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Kristina V
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Summer Updates in the Livingroom and Kitchen.
Not much has changed really in our home, we did upgrade the free sofa to a Craigslist IKEA sectional. I have re-arranged some of the wall decor and chairs. Added some beachy/summer stuff to the mantel.      My
slipcover does fit better on the sofa it was m...

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4th of July Front Porch: 2015
Posting an update of what the house is looking like this summer. We had family visit for the 4th so I actually did some porch decorating for the holiday.  A couple of big changes to the front. We have started painting the trim and doors. The garage doors we...

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White Wash Brick Fireplace Makeover
Decided to breakdown and try a paint wash on the fireplace brick. The brick has a vintage/rustic feel to it.. like the used reclaimed brick, and the mantel was bespoke made local. Here is a "before" photo, it shows the fireplace insert before I gave it a pa...

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Christmas Home Tour 2014
Welcome to my 2014 Christmas home tour.  I didn't get everything done that I had planned this year. Between the fall down the stairs and then the cold and bronchitis, I just decided to make due with what I have gotten up and chill with it. I planned for mor...

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House Spy Friday: Seattle Arboretum Craftsman
I have a soft spot for Craftsman cottages.. they were so very common in the northwest, but over time are slowly disappearing. Often they are smaller footprints than most modern families want, so if they are in good neighborhoods they get remolded or removed...

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Our Christmas Front Porch
I have always loved large front porches and our new home has a nice large wrap around porch. I was quite excited to get my decor out and see what looks I could create. My main purchase this year was to replace our failing incandecent strings with more LED. ...

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Adding cheap holiday cheer to my patio pots.
My house projects have had to take an unexpected break. I took a bad fall in November and actually broke my bum... or rather broke a blood vessel in my bum. It's quite painful, I would not recommend it. Pretty much only comfortable position was laying on my...

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Chalk Painted Wooden Trunk
My husband has a wooden trunk his dad built for him to take all his gear to scout camp. It has lived in various ways around our homes and for awhile lived in the garage. Here I needed a table for our living room and decided to try it out. It seems to fit th...

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House Spy Friday: Lincoln Park Cottage
Today I'm feeling whimsical... time to look at some Seattle area cottages to see if I can find something artsy with a bit of color. I found a few great houses.. but this one caught my eye. It's about 1,000 square feet. So definitely a cozy cottage.. I like ...

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My Bubbling Cauldron DIY
How to make a mess free bubbling cauldron, that is kid safe and fun to look at. First I found a black plastic cauldron. Mine isn't big.. it's a smaller cheepo one. You could easily find something bigger, even at thrift stores. I then bought a Gemmy Fire and...
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