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    A Few Of My Favorite: Tutorials (2010)

    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 … Continue reading

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    A Few Of My Favorite: Room Re-do’s (2010)

    There’s nothing like the words “reveal” or “before & after” in the title of someones blog post to get my pulse a pumpin’!  Know what I mean? (Of course you do!) And while room re-do’s might seem to drag out … Continue reading

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    2010 “A Few Of My Favorite” Linky Parties

    Last year, at about this same time, I blogged about a few of my favorite things… A Few Of My Favorite: Tutorials A Few Of My Favorite: Thrifty Tips A Few Of My Favorite: Room Re-do’s A Few Of My … Continue reading

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    Master Bedroom Closet Door Re-do Project

    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 … Continue reading

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    Photography Tips for Sharper & Brighter Interior Photos

    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 … Continue reading

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    Christmas 2010

    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 … Continue reading

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    12 Days of Giveaways: #11 and #12!

    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, … Continue reading

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    12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #10

    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 … Continue reading

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    12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #9

    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 … Continue reading

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    12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #8

    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) … Continue reading

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    Pottery Barn Eagan Mirror (Knock-off) Tutorial

    Greetings! Today we’re gonna attempt to show you how we made the “Eagan-style” mirror we used on our mantel. We recorded a short video about it (which you’ll find at the bottom of this post) but before you watch it, … Continue reading

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    12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #7

    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) … Continue reading

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    12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #6

    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) … Continue reading

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    12 Days of Giveaways: Giveaway #5

    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 … Continue reading

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    She is my Sunshine

    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 … Continue reading

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