Going “Batty” for this Halloween Mantel

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Since I was little my birthday has always marked the end of summer for me. Well, today is that day and let me tell you it just doesn’t get any better than Fall in Kansas. This fall is particularly exciting for us. Our daughter Blythe is two and a half now and is completely aware of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Holy … Read More

“Fall” in love with The Painted Sofa

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Is anyone else ready for fall? This Kansas heat has really started to mess with my head and to be honest, I can’t take much more of it. I need sweaters, boots, hot coffee and can we please for the love of cold weather enter socially-accepted soup season?! (Every season is soup season in my book). Even though we may … Read More

5 Tips To Create A Beautiful Entryway

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Entryways are hard to style in my opinion. Large ones can feel overwhelming and small ones can feel cramped. In our case, we had no defined entryway. Our light-blocking front door opened right into our living room with no separation and no pause before you entered the rest of the house. I just plopped an antique hall tree down and … Read More

A Pretty Place To Lay Our Heads

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I’ve been dreaming about this room for a while. Will and I have had at least 5 bedrooms in our 11 years together in various houses/apartments, none of which felt anything but functional. I remember our first apartment together. We were so hard up for cash having just moved to California that we slept on an air mattress for six … Read More

Curb appeal, She Just Needed Love

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Here she is, our 1950’s ranch that had more hidden potential than I even realized. This house was good looking enough before but it was flat and none of its features were highlighted. The entrance was almost hidden and the windows looked more like enclosures. The idea of a white house (White Dove) with black (Tricorn Black) accents made me … Read More