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Decorating for Christmas

A wee bit of holiday cheer for you today! I love the way my little white tree turned out this year. I was inspired by the Confetti System tree topper and garland I picked up from West Elm. Full of cheer! The little side trees were only $8 at Target! Read the story of how
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Before & After: Grandmother’s Vintage Buffet

Today’s before & after is all about reinvention. When my beloved grandmother Blanche passed away a few years ago, I was the recipient of a few pieces of her furniture, a buffet in particular.  A delightful shade of green, the buffet and the matching china cabinet (that still – to this day – smells like
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I’m Ready for my Touchup, Mr. DeMille

Over the weekend, Mr Shingleton happily installed his new toy, the Nest thermostat. In fact, I have zero doubt that right at this very moment, wherever in OKC he may be, he is gleefully adjusting our thermostat from his iPhone or iPad.  However, once it was all installed, the new round thermostat was sitting in
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Spring Clean Fever

Back in the day, the time which we refer to as “B.C.” (Before Child), I considered myself a pretty organized person. But then now I have a kid who likes to make his own messes, which makes me want to throw in the towel every.single. day. Additionally, I have to keep my business running smoothly,
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