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Shop Local for Christmas this year!

So many gifts…so little time! Looking for something unique for the special people in your life? I always am on the lookout for something a little different and so I thought I’d share some local shops that are on my favorite’s list…just in case you’d like to stop by and take a look! It is so easy to go to …

Broad Leaf Residence Part 2-Living Room

Dim the lights…get the jazzy music playing…light the candles…stock the bar…check! She takes one last look around before her guests arrive and makes sure everything is just perfect—as a slow smile spreads across her face she breathes a sigh a relief…she was ready! If you read last week’s post, you know that this Living Room and Home Bar had to …

Broad Leaf Residence-Home Bar

One thing about making your home personal is that you have the “Power” to make it be whatever you want it to be…and not just go with what everyone one else has. This family made that decision to change things up and make their home work for THEM. In this case, having sit down dinners in their formal dining room …

Faith Like a Child

Treasures…as kids they are rocks or a favorite toy; but as adults, we are a lot more selective about what we treasure and how these precious items are displayed in our homes. At times these cherished things remain hidden in albums or boxes, but some are put on display and are puzzle pieces to the road we have travelled to …

7 tips to know before you decorate for Christmas…it will be here before you know it!

Stressing about how to make the most of your decorating dollars?Worry no more! I’m sharing Know how and where to find what you need to decorate your home without spending a fortune!Yours free when you subscribe to  Some people cringe, some people tingle with anticipation, some people wait till the last minute, while others are already planning…what am I talking …

Lakeview Kitchen Project

You know how you start one project…and many times something happens along the way that makes you have to start a second project…or even a third? The “Domino Effect” was the thing that got this kitchen project started a little sooner than the homeowner anticipated! New plumbing had been installed in the upstairs bathroom and as a result of a …

Blue and White Ginger Jar

It is as it is….

One day I will have to tell you the crazy story of how this house became ours. 30 day closing, 6 months pregnant, and a crazy housing market are only a few of the factors that came into play…but on July 15, 2011, we officially became homeowners! As a designer, I had several projects ready to roll in my head, …