Aqua and Coral in Equador

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“Tell him his house is beautiful. That I have never seen one so lovely.” –ann voskamp Ann is one of five bloggers traveling with Compassion International in Ecuador.  In the jungle.  The posts have made me laugh and made me cry and Ann’s post reminds me once again, how much the letters that we send […]

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The Vintage Pearl Giveaway


  Today we have a giveaway from The Vintage Pearl ~ creators of “simple, unique, sentimental, custom handstamped necklaces, bracelets & other keepsakes.” Have a special date or occasion that you would like to create a one-of-a-kind gift for?  The Vintage Pearl would love to help.  They handcraft each item in their studio. The Vintage […]

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7 Ways to Change it Up When There’s No Cash in the Decorating Envelope

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  I’m a craver of change in my home and I’ve come to accept the fact that it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m discontent but that I simply enjoy a little shift of scenery.  I mean, it’s not like I go out and buy a new sofa and throw the old one away every time I […]

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Bookcases and Things of That Nature


real living july 2009 I’ve been looking for a bookcase? shelf? whatever the current name of this thing is, for awhile now.  I like the sturdy look of theses shelves. cases?  I thought maybe I could find something similar at Ikea, since it reminds me of my expedit shelf but, nope, they discontinued whatever it […]

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From Hate to Love

stuffed sailfish on wall

I love this wall. I used to hate it.  It was completely awkward and is the main wall in our downstairs area, it’s just a wall island with a closet and some kitchen cabinets on the other side. You can kind of see the wall in this photo behind the toile sofa before I moved […]

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Giveaway Day Fall 2011 Winners!

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We know that everyone is a winner ~  what I want to know is, did you win one of the amazing giveaways from these incredible sponsors?  Let’s see if you won! {or perhaps a few of them are offering a coupon code or free shipping for those who didn’t win?}  Click away! 1.  Fieldstone Hill […]

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