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One Room Challenge: Week Two

One Room Challenge: Week Two

Week Two, the week that almost wasn’t. (take a look at the plan and where it all started on week one   I was so excited for this week. It took some time and many pep talks to myself to get here, but I had a plan of attack and I was ready to get some paint on these walls.  I prepped the day before… even puttied up the nail holes and cleaned the walls and was up and going early last Wednesday. I was through a gallon of paint and had a coat on the entire thing by 10am....

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One Room Challenge: Week One

One Room Challenge: Week One

  Y’all. I have watched the One Room Challenge for years. It’s so much fun to see a space transform week by week. It’s also kind of my job to do this, but in my own home… well I pretty much  squeeze in a project here and there as time and budget allow (or any random time. I’ve been known to say “we’re leaving in an hour? I can paint this ceiling real fast!) I’ve thought about  joining the challenge as a guest participant a few times but it just never worked out (usually because I always seem to look...

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Client Reveal

Client Reveal

 It was time for a change. This bedroom was actually really well done and had beautiful  luxurious bed linens and custom window treatments but our client was tired of the dark and was ready to lighten and brighten… and lighten and brighten we did! Let's take a look at a few before and afters....     Quite a difference, right? Now let's dig into why this space works...  The Power of Paint  I’m all for dark colors… even in small spaces, but the gold was not only dated but sucking all the light and life out of the space. Throw in...

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Homeschool... What we learned about learning at home

Homeschool... What we learned about learning at home

As we start our second year of homeschool, I know I still have a lot to learn, but I also feel like I have a life experience graduate degree in the subject. This may seem like a bit of a departure from our normal topics here but I really wanted to share what we have learned so that it might help anyone whether they formally decide to homeschool or even just have kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews or friends they want to support in learning at home. So here are a few truths we’ve  learned about homeschooling….   If a...

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Home Away from Home… Lessons from our favorite spot.

Home Away from Home… Lessons from our favorite spot.

We went to our most favorite place in the North Georgia Mountains this past weekend and it always makes me think about home. Not because I miss being at home (though as a homebody that is always a thing) but because the house we stay at feels like home. Not because we have any ownership or have done any work or made any decision over it. But when you pull in the driveway, the feeling of being home is undeniable.   Part of it is the sweet, people who own the house… their spirit of generosity and hospitality is present...

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