Apr 16, 2016

Room with a View

After several weeks of shifting gears in my life I am finally getting around to posting an update. Although, there is not much in the way of decorating or refinishing furniture, I have ventured into working outside of the home and have had little energy or "craving" to take on any home improvement projects here at home.

But this is where I am enjoying a view of the new blooms and Spring sunshine in my limited quiet time. (more about this room HERE)
There is one major change (besides working) that you may find a little strange. I moved our master bedroom to the open step-down family room to your right of this picture. No, it's not walled off or even private but at night when I lay down I can see the stars through those very windows, it's beautiful.
Why? Well, I wanted my kids to have their own bedrooms but nobody wanted to sleep in the basement...apparently, neither did I. So we gave up our master suite on the second level for one of our sons to use. Both boys are now upstairs with a master bath right in the middle of their bedrooms. I tell them they are spoiled but they just want me to take them back to Virginia.
 The main floor feels like an open loft house.  However, our closet and bathroom are not very close by it's worth the inconvenience because the kids have their own space and, believe me, trying to make them happy has been especially challenging in the last several months (13 year old boys new to town - new to school).
There is no headboard, just my favorite horse canvas. It's so nice to have our matching black dressers back by each side of the bed. We didn't have enough room for that in our previous master (here). The fireplace has been really nice too.
When I invite my guests in to have a seat and stay a while, they get to see straight into my bedroom. =/ At least that motivates me to make my bed more often. :)

Actually, I did do a little decorating on my blogging break - at least moving furniture. The sofa and chair from this room have moved too - that is another story.

I've missed being part of the blog world lately - - - Hoping you are all doing very well.

Feb 8, 2016

Dated Bathroom with Cottage Accents

Hey Friends!

Jan 30, 2016

A Refinished Dining Set

I haven't refinished or painted a furniture piece in a long time, it seems like. The weather was so nice last week so I decided to take advantage of the "good painting" weather and tackle this big project.

Happy Wintery Weekend

Hello Friends!

Jan 26, 2016

Jan 22, 2016

Cottage Contemporary - What is that to you?

Our house is a contemporary style but my decorating style isn't necessarily that way, except that I like clean and simple lines.

Jan 21, 2016

Chicken Enchiladas {yum}

This recipe was inspired by a Food Network show from years ago. I came up with this on my own but I wish I could remember the guy that gave me the surprise ingredient idea.

Jan 18, 2016

Jan 12, 2016

Natural Accents in the Family Room

After the Christmas decorations are all put away it's fun to bring in natural winter accents from outside.

Jan 8, 2016

Loft - Office

Welcome to our office. This space is open to nearly the whole house. It's a loft area on the second floor of our home.

Dec 16, 2015

A Creative Holiday House Tour from Washington

Good morning! 

I have a special treat for you today. One of my favorite bloggers is here to share her lovely home decked out for the holidays. It's always fun to peek in on somebody else's house, don't you think?

Dec 8, 2015

Nov 30, 2015

Moving on to Christmas

I don't know about you but sometimes I am so glad to have one holiday over with so that we can move on to the next. I feel guilty for admitting that because the most special day of the year for our family comes right around Thanksgiving so I feel a little pressure to make it extra special.

Nov 18, 2015

Tour a Craftsman Style House

WARNING: Lots of pictures ahead.
I finally got around to taking pictures of this model home in Kaysville, UT.

Nov 17, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas & a Giveaway

Aaaaawh! I am so ready to cheer up this house in twinkle lights, pine and get on with making some memories!
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