Pins of the Week…

 

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Luvin’ the light beachy feel to this room!

 

 

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I kinda completely love so much about this room…

The oversized names…

The layout of the room with both headboards in the corner with that built-in side table…

The simple boyish decor….

The batten walls…

The light fixture…

The curtains…

Yum.  Just yum.

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I especially like the second picture!  How fun would THAT be??

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Of course I’m smitten with anything white birch.  This photo ladder by Creative Ambitions is no exception!!

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I obviously don’t get out much, because I totally didn’t know this! 🙂

 

 

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In honor of No-Shave November!!  I know this is gross… but I can’t stop laughing!! Hairy stockings!

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Slow week on Pinterest…  I guess I’ve been too busy to hit Pinterest too much…   We’ve been working on the house exterior!  Yay!!!

Pictures to come middle of this next week!  Yippee!!!

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This particular pin came from gray houses being on my brain in hopes of ridding our house of the pink exterior before winter sets in!

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In other news…. Totally going to have a front door that looks like this!!

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We went to P.F. Chang a few weeks ago and Handsome Man got their Beef a La Sichuan. The beef was nice and crispy, just how he likes it…  So ever since, he’s been talking about it.  So to Pinterest I went, and what do you know?  Creative Cooking Gluten Free posted a knock-off recipe!

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Love how the various metallic painted bottles totally up-scale the look!

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Vintage Revivals did a pretty sweet tutorial on how to paint a West Elm knock off rug!

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How adorbs is this drink idea for a baby shower?? Ca-UTE!

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Kindas love this.

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Play-doh play mat idea by the Dating Divas.  GREAT idea!

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Starting to think Christmas in the back of my mind!

Love these gift wrappings!

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AMEN SISTA!

Omaha Street of Dreams 2013 Tour – House #7

Finally!

 

House #7!

 

 

While not as impressive as the other homes, it was still pretty fantastic!

 

 

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 Although it was still too dark to take a picture, the fountain in the entryway was very impressive…

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The kitchen/dining area had a definite tuscan flair to it.

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The warm orange walls…

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 The fantastically worn looking beams…

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Not a big fan of the mural in the middle, but the glass tile was fantastic.

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Lovely cream-colored cabinets!

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Enormous bathroom!

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 Can’t even get the whole thing in a shot of the mirror…

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Master Suite…

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My favorite line from Handsome Man came when he saw the missing door.

“I’m really not sure this bathroom delivers the sort of privacy I’d want.”

😉

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I’d heard “prep kitchens” were all the rage now.  Basically a prep kitchen is another kitchen off the kitchen where you can leave your toaster/coffee maker/etc… out and everyone thinks you’re amazing because your real kitchen looks so clean!  Ha!

All the other houses had enormous pantries, but this was the only house that actually had a prep kitchen.

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Awesome “drop zone”…

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Basement entertaining area…

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Gorgeous stone fireplace…

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Beautiful bar area…

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The walls had this intriguing metallic fleck stuff…  Kinda subtly cool!

Anyhoo… That’s all the houses we looked at!  Hope you enjoyed it despite the bad cell phone pictures and iffy lighting!  🙂

Excited to share all the projects we’ve been working on here!! Whoop whoop!!!

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Pins of the Week…

 

 

 

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Anyone else think these are so simply adorable for fall??!  Yes!  Awesome tutorial by Hello Lidy!

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What an awesome way to involve kids and help them learn to set the table correctly!

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Speaking of involving the kids with chores…  I think this idea is a great trick for kids! Write directions on the front of the basket and let them choose which task they want to do.

This seems like a pretty awesome idea and a subject on my mind as Handsome Man and I just finished reading our first child-training book.  It’s a Love and Logic book.  Intriguing.  We do have some time before we cross this bridge with Emma, but we’re trying to get a head start!

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In short, one of the general ideas is to set perimeters, but offer choices within those perimeters.  For instance with this Pinterest idea, “It’s time to clean the house!  Would you like to choose the bathroom basket or the dusting basket?”  So basically, you are telling them it’s time to clean but offering them a choice as to what they would like to clean.

This idea is somewhat unnatural to me as I tend towards more of a clean-the-bathroom-right-now-because-I-said-so-mom.  I don’t want to be that way though, so I love some of the ideas in this book.  Granted, I hate the concept of having a “blueprint for raising the perfect child” idea because every child is so very different and what works for one totally doesn’t work for the next.  While I don’t agree with everything in the book, this concept does have a lot of ideas that I totally want to implement!

 I don’t like the COMMAND-MOM-do-it-right-now-because-I-said-so extreme

or the

HELICOPTER-MOM-it’s-okay-honey-I-want-you-to-always-be-happy-and-get-whatever-you-want extreme.

I do like how Love and Logic seems to be in the happy middle.

ANYWAY!!!!   RABBIT TRAIL! 🙂  lol!

It’s just on my mind right now because we just finished the book!

BACK to my Pinterest faves!

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Pot filler for coffee station by Details and Design…brilliant!

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Love this chandy!

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Wow. Just wow.

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Great tutorial by the Garden Glove!

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How adorbs is this??  Say it with me…   “Awwwwwwwww!!!!”

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Okay… So I love how totally dramatic this enormous welcome sign is!  The whole arrangement is simply fantastic!  Great entry by The Wood Grain Cottage!

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Liking this paint technique tutorial by Shabby Creek!  What do I like most about it??  EASY, QUICK, and anything but exact! Ha!

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Pretty sure my smart aleck Handsome Man would totally do this if I asked him to peel half the potatoes!  Haha!!!

Omaha Street of Dreams 2013 Tour – House #6

On to House # 6!

 

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 Apparently this is the “rich neighborhood” version of SPEED BUMP.  lol!

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 Horrid cel phone pic!  Sorry!

Unfortunately the only one I got of the exterior.  Which is sad, because it was really very cool!

 It reminded me of a tuscan-type home.

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The crystal chandeliers were ah-mazing!!

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 Beautiful!

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Loved this little touch in the doorway!

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Again with the chandeliers!

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The countertop was a little busy for me but it was a stunning kitchen!

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Check out that stove hood!

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The tile work was very pretty!

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 Ooh la la!

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The dining area ceiling was very dramatic!

Like the copper color!

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The table was fantastic!

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Again. Beautiful!

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 Master suite

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All the showers on the tours were fantastic!  My favorite quote from Grace came after she tiptoed into one of the first showers and said in the most matter-of-fact voice, “Someone just recently showered.”

It was just such an odd thing to say.  😉

But that’s Grace.  And that’s why we love her!

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There were one of these sinks on each side of the shower.

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I know. Totally acknowledging I have a lighting addiction.

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 The closet even showed off these sexy red boots! lol!

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Yummy couches and accesories!

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The bar was lovely.

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 Digging the tile!

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 Fantastic ceiling beams, no??

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Are you curious about those windows?  Doesn’t it almost look like this house has a GYM?!?!?

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 That’s because it does!!!!

Go Anna!!!

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They even had a secret room!  Ooooooh!  I couldn’t get a pic of it with the bookshelf/door open though.  People were FASCINATED with it…  It was crowded inside and they kept opening and shutting it, ooohing and ahhhhing.  Funny!

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Interesting ceiling in the girls room… Hadn’t seen one like that before!

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Don’t know that I would have picked lavender walls with the rest of the color scheme, but….

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Pretty tile!

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 The boy’s super hero room was pretty sweet!

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 Comic pages wall…

Very cool house overall! 🙂

Omaha Street of Dreams 2013 Tour – House #5

Excuse my absence the last few days…  Had a hard time keeping up with my usual every other day posting goal! Eep!

 

I’ll be posting later on as to why I’ve missed the last couple days…  Commented guesses are welcomed! 😉  Ha!

 

 

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The exterior of House #5 was totally my favorite!!

It almost looked like a house that belonged at the beach!

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And while I would never want to live anywhere but Nebraska, the beach is my favorite place to visit!

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And for some reason “give me two pina coladas” is totally playing in my head right now.  It’s all the beach talk.

Street of Dreams Tour - House #5They had an impressive home office right by the entryway.  I think if I had a home office in a house like this, right out front is where I’d want it.  🙂

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I loooooved this piece of furniture!  Distressed to perfection!

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Me with the light fixture obsession, I know! 😉

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Again.  Unique light fixture caught my eye!

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All these mudrooms in the back entryways from the garage are fantastic!  Love this cream one.

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The stone fireplace was stunning.

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This little girls room was adorable!  The light pink walls were so pretty and delicate. (And I’m not even that big of fan of pink!)  The ceiling had the softest looking clouds.  And the light fixture was so unique and whimsy.

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Adorableness!

Street of Dreams Tour - House #5This bedroom was happy.  I love me some turquoise.

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It was an interesting twist to a typical canopy bed.

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We all immediately laughed when we went downstairs.

Because everyone needs 3 tv’s to catch all the games! 😉

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I had never seen a paint job like this before!  Observe the painted stripes on the wall…

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Do you see the curtains?

Yes… The stripes align with the wall/curtain!  Ha!

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Lovely bar area!

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Fantastic for entertaining!

Overall….  LOVED the exterior in this house…

Not a big fan of a lot of the style inside as a whole, but it was a beautiful house!

Pins of the Week…

It’s the weekend again!  Time for my favorite pins this week!

 

I love fall when Pinterest and blogland in general pick up and have TONS of eye candy!  Yum!!

 

 

 

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Beth at Sawdust and Embryos did a great tutorial on a Restoration Hardware-esque whitewash technique. Love!

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Impressive makeover from Centsational Girl.  So much more than simple painting a piece to make it over…  TOTALLY updates a piece that screamed 80’s!

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Way cool.  Can’t find the original source… But way cool.

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How cute is this baby gift idea by PHarma!  Just use newborn diapers, a baby washcloth for the blanket, and a baby sock for the hat! SO cute!

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I believe this was along the lines of a Skinny Healthy Momma recipe…  I want to try it because it would totally kick the occasional sweet tooth without being unhealthy.  Chocolate Covered Katie just uses coconut oil, cocoa powder, and stevia!

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Awwwwwwwwesome light, no??!

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This is just beautiful!

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Love this box makeover by Red Hen Home!  I so want to do one or three now! 🙂

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This one came with the caption,

“Today, no one came out a winner.”

Hahahaha!  Totally can’t stop laughing!!!

Omaha Street of Dreams 2013 Tour – House #4

This house’s layout was interesting… Gotta admit they TOTALLY had me fall in love with a few elements.

 

 

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You had me at hello?

More like, you had me at giant oversized sliding barn door for the home office door right at the entrance.  <3

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Not to mention the Restoration Hardware-esque chandelier!  Mwah!!!!!

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The kitchen was magnificent!

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I mean check out the ceiling, the awesome chandeliers, the countertops, stone backsplash, and the stove hood.  Wow.

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Beautiful!

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The dining area.

Love that farmhouse table so much!

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They were killing me with all the light fixtures!  You know how I feel about light fixtures.

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Stunning fireplace….

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Loved this sofa table…

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Not sure about the bow on the toilet?

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The walk in closet was basically a whole another room…

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Wow.

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Kinda loved the tile in here…  It was very different!

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Super intrigued with this upstairs “living room” type area…

Street of Dreams Tour - House #4 It was 3 steps higher than the rest of the upstairs area.   (This is looking down from the living area)

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Verrrrry colorful up there!

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Bedroom

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Loved the lamps!

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Love the subway tile and those lights!

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Another bedroom

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Loved the black/white and turquoise in this bedroom

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Again with the bows and toilets.

Street of Dreams Tour - House #4Killing me with all the fantastic light fixtures!

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Omaha Street of Dreams 2013 Tour – House #3

Sooo…. For my bestie’s birthday, we celebrated by going to the Street of Dreams Tour.

“Tour upscale custom dream homes at their finest! Gather cutting edge design ideas, be inspired by the latest trends and dream big with us.”

Basically you go tour homes that have sold for 700,000.00 and up.  These houses are stuuuuunning.

 

Anyhoo!  The party included birthday girl, Grace…

Anna…

Handsome Man…

Little Miss Emma…

And of course, Yours Truly.

 

 

Of course I didn’t think about taking pics of the houses until #3 out of 7.

So. Typical.

 

 

 

I decided that I loved the interior of #3 the best because of the AWESOME potential for entertaining in the basement…

And the exterior of #5 was ahhhhhhhh-mazing!

 

 

Anyhoo….  Here are some snapshots into House #3!

 

 

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Beautiful wrap-around porch!  Lovely!

 

 

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This was in the “nursery”….  This would be an awesome piece to re-create. Write a “letter to baby” and write it out on wall art in your own handwriting. How sweet would that be??

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The chandelier was so very BESTILLMYHEART.  Seriously?? I LURVED!  It had like 3 tiny crystal chandys with the whimsy leafy metal leaves. So very nursery-esque!

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It had a comfy rocker and a STRIPED POUF.  I know, right?!?!?!  I drooled.

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Because every baby needs a complete bathroom off their nursery! 😉 lol!

I assume that will be handy as baby gets older.

(Most of the bedrooms had their own bathrooms)

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Continuing on….  This was kind of a formal sitting room…

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Loved this awesomely crusty old bin thing turned coffee table.

The accessories in this house were fantastic.  This table, rug and driftwood orb in the top right corner of this pic are just a small snapshot of the new owners taste.  Love.

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The master suite was huge!!!

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Huge fan of the living room…  The built-ins on either side of the fireplace? Mwah!

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Again with the accessories!

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The ceiling beams paired with the stone was fantastic!

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Everything was so big and open…  Mucho Love-o.

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Who’s with me on the admiration of their old bottle-dryer turned cup holder??!

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I think every single house had some version of a built-in mud room.  Loved that!!!

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Like I said… The basement was sheer guest-entertaining fantastic-ness!

The bar was gorgeous!!!  The backsplash tile was exceptionally pretty!

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Then there was the delicious comfy leather sectional, built-ins, and tv…

Can you say comfiest family movie night ever??

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Not sure about the pool table but loooove the built-ins!

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Okay.  Anyone else cooooooold this morning???  I SO need to unpack the cold weather clothes!

Fall is apparently on the rise.  Which makes me nervous.  Because I really wanted to get the house painted before it gets cold.  I totally do not want to go another winter with a pink house. At all.

 

The upside is the roofing is getting done this weekend!  (GOOD BYE pink roof!)

Then we just need to wait for our stucco guy to patch, then we can paint! Yippee!!!

Can you say gray-house-with-turquoise-front-door???!  YUM!

 

 

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I’m thinking color scheme like this.

Too bad my front porch doesn’t look like that too! 😉

Anyway… On to the Favorite Pins of the Week!!!

 

 

 

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Now you know how I feel about my chevron… But the thought of DIY Show Off’s chevron paired with a 1x table runner totally trips my trigger!

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How simple would this button garland by Homeroad be?

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Two words for these salted caramel apple pies by Just a Taste.

Ummmm… Yum!

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I love this so much.

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This is an awesome solution by I Dream of Clean if you just have a laundry closet!

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Mom did this for me as a kid. (minus the cute board)

I organized cupboards, cleaned out the fridge, and all sorts of odds and ends jobs just to make some money!  Except back then I made anywhere from .10 to .25 per job not 1.00. Must be inflation? 😉

All I know is I loved it! Haha!

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How cute is this idea by A Cup of Jo?

ADORABLE!

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Love this pairing of simple kraft paper with the striped paper and twine.  Kinda makes me want to wrap Christmas presents already! lol!

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This is so wrong, yet so hilarious at the same time….

I kinda want to go do it with Emma. 😉