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Do you have  your word?  I used to resist the WORD of the year. I am a talkative person, my mind is constantly going.  Ongoing ideas, thoughts, conversations with myself, God, you name it.  Kind of noisy in there sometimes. My life for the past few years has felt something like this: Spinning Plates.  I […]

Happy 2014!  Do you have grand plans for all your DIY projects this year?  Do they include just about every room in your home?  Mine does!  We have lived in our current home for over 10 years.  We (I) have redone some things a few times (umm, like four different colors in my half bath?).  […]

What does Christmas, the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and Thomas Jefferson have in common?  I will get to that. Merry Christmas my friends!  I am SO grateful to every person that comes by here.  My heart truly is full.  I hope regardless of your beliefs, you are enjoying some time off and the […]

Redoux Holiday House Tour, Keeping it Real Version Happy Holidays!  Is your house decked out in holiday cheer?  I have seen the most gorgeous home tours.  You can’t swing a piece of dumpster dove furniture parts and not hit a fabulous house tour around blogland.  Today I have my own version to share with you. […]

My sister Julie and my niece visited last week and we didn’t waste one second of our time together.  My niece is the same age as my twins.  Three tweens, one teen, and two silly adult women = non stop fun and laughter. The girls We hit the ground running Monday morning by starting, where […]

Happy 4th of July!!!!!  I am so grateful for my freedom.  I am grateful for my freedom every single day. Today, and the days surrounding our Independence day, I try to take a few moments to think about WHY I am grateful to be free. The list is endless, as I am sure yours is […]

Greetings earthlings.  I have been living on Planet DustXO for the past few days.  Not really, but it feels like it!  Yesterday, I FINALLY completed the sanding and priming phase of the never-ending Stairs Makeover. Don’t even get me started on the upstairs.  Suffering Husband is out of town, this project is waiting for him […]

Don’t you love Home Tours?  I love to see how beautifully styled, decorated and put together other blogger’s homes are.  I have shared little “snippets” of my home, but I thought it would be fun to give you all the “insider’s” peek at how we really live.     Since we are in the middle […]

White is the new red!  Or…I finally got things clear in my head.  Not really, but I did get it clear in my head that using white with kids in decorating is actually O.K.! We bought this sectional when we first bought our current home, almost 10 years ago.   The Sectional came with a lovely […]

Happy Mom Day! I hope all you fabulous moms, sisters, aunties, cousins and any woman who has a positive impact on the children in their lives is having a beautiful day. And especially a HUGE Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom.  Love you Mom!! And a HUGE Happy Mother’s Day to my sisters, who are […]

I am playing switcheroo on you this week.  Trashy Tuesday will be Trashy Wednesday, and today is all about the fundraiser and my FUN weekend! Our BIG fundraiser at Paris Flea Market, benefiting the Crohns and Colitis Foundation was Saturday.  We had and AMAZING turnout.  Even though we were working so hard to get it […]

Happy Monday.  I am late sharing my latest Redoux with you because I have been having a blast with Shelly from Shizzle-Design.  Shelly came in Thursday. We hit the ground running, (and junqueing!) As you can see, I had a very hard time being serious We didn’t slow down for a second until after our […]