Home Decor, House and Home

Choosing a Boho Chic Decor

I’m attracted to many styles of decorating.  I love the casual soft colors of shabby chic.  I love a traditional décor with oriental rugs and classic furniture.  But the style that seems to suit me best and the one I keep coming back to is Boho Chic. Boho Chic is a free-spirited style that takes… Continue reading Choosing a Boho Chic Decor

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In the Middle of a Spring Home Makeover

It started with a simple sentence. "We really need a new kitchen floor," I said to my husband. A month later, I find myself in the middle of an entire first floor home renovation. I'd been worried about the kitchen ceiling ever since the day we moved in. Made from layers of plaster that were… Continue reading In the Middle of a Spring Home Makeover

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Organize It! The Front Porch

While February usually brings deep snows and frigid temperatures to Ohio, this year we have been enjoying a stretch of unusually warm weather. February and March were to be my months for organizing my dressing room and pairing down my wardrobe. But with temperatures climbing into the 50s, 60s and even reaching a 70° day,… Continue reading Organize It! The Front Porch

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Makeover Your Room Without a Budget

I'm the kind of person who prefers to spend her money on experiences rather than things. I'd rather have a simple home with a smaller house payment and have money left over for traveling to wonderful, memorable places. I want to have free cash for spending a day shopping with my daughter or lunching with my sister. But I also… Continue reading Makeover Your Room Without a Budget

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The Dressing Room: Making a Staycation-Vacation Retreat at Home

One of the reasons I love a vacation house is because it doesn't have a lot of clutter. When I decided to create my own "staycation-vacation retreat" and remake my home into something that feels more vacation-home-like, I knew I would have one huge challenge. To live in clutter-free spaces, I must face the problem of organizing and storing all of the… Continue reading The Dressing Room: Making a Staycation-Vacation Retreat at Home

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The Comfortable Cottage Kitchen: Making a Staycation – Vacation Retreat at Home

My goal of late has been to create a more relaxing atmosphere inside my home. I love laid back vacation rentals and it seems to me that I should be able to live in one year-round. I mean, why not? What is a vacation rental except a house that has been designed with comfort in mind?

Home Decor, House and Home, Staycation Vacation

Coffee and Tea Please: Making a Staycation – Vacation Retreat at Home

  Everyone loves a vacation house. Whether it’s a high end condo in a resort area or a weather-worn shack at the beach, vacation houses are an escape.  They are the relaxed, comfortable, stress-free zones that we dream about the other 50 weeks a year when we’re not vacationing in them. Since leaving my job… Continue reading Coffee and Tea Please: Making a Staycation – Vacation Retreat at Home

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“Make Do” Decorating: Dress your Mantel for the Holidays

When updating my home decor from season to season, anyone who knows me can attest that I am a big believer in "making do" with things that I already have or seeking out things I want and need at area thrift stores. My methods may not improve the state of the economy very much and may cause retailers to… Continue reading “Make Do” Decorating: Dress your Mantel for the Holidays