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July 2012

Carport + Patio


Patio Design Plan | 7th House on the Left

Typically, carports are used to park you car. Seeing as how we rarely, if ever, park our car in the carport, it’s pretty much a big unused concrete slab. Way down the road, we may end up closing it in and making either a one-car garage or a bonus room (my vote is for a bonus room!), but for now it’s just… blah! Here’s a picture we took this past fall (hence the leaves!)… The only thing that’s changed since…

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Currently Loving Decor Trends


Decorating with Plates

Plates hung on the wall. Love it or hate it? This is one of those timeless decorating trends I’ve been noticing more and more lately… But I can’t decide if I completely love it. My first memory of seeing plates hanging on the wall was at my great grandparent’s house in Indianapolis. My Great Grandma Henderson was the original Donna Reed – her everyday uniform was a freshly pressed dress complete with an apron and heels. Coincidentally, Donna Reed also…

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Design Tools



As I mentioned here, here and here, I spent much of last month in LA with my mom and brother (more about our crazy family arrangement in this post). Since being back in Virginia, I have to admit, I totally miss the California weather… and of course, my family. On the plus side, Greg and I just booked our tickets to head back to sunny California inΒ January. (Yay!) While I had a lot of fun scouting out celebrities, seeing the…

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****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES**** Scroll down to the giveaway widget to see who won! Etsy is one of my favorite places to browse around for vintage finds, handmade home accessories and even one-of-a-kind jewelry. It’s filled to the brim with unique, interesting and exclusive pieces. If you’re not careful, you can spend hours and hours browsing! But one thing is for sure, you’re bound to come across little nuggets of “have to have” treasures. Today,Β Shy of Perfect,…

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Mood Boards


When I was in Disneyland last month, we ate lunch at Redd Rocket’s Pizza Port, the quick-service restaurant in Tomorrowland. On the back wall of the restaurant, they had an awesome collection of vintage Disneyland visionary posters. I immediately thought about how cool it would be to have a family bonus room or maybe even a kids’ playroom with these on the wall. Last night, I Googled “vintage Disneyland ride posters” and found a slew of inspiring works of art.Β Just…

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