Blog Update

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Hey there! Just wanted to share a quick, little blog update today. A little birdie told me that as of March 1st, the Google Friend Connect service will not work on WordPress blogs, so if you’d like to keep receiving our post updates, and you’re currently keeping in touch with us through Google Friend Connect, […]

Hallway Update

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The floor in our hallway has gone through a variety of “looks” over the past few years. Here’s a photo of one of the grodiest… We’ve been tiptoeing across that sucker for the past year, because when you’re renovating on a shoestring budget, sometimes you gotta go with the grody for a while. And speaking […]

Taco Soup – Katie’s Kitchen

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We had so much fun blogging about Kev’s mom’s key lime cake recipe, we thought we’d share another one of the yummy things she makes here on our blog today. It’s a fast and fund-friendly recipe for delicious taco soup! Start by pouring one can of kidney beans, one can of corn, one can of pinto beans, […]

17 Ways to Add Character To Your Cottage

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We’re working on the newly-installed hardwood floor in our hallway today….sanding, staining, sealing….story of our lives- ha! I look forward to posting the before, during and after pics soon, but in the meantime, here are links to some of the other low-dough/high-smile projects we’ve enjoyed blogging about over the past few years: Transom window project- […]

Flea Market Style – Summer 2012

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A winter-white sky presides over what promises to be another crazy day of mess-making and picture-taking, here at TLC. Those two things seem to go hand and hand around here, lately. We’ve been working on a bunch of Fall-themed decorating idea articles for HGTV.com, so my office is currently acting as a photo studio, and we’re […]

Haven Conference

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* * THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED * * First off, we’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who took the time to leave us a comment on our blog this past weekend. As with every post we publish that receives comments, we feel so humbled that you would take the time to stop […]

Design TV Update – HGTV

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Well, the good news is I didn’t have to spend Valentine’s Day sitting in a jury box. The bad news is, it’s the day we found out that HGTV decided not to go to series with our design TV project. And even though we’re bummed our pilot episode didn’t turn out to be what they were […]

Room Inspiration – Jennifer Rizzo (Breakfast Nook)

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Well, I was excused from jury duty within 5 minutes of arriving at the courthouse yesterday, and boy was I relieved. Turns out it was actually going to be a grand jury situation- zoinks! Anywho, now that I’m back in the land of the blogging- I couldn’t resist putting together another quick post about another awesome […]

Room Inspiration – Inspired By Charm

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Kev and I follow a nice fella named Michael on Twitter and I wanted to blog about some of his crafty projects here today. He writes a blog called Inspired by Charm, and he owns a bed and breakfast in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania. Inside the front door of his (1917) B&B, there’s a little gift […]

Design TV Update – Focus Group

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Just wanted to share a quick, design TV-related update here since we finally heard a little bit about what’s going on with that right now. Apparently, somewhere in Atlanta, a group of randomly-selected folks (called a “focus group”) will be viewing/critiquing our pilot episode today. We have no idea how the whole thing works, but […]