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Broken air conditioner during a southern summer? No.

Broken air conditioner during a southern summer? No.

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It’s hot. I know it’s not just hot here in NC…but our air conditioner decided to check out. Womp womp. I spent the day last Friday stuck at home while ‘Mike the repair man’ tried to figure out the issue. (Bonus-he took care of two wasps that snuck into our house. Cool air and a [...]

My Dining Room Design…All of the Painting and Gluing Craziness

My Dining Room Design…All of the Painting and Gluing Craziness

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The ReStore ReStyle 2014 event is done and I had so much fun.  I am still so worn out from the chaos of the past two weeks.  I have done so many projects my head is spinning.  And now I want to break it all down for ya.  First off, here is the final product.  [...]

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

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When I love something, I tend to obsess over it.  Here is an (extremely random) list of my “of-the-moment” favorites: Sequin Wine I am a red wine kinda gal.  I love it and rarely ever order white…until I discovered this little gem.  I’m not going to lie, I bought it because the bottle was cute.  But when [...]

DIY Vintage Dress Form

DIY Vintage Dress Form

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For years I have been salivating over the idea of purchasing a vintage dress form.  At the going rate of $500, I simply couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Seriously though…look at these pictures!  Aren’t they gorgeous?  A vintage dress form has the ability to add an air of chic sophistication to a room.  I. HAD. TO. HAVE. ONE. I was [...]

Adorable Candle Accents for Under $10

Adorable Candle Accents for Under $10

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For any party, it’s important to give attention to the small things. I truly believe the little details make a party go from good to great. The best part is that it’s so easy to do without spending a ton of money. Candles bring a certain amount of “sparkle” to a party…they are a necessity. I [...]

The Wooden Silhouette

The Wooden Silhouette

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Southern Nest Silhouettes The silhouette.  It’s classic, elegant, and has an air of vintage sophistication.  Suddenly, I am obsessed.  After browsing different options for having a silhouette made of little B (for myself and as Christmas presents for the grandparents) I knew I wanted an updated spin on the traditional silhouette portrait. It all started [...]

Pink and Green Nursery: Georgia’s Room

Pink and Green Nursery: Georgia’s Room

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The nursery.  The room that has to be perfect, down to the smallest detail.  (Even when it’s your second child and you’re fully aware the child will not even be in the nursery for several months….ya still want it perfect.) For Georgia’s room, I went back and forth over two styles: all white with lots [...]

Painted Bathroom Cabinets: A Fresh Update with Paint and Beadboard Wallpaper

Painted Bathroom Cabinets: A Fresh Update with Paint and Beadboard Wallpaper

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Remember my kitchen cabinet redo and my awful “Before” cabinets? Well, just like my kitchen, all of the cabinets in my bathrooms also suffered from a case of “boring.”  I decided I procrastinated the makeover long enough and I broke out the paint supplies…plus a new weapon.  Beadboard wallpaper.  I first read about using the wallpaper on cabinet [...]

Witches and Mums and Polka Dots…Oh my!

Witches and Mums and Polka Dots…Oh my!

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I showed you all my painted pots…now here is the finished porch.  B and I headed out to a local farmer’s market to purchase our cornstalks.  If you are local to the Lake Norman area, check out Josh’s Farmers Market in Mooresville. (It is right off of Williamson Rd.)  They have a great selection and the most reasonable [...]

A Gilded Home-Decorating with Gold

A Gilded Home-Decorating with Gold

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 Blame it on the gold jewelry gracing style magazines or the glitzy golden walls at Kate Spade, but something has me yearning to bring gold into my home. So, how does one incorporate gold into home decor without screaming Liberace?  It’s the simple act of pairing the gold with a muted color palette, mixing in [...]

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