bride. As soon as we decided that the party would be held in our back yard, I knew I wanted to use plenty of lighting for the evening party.   My Read More

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Spring Colors 2012

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  It’s not a secret. I love color. Well, I also love neutrals. But color? Fuhgetaboutit! I’m a firm believer in using my entire box of crayons. That probably explains why I become so excited when the new colors for each season are announced by Pantone. For spring, they have selected colors that are pure Read More

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Grocery Store Flowers Make Me Happy {Mingle Monday}

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Have you ever noticed how much more inviting a house looks with plants and flowers? They make things look alive and refreshing and like people who can actually grow things live there. At the very least, they make an area look more like someone really thought enough about how a space looked so they added Read More

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Tangerine Tango :: Incorporating 2012 Color of the Year into Your Decor

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Pantone has designated the bright reddish-orange color named Tangerine Tango as the 2012 Color of the Year. Always, one to love following the color trends, this month I pulled together an Ideabook for Houzz featuring 20 products in Tangerine Tango that I know would add a pop of color to any decor. I wanted to Read More

Mingle Monday {7 Christmas Wreaths Tutorials}

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I absolutely adore Christmas wreaths. Honestly, I think I may have a bit of an obsession with them and couldn’t wait to show you the 7 Christmas wreath tutorials that I’m absolutely loving. Each of these could easily be made in some of my favorite Christmas Wreath tutorials and inspirations that I’ve found.   I Read More

Tartan Love

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This time of year, I want to totally redecorate my house in tartan. With it’s many colors and timeless feel, it has always been a favorite pattern. Even though my family has traced our roots back to our early arrival in the South, I’ve not heard of any tie with Scotland in my family. And Read More

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