Coffee Makes the World Go 'Round
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10/40 Coffee Makes the World Go ‘Round

There’s nothing quite like living in a small town and those who live in sprawling cities just wouldn’t understand the excitement that comes when a new place of business moves into town. The slower pace of life allows passerby’s to gaze with wonder and speculation at what the new place will become or what the old is being transformed into. Just recently, a beloved clothing shop on our towns square, relocated across town and as the lights in the little old building went out, we all wondered what would bring it back to life. Each drive around the block, our community caught a glimpse of..

Chalk Painting Furniture Home Bar
Dwellings, Painted Furniture & Staging

Chalk Painting: Creating the Perfect Swanky Bar

A couple of years ago, it seems like ages, I became a furniture painter. I loved chalk painting pieces for myself, starting with my own bathroom vanity, pieces solely to sell, and I even got to paint custom pieces for others. It was a fun time; quite good therapy for a young mom and I felt proud of my work and delighted when someone called me to do something for them.  I would always feel a little bummed when someone said they just wanted white. I loved to create my own colors and when customers turned me loose and said to do what ever I felt like doing, it was a thrill. Such a thrill, in fact, that

My Resolution: Baking Challenge
Blog, Sweet Seasons, Uncategorized

My Resolution: Baking Challenge

Yesterday, the first day of what is to be the best year yet (I seriously LOVED 2017 so 2018 has a big shoes to fill), I read post after post of New Years Resolutions and tried my best to muster up a few of my own. I had nuthin’. I have some big plans for the year starting with using my recently acquired real estate license and growing this life and home blog. I’m just not a resolutions kinda gal it seems, but…

Family Mess, Sweet Seasons

Christmas is the time of year…

Ray Charles said, “Christmas is the time of year, for being with the ones you love.” I was fortunate to have been able to fulfill Mr. Charles’s Christmas prophesy this year, but unfortunately not with the Spirit of Christmas that he was likely singing about. I’ve never been one to fully get into the Christmas spirit; always just getting by with as little decor as possible and fretting and complaining about what to get for others. I usually end up having a Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas by the time the day has come and gone because I’ve reached a max on just how much over-doing I can take. It’s no secret…

Kitchen Renovation After
Dwellings, Home Renovation, Uncategorized

Before and After: The Renovation of a Kitchen

I NEVER want to build a house. Ever. I took on a kitchen renovation over the summer and it just about killed me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to many more renovation projects in my future, but I will use some major lessons learned from this little endeavor and get myself a serious grip on reality before just jumping right on in there.

One of the most important things I learned was..