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Summer Tour of Homes 2015

I am not a design or DIY blog so I am always humbled and honored when bloggers that I adore and admire ask me to be a part of their home tours. This means so much to me because family, faith and friends mean everything to me and HOME is so much at the center of it all. Our home is truly an eclectic mix of what we really love and use…and I hope it shows. To begin this tour …

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2014 Holiday House Walk

{If you like the images on our mantle you can print them out HERE. We are all crazy for them and love how whimsical they are! Alice, I think you are the bees knees.} I am so glad you have stopped by and I can’t wait to welcome you into our home. I have loved home, making home and loving on the people I love for as long as I can remember. The older I get the more I know…truly …

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Creatively Christmas {a book, some crafting, our home and a giveaway}

Last January Jennifer Rizzo came and captured our home still decorated for the holidays. After months of Jen writing, photographing and creating for her book I believe we were one of the last homes that she needed to photograph. It was a fun time of working and playing during her visit and a sweet honor to be included in her first book! I was able to see a draft of the book before it went to print and as I …

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Want To Get Your Heart Into The Holidays? {This year make it simple and meaningful}

One of my most popular online course is Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}. This three week course is all about the heart of home and how to make the holidays all about the people you love. I wanted to offer this beautiful and rich course at a discount for the next 72 hours. For the next 72 hours you can get this course for $29!  This is 50% off! *There will be 65 videos.  30 project videos and …

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Holiday Tablescape Ideas

One of my very favorite things in the whole world is having people in our home and feeding them well. One of the ways I try to make the meal special is the simple details I put into the tablescape. I rarely need to buy much and try to use what I have but make it special just the same. I love to mix and match my dishes and to also pull elements in from the outside. Here are some …

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Some of My Fall Favorites {2014}

Fall is my most favorite season because the beautiful change in season, cooler temperatures and the desire to create a more cozy home. This is the time I find myself cuddling next to the fireplace in the morning with my coffee, a book, devotions or just talking to my family. My studio calls to me even more than usual when the temperatures start to drop and the light is flooding in over all of my supplies. Sweaters, boots, hats and …

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Fall Decorating Ideas {Finding Fall Home Tour}

Do I get to wear boots yet? That is what fall is all about! OK, maybe fall is amazing for other things too. How about I was married in October, two of my babies were born in the fall, the cooler temperatures, bulky sweaters, getting all cozy and reading a book, family and friends gathering together more, crunching of the leaves under your awesome boots that you finally get to wear again… I’m sorry I didn’t mean to go back …

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Top 10 {Things that are making the day to day a little sweeter}

I always enjoy seeing what others are reading, listening to, eating, watching etc. Face it…I’m nosy! I know you guys do too so I wanted to share my top 10 things that are making my day to day a little sweeter. 1. Last winter our home was photographed for a book and the best part of the whole thing is that my good friend Jennifer Rizzo is the author! Her new book is NOW on pre-order and you can order …

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Vintage Christmas Tree With Balsam Hill

If you have had a chance to see our home dressed up for Christmas you will see over and over that I love vintage. I love beautiful things that tell a story. No matter where we travel I am always drawn to the art and the history of the culture. If I have the choice to buy something new or go searching for something that may be a bit tarnished…I usually choose the tarnished. Even when decorating I search for …

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2013 Holiday Housewalk {Welcome To Our Home}

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is hard to believe that we are into the Christmas season. I am so honored to be included in Jennifer Rizzo’s 2013 Holiday Housewalk. If you are coming from KariAnne’s blog I want to welcome you. KariAnne’s home is always so beautiful and full of lovely touches. I hope you enjoy a peek into our home. My children are thrilled that the house smells good, the tree is up …

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A Living Magazine {and a video for you too}

Before I get started I wanted you to see a video that I made just for you. I wanted you to hear a little bit from me about the course and why I would even make it in the first place. {and yes…I have bangs now…and I am really diggin’ them and so is my family…we need to get out more} {to watch the video at the highest quality click the HD in the right hand corner} In 7 days …

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Finding Fall Home Tours 2013 {Decorating For Fall}

So excited that today is here! I am honored to be a part of such an incredibly talented group of women. Thank you Better Homes and Gardens for sponsoring the tour and sharing our homes. {You can find more fall inspiration on our Finding Fall Home Tours Pinterest board through BHG} If you are coming from Laura or Sarah’s blogs I know you are already inspired for fall..their styles are amazing! Fall is my favorite time of year! When the …

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Finding Fall Home Tour {16 Bloggers and BHG!}

Are you getting ready for fall, baking too much, lighting candles in every room and wearing your UGG boots everywhere? No? Is it just me? If you are ready to jump into cooler weather, baking, yummy soups, hot cider, open windows, colorful leaves, bonfires and pumpkins you will want to come back here on Monday! The talented Laura of Finding Home and Better Homes and Gardens has brought 16 bloggers together for a fall home tour. You will be able …

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The 411 {all the details about the teen bedroom makeover}

I wanted to tell you real quick that for the next 24 hours we are offering Jennifer Rizzo’s Santos Cage Dolls e-course for only $10 (you have access to the videos for 6 months) . Fall is the perfect time to get back into creating and Jen’s Santos dolls are incredible and even perfect for decor and gift giving. I learned so much about using clay and breaking down the face into shapes. Jen is an amazing teacher and you …

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Teen Boy Bedroom Makeover {before and after}

Let me tell you…this project was a doozy. Everyone shares girl room makeovers but no one is spreading the love on teen boy rooms. Let me backtrack a bit. Our Jack is 13 and has had the same paint on the walls for the past 10 years. 10 years. When his friends would tell him how cool the clouds were on his ceiling he looked at them like they were dorks! He hadn’t even asked for a whole room makeover…he …

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Keeping It Cozy {Andrea Fowler}

Do you know what an amazingly fun job it is to hand pick women to be in my courses? Not only do I get to reach out to these incredibly talented women hoping they will be in the course….but then they tell me that want to do the course! How did this happen:-) The line up for the new Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays} is so beautiful that I keep pinching myself. Each week I want to highlight …

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A Brand New E-Course {and a giveaway too}

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Last fall I launched Creatively Made Home {creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living}.   I wanted to create a course that celebrated what really matters in your home…..you, family and friends.   I also wanted to celebrate making life beautiful in the everyday.   My heart was to create a course that encouraged women to open the doors of their home because of what was inside of them…not just what was …

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One Room, Three Ways {Day Three}

Welcome back to day three of “One Room, Three Ways”. Jennifer, thank you for inviting me to participate with all of these incredible, creative women. I am loving seeing what all of the other bloggers have created with their spaces! Here is my third redo of our living room. For this redo: *moved the bench and cushions back *changed the art above the fireplace *moved the ladder and replaced it with a shoe rack, vintage lines, ironstone etc. *moved the …

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One Room, Three Ways {Day One}

I am a big believer that we have good stuff in our homes and we just need to move those things around to appreciate them again and again. If you have stop noticing something in your home that you once loved…move it. That little move gives it instant life. My favorite room to redecorate is our living room. We spend the most time in our kitchen, eating area and living room and little touches can really make big differences. I …

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Basement Inspiration

If you guys are like us at all you have lots of plans for your home and either not enough time or money (or both) to make them a reality. We moved into our home a little over 10 years ago. We had worked with a semi-custom builder but there were many things we could not include in our home and they are still not done. In our crazy heads we imagined our basement finished within a few years of …

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How To Pick Paint Colors {where to begin?}

{original image found HERE} When people come into our home for the first time one of the most common questions is how did we pick all the paint colors. I have always found picking paint colors fun and had never really thought about it. {original image from the living room of Jennifer Rizzo} I go to the paint store and grab a gazillion paint cards. I come home and lay them all out and start creating my color palette. Then …

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All About The House {adding character to your home}

One of the best things we did for our house in 2012 was to give it a face lift with new paint throughout. I have a bit of wanderlust/ants in my pants:-)…whatever you want to call it and sometimes I need change in a big bad way! We have been in this house for almost 10 years and that is the longest I have ever been in one house (even including the home I grew up in). I grew up …

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Holiday House Walk 2012 {Welcome To Our Home}

Welcome to our home! I am so excited that you are here. First of all I wanted to thank my sweet friend, Jennifer Rizzo, for asking me back this year to show you our home all dressed up for Christmas. I love that Jen puts this house walk together and it is such a fun way to get inspired for the holidays (and to get my act together and get my house decorated early:-)). I know you have been loving …

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A Little Boy’s Room {No longer a baby}

We recently took Benjamin’s room from his nursery paint colors to a room that will grow with him for awhile. When Jack was born we decorated his nursery in pale blues and it was beautiful for our first baby. When Benjamin was born he was our third baby and second boy. I knew as soon as I found out we were having a boy  I wanted to create a really fun room for him and one that would grow with …

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Living Room Redo {Shop My Own House}

I can’t tell you how much I have loved doing the Creatively Made Home e-course. It has been so fun to play with my home and to share my love of family and home with others. I thought you all would like to see some of the photos I took this week for one of my project videos. I won’t show the video but I will show you lots of photos. The project was “Shop Your House” and it was …