A Few Of My Favorite: Tutorials (2010)

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Well, 2010 is almost over, and boy was it a busy year! Kevin’s actually not off the hook quite yet. He’s gotta work ’til after midnight tonight… (He’s a rock n’ roller, and rock n’ rollers almost always work on New Years Eve) So while he’s out doin’ his thing, I’ll be quietly ringin’ in the […]

Master Bedroom Closet Door Re-do Project

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A while back, I used some photos of my friend Brooke’s master bedroom in an article I wrote for HGTV.com. I adore the wall of windows over there on the far side of the room, and how they allow the view to just keep going and going! With hopes of creating a slightly brighter, more […]

Photography Tips for Sharper & Brighter Interior Photos

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I contributed to a multi-blogger guest post over at Kate’s today… It’s about photography, and it includes a lot of helpful tips! So if you’re interested in learning about this kinda stuff… And how we used them to create these three shots within seconds of each other yesterday… And why using one of these little […]

Christmas 2010

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A while back, a reader named Kelly shared some photos of her house with me. They were taken last Christmas, and I was totally blown away by how beautifully she had the place decorated. I immediately shared them with my editor at Cottages & Bungalows magazine, and we were thrilled when she gave us the […]

12 Days of Giveaways: #11 and #12!

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Hey there! I’ve been battling a pretty gnarly case of food poisoning for the past couple of days, so I didn’t get around to posting Giveaway #11 yesterday. I’m happy to report, however, that I’m feeling a smidgen better today, so without further ado, here are both yesterday’s and today’s giveaways! First up, a vinyl […]

12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #10

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Today, I say, let’s give another one away! This one’s also a double mat I designed a while back, but it’s a little smaller than the one in yesterday’s giveaway. It measures 26″ wide x 18″ tall… (Because it’s an odd size, it’ll also need to be custom framed.) The opening on the bottom mat […]

12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #9

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A few years ago I had big plans to start a little home-based business called “Lettered Olive” with my Mom.  Unfortunately, it turned out to be too expensive & time consuming for us both- but I’ve still got a couple of things we had hoped to sell in our online shop lying around the house. […]

12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #8

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Giveaway #8 is another surprise! If you’d like to throw your name in the hat for a chance to win it, leave a comment on this post between now and ten o’ clock p.m. tomorrow night. (Tuesday, 12/21/10) (Central Time) Saturday’s winner (Giveaway #6) is… Congratulations Katie! I’ll be emailing you soon to get your […]

12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #7

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Giveaway #7 is brown, and green, and “read” all over… And it used to hold a whole buncha coffee beans too! I was thinking maybe someone would like to make something out of it. (?) Maybe one of these? (VelvetBean.com/au) Or maybe one of these… (MayaMade.com) If you’d like to throw your name in the […]

12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #6

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Giveaway #6 is a surprise! If you’d like to throw your name in the hat for a chance to win it, leave a comment on this post between now and ten o’ clock p.m. tomorrow night. (Sunday, 12/19/10) (Central Time) Yesterday’s winner is… Congratulations Aaron! I’ll be emailing you soon to get your mailing address […]

12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #5

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The goodies in Giveaway #5 are located somewhere in this photo of our little “Lettered Love”! (No, one of them is not Mr.Maximus!) If you’d like to throw your name in the hat for a chance to win them, leave a comment on this post between now and ten o’ clock p.m. tonight. (12/17/10) (Central […]

She is my Sunshine

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She grows things on her off-days… and grows them on her on-days too… She creates drawings for us to dream about, and then helps us plant them too… She collects seashells by the seashore… …and hides the perfect cards for me to find… (I found this one this morning) She’s a flower-baker, a shell-shaker, a […]