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  • Space Planning

    In February of 2010 I released an e-book called, Creating An Inspired Home. I wrote it to remind folks (and myself!) that even though decorating and renovating can be intimidating, and design plans always seem to twist and turn, it’s … Continue reading

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    True Value Paint

    We went with a color called November Rain on the walls in the dining room. We used it in one of our previous homes, and thought it would be a nice, fresh choice for the dining room here at TLC, … Continue reading

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    Plank Ceiling

    The bottom half of the dining room currently looks like a bomb went off in it because of what’s going on it the kitchen, but we finally finished working on the top half of the room last week- so I … Continue reading

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    Industrial Chairs

    Well, things are still lookin’ pretty crazy around these parts- but that’s okay. Crazy = Progress when it comes to home improvement, right? A few folks asked about the metal dining chairs that showed up in the bottom corner of one … Continue reading

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    Removing Ceramic Tile (Part 2)

    There’s a dryer in the kitchen… …and food on the piano. The word “dusty” doesn’t even begin to describe every. single. surface east of the plastic drop cloth that separates the kitchen from the rest of the house. Aw, heck. … Continue reading

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    Removing Ceramic Tile

    When we first moved into our house, the kitchen floor was covered in dingy, gray ceramic tiles that weren’t laid very level, and had different-sized/badly-stained (because they were never sealed) grout lines running between them… So right after we moved … Continue reading

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    Holiday Home Link Parties (2011)

    We’ve got MAJOR demolition happening over here at TLC today (more about that in my next post!), but I wanted to publish a quick post to announce the dates of this year’s Holiday Home link parties! I usually host a … Continue reading

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    Kit-Cat

    Hi. I’m Maximus Palmer, and my Mom thought it would be nice if I blogged about my new little brother, Kit-Cat, today. Yep. Apparently the kid is stickin’ around for good. I’m not really sure why they wanted me to … Continue reading

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    Christmas Cottages

    Well, now that Halloween is over… …I thought I’d blog about a couple of Christmas-y magazines we’re excited about this year! The first one is Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas magazine… We actually snagged a couple of copies of … Continue reading

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    Mudroom Ideas – Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I randomly selected another email from my PMP inbox yesterday, and had some fun photoshoppin’ a photo of a breezeway sent in by a reader named Summer. Here’s the … Continue reading

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    Classroom Map

    It seems like the older I get, and the more I work on this house, the more I feel like following my own design instincts, not set-in-stone ‘design rules’. Ya know what I mean? These days, it seems to pretty … Continue reading

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    Kit-Cat Update

    Kit-Cat did so good at his vet appointment the other day! He’s such a calm little boy. Me, on the other hand, well…I saw stars and had to sit down. Apparently I get faint at all doctor’s appointments…not just my … Continue reading

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    Master Bedroom

    Remember that big ol’ wall in our master bedroom that we were thinking about putting a built-in bookcase on? Remember the (rough) virtual drawing I did to see how that would (sort of) look? Remember when I talked about the … Continue reading

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    Tuxedo Cat

    Remember the little kitty I blogged about a couple weeks ago? Well, turns out it’s a boy, and I was so excited to be able to pick him up from the animal clinic the other day… (Click the play button … Continue reading

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    Camping In Wisconsin

    So…writing that last post was a pretty emotional experience for me, and thanks to you, reading through the comments required a few Kleenex’s too! If you left me a comment, THANK YOU. I can’t even begin to tell you how … Continue reading

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