Category Archives: Decorating

Bringing in Spring

While the weather outside is still frightful, I’ve decided to bring spring in the house by using silk flowers. While they’re not my first choice, it’s nice to have some color and the “feeling” of spring in the house. If … Continue reading

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Let There be Light!

After much ado about nothing . . . because we’re in an old wonky farmhouse, the solatube installer didn’t think he’d be able to install the solatube because the garage roof overlapped the kitchen roof. I told him there was … Continue reading

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Welcome Spring?!

While we’re still covered in snow and ice, spring is definitely in the air. The chickens are out of the coop and are walking ever so gingerly over the snow and ice to forage around the farm. Mostly, they’re eating … Continue reading

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Is Winter Over Yet?

Let me start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! The holidays were very quiet for us as most of our family is in Canada. We celebrated Christmas day with a delicious ham that Brian made along with all the fixings. We … Continue reading

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Fall Nesting

I’ve been waking up to dark, frosty mornings.  Despite the cooler temperatures, I adore this time of year.  Perhaps because I’m a fall.  As the temperatures drop, forcing me inside, I’ve come down with nesting fever.  I’ve begun looking at my … Continue reading

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Annie Sloan’s New Chalk Paint Color – Lem Lem

The other day I was hanging out at one of my favorite “soul renewal” places, Barnes and Noble, where I picked up Somerset Home magazine.  What caught my eye (besides the beautiful cover) was a feature on Annie Sloan’s new … Continue reading

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Organization Feels So Good

Do you have dresser draws overflowing with T-shirts, sweat pants and shorts, to name but a few of the items that get tossed into drawers never to be seen again?  Do the ones you where sit at the top of … Continue reading

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A Burlap Wreath for Spring

In the winter/early spring months I try to reserve Friday afternoons for doing something crafty.  Since it’s a beautiful, sunny day today, I decided to create a wreath welcoming spring.  I wonder if that will hurry it along? I bought … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

I was going to continue this wonky old farmhouse makeover by painting the living room, but decided that since my kitchen is part way there, I might as well get on with it.  A good friend of mine, while visiting … Continue reading

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Our Farmhouse Living Room

Next on my room-by-room trip is the living room.  Next week I’ll be getting it ready for painting.  And there is a lot of it.  The ceiling, walls, fireplace and bookshelves will all be getting a coat of paint.  The ceiling … Continue reading

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