Secret Reading Room

We used the awkward closet under the stairs for the boys. Sometimes we take the table out and throw in the twin size mattress from the trundle bed. It’s perfectly cozy and feels oh so private when the door is closed. Did you have a special place to hang with yourself when you were growing […]

My Top 10 Biggest Decorating Mistakes

This is a repost from March 2009, but worth reading again. Not making the master bedroom a priority. Not getting rid of stuff that I don’t really need or love. Being afraid of color. Buying something trendy instead of more traditional {remember those over stuffed chairs from the 90’s?} I had two of them. It […]

Terrarium 101 :: A Guest Post

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Today we have a special guest, an expert on small houses and plants.  Read on and you’ll discover one of her secrets. Hi Nesters! This is Jessica from My House Party here to share a little how-to on making a terrarium for your home, or the home of someone you love. Terrariums are a great […]

Decorating with Live Greens

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I’m always surprised at how much I enjoy real plants in our home.  Usually, over the winter, most of my live plants succumb to my lack of attention and by spring, I buy a few replacements. Greens for your home are inexpensive, easy to care for and for some reason, have the power to completely […]

Lessons on Accessories

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accessories on parade Since we busted up some parades yesterday, I though we should talk about good and honorable ways to accessorize.  Let me assure you, I am accessory’s biggest fan.  I love accessories.  I dream about accessories, I am connoisseur of accessories.  Of course, these are all my big fat opinions, they are not […]

Slow Decorating Part 1

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The words Slow Decorating have been in my head for awhile. Hearing about Slow Food got me thinking. Why do I always feel the need to produce fast, now, complete, perfect, finished, instant decorating? I want to lower my own expectations.  If expect to have my house put together 3 weeks after we move and […]

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