Monthly Archives: March 2010

In Which the Sun Doth Return

Books repaired. Rusty lettuce thrown out. Desk cleaned. Grocery shopping done. DIY project delegated to husband. The sun is shining. Thank you, God. Advertisements

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The Dark Side – A Photo Essay

I would say that 99% of the time, I’m a pretty upbeat person. Okay, maybe it’s like 85%. But I do have a darker side. Apparently, all it takes is a little dreary, overcast weather for that dark side to … Continue reading

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Giveaway at The Old Painted Cottage

I had to share a giveaway going on at The Old Painted Cottage — not only because its one of my favorite design sites but also because I am in love with the prize. Check out these fantastic Ruffled Burlap … Continue reading

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Stamp Tramp Giveaway – WINNERS!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Stamp Tram Giveaway! The winners are… …Everyone! The comments left made my week and I appreciate you all for visiting. I hope you’ll come back often. Congratulations to: AtOneWithHim Leah Finn Michele Gloria Elswood … Continue reading

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Patron Saint of Tacky Decor

Something about my front door seems to warrant decoration. I didn’t have this problem in the old house. Or maybe I just never noticed it. My old door was completely blank 11 months a year, with just one lonely wreath … Continue reading

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Stamp Tramp GIVEAWAY

[UPDATE: I feel I should clarify, my very gentlemanly husband does not go around calling women names or referring to their tattoos. The only time this phrase ever comes up is when we’re watching Cars. For the 6,492nd time.] My … Continue reading

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More “Faux Pillows”

I hope this will count as an exception to the rule that a sequel is never as good as the original. BEFORE: I found these yellow silk pillow slips in the bargain bin at Restoration Hardware a good seven or … Continue reading

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Faux Grain Sack Pillows

There are just certain things in life for which there are no substitutes. 100% Cashmere. The Rolling Stones. Chick-fil-a. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara. Don’t get me wrong. Ninety-five percent of the time, a generic store brand is just as … Continue reading

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Tray Chic

Corny title? Check. Pictures of marginal photographic quality? Check. The author reveling in yet more chugly thrift store finds? Check! A veritable Raising Camelot trifecta. And it’s not even your birthday. BEFORE: Today’s contestant is this salute to “hunter chic” … Continue reading

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